Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev -1.9%
12oz : tulip
bottled on 12/12/12
Clear, bright copper with a thick, foamy off white head and nice lacing.
Bright citrus, piney hops.
Citric, grapefruit hops with a lightly sweet, toasty malt backing.
Medium+ body with foamy carbonation.
A well done IPA. For whatever reason I always passed this one up when buying beer, but I am quite happy that I finally decided to pick it up. Something I would purchase again.
02-22-2013 09:26:40 | More by vkv822
4.48/5 rDev +5.7%
Had this one on tap at Homefield Grill in Round Rock...got a free Firestone Walker pint glass to boot!
Slightly hazy pale orange with a one finger thing white head. Retention was decent and there was a bit of spider web lacing.
Getting a ton of grapefruit, citrus, and tropical hop aromas. There's a bit of sugary malt as well, but the fresh hops dominate. Smells incredible.
Taste follows scent perfectly. Fresh grapefruit balances well with the sweet biscuity malt. A bit of a sticky feel too... medium carbonation...almost feels more like a DIPA. The finish is long bitter and very dry. Easily one of the best IPA's I've ever had.
So very thankful to have this one in Texas. It will be a staple of mine.
02-21-2013 14:13:42 | More by obrike
4.3/5 rDev +1.4%
A - pours a crystal clear vibrant orange. A heavy handed pour results in over three fingers of thick bubbly white foam. Decent retention but does fade to a bit of film and a thin white ring around the glass.
S - the nose is bright, fruity and herbaceous. Lots of sweet citrus mostly bitter orange peel with a touch of grapefruit pith. Hints of grass and pine as well as a sort of stalky vegetal character. All come together on a sweet honeysuckle malt character.
T - sweet honeyed malt character. Crisp citrus flavors in the center, mostly orange pulp. Leafy greens. Snappy grapefruit rind bitterness on the backend of the palate along with a touch of pine.
M - medium bodied. Medium carb.
O - an excellent india pale ale. Delicously balanced even though it is essentially a hop bomb.
02-21-2013 03:28:34 | More by Teleweizen2
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,841 ratings.