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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

5,391 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,391
Reviews: 1,198
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 365
Gots: 736 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden orange with a slight haze to it. The head is large, fluffy and almost white leaving a little lacing and a small ring on the way down. The aroma is dominated by light citrus hops, especially lemons and oranges with a bit of bready malts mixed in. There is definitely a tropical fruit in the taste as well, when it warms, with lots of the same oranges and lemons from the nose. There is a malt body but the hops come back and leave a strong bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and medium bodied. This is a very good IPA, very drinkable and dominated by citrus. A nice West Coast IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of mfavoino
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle marked 4/12/12 poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber with an orange hue. Thin white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus hops take over with a touch of floral notes. Smells typical of a good West Coast IPA.

Taste: Citrus and notably grapefruit flavors dominate the palate. Sweet malt backing smooths out the hops and then finishes with a lingering bitterness that sits on the tongue. Just a bit of pine flavor as it finishes.

Mouthfeel: Body on the lighter side for an IPA. Alcohol is subtle despite the abv and makes for a refreshing drink.

Overall: FW has not disappointed me yet. A refreshing West Coast IPA that showcases the citrus hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of soju6
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bright amber color with a good head that fades to ample lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit, with some fruit sweetness and malt in the background with a hint of herbs.

T: Nice bitterness up front with some fruit and bit of malt sweetness mixed in. A good bitterness continues with a finish that is quite clean with a bit of lingering bitterness.

F: Medium body, crisp and very well balanced. The 7.5% ABV is very well hidden.

O: Great IPA. Everything for a great beer is here with out being in your face or overpowering.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Treebs
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Northdown with some beer mussells and pork nachos after the Cubs vs. Sox game. Served in a FW Proprietor's series tulip.

A: Pours a perfectly clear amber color with a pure white head forming on the pour. The one finger height of foam has some great retention and slowly recedes to a thick collar. Along the way it leaves some sticky sheets of lace.

S: Grapefruit and melon are bursting up out of glass. Sweet citrus fruits evnvelope the nose with a just a little bit of pine in the backend.

T: More fruity notes with great citrus pairings. Sweet grapefruit, melon and some grass all meld together over a sweet malty body. The finish is sweet with a little bit of pine.

M: Medium to light bodied with a great carbonation. There is a slighty residual stick to it, but it is extremely refreshing.

O: I like this more than Double Jack. More balanced and refreshing. Even at 7.5% this still goes down easy with no noticable booze.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of TCgoalie
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

All around notes of toffee, orange and lemon rind. The balance is nice and it also features some pine overtones. Plenty bitter with a lingering pine and citrus fruit. Medium full in the mouth...again, the taste lingers for a good minute. This is a wonderful IPA worth celebrating.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KMcG
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with an off-white head that flattened quickly to lace. The beer is asleep golden color with a slight orange hue. 

The aroma is floral, piney, and quite strong. 

The hop flavor that jumps out at you is orange rind.  The balance of the sweetness of the malts and bright clean hops make this one so drinkable. 

The mouthfeel is clean, full on IPA, and has nice carbonation. 

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,391 ratings.