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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

4,826 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,826
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 472 | 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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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-21-2013 04:10:04 | More by RudnicsMEB
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

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
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beerbellydaddy

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-21-2013 03:15:51 | More by beerbellydaddy
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JTex

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-21-2013 01:56:40 | More by JTex
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montag30

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-20-2013 23:35:23 | More by montag30
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pschul4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-20-2013 21:43:26 | More by pschul4
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-20-2013 17:34:37 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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pquijal

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-20-2013 11:55:50 | More by pquijal
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-20-2013 04:26:56 | More by BYOFB
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-20-2013 04:07:03 | More by RedHaze
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andrew300

California

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%

Bottled on: 10/25/12

A: light golden with medium off white head that retains well with good lacing. Brilliant clarity with medium bubbles

S: medium citrus and fruity hops (tangerine,mango,grapefruit) along with low grassy hops. Low bready malt in background. No dms or diacetyl.

T: medium high citrus hop flavor with some pine and resins. Nice balance of hop flavors. low bready malt gives a nice foundation for the hops. Medium bitterness for style that stops short of being assertive and balances the beer. Slightly dry, clean finish.

M: medium body with low-medium carbonation. Slightly creamy, no astringency, low alcohol warmth.

O: even being a few months old, this IPA was very enjoyable. It has everything I look for in an IPA.

02-20-2013 01:45:27 | More by andrew300
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VaTechHopHead


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-19-2013 21:08:39 | More by VaTechHopHead
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-19-2013 21:00:31 | More by cincysig
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-19-2013 19:21:26 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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IPA4LIFE

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-19-2013 17:27:13 | More by IPA4LIFE
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arfenhouse

California

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Dark copper with white head. Decent sized head.

S: Pine mixed with some caramel sweetness. Grapefruit and sweet fresh tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, and a bit of papaya.

T: Begins with a caramel and sweet bread malt. A big dose of the biter grapefruit followed by the tropical fruits. Aftertaste is bitter-sweet mainly comprised of tropical fruits. Well balanced and very drinkable.

M: Medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Fine carbonation and smooth feeling.

O: Solid, well balanced IPA. Good amount of hop bitterness. Very good single IPA.

02-19-2013 07:59:14 | More by arfenhouse
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rsuske

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-18-2013 21:17:07 | More by rsuske
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themind

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Firestone smacks a homerun with Union Jack IPA. Beer pours a nice firm head and goes down smooth. Flat out enjoyable IPA. Do I think it's an elite level IPA...it's close. I had this and chased it with a Pliny, while the Jack falls short of the king it's still a high quality offering from Firestone.

Bottom Line: Like IPA's? well you gotta try this one!

02-18-2013 19:52:05 | More by themind
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-18-2013 19:37:58 | More by DIPAFAN
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RaulMondesi

California

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

*Raul wasn't too stoked on coming home and seeing that the beer was bottled on 10/31/12 (3 1/2 months old) but what could Raul do?

Another malty, bitter IPA. Raul ain't stoked. Raul ain't stoked at all. Mouthfeel? Definitely syrupy on the tongue - not Aunt Jemima on my Roscoe's Chicken and waffles "syrupy," but Raul isn't into it.

Raul isn't struggling, but he ain't pumped.

Peace!

*Update - Wow. While on tap and fresh, this thang is like Raul, a deserted Tahitian Island, and half of the hotties from the 2013 Victoria's Secret catalogue

02-18-2013 06:03:13 | More by RaulMondesi
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07Bigben01

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-18-2013 02:00:07 | More by 07Bigben01
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-17-2013 23:55:47 | More by jsilva
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-17-2013 23:34:58 | More by dvmin98
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-17-2013 22:44:40 | More by JohnQVD
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LloydXmas

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-17-2013 19:10:41 | More by LloydXmas
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,826 ratings.