Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance: A very thin head followed this beer throughout drinking it. Lacing nice crept down the glass. Color is a gorgeous burnt orange color.
Smell: Nice subtle aroma, I was honestly surprised the aroma wasn't more prevalent with the taste of this beer. It was nice to enjoy the aroma of this beer instead of being overpowered by it with other ultra hoppy IPA's. Perfect combination of the crisp hops and tropical fruits.
Taste: An awesome single IPA. Bold pine smoothness on the front of this beer followed by the crisp hop presence. The 7.5% ABV adds a nice spicy feeling which makes this an incredibly complex IPA. Focusing on all the different parts of this beer is almost impossible on each drink. The taste definitely brings a wow factor.
Mouthfeel: Smooth. A nice creamy texture covers the palette but the tingle of the hops sticks on the tongue. A little hot but makes you continue to pay attention to its presence.
Overall: A really exceptional IPA. If you ever get the opportunity to try it and are feeling some hops, you cant go wrong with this choice. Definitely a contender in the top single IPA's in the world in my opinion.
01-08-2013 02:14:20 | More by KFBR392
4.8/5 rDev +13.2%
Recently have had this beer in three different places and I am amazed at the change in two years. This, I swear, is the Double Jack IPA of a few years ago. Anyway, strong hop nose, fiery malts bring the sugar to the bitterness in a balanced way. Good mouth feel, excellent with many foods and leaves a good finish on the tongue. An excellent IPA even though I am convinced I have been served the Double Jack on a mislabeled keg,....
Nope, finally got a keg of it for my home and this is a very excellent IPA. Smooth mouthfeel, wonderful aroma, excellent head retention. A bit more bread yeast to it since I have had it alone with no other IPA's to influence the taste buds. I increased my ratings on this.
01-06-2013 06:48:58 | More by RockAZ
4.23/5 rDev -0.2%
Prominent hop aroma with citrusy, resinous and fruity character.
Forefront of hop bitterness. The malt backbone sustains the hop character. Clean and malt sweet. Aspects of mango and some onion character to finish, but not in an intrusive way.
Mouthfeel is dry with malt sweetness. Bitterness lingers but not to harsh.
Overall this is fantastic. Very drinkable and easy to sit down with a 6 pack. Bottle version I would grade taste a 4.0 due to freshness, as tap is always the way to go if possible. Happy drinking!
01-05-2013 01:07:52 | More by joeseppy
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,824 ratings.