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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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5,385 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,385
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 360
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

No notes at this time.
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Recently have had this beer in three different places and I am amazed at the change in two years. This, I swear, is the Double Jack IPA of a few years ago. Anyway, strong hop nose, fiery malts bring the sugar to the bitterness in a balanced way. Good mouth feel, excellent with many foods and leaves a good finish on the tongue. An excellent IPA even though I am convinced I have been served the Double Jack on a mislabeled keg,....

Nope, finally got a keg of it for my home and this is a very excellent IPA. Smooth mouthfeel, wonderful aroma, excellent head retention. A bit more bread yeast to it since I have had it alone with no other IPA's to influence the taste buds. I increased my ratings on this.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prominent hop aroma with citrusy, resinous and fruity character.

Forefront of hop bitterness. The malt backbone sustains the hop character. Clean and malt sweet. Aspects of mango and some onion character to finish, but not in an intrusive way.

Mouthfeel is dry with malt sweetness. Bitterness lingers but not to harsh.

Overall this is fantastic. Very drinkable and easy to sit down with a 6 pack. Bottle version I would grade taste a 4.0 due to freshness, as tap is always the way to go if possible. Happy drinking!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured with a white, 1 cm head - fine bubbles. It is light amber in color.

Smell: Citrus, and with a nice pine, or juniper fragrance. There is a hint of sweetness.

Taste: The pine and citrus notes come to the fore in tasting, but are backed up and nicely balanced with a sweet, slight chewiness. The aftertaste is sweet and chewy, but also bitter.

Mouth-Feel: Effervescent with good carbonation, the beer coats your tongue without weighing it down.

Overall: This is my favorite IPA to date. It is not overloaded with hop bitterness like so many I have tasted. The hops are in the forefront, but are showcased very nicely and are balanced out just enough by a cracker taste from the malt. In short - it tastes great!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,385 ratings.