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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

4,821 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,821
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 316
Gots: 468 | 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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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-22-2011 16:06:48 | More by thewimperoo
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

On-tap at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, Arizona for a Firestone Walker special event on 11/18/11.

A - Golden yellow with a bubbly white head that fades quickly.

S - Hops! Pine & citrus. Bitter but refreshing. A hint of malt.

T - Grapefruit. Dry. Bitter. A bit one-dimensional. Straight West Coast hops.

M - Clean, crisp, fresh, with slight carbonation. Hops! Perfect bitterness for hop heads. I could drink this all day. And probably pass out before I grow tired of it.

11-22-2011 09:19:43 | More by Gatch
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jrutigs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-22-2011 04:09:46 | More by jrutigs
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-22-2011 02:14:36 | More by vicsju1991
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-22-2011 01:35:31 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

I'm sort of surprised I haven't reviewed this beer. Figured I'd pick up a bottle now that it's available in Chicago. Served in a Pisgah pint glass. Dated September 28th, 2011.

A - Finger-plus of creamy white foam that slowly settles to a thick cap, leaving plenty of intricate lace patterns. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - The hop profile is very floral and piney, with some ripe grapefruit and lemon zest. Malt character is very neutral and understated, with some bread and not much else.

T - The taste is sweeter, and I like the balance the sugary malt imparts. Candied citrus, ripe tangerine, and some rapidly rising bitterness in the finish. Perhaps the faintest hint of astringency but otherwise quite delightful.

M - Smooth medium body with some pleasant carbonation zest. Dry finish, with plenty of enamel-coating hop oils and resins. Very juicy.

D - A really nice and refreshing IPA - I'm going to have to pick this up regularly. Impressed that this tasted so good after nearly two months - I would have guessed 4-6 weeks tops.

11-22-2011 00:49:48 | More by MasterSki
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shuggy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 22:57:04 | More by shuggy
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stonelis

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2011 22:48:53 | More by stonelis
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-21-2011 20:59:45 | More by mentaltraveller
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 18:52:10 | More by AlexChillton
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2011 18:38:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 17:18:01 | More by alpenglocken
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-21-2011 16:00:49 | More by Neffbeer
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PeprSprYoFace

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2011 07:40:35 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-21-2011 07:34:17 | More by johnhenryconway
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psychotia

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-21-2011 03:57:37 | More by psychotia
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

12 oz bottle into pint glass

A - Caramel-golden with active carbonation and a finger of fine white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Pleasant hop bouquet incorporating pine and tropical fruit aromas, balanced by a sweet caramel undertone. Grapefruit is a major player.

T - Grapefruit citrus is the primary hop flavor at play here, the pine flavors at minimal and show up mostly in the finish. Caramel sweetness perfectly balances with the hops. Significantly more hop bitterness than the aroma suggests.

M - Medium body, drying finish. A bit "watery" in the feel, it has a thinness to it that is a bit off.

O - Overall a great IPA, one of the better single IPAs I have had. Perfect balance between hop and caramel malt sweetness, in an extremely drinkable brew.

11-21-2011 00:10:07 | More by greenmonstah
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azureoval

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-20-2011 22:33:16 | More by azureoval
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-20-2011 21:57:49 | More by brandoman63
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-20-2011 20:49:46 | More by touchmeimsac
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daant76

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-20-2011 20:08:09 | More by daant76
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%

Slightly hazy golden body with a tall, dense white head. This beer has great cascading lacing.

The smell is tons of citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, and mango.

The taste is extremely hop forward with the same citrus and tropical fruits. It's mostly grapefruit and tangerine, some mango, and then an ever-so-slight toasty malt. It's moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is slightly astringent.

Overall, this is a great IPA that ranks up there with the best of them. This will be in regular rotation now that it's available in IL.

11-20-2011 19:01:49 | More by Vonerichs
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-20-2011 16:58:08 | More by Rempo
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-20-2011 16:47:50 | More by cfinch2
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-20-2011 15:32:56 | More by nh2032
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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