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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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5,388 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,388
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 362
Gots: 731 | FT: 14
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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of danfisher1
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: vigorously poured into a tulip glass. Beer is a copper color with a two finger head. Head is dissipating slowly was small off white bubbles. At top of head it's thick with larger bubbles. The beer is clear. More copper than most West Coast IPAs. Lacing Is extensive leaving a thick film in it's aftermath.

Smell: big piney notes citrus lemon peel and tropical fruit notes

Taste: bitter yet juicy with strong bitter aftertaste. The middle of the mouth suggests over ripened pears and pitted fruits. The beer is effervescent with strong alcohol notes. Really clean tasting high 2-row content? With small amounts of specialty malts that give it the copper color. Fresh hop flavor strong citrus with a lemon rind taste.

Mouth feel: Juicy it easy to drink though and alcohol presence gives it a slight warming effect.

Overall: this is a solid west coast IPA. With little balance. Once again the grain bill is simply a vehicle for the hop characters. Expertly made and well crafted one of my go to IPAs. Complexity is not there more of a simple hop bomb.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of linkmon
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dangerously smooth and delicious!! Fantastic pour, with a very nice head on it. When you first taste it, take a manly gulp, and let it sit on your pallet for a bit.

Perfect citrus taste from start to finish, this is an incredible IPA that is not to be missed!! I've had it in the bottle and on tap, and both are EPIC!! <3

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Braz
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had at the TK Irish Pub. Pretty amber coppery color, clear, with a nice white head. Citrusy, grapefruit aromatics, heavy. Smooth feel and big on the hops. Slight malt appearance toward the end. Fairly bitter in all. Excellent IPA. Very well rounded from appearance to mouthfeel. One of the best IPA's I've had.

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4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #250

A- pours a bright and crystal clear golden-orange color with a thick and creamy white two-finger head, great retention and lacing that goes all the way down the glass.

S- sharp and pungent citrus hop with huge grapefruit notes. Undertones of biscuity malt.

T- heavy hops up front bring notes of grapefruit with some tropical papaya. A few pine notes, biscuity malt profile underlies but lets the hops take center stage, a bit of caramel. The finish is somewhat dry with a citrus hop linger.

M- medium, almost full bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a velvety smooth finish. Alcohol is impressively hidden, nearly perfect.

O- this is just a solid IPA, plain and simple, you would never know it was 7.5 ABV. I'm a fan of citrus forward ipa's and this one doesn't dissapoint.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Murrhey
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap in a pint at Stadium Tavern in Fullerton, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger thin white head. Amber color, clear with good carbonation.

S- Hoppy and warm. Smells like a typical IPA.

T- Hoppy, bitter, some muted malts. Quite tasty actually.

M- Medium bodied, well carbed. Crisp finish.

O- Pretty good IPA. Not usually a fan of Firestone, but this one is good.

Edit: re-reviewed at Mugsy's in Bonners Ferry. Wonderful IPA. Have increased scores appropriately.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of harrymel
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Toasted golden with a nice quilt of whipped egg white foam with a nice sturdy wall of lace. Smells nice with tangerine, grapefruit, some pineapple, english toasted malts slightly sweet on the finish. Bitter with a good sweet malt, some pine, some resin, orange peel - well balanced IPA if there ever was one. Medium bodied with moderate on light carb and a wet finish. Good beer, very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A half finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice lemon, orange and honey mixture.
The taste is a moderate lemon bitterness ebbing towards a mildly sweet finish. It's simple but complex.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A really smooth and good IPA.

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,388 ratings.