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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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4,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,640
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 302
Gots: 396 | 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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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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-30-2012 16:26:56 | More by staticmaneuver
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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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-28-2012 22:42:28 | More by djaeon
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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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4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-28-2012 13:40:15 | More by Focusf111
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2012 04:43:59 | More by falconxman
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2012 03:31:18 | More by g_jenkins
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2012 02:07:11 | More by Wmbolling
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

06-26-2012 15:40:47 | More by MumboJumbo
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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2012 23:49:21 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-25-2012 23:33:15 | More by HumanParaquat
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2012 18:46:38 | More by ryser2k
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-25-2012 17:16:55 | More by DeezGunz14
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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with an off-white head that flattened quickly to lace. The beer is asleep golden color with a slight orange hue. 

The aroma is floral, piney, and quite strong. 

The hop flavor that jumps out at you is orange rind.  The balance of the sweetness of the malts and bright clean hops make this one so drinkable. 

The mouthfeel is clean, full on IPA, and has nice carbonation. 

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:43:01 | More by KMcG
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

06-24-2012 05:58:03 | More by Cowcakes
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-24-2012 02:10:02 | More by rcatalano
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-24-2012 00:10:04 | More by ONN8
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-23-2012 21:26:36 | More by jmich24
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-23-2012 19:50:27 | More by sammo
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-23-2012 16:27:45 | More by CSQ1111
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New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

why not put a bottle review of this brew on the record? poured into a FW mini snifter. fairly fresh 4/18/12

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a thin bubbly head.

s - smells of soft sweet hops. nice citric blast even beyond 2 months (3 months is my normal cut off on an ipa)...this one is still rocking tastiness. very well balanced, but the sweet citric grapefruit burst is there in full force.

t - taste follows the nose with a surprisingly bitter finish. the sweetness is there, but the bitterness seems to lead the way. not a hop bomb, not a malt bomb...really solid go to ipa. tows the line of good/great.

m - surprisingly bitter finish. medium bodied. even carbonation. what one would expect on a solid ipa.

o - overall, this is a go to ipa (when within 3 months of bottling date). i regularly keep a 6'er in the fridge and pulled one from the current 6'er in there. will continue to pick this up regularly. FW is one of my fav breweries and for good reason, this is solid. nothing more to say than pick this up...but check the bottle date. cheers to FW for dating each bottle! wish more breweries would do that.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 03:25:04 | More by cosmicevan
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