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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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5,273 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,273
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 337
Gots: 653 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful super-clear dark golden color. Modest carbonation and a good-sized head that dissipates almost immediately. Very little lacing.

S: Very strong grapefruit hops, with a little malty sweetness hiding underneath.

T/M: Grapefruit and citrus right up front, rich and bitter. Nicely balanced by some malty sweetness on the followthrough, and there's a lingering earthy flavor in there as well.

O: This is a really great, perfectly balanced IPA, hoppy and delicious but never overwhelming in any way.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Served from a bottle (no date). Nice orange color, clear, with a 1-inch frothy head that dissipates down to 1/2 inch but then stays there. Lots of bubbles.

S - Citrusy hops - grapefruit, some pine. A fairly simple, but pleasant aroma.

T - Wow... For an IPA this has really smooth bitterness. More grapefruit and citrus flavor from the hops. Malt balances out the hops nicely, without being sweet. Goes down really nicely!

M - Dry but not overly so. Has a nice smooth mouthfeel from beginning to end. Light body.

O - Outstanding IPA, probably the best I've had. Flavors are simple but beautifully done. This goes down really easy without any lingering bitterness or dryness that some IPAs have.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mactrail
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just releasing the cap slightly puffs out a cloud of heavenly, hoppy aroma. Reminds me of opening a bag of hops and putting your nose in it. Paler than most IPAs and an attractive golden in the glass with a long-lasting creamy white head.

Hugely fragrant and seems to get the results that dry hopping was meant to achieve. More resins and fruity noses than actual bitterness. A surprising distillation of hop flavors without punishing the taste buds. Plenty bitter in the aftertaste, but each sip renews the burst of aromatics. Plenty fruity, but more on the mango end of the spectrum the than grapefruit. Some very pleasant malt in the middle.

One of the best IPAs I've tried for my taste buds. Restrained yet full of aroma and flavor. From the 22 oz bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Review from notes - Quaffed on 2/27/12. Bottled on 1/20/12

Pours a nice golden body, small bubbly white head. Nice lacing and retention.

Aroma packed with lots of citrus, particularly orange and grapefruit. Hint of malt in the background, nothing overly noticeable.

Taste has lots of bitter citrus notes like lemon and grapefruit upfront. Pale malts provide a slight but good foundation. Superb flavor, bitter and refreshing.

Medium in both carbonation and body.

Great brew, one that I could see myself buying regularly.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,273 ratings.