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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

4,923 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,923
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 322
Gots: 505 | 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%

illcendiary, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

rollncalguy78, Mar 30, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two-finger head, frothy-then-spiderweb lacing, both which dissipate averagely. light gold body with copper hues, average bubbles.

S: pears, dirty oranges, fig, hoppy-coriander.

T: beautifully bodied. Banana peel, figgy-hop onset. Coriander-like middle.
Musky orange afters. Pretty darn close to the smell.

M: the feeling you should get from a good IPA, just subtly, then rounds out as the aftertaste creeps in to make your mouth and palette a happy place, which is unusual for most people with IPAs it seems.

O: bought this as a morning brew for the arsenal-man city match this morning. Picked it up at Fred Meyer on Lakeway in Bellingham. Having had nothing to eat yet, I can say it's a pretty hearty, yet easy to drink beer. Would pair very nicely with braised or roasted chicken or pork chops. Great IPA. Don't know if I'd pick it up again personally, though. Kinda overrated if you ask me. but hey, diff'rent strokes! For 5.99 it was an enjoyable experience, to be sure.

**Label reads: "BOTTLED ON: 01/25/14 15:32"

thatruth, Mar 29, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Part of variety pack

A: pours a dark golden straw color. Finger and half of head, disappeared quickly
S:floral and citrus smell, very west coast.
T: dark sweet malts caramel, hop bitterness balanced nicely on end. Can tell it's bigger IPA with more abv.
M: great, like any IPA the hops just seem to coat the inside of your mouth and you keep getting that taste
O: solid IPA, though with so much great IPAs in Cali not sure I would purchase again over something I can get regularly like sucks or sculpin

FitnessForBeer, Mar 28, 2014
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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,923 ratings.