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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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5,460 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,460
Reviews: 1,211
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 382
Gots: 785 | FT: 13
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: beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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L: Deep, clear gold with a two finger rocky head on top and great lacing.

A: The aroma is filled with citrus rind and other pungent citrus fruit notes. There is a little booziness mixed in, and some tropical fruity esters to add to the complexity. Very little in the way of malt aromatics, maybe a little bit of cracker character.

T/M: Smooth bitterness off the front that intensifies momentarily, only to fade off into a medley of citrus fruit, rind, and cascade hop spiciness. It has that classic Centennial/Cascade hop profile that is complimented by a arrangement of tropical fruit and pine. There is even some estery fruit that sneaks its way into the mix, and the malt give a nice crackery pilsner character leading to the dry finish of what is an otherwise smooth and full-bodied beer.

Overall: Exceptional, a classic hop profile with a unique twist. The flavor is very delicate and could have been ruined by any number of things, yet it stands perfectly balanced. Hardly a Single IPA, but I don't care what they call it, I just wish it made it to Montana.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,460 ratings.