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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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5,281 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,281
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 339
Gots: 658 | FT: 13
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of dejrrma
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/08/12. 12 oz poured into a snifter.

a- pours a light orange with some hazyness, though not as hazy as gf west coast. little bubbles rush to the top. has a porous white head of about 1/5 inch. a bit of lacing.

s- has less of a bright orange nose and more of a bitter grapefruit smell at first, followed by more of that candied orange candy smell.

t- citrus all the way at first. orange and grapefruit all mixed in, with a little of lemon zest. juicy with a bitterness that doesn't last too long. subtle malt and sweetness.

m- light, but creamy. light-med body but more on the light side. alcohol slightly noticeable.

o- i know people talk about wanting the freshest of ipas. but this beer with three months on it is still incredibly hoppy and delicious. awesome beer.

Photo of larryi86
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, dated 2/23/12 poured into a snifter

A- A clear orange/copper color with a 3 finger white head.

S- Citrus hops, floral hops, some wet grass, and a hint of piney hops.

T- Nice citrus/grapefruit hops upfront, good caramel malt backbone, good piney hops with just enough bitter bite in the finish. Well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body, crisp finish.

O- This is a great IPA and I can't wait to get more. I feel this is a lot better than the Double Jack I had last summer. Now the fact that FW won best mid-size brewery at the World Beer Cup makes sense.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SawDog505
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled 4/18/12. Pours a clear orange, with a one inch head that leaves lovely lacing. Smell is tangerine, pineapple, grass, grapefruit, and carmel. Taste is very balanced and matches the nose perfectly, a slight pine/grapefruit finish. Body is medium large, plenty of carbonation, not dry, and very drinkable. This is one of the best I have ever had and now that we can get it in New Hampshire my new staple.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Sicem99
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Samp01
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker glass a clear coppery amber with a medium white lasting head, with good lacing. Aroma of floral piney hops, caramel malt and some citrus notes fill the senses. Taste is of floral piney hops, grapefruit and citrus notes along with some caramel malt flavor. A medium smooth body with good carbonation on the palate. The finish is sweet caramel malt, citrus notes followed by some good floral piney hops on the end for balance. Flavor and aroma of caramel malt becomes stronger as it warms up. Overall a very good well rounded and tasty IPA.

Photo of brez8791
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best IPA's that i have had next to Zombie Dust, Heady Topper, and the Furious,This beer just came to new hampshire, awesome!! I would of gave it all fives, but the smell is very light on this one. Specially after you take a wiff of Heady Topper. will keep this one on stock for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle bought from City Beer Store in SF. Pours a dark, clear amber with a decent amount of carbination. Tastes very balanced with citrus, pine, and a malt backbone finish. The 7.5% alcohol is well hidden in this one and its very easy to drink. Very decent IPA overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Streetcore
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A: Light amber with a sticky white head.

S: Grapefruit, pungent hops, musty, ripe citrus, soft pineapple, fresh cut grass, some floral notes coming through

T: Lemon zest, grapefruit, light biscuity malt, herbal, mint

M: Light mouthfeel, some slick hop oils sticking around

O: This is my first brew from Firestone and it won't be the last!

Photo of tgeorgf
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of adkrogue
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass.

A: Almost an amber color, not quite as dark or deep but a nice orangish color with a creamy just off-white head. I poured this 20 mins ago and let it settle and the head hasn't dissipated at all.
S: Floral, grapefruit. Definitely more floral than piney.
T: Delicious? It is a really really good IPA. Hoppy but not overwhelming. Hops taste like they smell to me, floral, citrusy. A bit more pine in the taste than I picked up in the nose. Crisp, clean. Really balanced with the malts and the alcohol is subtle. Doesn't take like 7.5%. Nice clean finish with no lingering bitterness.
M: Best part. Medium body but so smooth. Its silk, in a delicious beer. This beer is making love to my mouth.

Photo of prisoner1572
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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