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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

4,518 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,518
Reviews: 1,119
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 297
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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/7/12
*From notes

-- I can't believe it took me this long to finally review FW's Union Jack. Shame on me. --

A: Hazy nectarine in color. A forceful pour yields a foamy three finger head. Quality lacing and collar follow.

S: Tight pine and generous West Coast fruit. Be sure to get this fresh to maximize your nasal enjoyment.

T: More pine and resin then a lot of West Coast AIPA's. It overwhelms the fore to mid, and the back is where the mild, chilled out fruit quality comes to relevance. Tasty stuff for sure.

M: More of a silky feel, less cream and body, more easy drinking. Would I like a bit more fluff? Sure, but it's not half bad as it is.

O: Not quite on the same level as Masala Mama or Sculpin, but damn close. Firestone Walker's Union Jack is another in a long line of delicious West Coast hop forward brews, and something that's always a pleasure to find cold in my fridge.

Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 17:27:28 | More by Rhettroactive
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Juananitus

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-01-2012 05:19:44 | More by Juananitus
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-01-2012 03:54:21 | More by djschnabel
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-01-2012 03:52:21 | More by steamboatbrewer
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mnixon86

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-29-2012 03:34:11 | More by mnixon86
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derekfilcoff

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.9%

02-28-2012 22:53:08 | More by derekfilcoff
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cougarbait

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-28-2012 21:13:00 | More by cougarbait
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StLThrash

Missouri

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A - Slightly aggressive pour yielded a beautifully clear, copper with a 2 finger frothy head that lingered for some time. Each sip left a nice lacing ring on the glass. A beautiful pour!

S - Ahhhh... west coast IPA's and hop action! Lots of grapefruit, citrus, orange with major pine action. Exactly what I look for in a good IPA.

T & M - Nice and bitter hops up front, with a surprising malt kick to finish. Very smooth, drinkable and hides the alcohol very well. The ABV is inching close to DIPA territory and you wouldn't know it. Leaves you wanting more and more. I'm sure drinking a few would creep up on you pretty quick since it's so drinkable.

Overall - One of my favorite new IPA's. Up there with the best of them and will definitely be buying more. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 18:34:48 | More by StLThrash
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brentusaurus

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-27-2012 21:09:03 | More by brentusaurus
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-27-2012 05:32:48 | More by hilgart1
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LeoPanna

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-26-2012 00:22:09 | More by LeoPanna
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BeerCigar

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-25-2012 17:48:20 | More by BeerCigar
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lsfrontman

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +17.9%

02-25-2012 14:54:03 | More by lsfrontman
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-25-2012 07:02:45 | More by shelby415
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Wab


1/5  rDev -76.4%

02-25-2012 04:47:42 | More by Wab
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jpd026

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

02-25-2012 00:25:10 | More by jpd026
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-24-2012 22:28:08 | More by abcramer
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-24-2012 21:03:47 | More by HamGlade10
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.9%

02-24-2012 18:00:32 | More by RoryOMoore
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice straw yellow with a hint of orange. The head creamy forms beautifully, leaving 2+ fingers that stick around quite a while, never completely leaving the glass. Lacing is significant.

S: Right off the bat, this is one fantastic smelling IPA. There is fresh pineapple, mango, blood orange, sticky pine resin balanced out by some sweet caramel malt.

T: The taste is a bit more malty than expected, with some caramel sweetness up front greeting the hops. Earthy resinous pine and grassy hops are more prevalent than the fruits, with the tropical flavors barely visible. There is more of a citrus rind flavor than pineapple or mango, but it works well with the caramel and grassy hops.

M: Smooth and creamy with nice prickly carbonation. Coats the mouth well, leaving a significantly oily and slightly bitter finish that hangs around for a long time. This literally makes my mouth water. ABV is nonexistent.

O: This IPA lives up to the hype - it is absolutely fabulous. There is little to nothing to improve upon here, with a fantastic balance in the nose, taste and body. I would drink this on a regular basis if available in MN/WI.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:51:14 | More by doucmehu
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-22-2012 03:04:39 | More by verdict603
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bullywee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-21-2012 06:21:54 | More by bullywee
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-21-2012 05:15:51 | More by imperialking
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columbiankramer

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

02-20-2012 21:29:16 | More by columbiankramer
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-20-2012 17:27:09 | More by zekeman17
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,518 ratings.