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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
93
outstanding

5,082 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,082
Reviews: 1,159
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 327
Gots: 563 | 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%

futura123, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of tylerprince
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tylerprince, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of ejw127
4/5  rDev -5.7%

ejw127, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Bilco, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of gabedivision
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

gabedivision, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Pellinore1, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

SpillyBeers, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

kaelingirl, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

muttyd, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jvillefan
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

jvillefan, Dec 02, 2011
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

VelvetExtract, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

davelag, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

ucsbmullet, Nov 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

twelveinches, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of kuhndog
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

kuhndog, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of notdriving
5/5  rDev +17.9%

notdriving, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

rhino54, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

trisweb, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Goblinmunkey7, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

TeamUgly, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

mikecharley, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

pgofman, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,082 ratings.