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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

5,031 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,031
Reviews: 1,157
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance: Crystal clear light amber with a big white head that faded into generous lacing.

Smell: Great! Like a lot of APAs - piney and floral hops.

Taste: Up front is massive hop bitterness, which is balanced well by the malt backbone. Residual bitterness is minor (maybe because my mouth is numb). Alcohol is very faint, even at 7.5%.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness and carbonation. No residual feel.

Overall: Great APA (close to DIPA territory)! Doesn’t differentiate itself too much from other hop bombs, but it nails everything and has enough of a malt backbone to keep from being strip-the-paint-off-the-walls bitter.

SensorySupernova, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

cantal, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

justincourts, Oct 04, 2014
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CAkers91, Oct 04, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%

HeadyHopHead, Oct 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

A 22 ounce bomber poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Great clarity. Burnt orange color. Dense, off-white head. Mondo stickage!

Smell - Big citrus nose. Herbal. Nice.

Taste - Big, crisp grapefruit flavor. There is a slightly toasty malt flavor in the background that keeps the hops in check.

Mouth - Oily. Crisp. Great carbonation.

Overall - Yes, this ale is yet another California hop bomb. There is more to this beer than just hops, however. There is just enough malt to keep things interesting. The beer smells good. The beer looks great. Union Jack does many things well.

T100Mark, Oct 03, 2014
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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,031 ratings.