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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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5,188 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,188
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 336
Gots: 611 | FT: 10
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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Photo of DocJitsu
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
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

smartassboiler, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

skatterbrainz, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Supersixx, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ RFD, Washington, D.C. - March 2012:

The beer had a nice clear, amber body to it and produced a very nice dense, thick, 2-finger head that was very well retained and settled into a thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The head left some lacing and carbonation was noticeably flowing to the top.

The beer gave off a very nice citrus hop aroma with a hint of a bready quality to it too.

The taste of the beer is very good, a full, strong citrus hop presence with maybe a hint of pine hops as well. There is a little slight bready taste as well, but the hops dominate.

The beer felt good, a medium body to it with the right carbonation. The beer did leave a sticky finish. The beer was very easy to drink and I would want to drink more than one if I had not had others before it. There was also a slight alcohol presence noted as the beer warmed. Overall, perhaps one of the best IPA's that I have had.

PhillyStyle, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Boz12, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

keepitsimple1990, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of davey101
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/20/12. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A - Nice and clear amber body. Sudsy two finger high off white head settles down to a thin cap and thick edging. Some nice lacing and retention.

S - Mango and peaches with a touch of bubblegum. A touch of bready malts but the aroma is totally dominated by sweet and juicy tropical fruit.

T - Yup, more juicy tropical fruits. Peach, mango, papaya, grapefruit, etc. Just a touch of crackery malt on the finish with a lingering bitterness. Medium but chewy mouth feel.

O - One of my favorite IPA's. Amazing tropical notes with just a touch of biscuits on the finish. So glad this is distributed in my area now.

davey101, Apr 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

pandatron, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

waffles, Apr 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

whatname, Apr 18, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise ID, served in a pub nonic.

A: Beautiful and brilliantly clear orange, with a light head that leaves pretty good lacing behind.

S: Fresh tropical fruits, some pungent West Coast notes, citrus, grapefruit, light pine, sweeter fruits, and floral hops...definitely hop-forward, with a decent caramel bready backbone.

T: Pungent sweet fruits, tropical and citrus notes, good prickly bitterness from a full spectrum of hops, but balanced well with sweetness. Very nice.

MF: Creamy, lower carbonated body with moderate bitterness.

O: Really nice everyday drinker. FW does a fantastic job, glad that they've landed here in Boise.

Scotchboy, Apr 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Massbmx, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MichaelDobbins, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

tenacioustomato, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

savagepm, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jam354, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MikeConklin, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

BykViking, Apr 16, 2012
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,188 ratings.