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Union Jack India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,195 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4195
Reviews: 1099
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%


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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harveystarr

Ontario (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single bottle from Premier Gourmet in Amherst, NY enjoyed outside on the patio on a warm calm evening.

Billed as a big IPA but big time quaffable if you ask me. Smooth and complex, mixing pine, fruit together in one hop drenching. I'm not usually a big IPA or hopheads guy, but when it's right, it's right.

I'll be buying more this summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 01:36:25 | More by harveystarr
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Warm summer night in the gazebo with a cigar and my first Firestone Walker UJ IPA. I had heard how good this should be and hoped the cigar would not mute the flavors too much.

Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: A rich clear gold. Inch of dense pure white foamy head refused to run over the sides, leaving a wide round ring above the top of the glass. Amazing. The head hung on for awhile, leaving a nice foam surface and heavy lacing, some of which was still present at the end. Yeah, baby!

s: Pretty strong hop notes suggested Hop Bomb City might be coming up.

t: Powerful hop bite. A wondrously sippable delight which I took a half hour to finish.

m: Hops announced their presence in no uncertain terms in this otherwise light to moderate brew. Perhaps heavier than the usual IPA, but I like that. You know you are drinking something worthwhile!

o: Wasn't such a fan of IPA until now. My new favorite IPA, although I'm still loving SN Torpedo and Lagunitas IPA. I have eleven more of the former to ingest over the summer (I foolishly gave away the four remaining Lagunitases I had to people who probably will not appreciate them like I did).. But now I'm anxious to not only drink the other UJ I have, but get at least a sixpack. And Double Jack is looking irresistible.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 05:24:03 | More by scotorum
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AltBock

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle with a simple red label with the usual FW duking lion and bear on the front. In between the boxing savage beasts is the name of the beer. Directly below the beasts in a gold line is an inked bottled date.

When poured into a Cigar City pint glass, this West Coast IPA that had the beasts fighting over was a clear gold color with a touch of amber. It wouldn't be a California beer if it didn't have gold in it. I didn't get much of a head of foam on this golden brew. From what I saw, the head of foam was cotton white in color. This pure white head of foam rose up to about 1/4 of an inch in height and then it quickly receded. It receded down to a tiny string of rings and a small amount of spots of lace around the glass. I had to swirl the hell out of this beer to get a head of foam on this beer.

The aroma of this West Coast IPA was hugely citrus. It loved the citrus hops and citrus fruits. Right off the bat was the citrus hops. The aroma of the citrus hops lingered on for some time before it let through the citrus fruits. The main focus of the citrus fruits was the grapefruit. Behind the grapefruit was a little lemon and a splash of orange. Directly after the citrus elements was a thick pine wall. There was actually a lot of pine in this aroma. Was there any malt in aroma? Nope! If there was any, it was covered up by the citrus hops and the pine.

The taste was pretty much the same story as the aroma. Kicking off the taste was the bitter citrus hops. They weren't super in your face bitter. They were more of a well balanced bitter. Intermingled with the citrus hops was a touch of grapefruit and a drop of lemon. Right after the citrus elements had their moment in the sun, in comes the pine. There was more pine in the taste then there was in the aroma. After all of this, this West Coast IPA finished up with tea like caramel malty taste. It was an interesting taste.

This was a medium bodied American IPA with a good amount of carbonation and a slightly hoppy and bitter aftertaste. The aftertaste contained citrus hops, grapefruit, a gentle touch of lemon, and a hint of toasted caramel malt. This slightly bitter aftertaste doesn't linger.

Another winner from Firestone Walker. It wasn't overly bitter. There was still more than enough hops in this beer to keep your hop loving taste buds entertained. Would I drink it again? I sure would!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 01:12:35 | More by AltBock
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Re-review! 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal-clear amber color. The head is a creamy off-white shade that's about one finger high. While retention isn't fantastic, it leaves behind a great deal of lacing. Just a beautiful IPA regardless.

S: This is exactly what I expect from a west-coast IPA: lots of grapefruit-forward hops, backed by lesser notes of pine, black pepper, and perhaps even some marijuana. The malts become more evident as it warms up, providing an earthy, caramel-esque background.

T: Hops mostly cluster on the opening, providing not only grapefruit, but also peach, black pepper, and pine. The malt sweetness arrives in the second half of the flavor profile, loaded with caramel, toffee, and earth. A really good IPA, even if the bottle is a couple months old.

M: It starts off beautifully light and crisp...only for the sweetness to nudge itself in with a syrupy linger on the back end. This hurts the effect that the brew was going for; however, it's still stupidly drinkable for 7.5%. Dangerous, even.

O: This is probably one of the better 6-pack IPAs on the market right now. And it would be even greater if it were fresh. I could see this one being a regular in my fridge regardless, though.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 22:13:11 | More by ThisWangsChung
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slader

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid example of the IPA style. Definitely a big beer with a robust flavor that lingers. I like that the name is representative of the styles roots. I've never met a Firestone I didn't like. I'll admit that sometimes I have trouble fulfilling the 250 character requirement for these reviews!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 03:43:03 | More by slader
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DrDaves49

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. Bomber into tulip glass

Bottled on 4/5/13
Opened on 6/25/13

A. The color of burnt orange with a smallish amber to off white head.

S. A smack in the face hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit with hints of orange and lemon. Very pungent citrus.

T. Very hop forward flavor when cold, as it warms the malts and alcohol show themselves, not enough though to overpower the great hoppy flavor.

M. Medium body edging up toward high. Nice and citrusy, grape fruity , hints of orange and lemon hops with a nice bready malt backup. The hops are more pronounced which make for a very good after taste which lingers long after finishing. Syrupy, resin-y goodness that coats the mouth.

O. Overall, this is one tasty brew, very hop forward. Very drinkable which could be a problem. It leaves you wanting another and another...aging doesn't seem to hurt this a bit. One of those beers you won't soon forget if you're a hop lover like me.

One of those beers you'll want to keep on hand.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 04:26:00 | More by DrDaves49
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BingCrosby7

California

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - A light orange with highlights of soft gold and yellow; a thin white head that stays almost permanently throughout the glass; bubbles rise from bottom to head throughout the whole experience. This is a wonderful looking beer.

S - Medium hoppiness; lemon zest; lemon grass; sweet pine; light malt

T - Hoppy, piney, and citrusy on the palate; malts assuage the bitterness of the overall effect of the hops. The aftertaste is hoppy, yet subdued because of the malt. This is a fine IPA.

M - I think the carbonation is just right on this beer

O - I've grown to love this beer over the last year or so--this is definitely one of my go-to beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 05:57:14 | More by BingCrosby7
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Moose90

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 03/14/13
Tasted On: 06/09/13

A – Pours true to the style. Light amber honey hue. Translucent, and head is bright white, recedes quickly, and leaves nice, light lacing behind.

S – Nice bouquet here. Lots of citrus and sweet malt notes here, light lemon, grapefruit and pineapple.

T – Bitter, fruity and nice pine notes. A little metallic note to it as well, overall very clean, malt backbone comes through here, but it is only lightly sweet, nothing cloying.

M – Nice and crisp, carbonation is near perfect.

O – Very drinkable and refreshing IPA here, nicely bitter and balanced out by some light sweet malts. The nose on this one is great.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 18:58:44 | More by Moose90
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mrchrisray

New York

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a) copper color, redish yellow. good head at first with medium retention. pretty bubbly and inviting looking

s) smells like hops, strong, some pine scents

t) strong bite of hops up front but very balanced with the malt and super smooth finish. i can't taste the 7.5% alcohol either

m) kinda doughy in the mouth and definitely bubbly

o) a great beer. i was expecting more of a hoppy taste, but i'm not let down at all. it is hoppy and super well balanced so all the flavors blend very well together.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 22:54:22 | More by mrchrisray
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Firestone Walker Union Jack is a delicious IPA. Fresh and tangy citrus flavours. It's delicious! I am going to buy lots of this during the summer

A: Orange colour and a 3 mm head that fades pretty quick. 3.5

S: Big juicy citrus aroma. Amazing! 5

T: Malty with some lovely tangy grapefruit hoppiness. Clean finish. Delicious! 4.5

M: Pretty low carbonation for an IPA. 4

O: 4.5

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 04:41:00 | More by vandemonian
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dc87

Washington

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Looks like a typical IPA. Bright, clear amber orange. Large, slightly yellow head that stays around and laces nicely.

S - A hoppy, grapefruit smell. Not too strong.

T - A bold, delicious taste. Bitter, piney and slightly fruity hops that balance beautifully with a surprisingly strong, sweet malt backbone. A little like candy. The similarly bittersweet aftertaste lingers pleasantly.

M - Crisp, nicely carbonated

O - A highly drinkable, malty and enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:16:55 | More by dc87
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a two finger yellow tinted head. The head has amazing retention, very slowly fading over time to give a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is a little bit on the bready side with some notes of caramel malt. While those aromas are lighter there is plenty of hop aromas to go around. While mainly of grapefruit hop, there are also notes of some pine mixed in as well. Along with the stronger hop aroma so too comes some stronger tropical fruit aromas overall making a quite nice smell.

Taste – The taste starts out with a nice blend of bready malt flavors and a bunch of a grapefruit hop. Quickly after the initial taste a moderately strong showing of tropical fruits (pineapple, tangerine, and mango) come to the tongue. The grapefruit grows strong toward the end of the taste with some of the fruit becoming more potent as well. The bready flavors seem to become smoother and more pronounced at the end with some light pine flavors joining the taste at this point. In the end a very smooth and sweet but nicely hopped flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker/creamier body and lower carbonation level accentuate the hop and sweet blend nicely all the while keeping a very smooth feel on the tongue.

Overall – This was a fantastic IPA. A great blend of sweet, malty, and hop. The smoothness is fantastic, with it bathing the tongue and making for a truly enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 01:04:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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tzieser

Arizona

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i've been drinking this for years, just never got around to a review.

a: crystal clear amber in color with a nice fluffy white head that never wants to go away.

s: big hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and pine. it's quite obvious they know how to dry hop an IPA.

t: tons of hop flavor. lots of citric hop character throughout, finishes with a punch of bitter pine flavor but the malt adds enough sweetness to keep this from being a palate destroyer. very complex flavor from beginning to end; well done.

m: smooth; full bodied. i always thought mouthfeel was a bullshit review point so i'm gonna keep it short.

o: hands down the best IPA that is relatively easy to acquire. if it weren't so expensive i would buy it by the case every week.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:31:46 | More by tzieser
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Wowcoolman for hooking me up with some nice Firestone Walker wants, including this one. Union Jack pours with very nice clarity; it's kind of got a median amber color, but ranges from bright, golden yellow to deeper, ruby-brown depending on the intensity of the light shining through it at the moment. The three-finger, off-white cream cap is slow to sink and leaves sick lacing all the way down. Fantastic looking beer.

"Pungent" is probably the best word to describe the aroma of the hop bill in Union Jack. Loads and loads of dank hop oils; weedy, spicy, earthy, herbal. The dank is equally matched with shining grapefruit and tangerine aromas - bitter, tangy, and raw. Despite what many other people say, I felt the malt presence in the aroma was quite high and noticeable; big-time toasted bread notes from start to finish. The bottling date was only about 7 weeks ago, so it's definitely not old.

The flavor follows through with what the nose was promising, although unfortunately I feel that it does so half-heartedly. There's a big, up-front smash of earthy, dirty, and pungent hops including light pine and oily resins. There's also a good bit of citrus peels, less discernible on the palate, however. Some light pepper seems to be sprinkled over everything, too. I mean, I like the taste, but for some reason it doesn't seem as "standoutish" as the aroma did.

Malts are a bit heavier on the palate, I'd say, displaying substantial amounts of sweet bread and toasted crackers. Hard to tell exactly what types of malts were used thanks to the large color gradient, but I'm not getting anything as dark as caramel malt in here. Warming brings out a slight booziness, even at only 7.5% ABV, that I'm somewhat hesitant but forced to identify it with nail polish remover. It never gets overwhelming, though, but it wouldn't be missed if it were gone.

Solid body for an IPA, medium, slick, and toying on the edge of being sticky. Carbonation was on-point, too. Much like Double Jack, I feel this is a bit overrated for what it is, albeit it's still marvelously crafted. They (obviously) have similar hop flavors, so perhaps this particular bill and schedule doesn't completely vibe with my palate. In any case, it was still a very enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 16:14:47 | More by tectactoe
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notchucknorris

California

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger cream colored head. Some nice lacing down the glass. Looks really solid.

S: Mango, apricot, candied grapefruit, and some nice citrus hops.

T: Opens on the sweeter side with some mango and caramel, then quickly pulls back with some piney hops and some bready malt. Finish leaves a tingling of pine resin on the tongue with just a touch of bitterness. Very smooth, incredibly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 18:25:50 | More by notchucknorris
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ktblue22

Vermont

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - very light orange, clear and little head
Smell - lots of sharp grapefuity citrusness, slight pine on the finish
Taste- mmm wow!! Beautifully accentuates the hops in this IPA without overpowering the palate. The grapefruit comes through in a juicy way - like biting into a perfectly ripe fruit.
Mouthfeel - medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - pairing it with a sharp cheddar cheese, really really good. Very happy with this beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 22:55:43 | More by ktblue22
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this bottle up at Brass Rail, enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

The color is amber like honey with great clarity and thick bone white head that drops to a ring. The lace clings and bead is very fine, carbonation risies rapidly to the surface. The smell is excellent - lots of citrus and tropical especially grapefruit esters with a light floral accent, very mild malt presence which hints at toasted malt. The feel is great moderately high bitterness with medium carbonation and the right amount of malt sweentess with a semidry finish tangy hops add depth with slight yeast fruitness backing them up.

The flavor is just great no other way to describe my first impression is the nuance of the beer is cohesively establishing a great hop flavor overlapping the malt backbone with yeast adding character yet playing a supportive role. I love the grapefruit-like flavor of the hops is balanced slightly by a nice toast note in the malt there is a subtle floral accent which adds complexity with very mild aclohol and hint of pine in the finish. Overall I really love this beer it is a great example of the style -an IPA with lots of hop flavor not simply a bitter beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 18:44:15 | More by Slatetank
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carrionricardo

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the one that should be in your fridge at all times.just a hand down excellent display of what a west coast ipa should be.very pinkey,citrus,grapefruit and even some orange rind flavors but very well balanced. I know why this beer wins awards every were it goes.a Lil advise try the big brother.double Jack.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 04:16:02 | More by carrionricardo
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pour a clear, golden color with some amber tints to it. Great looking carbonation. A pretty beer.

Smell: A lot of the classic IPA scents. Pine, pineapple, some other citrus, and a hint of grapefruit.

Taste: Goes along with the smell in the same way, but really has nothing extra to it. Not all that exciting.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Follows the style well.

Overall: Honestly I think I was just expecting more after all of the hub-bub about Firestone all the time. It is an average IPA, but nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 15:27:20 | More by alex_hart
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n2185

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/17/13: probably the freshest bottle of this beer that I've ever come across.

A: Pours a clear gold with a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring with good lacing.

S: Lots of grapefruit and pine on the nose with pineapple and earthier hop notes underneath. The finish smells of sweet citrus.

T: Grapefruit dominates with pine and pineapple here. Earthy and citrus rind flavors follow with a moderately bitter finish. The flavors are pungent without being overbearing.

M: Medium body and carbonation that accentuates the hop flavors well, this beer is drinkable without being oily or watery.

O: A difficult beer to find fresh, but one of the best single IPA's out there. Very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 06:46:55 | More by n2185
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a gold/amber color with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hoppy notes is really enjoyable with light sweet undertones. Taste is also dominated by sweet notes with nice floral hoppy notes and some citrus undertones with limited bitterness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with great drinkability factor and limited bitterness level.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 18:53:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - Union Jack India Pale Ale - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Pours a golden amber with a full foamy head. Good sticky lacing around the glass. Minimal carbonation. Good looking brew.

Smell - Bready malts with deep resinous hops over it, a bit low-key here.

Taste - Malts are quickly subdued by bitter piney/resinous hops.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is a dry bitter pine, not much else to it, a bit one-dimensional to be honest. Drinkable throughout, which is good.

Overall - Not bad, but I was not impressed overall. I think this brew is a bit overrated, but everyone has their own tastes. Firestone Walker does make amazing brew though, I highly recommend Firestone Walker - Double Jack if you want to be blown away by a good brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 12:02:51 | More by JMScowcroft
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TheCondor

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I recently made a decent sized run to the beer gettin' place, this is the first one for a while. As I sit and drink my beers, I am contemplating going to the American Beer Classic in Chicago. With that being said, my quest to drink the Beers of Fame continues....

Appearance - Pours a transparent, golden orange color with minimal head, which negates head retention. Very little lacing. Kind of surprised that, even with the aggressive pour I gave it, the head came out pretty flat. That is the biggest reason why it gets a 4 in presentation. Love the packaging though.

Smell - Whoa floral and citrusy aromas. Big pine, grapefruit, and citrus notes could be detected even during the pour, probably the best part of the beer. A slight malty hint could be detected as well, nothing major. Certainly smells like an IPA.

Taste - A tasty concoction indeed. The hops are the primary palate stimulation, coming on strong in the middle and finish of the drink. There is a sweetness to the drink as well, likely from the malt balance. Pretty well balanced brew, good level of hops and bitterness for me.

Mouthfeel - Finishes with a bittersweet pop, much as I expected. Leaves that bitter taste on the palate for a little while after the drink. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - This is a great beer, no doubt, but not the best Firestone Walker has to offer. For that, I would recommend their Walker's Reserve porter, which I found to be fantastic. I love Paso Robles, the brewery is in a great spot. I would highly recommend this brew, even to those who aren't the biggest hop-heads like myself.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:00:12 | More by TheCondor
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Mosstrooper

California

4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Golden-orange color with vigorous bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Creamy white head stays around for a long time, leaving a thick ring of lace around the glass.

Smell: Heavy on grapefruit, melon, and piney hop aromas.

Taste: Lots of hops. Citric flavors to begin before rounding out to hints of melon and blood orange, before finishing with a piney and slightly nutty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full body with balanced, natural carbonation. Finish is very smooth, rounding out to dryness.

Overall: I'm surprised that this isn't considered a DIPA. I would definitely count this as one of the better and definitely more hop-intensive IPAs out there. The name of the beer led me to believe it was more of an English style IPA, but I was pleasantly surprised by all of those American hops! This is truly excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:12:40 | More by Mosstrooper
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WalterHeisenberg

New Mexico

4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into giant beer mug
A: Hazy yellow. Nice foamyfat head. Good lacing. Some carbonation.head dies to a foamy cap. In my opinion a sign of quality.
S: malty citrus hoppy orange lemon bready! Smells good
T:Orang citrus hoppy first bready maltycitrusy finishes malty bready bitter orande rind Minimal bitterness.Very nicely balanced. Lingering bitter aftertast.Smooth rich tasty. No hint whatsoever ever of the 7.5%. Nice!
M:Thick smooth
O:Nice high abv!looks tasty IS mighty tasty. I feel like this drinks big more like a a DIPA Verybalanced. Not a hop bomb or maybe the bitter is well balanced.but really excellent smooth smooth smooth. A bit spendy but you what you pay for.Can't wait to get ahold of a double jack !!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:09:35 | More by WalterHeisenberg
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 4,195 ratings.