1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

5,465 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,465
Reviews: 1,212
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 384
Gots: 787 | FT: 12
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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (76) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Union Jack India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,465 | Reviews: 1,212 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jds8411
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jdhasse
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle bought from City Beer Store in SF. Pours a dark, clear amber with a decent amount of carbination. Tastes very balanced with citrus, pine, and a malt backbone finish. The 7.5% alcohol is well hidden in this one and its very easy to drink. Very decent IPA overall.

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Piason
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Streetcore
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A: Light amber with a sticky white head.

S: Grapefruit, pungent hops, musty, ripe citrus, soft pineapple, fresh cut grass, some floral notes coming through

T: Lemon zest, grapefruit, light biscuity malt, herbal, mint

M: Light mouthfeel, some slick hop oils sticking around

O: This is my first brew from Firestone and it won't be the last!

Photo of tgeorgf
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of adkrogue
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass.

A: Almost an amber color, not quite as dark or deep but a nice orangish color with a creamy just off-white head. I poured this 20 mins ago and let it settle and the head hasn't dissipated at all.
S: Floral, grapefruit. Definitely more floral than piney.
T: Delicious? It is a really really good IPA. Hoppy but not overwhelming. Hops taste like they smell to me, floral, citrusy. A bit more pine in the taste than I picked up in the nose. Crisp, clean. Really balanced with the malts and the alcohol is subtle. Doesn't take like 7.5%. Nice clean finish with no lingering bitterness.
M: Best part. Medium body but so smooth. Its silk, in a delicious beer. This beer is making love to my mouth.

Photo of prisoner1572
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of nathanjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Topher78
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a beautiful light copper color with 1 1/2 fingers of an off-white head and good lacing. The aroma is of citrus and pine with a light hint of malt. The taste is of orange rind, pineapple and balanced well with sweet malt. The aftertaste is nice and slightly dry and beckons another sip. One of the best single IPA's period.

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

Poured from a bottle to a duvel tulip. Pours a clear blonde orange with a 2 inch white head that slowly shrinks with great lacing. Aroma is strong. Very floral, grassy, and citric. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, and a touch of lemon. Mouthfeel is medium to thin. Alcohol is invisible. This beer is super sessionable and a perfect go to ipa.

Photo of ceraphin
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of hlaus
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of javatime
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of vonnegut21
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of terence
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of sevenarts
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of JasonB
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of fergster75
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CrazyP
4.92/5  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.

Photo of olympicgatorade
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of TimPell
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,465 ratings.