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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

4,811 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,811
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 314
Gots: 462 | 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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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-24-2011 21:23:52 | More by pavpav12
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SirHefeweizen

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

This is my first review, i love this site but have never actually reviewed anything and i guess im ready.
This overall is a nice ipa, i poured it into a BBC pint glass and it is a nice orange-ish color with a small white head and a bit of lace around the glass. it has a nice grapefruit zesty scent to it. It has a medium body mouth feel, certainly a good beer, and well balanced

12-24-2011 05:12:54 | More by SirHefeweizen
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -29.2%

12-24-2011 03:12:09 | More by jk3
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-24-2011 03:04:47 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours light caramel color with just over an inch of white head. Good retention and leaves decent lacing.

S: Fresh bag of hops with sugary fruit aroma. A bit of pine.

T: Tang and tropical fruit, a little herbal dankness. Slightly sweet with a bit of pine. Somewhat dry finish with a little astringency and pleasant lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth, somewhat crisp.

O: A very pleasant and fairly strong hop aroma/taste, nice level of sweetness with good drinkability. This one is right up there with Double Jack, probably even surpassing it with the lack of booziness.

12-24-2011 02:55:36 | More by Satchboogie
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coldriver

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours deep amber, nice head and lacing. Citrus and berry aroma. Wow, I grew up eating wild blackberry pie in Western Washington and this nails the flavor and tartness of my mom's pies. Citrusy lemon as well, but bitterness is subdued. Mouthfeel is rather light (it would be easy to chug this beer) and wet finish.

The unique flavor of this IPA really brings back a flood of memories for me. Nicely balanced, this one is a standout.

12-24-2011 00:45:52 | More by coldriver
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mikeborglum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 23:56:12 | More by mikeborglum
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HaysAmerica

Kansas

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-23-2011 18:56:00 | More by HaysAmerica
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kchannel9

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-23-2011 12:06:59 | More by kchannel9
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crbooher

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-23-2011 04:30:00 | More by crbooher
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-22-2011 22:19:39 | More by jophish17
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.88/5  rDev +15.1%

Served on the Rotating Tap at Maggie Smith's Irish Pub in Centennial Colorado

A-Slightly hazy copper with nice pillowy white head and great lacing.

S-Wow, tons of fresh citrus fruit, pineapple and pine tree. Only the slightest hint of cereal grain sweetness in the background.

T-The nose carries over nicely, citrus, grass, pine and pineapple. Beautifully balanced hops and malt sweetness. One of the best IPA's I have ever had, boarders on IIPA.

M-Light yet viscous, tons of hop oils coat the mouth but has enough Co2 to wash it away

O-One of if not the best IPA in my books, so glad it made it to Colorado.

12-22-2011 19:11:25 | More by MinorThreat
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -5%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle

Consumed 12/22/11

Appearance: Remarkably clear, golden orange, starts off with a nice little white head and leaves some sticky lacing

Smell: Citrusy, but somewhat restrained, decidedly not a hop bomb - orange and grapefruit - floral, on the dry side - some toasted, biscuity malts in the background - again, dry and earthy

Taste: Nicely balanced - a lot of citrus - orange and grapefruit - oily, with tons of rind and pith - bitter with a lingering bitterness - a lot of pine, too - herbal, leafy, dry, earthy - malts are dry and biscuity with a hint of sweetness - well-rounded

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit oily/sticky, dry and earthy, nicely carbonated

Overall: Great, but not exactly what I'm looking for

Union Jack is a good IPA, but it could be better. The hop profile is a bit too earthy, herbal, and oily for me. I guess it makes sense that I had similar issues with Double Jack. Regardless, this is certainly worth a try.

12-22-2011 06:44:57 | More by angrybabboon
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2011 05:29:42 | More by mhenson42
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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2011 01:38:05 | More by fox227
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-21-2011 00:50:03 | More by CGMLS3
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riotinmyskull

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-20-2011 11:22:36 | More by riotinmyskull
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-20-2011 01:57:14 | More by jesus808
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Rhen19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-19-2011 21:27:29 | More by Rhen19
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hopburster

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-19-2011 06:00:26 | More by hopburster
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pennington

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-18-2011 04:57:53 | More by pennington
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zeff80

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled awesome! Grapefruit, mango and other tropical fruits with a touch of pine. Some caramel aromas.

T - It had a great piney bitterness on first sip. Nice tropical fruit flavors add some zip and bite. It has just enough sweet caramel and toffee to balance it out.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied IPA with a clean finish.

O - This is a great IPA. Absolutely glad that Firestone Walker has come to Missouri. This will be a 'go-to IPA'.

12-17-2011 20:10:15 | More by zeff80
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-17-2011 19:27:35 | More by tclapper
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-16-2011 12:31:46 | More by bigred89
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darkmoon66

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-16-2011 11:02:57 | More by darkmoon66
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,811 ratings.