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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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5,453 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,453
Reviews: 1,211
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 381
Gots: 781 | 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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 08-14-2007

No notes at this time.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a light copper or orange color with a ½” finely bubbled white head that leaves lacing as it begins to slowly recede. Sipping leaves a sticky ring of lacing on one side of the glass with lots of small speckles and a few legs of lacing. For much of the beer there is a 1/16” layer of foam on the liquid and when the beer is gone there is still a pattern of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: The aroma is gentle and distinctly grapefruit and pine scented with orange zest and an undertone of malt.

Taste: The flavors are much as expected from they nose. They are dominated by the grapefruit zest and piney hops with a malt backbone just noticeable in the background. The hops are always in charge here with piney bitterness only slightly modulated by the malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and smooth with light persistent carbonation. The finish begins in the mix of hops and malt sweetness and then trails off into that dry bitterness that invites the next sip.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: Overall this is a nicely drinkable beer that is clearly in the upper tier of IPAs. Even it is not the best one around it is a contender. My overall impression is of a excellent well-made beer that is well worth sampling if you not tried it and expect to be having it again.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,453 ratings.