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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

4,787 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,787
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 312
Gots: 452 | 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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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2013 22:33:44 | More by hopandbarley28
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afksports

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-24-2013 03:47:03 | More by arsmitty30
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-23-2013 17:40:12 | More by Davepoolesque
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Tschnab

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-23-2013 16:46:56 | More by Tschnab
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scottyshades

Florida

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%

Bottle from Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA

Well balanced between resinous and citrusy hops and a delicate malt backing. Definitely west coast in style. Subtle tropical fruit flavors in the flavor. Solid bitterness. Finish is lingering resin and pine

01-23-2013 16:46:43 | More by scottyshades
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-23-2013 16:07:58 | More by bmur112
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-23-2013 02:58:37 | More by pearljam118
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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HOMEPL8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-22-2013 21:15:40 | More by HOMEPL8
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -41%

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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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oregone

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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gr0g

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours golden amber with high clarity. A somewhat aggressive pour yields a two finger head. Retention is good and lacing is excellent: complete curtains of foam all around the glass. The aroma is pure bliss with a complex mix of notes at play, no doubt because of a diverse mix of six different hops being used. Pineapple and tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, pine needle, and floral notes are all detectable.

The flavor has a complexity that rivals the aroma. While definitely a hop bomb and packing solid bitterness, there's a malt character not unlike what you'd find in a DIPA. The underlying malty sweetness adds depth and complexity. The hops are the star, though, with plenty of citrus character backed up by resinous pine. Bitter all the way to the finish with no unpleasant aftertaste. Mouthfeel is just about perfect with hop oils aplenty and a soft carbonation that isn't harsh while and doesn't check out early. At 7.5%, this is bumping in to DIPA territory, but there's no booziness at all.

This is an excellent IPA that validates Firestone Walker's position among the brewing elite. Top notch.

01-22-2013 01:02:15 | More by gr0g
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Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Quebec (Canada)

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Virginia

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Colorado

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,787 ratings.