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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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4,905 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,905
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 323
Gots: 496 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

csrbv, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

kluless59, Apr 05, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%

This is a big IPA, but not over-the-top like a double or an imperial variety. It pours a deep amber color, leaves fluffy white foam that laces along the glass nicely, and offers aromas of a full floral bouquet. The most prominent notes of citrus are unmistakable. There's also some pine, and a touch of bitterness on the nose, but it's refined and pleasant.

The taste is powerful. This is a full-bodied beer, but doesn't kick your butt like some with heavier ABV content. You'll probably be sad when it's over... I certainly was. Exceptional IPA from a brand that makes it hard to decide which of their recipes is your favorite. Well done, Firestone.

Bauzen, Apr 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

korene84, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

henryhampton, Apr 04, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -5.4%

Excellent looking beer. Pours clear amber with about 2 fingers of fluffy eggshell head. Very inviting. The nose is very clear, crisp, simple, and big. I smell fresh cut pineapple, flowers, and pine. I didn't really expect the flavor after smelling the beer. Pretty typical west-coast hop flavor. A dry ipa, which isn't terribly balanced. I like the juiciness of the beer, but I was looking for more sweetness. Hop resin lingers on the tongue. The body is medium and highly carbonated. Leaves a little weight after the finish. Overall, a very good beer. Not a great beer, but it's very good.

lunarbrew, Apr 04, 2013
5/5  rDev +17.9%

BESTIALEX, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Solid IPA. Got a nice bite to it, smells freaking awesome, ok head, good looking brew. Leaves an excellent lace. First try of Firestone. Picked up a six-pack of this which means I have 5 more delicious beers, good idea me. Hope they all are this good.

vicg12, Apr 04, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a golden amber with lively carbonation and a medium white head. Sticky spots of lacing down the glass. Smell is nice with spicy, earthy hops up front. Some tropical fruits and sweet scents. Pineapple with a little caramel. Taste showcases more hops. Some grapefruit, orange, and pine. The malt reinforcement is there but lets the hops show through, simply providing an underlying sweetness. Great mouth feel and despite ABV, it's a very easy beer to drink. Well-crafted and a solid all around beer. A standard of what true sessionable hoppy beer should be like.

Uncleserg, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

halfshell, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

AndyP612, Apr 03, 2013
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Hop_Czar, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

randomjazzr, Apr 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

MarshMan71, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Cvescalante, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jpatton0127, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

carlitosbronson1, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Sudsday, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

timontheroad, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MikePags, Apr 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

lketchersid, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Cark, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Andrew041180, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

RyanAU, Apr 01, 2013
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,905 ratings.