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Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,594 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,594
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 301
Gots: 380 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007)
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Mosstrooper

California

4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Golden-orange color with vigorous bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Creamy white head stays around for a long time, leaving a thick ring of lace around the glass.

Smell: Heavy on grapefruit, melon, and piney hop aromas.

Taste: Lots of hops. Citric flavors to begin before rounding out to hints of melon and blood orange, before finishing with a piney and slightly nutty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full body with balanced, natural carbonation. Finish is very smooth, rounding out to dryness.

Overall: I'm surprised that this isn't considered a DIPA. I would definitely count this as one of the better and definitely more hop-intensive IPAs out there. The name of the beer led me to believe it was more of an English style IPA, but I was pleasantly surprised by all of those American hops! This is truly excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:12:40 | More by Mosstrooper
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LSx

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-24-2013 19:36:39 | More by LSx
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-24-2013 15:00:59 | More by erialbill
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-24-2013 14:55:03 | More by dwagner003
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-24-2013 11:26:28 | More by bootdown21
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incubuscience

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

04-23-2013 15:56:05 | More by incubuscience
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-23-2013 03:19:08 | More by IcemanCometh
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WalterHeisenberg

New Mexico

4.98/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into giant beer mug
A: Hazy yellow. Nice foamyfat head. Good lacing. Some carbonation.head dies to a foamy cap. In my opinion a sign of quality.
S: malty citrus hoppy orange lemon bready! Smells good
T:Orang citrus hoppy first bready maltycitrusy finishes malty bready bitter orande rind Minimal bitterness.Very nicely balanced. Lingering bitter aftertast.Smooth rich tasty. No hint whatsoever ever of the 7.5%. Nice!
M:Thick smooth
O:Nice high abv!looks tasty IS mighty tasty. I feel like this drinks big more like a a DIPA Verybalanced. Not a hop bomb or maybe the bitter is well balanced.but really excellent smooth smooth smooth. A bit spendy but you what you pay for.Can't wait to get ahold of a double jack !!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:09:35 | More by WalterHeisenberg
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-23-2013 00:52:20 | More by jlogan7
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a semi hazy orange, nice head great lacing
S - No really potent strong smells here, but you get some nice citrus hops, a little sweet caramel malt, and some pine.
T - Solid, good balance of hop bite and malt, fresh lemon zest, a light floral touch and a mild caramel malt to smooth it out.
M - Great feel, just the right amount of biterness, some more resin hop feel comes in as it warms up.
O - Just a good solid IPA with well blended ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 00:20:39 | More by Omnium
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-22-2013 23:47:03 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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AndrewSmith

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-22-2013 06:10:23 | More by AndrewSmith
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meangreenc

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-22-2013 03:02:31 | More by meangreenc
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-21-2013 23:30:57 | More by jaxon53
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deadstockmarket

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-21-2013 03:16:37 | More by deadstockmarket
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melisassy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-21-2013 01:17:55 | More by melisassy
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-21-2013 00:37:57 | More by WeymouthMike
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-20-2013 19:18:39 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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Lewdie

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-20-2013 16:24:20 | More by Lewdie
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-20-2013 15:33:04 | More by civicm87
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Houseplant

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-20-2013 05:06:55 | More by SMITHAND
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-20-2013 00:39:29 | More by JakeDebus
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Fubar1453

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-19-2013 20:45:08 | More by Fubar1453
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,594 ratings.