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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

5,451 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,451
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 380
Gots: 781 | FT: 15
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: GClarkage on 08-14-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tap to pint glass

The brew pours golden-tan, with scents of sharp citrus-pine immediately present.   Soft notes of honey-malt reveal themselves on a deeper inhale, but the nose is primarily crisp hops.    Carrying through on the palate, the hop-presence pops right out at the front; crisp, bitter and slightly resinous.   The medium-bodied ale yields just the right amount of malt-sweetness the make this a highly drinkable IPA.   A touch of alcohol breaks up any residue between swallows, accenting the brew's crisp overtone.   Tasty and sessionable, Union Jack is an a great example of an accessible West Coast-style IPA. 

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours clear gold with a touch of orange and puts up a nice 2-finger head that holds on tight and laces the glass beautifully, all the way down - aroma of citrus-ey hops with a little bread-ey malt - taste is very hop forward, with grapefruit and tropical fruits on the tip of the tongue balanced by light biscuit malt on the back -sort of a dry finish -'zesty' with the right amount of carbonation and just enough stickiness - very pleasant to drink -

I've had bottles of this stuff by the case-load, but this brew really shines in this fresh growler I'm drinking now - it's everything I want in an IPA - perfectly balanced in every respect - great stuff!!

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,451 ratings.