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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

4,598 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,598
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 302
Gots: 381 | 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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Derekg

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-24-2012 02:22:19 | More by Derekg
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MarioM

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-23-2012 03:29:26 | More by MarioM
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-22-2012 23:19:13 | More by oso
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a clear orange color with a half finger of sticky foam. Aroma is bursting with citrus hops, and a sweet crystal malt backbone is also evident in the nose.

First sip is a burst of citrus and grassy hop flavors. There is a decent amount of sweetness behind it, but it only manifests for a second before a strong bitter finish overwhelms the palate. This is a no holds barred IPA - there is plenty of hops to satisfy any hophead. But where this beer really shines is the careful balance it strikes with the malt backbone.

Overall, just an all around excellent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:39:15 | More by FickleBeast
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Heretic23


5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2012 16:58:58 | More by Heretic23
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2012 06:57:05 | More by hansgruber
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-21-2012 03:52:31 | More by duracell
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PMcC


5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2012 03:02:54 | More by PMcC
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BuddytheElf

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-21-2012 02:26:29 | More by BuddytheElf
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good initial head, but I'm really impressed with the blanket of lace that remains long after the brew is gone. The color is a neutral gold. Crystal clear.

Prickly to the nose with white pepper and evergreen. Very clean and inviting. The hop is strongest but it is spot on in intensity.

Smooth initial feel to the body. Good carbonation. The flavor begins with a strong, nearly dry, pale malt. No grassiness at all. The bitterness is strong enough to punch through but it isn't extreme by any means. The aftertaste is actually a blend of the two--the hop features the white pepper bite noted in the smell.

Overall, this is perhaps the finest American Pale Ale I've ever tasted. It belongs to pantheon of great APAs--Sierra Nevada, Stone and Fresh Hop from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:01:56 | More by smcolw
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-20-2012 22:41:30 | More by JimmyCop
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-20-2012 06:00:10 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: golden amber color but totally translucent with a 1cm white head that stays in a ring around the edge

S: lots of fruity smell melon to oranges I can't really discribe the other smell but its good

T: you can taste that melon flavor from the nose in background the main taste the main taste is malty but not overpowering definitely not hoppy but not bad either

M: thin and very light and crisp especially for an ipa but easy to drink and not too oily

O: I usually don't like malt forward ipas but this one is pretty good nothing to special but real solid and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 02:16:16 | More by Pinknuggets
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse NY for 6$

Appearance - Clear copper colour with a large size beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, tangerines

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some grapefruit/tangerines mixed with some notes of pineapple. It ends with a sweet aftertaste with a good amount of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – Love this beer.. I had it side by side with Double Jack and preferred it. It has more of a sharp citrus/hop flavour to it. Happy to have had the chance to try them both on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 18:05:43 | More by spinrsx
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Pwillie


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-19-2012 04:07:35 | More by Pwillie
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MickeyHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-18-2012 05:48:12 | More by MickeyHops
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chubby2u

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-16-2012 14:54:45 | More by chubby2u
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VernonKell

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2012 21:33:07 | More by VernonKell
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2012 03:11:13 | More by sneaks2210
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2012 02:47:21 | More by itsthepleats
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2012 01:44:10 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2012 22:46:59 | More by Dank26
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-14-2012 21:49:25 | More by gshak
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2012 21:39:24 | More by bostonryan
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-13-2012 03:26:26 | More by yoitsarch
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,598 ratings.