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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

4,789 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,789
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 312
Gots: 453 | 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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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%

Had the Union Jack IPA at the local watering hole...Tap House....and the beer is GOOD!!! The color was a clear golden copper with 1/2 finger thick white head tha laced all the way down the glass. The smell included bitter citrus with pine. The taste was initially bitter, but after a few swigs it mellowed out and was quite tasty. The mouthfeel was a medium body beer with good carbonation. The abv was present to start then tailed off. Overall this was a very good IPA and highly receommended.

01-01-2012 23:58:35 | More by WoodBrew
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-31-2011 22:11:05 | More by Telestic
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-31-2011 17:35:25 | More by acurtis
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-31-2011 16:33:20 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-31-2011 15:34:34 | More by mcphish22
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hawkmage

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-31-2011 04:37:15 | More by hawkmage
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monriverrat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-31-2011 04:07:19 | More by monriverrat
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dmaryanski

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-30-2011 17:40:58 | More by dmaryanski
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Brewsky29

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer pours a light cloudy orange color with one inch of pillowy white head that fades away to a coating and lasts the whole glass with minor lacing.

The smell is malty and piney.

The taste is piney hops with stong malt presence and a slight maybe apricot flavor, nice hoppy citrus bitterness after.

It is smooth with slight carbonation.

Overall a very good beer that I would purchase again. I really enjoyed this, but I like Celebration just a bit more. Close call though.

12-30-2011 04:31:15 | More by Brewsky29
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bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Thanks to Paul for this extra!

Brew pours a beautiful orange color that is slightly foggy. Low carbonation from the beginning, but persists throughout the entire consumption. Really a beautiful brew.

Aroma is not as potent as I thought it would be, but still outstanding. Lemon is the major smell for me, but honey and almond in the background.

Taste was really, really nice. Heavy hop flavors up front- some of the usual suspects: citrus, floral, slight sour. Real smooth. Admittedly, there is no grapefruit, but that's ok. Perfect amount of carbonation- not too overpowering at all.

Any IPA drinkers that have access to this on a regular basis- well, I am jealous!

Cheers!

12-30-2011 03:03:42 | More by bitterbeerguy
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quaffmo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-30-2011 02:38:57 | More by quaffmo
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-30-2011 01:59:07 | More by TheEvilGenius
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2011 23:57:30 | More by campfirebrew
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-29-2011 10:21:21 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-28-2011 19:48:08 | More by thatdirtymick
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-27-2011 19:29:12 | More by Skye1024
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mjr2377

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-27-2011 05:39:01 | More by mjr2377
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BSW

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-27-2011 04:29:21 | More by BSW
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance: On top is an off white head with a frothy look that is about an inch thick. As for the color it's a clear copper.

Aroma: Out of the gate are tropical fruit notes. Nice amounts of grapefruit with sprinkeld sugar. Minor bits of simple syrup. In the end is only a wisp of a bready malt aroma.

Taste: Sweet fruit notes in the front. Grapefruit, simple syrup, bready malts rome around the edges. Good carbonation start to finish.

Notes: A solid American i.p.a all over. Cheers.

12-27-2011 03:52:34 | More by horshack7
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Nachojon

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%

A- Nice clear amber color. No haze. 1/2 finger head dissipates quickly.

S- Nice hop aroma. Smells dry, some cut grass and pine.

T- Good hop forward taste. Grapefruit, pine, and some malt balance, but not overwhelming. Real good drinking beer.

M- Nice and crisp, dry IPA. For an American IPA it has a solid tongue burn, nothing to ruin the taste buds but a nice session beer for a hophead.

O- This is my first 6 pack, what have I been waiting for? Great IPA.

12-27-2011 03:44:37 | More by Nachojon
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spamages

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-27-2011 01:03:40 | More by spamages
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-26-2011 22:06:16 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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dogfishandi

New York

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%

12oz bottle out of the fridge into a snifter. bottled 8/11/11 so maybe not the freshest (4.5 months old), but ive been surprised before.

pours out a hazy honey-orange golden color with a nice soapy, creamy white head. some really nice sticky lace on the glass and good looking retention.

kind of what you would expect in an older ipa. kind of a woody resinous scent, piney with some very muted citrus. a bready malt is right up there with the hops.

piney, woody, grapefruit citrus, a bready malt is right there to almost balance the beer. a little pineapple like tropical fruit. sharp bitterness in the finish lingers. just slightly vegetal the more it warms.

med to light in body, carb feels right, just slightly tingly on the palate. resinous somewhat oily feel.

im not sure if this is supposed to be a balanced ipa, but thats how it came off to me. luckily i purchased this as a single and dont have 5 other old bottles to drink, but overall this was still pretty decent. i can see this being really nice fresh as some of the flavors were very muted. ill be sure to be on the look out for some fresher bottles. however, still kind of surprising that this is an old bottle seeing as how this just became available in my area.

12-26-2011 21:04:41 | More by dogfishandi
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cdwil

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-26-2011 14:03:47 | More by cdwil
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-26-2011 04:09:00 | More by ZacharyJ
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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