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

5,299 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,299
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 342
Gots: 675 | 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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Photo of Kinsman
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Jan. 20... not too shabby.

Bright and clear pale copper colored body. Rather thin white head but it leaves some nice lace behind.

Wonderfully pungent hop aroma with notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Some honey and just a bit of grainy malt in the background.

Nice hop-forward character with a rather mellow bitterness but a boatload of tasty citrusy and fruity hops. Some mild malt notes in the background but the hops kind of drown this out.

Rather light and lively mouthfeel. Overall, a top notch IPA with one of the best aromas I've come across in a long time.

Photo of uustal
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow, light amber mix. Really clear. Bright white head with pretty good lacing throughout. Good citrus aroma. Orange zest, grapefruit and lesser notes of mango. Juicy fresh hop aroma for sure. Flavor is really hop busy. All different kinds of hops join the party. Goes from bitter, to sweet, to bitter and what seems like back again. Busy on the tongue. Both subtle sweet orange notes and more bitter/sour grapefruit citrus open the hop profile up. Hints of tropical fruits are less present than in the aroma, but contribute. Pine resin notes close this one out. Nice crisp hopiness without being too sweet, bitter or relient on one or two specific flavors. Really good mix of hops that leave you guessing.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tony223366
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Fluffy white head 2+ fingers. Really dramatic mix of small and large bubbles. Beautiful golden orange color. Decent clarity but could be a little better. Great lacing.

S: Huge citrus aroma! Smells gorgeous and I can't resist drinking. Nice caramel maltiness. Already smells well balanced. Maybe slightly piney too? Nice fruitiness.

T: Huge citrus followed by almost as big of a caramel malt. Deliciously well balanced. Nice bitterness on the finish but it's still balanced. As the beer warms alcohol becomes more present.

M: Great carbonation. Slick and light to medium body.

O: Love this beer. One of my favorite "single" IPAs. It's a bit closer to a DIPA but it's amazing. Huge citrus flavors and big caramel malts. So well balanced. I could drink this anytime. Flavors linger nicely.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ckollias
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a nice copper hue with a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Strong hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and pine in the background.

T: Hoppy Hoppy brew with a solid malt background and citrus finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent IPA – nice and hoppy and very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jhtipton
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. What a well balanced beer. Pours a nice heady lacing deep orange onto my goblet. The smell in the bottle is great. Very piney and grapefruity but th taste is even better. Can't believe how the sweet fruity taste of mango and pears jump out. What a fine example of west coast IPA. It has a wonderful medium body and the alcohol is barely discern able. Overall one of my favorite IPAs and it is no wonder they boast their awards on the cap. Cheers.

Photo of UDbeernut
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the dutch, enjoyed with friends.

pours an inviting tan/burnt orange hue, small foamy head with good retention. lacing rings the cheater pint.

nose is all pine and citrus hop along with slight hint of caramel in the background

taste is quick prickly bitterness followed but a punch of pine. washed away gently with malt and onse again light caramel.

I ended up drinking three of these (thanks coldbrewky, and Johhnyownerofthedutch). I have a headache. Enough said.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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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.
94 out of 100 based on 5,299 ratings.