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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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5,033 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,033
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 328
Gots: 547 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

FrankyLikesIt, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Satchboogie
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours light caramel color with just over an inch of white head. Good retention and leaves decent lacing.

S: Fresh bag of hops with sugary fruit aroma. A bit of pine.

T: Tang and tropical fruit, a little herbal dankness. Slightly sweet with a bit of pine. Somewhat dry finish with a little astringency and pleasant lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth, somewhat crisp.

O: A very pleasant and fairly strong hop aroma/taste, nice level of sweetness with good drinkability. This one is right up there with Double Jack, probably even surpassing it with the lack of booziness.

Satchboogie, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of coldriver
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours deep amber, nice head and lacing. Citrus and berry aroma. Wow, I grew up eating wild blackberry pie in Western Washington and this nails the flavor and tartness of my mom's pies. Citrusy lemon as well, but bitterness is subdued. Mouthfeel is rather light (it would be easy to chug this beer) and wet finish.

The unique flavor of this IPA really brings back a flood of memories for me. Nicely balanced, this one is a standout.

coldriver, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mikeborglum, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

HaysAmerica, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

kchannel9, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

crbooher, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

jophish17, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of MinorThreat
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on the Rotating Tap at Maggie Smith's Irish Pub in Centennial Colorado

A-Slightly hazy copper with nice pillowy white head and great lacing.

S-Wow, tons of fresh citrus fruit, pineapple and pine tree. Only the slightest hint of cereal grain sweetness in the background.

T-The nose carries over nicely, citrus, grass, pine and pineapple. Beautifully balanced hops and malt sweetness. One of the best IPA's I have ever had, boarders on IIPA.

M-Light yet viscous, tons of hop oils coat the mouth but has enough Co2 to wash it away

O-One of if not the best IPA in my books, so glad it made it to Colorado.

MinorThreat, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of angrybabboon
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle

Consumed 12/22/11

Appearance: Remarkably clear, golden orange, starts off with a nice little white head and leaves some sticky lacing

Smell: Citrusy, but somewhat restrained, decidedly not a hop bomb - orange and grapefruit - floral, on the dry side - some toasted, biscuity malts in the background - again, dry and earthy

Taste: Nicely balanced - a lot of citrus - orange and grapefruit - oily, with tons of rind and pith - bitter with a lingering bitterness - a lot of pine, too - herbal, leafy, dry, earthy - malts are dry and biscuity with a hint of sweetness - well-rounded

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit oily/sticky, dry and earthy, nicely carbonated

Overall: Great, but not exactly what I'm looking for

Union Jack is a good IPA, but it could be better. The hop profile is a bit too earthy, herbal, and oily for me. I guess it makes sense that I had similar issues with Double Jack. Regardless, this is certainly worth a try.

angrybabboon, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mhenson42, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

fox227, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

CGMLS3, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

riotinmyskull, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jesus808, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Rhen19, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

hopburster, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

pennington, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled awesome! Grapefruit, mango and other tropical fruits with a touch of pine. Some caramel aromas.

T - It had a great piney bitterness on first sip. Nice tropical fruit flavors add some zip and bite. It has just enough sweet caramel and toffee to balance it out.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied IPA with a clean finish.

O - This is a great IPA. Absolutely glad that Firestone Walker has come to Missouri. This will be a 'go-to IPA'.

zeff80, Dec 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

bigred89, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

ChrisPro, Dec 16, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jlordi12, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

lalaghetto, Dec 16, 2011
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,033 ratings.