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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

4,526 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,526
Reviews: 1,119
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 299
Gots: 355 | 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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FuselGuy

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-05-2012 02:16:45 | More by FuselGuy
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PthPndr

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-05-2012 00:19:19 | More by PthPndr
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-05-2012 00:07:22 | More by Profchaos20
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-04-2012 23:38:43 | More by Davit
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McTavern

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-04-2012 21:20:02 | More by McTavern
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a translucent light amber / orange tone while yielding a finger-plus of a frothy off-white head; good retention and lacing. nose is very nice, offering an abundance of citric hoppiness right out of the gate. notes of pine and a little floral, as well as some malt character in the background.

citric hops dominate the flavor profile, flanked by secondary notes of pine and floral hops, all of which balanced by that malt presence - though it's not overbearing at all. well done. hoppy bitterness persits through the finish. medium bodied on the palate with medium carbonation.

with double jack carving a distinction for itself as one of my favorite DIPAs, i had high hopes for this one and i wasn't disappointed - overall a fantastic IPA; even in a style where a plethora of worthy foes exists, it sets itself apart. definitely one i can see earning a spot in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:43:42 | More by BostonHops
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-04-2012 19:47:43 | More by ControlledBurn
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-04-2012 15:53:06 | More by LarryMyers
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-04-2012 02:09:22 | More by phishphorce
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JxExM

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2012 15:31:23 | More by JxExM
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Reed

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2012 00:16:07 | More by Reed
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beergod1

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden orange with a slight haze to it. The head is large, fluffy and almost white leaving a little lacing and a small ring on the way down. The aroma is dominated by light citrus hops, especially lemons and oranges with a bit of bready malts mixed in. There is definitely a tropical fruit in the taste as well, when it warms, with lots of the same oranges and lemons from the nose. There is a malt body but the hops come back and leave a strong bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and medium bodied. This is a very good IPA, very drinkable and dominated by citrus. A nice West Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 00:14:20 | More by beergod1
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apocalypsezombie


3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-01-2012 13:56:46 | More by apocalypsezombie
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mfavoino

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle marked 4/12/12 poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber with an orange hue. Thin white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus hops take over with a touch of floral notes. Smells typical of a good West Coast IPA.

Taste: Citrus and notably grapefruit flavors dominate the palate. Sweet malt backing smooths out the hops and then finishes with a lingering bitterness that sits on the tongue. Just a bit of pine flavor as it finishes.

Mouthfeel: Body on the lighter side for an IPA. Alcohol is subtle despite the abv and makes for a refreshing drink.

Overall: FW has not disappointed me yet. A refreshing West Coast IPA that showcases the citrus hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:17:50 | More by mfavoino
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-30-2012 16:26:56 | More by staticmaneuver
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soju6

Missouri

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

A: Pours a bright amber color with a good head that fades to ample lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit, with some fruit sweetness and malt in the background with a hint of herbs.

T: Nice bitterness up front with some fruit and bit of malt sweetness mixed in. A good bitterness continues with a finish that is quite clean with a bit of lingering bitterness.

F: Medium body, crisp and very well balanced. The 7.5% ABV is very well hidden.

O: Great IPA. Everything for a great beer is here with out being in your face or overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 11:42:16 | More by soju6
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-28-2012 22:42:28 | More by djaeon
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Treebs

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Northdown with some beer mussells and pork nachos after the Cubs vs. Sox game. Served in a FW Proprietor's series tulip.

A: Pours a perfectly clear amber color with a pure white head forming on the pour. The one finger height of foam has some great retention and slowly recedes to a thick collar. Along the way it leaves some sticky sheets of lace.

S: Grapefruit and melon are bursting up out of glass. Sweet citrus fruits evnvelope the nose with a just a little bit of pine in the backend.

T: More fruity notes with great citrus pairings. Sweet grapefruit, melon and some grass all meld together over a sweet malty body. The finish is sweet with a little bit of pine.

M: Medium to light bodied with a great carbonation. There is a slighty residual stick to it, but it is extremely refreshing.

O: I like this more than Double Jack. More balanced and refreshing. Even at 7.5% this still goes down easy with no noticable booze.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 20:35:07 | More by Treebs
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Focusf111

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-28-2012 13:40:15 | More by Focusf111
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falconxman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2012 04:43:59 | More by falconxman
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g_jenkins

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2012 03:31:18 | More by g_jenkins
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Wmbolling

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2012 02:07:11 | More by Wmbolling
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

06-26-2012 15:40:47 | More by MumboJumbo
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

All around notes of toffee, orange and lemon rind. The balance is nice and it also features some pine overtones. Plenty bitter with a lingering pine and citrus fruit. Medium full in the mouth...again, the taste lingers for a good minute. This is a wonderful IPA worth celebrating.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:30:35 | More by TCgoalie
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2012 23:49:21 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,526 ratings.