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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

4,782 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,782
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 311
Gots: 451 | 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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tylerprince

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +5%

A: Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a one-finger head. The head gives way to an incredible, persistent lacing.

S: Pungent floral and citrus aromas, with a fair amount of pine. Not really smelling much in the way of malt.

T/M: Delicious. A smooth, crisp IPA (on the verge of DIPA) with a powerful floral and citrus taste, giving way to more citrus and finally to a mild toasty malt flavor. Just the slightest bit too much carbonation for my taste, and leaves quite a bit of alcohol on the palate. Pretty creamy mouthfeel, which was an interesting surprise.

O: A delicious, somewhat rare IPA. I've been meaning to try this one and was excited to see it on tap at the bar last night. A definite go-to IPA, competing for the title with the Stone IPA.

12-04-2011 04:21:37 | More by tylerprince
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ejw127

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-03-2011 22:48:57 | More by ejw127
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-03-2011 19:03:12 | More by Bilco
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gabedivision

New York

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured form a 12 oz bottle to a DFH brandy snifter.

The appearance is a clear deep apple cider color with a 1 finger head that laces and sticks around the glass. Big sticky hop on the nose traces of grapefruit, mango, and other citrus hops fill the nose. The malt and the alcohol are hidden behind the huge hop blast. The taste is amazing, so sweet and subtle. Again, citrus hops dominate the flavor, with a strong malt backbone. Big mango, and piny flavors all around, big aspriny bitter on the finish. This is medium in body and feel, nice and sugary, bitter, yet creamy and smooth to drink. This beer is awesome overall, really glad it made it to NY. I'm def going to consume this sucker regularly.

12-03-2011 05:09:00 | More by gabedivision
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tbizzle0

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-03-2011 03:55:41 | More by tbizzle0
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Pellinore1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-03-2011 03:20:46 | More by Pellinore1
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-03-2011 03:06:05 | More by SpillyBeers
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-03-2011 00:42:56 | More by kaelingirl
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muttyd

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-03-2011 00:12:30 | More by muttyd
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jvillefan

California

3.83/5  rDev -9.7%

A: The beer is a medium golden yellow with a one finger white head when poured into a pint glass.

S: The smell is perfectly balanced but is a little dull. There is hops, citrus, and caramel.

T: The taste is good but citrus is the dominate flavor where in an IPA the dominate flavor should be hops. The hops are there but take a back seat to the citrus flavor.

M: Very good. The carbonation is very good. The beer is a little heavy as a beer should be and fills the mouth very well.

O: Definitely worth trying at least once. A better than average IPA.

12-02-2011 02:06:51 | More by jvillefan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%

Excited for this since I love Double Jack so much.

A-Pours a completely transparent light orange color. Thousands of bubbles rise to the nice off-white head. Head is smaller and leaves excellent lacing. One of the most extensive sheets of lacing I've seen from an IPA. A very clean looking IPA.

S-Hops are very noticeable. Floral and herbal hops mostly. Pine and citrus too. I get that nice green onion smell here too. Resiny in the nose. Malt is the backing here. All hops.

T-Oh very hoppy! Hops are so fresh and grassy. Super grassy, super floral. Juicy fruits that also combine with some sturdy pine as well. Aftertaste is a bit bitter and it lasts forever. Boasts a nice malty sweetness too that helps to balance the hops. A very drinkable flavor.

M-Medium body and medium carbonation. Lightly resinous. Carbonation is tingly and nice. Dry.

O/D-Yeah, this is one hell of an IPA. Definitely has a unique hop bouquet that I really enjoy. Goes down easy. Now becomes one of the better 6-pack IPAs I have had. Just oh so solid.

12-01-2011 01:33:34 | More by VelvetExtract
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davelag

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-30-2011 05:05:23 | More by davelag
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-29-2011 22:15:14 | More by ucsbmullet
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-29-2011 06:50:55 | More by twelveinches
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kuhndog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2011 13:21:36 | More by kuhndog
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-28-2011 00:47:03 | More by notdriving
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rhino54

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-27-2011 19:04:19 | More by rhino54
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trisweb

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-27-2011 07:26:54 | More by trisweb
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Appearance: Clear deep fold with some copper leanings. Head is bright-white, slightly fluffy. Dwindles to a thin cap on the beer. Hints of lacing. A solid swirl generates a nice head that lingers for a bit. Carbonation looks to be on point.

Smell: Pine, touches of grapefruit flesh, and some mint. Biscuit and a touch of earth. Malts and hops are in equal measure and work to bring out the best in both worlds. A touch of sweetness helps round out the back. Biscuity and citrusy. Grapefruit grows with each inhale.

Taste: Loads of grapefruit come through a nice level of sweetness. Oily rind and biscuit dough. Some mint on the back. Caramel in tiny measures. Runs a touch floral and ends with a solid punch of pine. Hop flavor is aggressive, but never overpowering. Nice meld of flavors. Toasted malts and biscuits help round out the hops, but it's a testament to hops and their proper use.

Mouthfeel: Nice and full. Carbonation is on point. Smooth and a touch on the creamy side. Yup, it's good.

Overall: I get sad when I realize this still isn't available to me at all times. A very nice compliment of hop complexity paired with a full malt profile makes for a nice drinking experience.

11-27-2011 04:16:17 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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TeamUgly

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-26-2011 19:03:34 | More by TeamUgly
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-26-2011 17:05:57 | More by mikecharley
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-26-2011 07:17:21 | More by pgofman
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-26-2011 05:49:11 | More by GarrettB714
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-26-2011 02:58:50 | More by bluntedboywonder
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paulozanello

Brazil

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a copper clear color with a tan head with moderate retention and amazing lacing

Aroma is citrus, piney and resinous hops with a touch of floral.

Taste is hops and mores hops. I'm sure the malt is there to balance but the hops are so juicy that they overcome everything.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with medium to low carbonation. Dry astringent finish as it should be.

No doubt one of the finest American IPAs out there! Brynildson is indeed the hop master

11-26-2011 02:41:38 | More by paulozanello
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,782 ratings.