Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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.
*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
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,826 ratings.