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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

5,051 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,051
Reviews: 1,159
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 327
Gots: 555 | 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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Photo of turbine2475
2.85/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to BrewBakerE for this brew:

A - Transparent honey colored brew with a perfect two finger fluffy white head that hung around for a long time before slowly disipating leaving a heavy lace.

S - Smells sweets with a decent presence of floral and citrus malts with a honey sweet malt.

T - Murky citrus hops and a subtle caramel malt. Not much there. I wonder if I got a bad bottle.

M - Smooth, almost non existant, carbonation and a bitter aftertaste.

D - Not what I had hoped it would be. Would only try another another bottle to re-review it.

turbine2475, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of Dusadus
2.92/5  rDev -31.1%

Dusadus, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of BearsOnAcid
2.93/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this into a tulip glass. Big white fluffy head after a vigorous pour. Lacing is slightly thick and sticks to the glass. The color is basically what you see on the label for the bottle.

The smell had a nice piney/citrusy hops smell followed by candy. I'm picking up some alcohol as well.

Taste has a hard hit of piney bitterness. The malt flavor is pretty light. Slight caramel and bready flavors in the background. The finish is bitter, alcohol, grassy, astringent. It's a bit thinner than I'd like for an IPA. Carbonation is right. I'd like it more if it weren't for the astringent bitterness.

BearsOnAcid, Jan 14, 2010
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

markcp, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

MWolverines66, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

timjim1327, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright copper color with a sizable foamy bright white head. Nice noticeable nose of the traditional american IPA scents, grapefruit, citric and pine. Smells good. Full mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Bright clean and crisp, flavors follow the nose. Hop bitterness is high. Can get a bit much after a bit, but other wise a pretty good IPA. Not for those who like that intense building bite. The carbonation breaks apart the body a bit on the back end adding to the slightly displeasing finish. I can see others loving this though.

jtierney89, Mar 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

RD1163, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

jacwomyn, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

BGsWo22, Jan 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

GABrew, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

pin, Sep 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Ilovebeer1549, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

jwff, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

discreplayboss, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of kpoole25
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured to a glass. Light brown to orange color, a bit hazy, white head. Pretty typical IPA aromas, citrus and pine. Taste was pretty good up front, nice sweet, rich malt, but the finish really turned me off. There was a combination of flavors that didn't play well together on my palate...a combination of alcohol, the type of bittering hops and...maybe the oak?...just left me saying "not lovin' this." Difficult to finish the bottle.

kpoole25, Aug 26, 2010
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

ATXRyan, Mar 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

deweese, Jan 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Wayne17, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

beerbtl, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Yoopermk, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

prisoner1572, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

jk3, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

brystmar, Jan 19, 2013
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,051 ratings.