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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

5,033 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,033
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 328
Gots: 548 | FT: 8
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Pugs78, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jtd335, Apr 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

wcl113, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

jmccraney, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of BennyL1
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes - Quaffed on 2/27/12. Bottled on 1/20/12

Pours a nice golden body, small bubbly white head. Nice lacing and retention.

Aroma packed with lots of citrus, particularly orange and grapefruit. Hint of malt in the background, nothing overly noticeable.

Taste has lots of bitter citrus notes like lemon and grapefruit upfront. Pale malts provide a slight but good foundation. Superb flavor, bitter and refreshing.

Medium in both carbonation and body.

Great brew, one that I could see myself buying regularly.

BennyL1, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

makasi, Apr 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Huffaroma, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

2dogbrew, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

IpeeA, Apr 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

gvacca, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jwillyburns, Apr 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Gabany, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Deivos, Apr 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

BeerForHokie, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

TastyIsBeer, Apr 24, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: The beer pours a very clear and light colored orange with a nice white head that lasts slightly longer than average.

S: The smell is citrus and pine, citrus and pine, and some citrus and pine.

T: The taste is, well, citrus and pine. The flavor of this beer is just wonderful and it is not as bitter as I was expecting for having such an intensely hoppy aroma and flavor. The alcohol, for being 7.5%, is pretty much not noticeable.

MF: The mouthfeel is nice and light and very smooth. It feels crisp and clean on the palate.

O: This is a very solid IPA. I think it's almost impossible to have an incredible beer these days or one that really stands out, especially an IPA, because there are so many fantastic ones made. Yes, this IPA is delicious, but I don't see what sets it apart from other top notch India Pale Ales.

jifigz, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jayp82, Apr 23, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber with an off white head. Nearly no head retention, but FW beers rarely do retain a head. So much sticky lacing that the glass almost appears to be frosted. Wonderful grapefruit and floral hop bouquet. Slick on the front of the tongue and finely scrubby on the back. The taste is a little disappointing just because the nose is so remarkably appetizing. Pine resin and grapefruit dominate. Really good beer, just not great.

DocJitsu, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ambruns1979, Apr 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

standorsey, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

rippedflesh89, Apr 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

leansean88, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

server222, Apr 21, 2012
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,033 ratings.