Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
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!
12-30-2011 03:03:42 | More by bitterbeerguy
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
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
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
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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