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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

4,546 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,546
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 299
Gots: 362 | 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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TheSixthRing

California

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Re-review. Bottled date of 12/27/12

Appearance - Pours a clear, bright orange amber, white finger width head, Good retention. Fair, sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell - Spicy, hoppy pine aromas. Touches on grapefruit. Strong bready, sweet caramel malts in the background.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hits on pine hop at first, with lesser notes of grapefruit. Sweet bready and caramel malts provide a strong, complementary backbone and shine mid-taste before fading near the finish, leaving a mild citrus pith aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Moderate carbonation leads to a decent bite. Smooth. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - My tastes have certainly changed. What I once thought was an okay IPA, I know find quite enjoyable. While I'm still not sold on pine forward IPA's, I'm now able to look past that dominant aspect and take in the lesser characters of the beer. I think this is a beer I'll be drinking more of as time rolls on.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 05:44:33 | More by TheSixthRing
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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champ103

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear deep orange color. A tightly packed, pillowy, white head forms with excellent retention. Rings of spiderweb lace clings to the glass.
S: Hops, lots of them. Grapefruit rind, resiny pine. Grapefruit dominates.
T: Again, lots of hops. A get a bunch of grapefruit rind again. Resiny pine, oily and a lingering bitterness that is a bit to prevalent for me.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. A bit to oily for me. I wish it was a bit more crisp. Not hard to drink. Though the alcohol is strong, along with the large bitterness. Which for me detracts a bit.

Certainly one for the hop head. This is a very good beer, just no for me. I do like it. Though surprisingly I love Double Jack. I think that has more tropical fruity and juicy flavors than Union Jack. Which is what I like more than the large and lingering bitterness here. Still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 03:42:23 | More by champ103
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,546 ratings.