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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

4,534 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,534
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 299
Gots: 358 | FT: 9
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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T_Hass

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-02-2014 00:01:59 | More by T_Hass
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ironchefkook

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-01-2014 21:49:17 | More by ironchefkook
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bierdimpfe

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-01-2014 21:32:59 | More by bierdimpfe
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dmk91

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-01-2014 21:00:03 | More by dmk91
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Salter714

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-01-2014 04:19:58 | More by Salter714
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Bito401

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-01-2014 00:51:20 | More by Bito401
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-31-2013 13:04:21 | More by jrand2621
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love this IPA its a staple by which I can judge other IPA's. Its got the basic west coast IPA floral notes as well as a matched bitterness that doesn't detract at all.

Pours a bright clear gold/orange with a 2 finger white head that falls fast to a ring and some suds.

Smell is SUPER aromatic with big orange and lemon, with pine, sour apricot, doughy bread, and caramel.

Taste is a welcoming malt wallop thanks to 7.5%, along with floral and bitter hops dancing around together in harmony on my tongue. It's so balanced I want to say this is better than lagunitas sucks, because this has a better yeast me thinks. Lagu's is kinda chalky tasting but still good none the less.

Feel is medium carbonation and a perfect feel that gives the flavors a nice mantle to sit upon as you take each sip. Its glorious to drink this and not wonder just how much better an IPA can get. It really is a challenger to heady topper and pliny, swear on my grave.

Overall you can't go wrong with this and it is widely available, so pick this one up when you can if you want a solid IPA. plus did I mention its 7.5%? for a single IPA? yeha it packs a wallop, session this and your in for a wild night.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 04:19:34 | More by BastardKing24
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-31-2013 04:09:25 | More by bump8628
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SickBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-30-2013 22:48:03 | More by SickBrew
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-30-2013 16:18:57 | More by Mini4x
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-30-2013 06:01:28 | More by Joey-bags1990
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

12-30-2013 03:36:22 | More by TechBrew
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Kais

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-29-2013 17:44:15 | More by Kais
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cjohns73

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2013 05:51:50 | More by cjohns73
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Orange-yellow color with off-white head. Looks like an IPA should look.

S: Pine, hops. That's really all I get.

T: This one's got a lot of hops and pine resin. Pretty tasty, if you ask me. I get orange peel, leather, pine, grass, lemon, zest, and some citrus-y tones. The beer has a nice malt backbone, too; but, this is not something I look forward to in an IPA.

M: Thicker than expected. Medium I think. Not bad.

O: I'm not a huge IPA fan, but I enjoy my IPA's every now and then. This is one that I enjoy! It's a well crafted brew. The only thing that got me was the malt character. I like IPA's with a light body and more fruit tones. This is a good brew, regardless.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2013 04:08:49 | More by titty_mcbitty
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2013 02:42:10 | More by CaptainPancakes
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joe90605

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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beetstreet

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-28-2013 06:40:47 | More by beetstreet
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nuckbuc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-28-2013 04:51:36 | More by nuckbuc
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-28-2013 03:03:33 | More by Peter1977
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Llamameister

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-27-2013 16:39:45 | More by Llamameister
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-27-2013 00:05:20 | More by jayhunter357
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samibr

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-26-2013 19:59:24 | More by samibr
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soroka24

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

12-26-2013 19:53:41 | More by soroka24
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,534 ratings.