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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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5,454 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,454
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: beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bigflatsbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Lighter thasn I expected (comapring to other ipa's) straw color with one inch head after rather vigorous pour into a pint glass.
Smell - Nice pine and citrus smell, what I would expect with a west coast ipa.
Taste - I get the bitter taste of hops both upfront and at the end a taste that I like.
Mouthfeel - I would say medium body.
Overall - A fine tasting very refreshing hoppy beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BostonHops
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a translucent light amber / orange tone while yielding a finger-plus of a frothy off-white head; good retention and lacing. nose is very nice, offering an abundance of citric hoppiness right out of the gate. notes of pine and a little floral, as well as some malt character in the background.

citric hops dominate the flavor profile, flanked by secondary notes of pine and floral hops, all of which balanced by that malt presence - though it's not overbearing at all. well done. hoppy bitterness persits through the finish. medium bodied on the palate with medium carbonation.

with double jack carving a distinction for itself as one of my favorite DIPAs, i had high hopes for this one and i wasn't disappointed - overall a fantastic IPA; even in a style where a plethora of worthy foes exists, it sets itself apart. definitely one i can see earning a spot in my regular rotation.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of beergod1
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%

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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%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,454 ratings.