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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

4,668 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,668
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 307
Gots: 403 | 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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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-30-2012 03:06:24 | More by jfcaa193
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rand

California

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tap to pint glass

The brew pours golden-tan, with scents of sharp citrus-pine immediately present.   Soft notes of honey-malt reveal themselves on a deeper inhale, but the nose is primarily crisp hops.    Carrying through on the palate, the hop-presence pops right out at the front; crisp, bitter and slightly resinous.   The medium-bodied ale yields just the right amount of malt-sweetness the make this a highly drinkable IPA.   A touch of alcohol breaks up any residue between swallows, accenting the brew's crisp overtone.   Tasty and sessionable, Union Jack is an a great example of an accessible West Coast-style IPA. 

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 00:17:34 | More by rand
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pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-29-2012 07:37:39 | More by pirmannt1
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electtodefer

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-29-2012 01:25:13 | More by electtodefer
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-29-2012 00:38:10 | More by deapokid
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-28-2012 01:12:23 | More by halo913
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jbakajust1

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2012 00:34:15 | More by jbakajust1
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sneefcity

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-27-2012 16:29:25 | More by sneefcity
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-27-2012 15:17:15 | More by likeemdark
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mecmd

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-27-2012 03:58:06 | More by mecmd
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-27-2012 02:42:05 | More by enelson
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-27-2012 01:16:44 | More by FalconA
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Sarnford

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2012 23:26:29 | More by Sarnford
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2012 21:51:02 | More by KAF
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2012 20:24:03 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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Madjr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2012 16:34:10 | More by Madjr
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JoeBloe

New York

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours clear gold with a touch of orange and puts up a nice 2-finger head that holds on tight and laces the glass beautifully, all the way down - aroma of citrus-ey hops with a little bread-ey malt - taste is very hop forward, with grapefruit and tropical fruits on the tip of the tongue balanced by light biscuit malt on the back -sort of a dry finish -'zesty' with the right amount of carbonation and just enough stickiness - very pleasant to drink -

I've had bottles of this stuff by the case-load, but this brew really shines in this fresh growler I'm drinking now - it's everything I want in an IPA - perfectly balanced in every respect - great stuff!!

Serving type: growler

01-25-2012 15:38:21 | More by JoeBloe
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sfprint

Germany

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Completely transparent, slightly orangish brown tea, absolutely no carbonation. Has a shininess to it.
S: A hair plasticy, but otherwise pretty delicious. Somewhat Japanese fruit chewing gumish, but a nice blend.
T: Moderate to high bitterness, alcohol relatively masked, not very sweet. Other than the almost biting bitterness, the rest is pretty well rounded. Nice neat flavors. Slightly woody. Piney.
M: Mild carbonation sting. Barely dry. Bitter.
O: Nice, good. A bitter one but good.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 03:55:33 | More by sfprint
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-25-2012 01:28:14 | More by BuffaloBill12
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Cinderbike

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-24-2012 20:53:35 | More by Cinderbike
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2012 05:46:46 | More by Auror
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to huadog for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a fluffy, powdery 1.5 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a clear pale peach bronze. Lacing is patchy and stringy with good stick. Good looking beer.

Nose is sweet citrus, papaya, pine sap, and fresh pulp hoppiness. Aromatic and very appropriate for the style.

Opens citrus, papaya, caramel, brown sugar, and hop bitterness. Sappy and resiny hop presence towards the middle with a resin and amber end and finish. Aftertaste is rather sweet with a significant malt presence. Decent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and bubbly in the mouth and crisp and refreshing going down. Finish is dry with a lingering aftertaste. Super drinkable.

An ipa that is light on the tropical fruit presence but big on manga and papaya pulp characteristics, this one lies in a style that I'm not usually too fond of. However, this is a solid beer because of the incredible mouthfeel and the great balance overall. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 00:28:03 | More by SpeedwayJim
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes on my trip to Arizona late last week. Beer reviewed 4/16.

A - The beer was poured from a brown 12oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours a brilliant bright amber color with huge 3 finger white head. Very good retention and unreal amounts lacing.

S - Wow! Caught me off guard with the intensity of the aroma for an AIPA - more like a DIPA. Absolutely huge hop aroma: grapefruit citrus with nice aromatic qualities. Slightly pungent. Good. Great even.

T/M - Just like the nose! Wow. The hop flavor explodes on the tongue with the medium bittered citrus flavors found in the nose. Heavier end of Medium bodied, if not full-bodied. Very smooth and creamy throughout. A nice citrus zest throughout allows for a fruity character to complement the malty sweetness, as does the biscuit sweetness to the bitterness. Very good. Alcohol is slightly detectable but not overpowering or dominant.

O - Easily one of the best IPAs I've had. I really wish it was distributed here in Colorado as it would find a home in the fridge. Similar to Bell's Two Hearted Ale in the sweetness and fruity character along with the hops. Very good and highly recommended.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 14:25:45 | More by hopfacebrew
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-23-2012 10:06:30 | More by razorsdescent
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-21-2012 21:51:35 | More by eorwar
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,668 ratings.