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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

4,546 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,546
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 299
Gots: 362 | 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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JeffoC6

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottled: 10/14/13
Drinking: 12/23/13 @ 7:00 PM (Merry Christmas!)
Setting: Living room couch, watching The Office (Benihana Christmas)

A: Pours crisp, clear, and like a shiny copper penny. Looks reminiscent of clean apple cider. Nice 2 finger billowy head that sticks around for awhile and caps nicely for the duration of the drink. Decent lacing.

S:Candied citrus peel. Sweet and sugary malts, forward citrus and pine hops with the citrus dominating. Nice faint hint of tree sap/earthiness to it, also a little biscuit.

T: Pineapple and grapefruit juice. Warming alcohol bite that fades into a pinecone/forest floor wetness mixed with candied citrus rinds and bread crust.

MF: A bit thinner than I expected, but after seeing it in the glass I realized that's what was coming. Sticky and sugary on the lips and tongue. Hangs around for awhile. Nice bitterness on back sides of the tongue. Was expecting a bit more mouthfeel, but still nice.

O: As always, the West Coast nails it. Would drink this beer at any time. It's up there with the Racer 5's, Stones, Ballast Points, etc. A solid, drinkable IPA that doesn't overwhelm your palette, which is becoming all too commonplace these days.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 00:06:40 | More by JeffoC6
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Rado

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-23-2013 18:34:22 | More by Rado
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/11/13

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap

S: Nice and hoppy, with a good deal of citrus and fruitiness. Grapefruit definitely stands out. Not much malt presence compared to the hoppiness

T: Starts off with the hops. Grapefruit stands out again, along with other citrus notes and tropical fruits. Bitterness comes in shortly after. Malts do a good job at balancing things out, as it lends a very light sweetness and a bit of toastiness. Alcohol hides nicely in the background. Finishes with a moderate bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: While this brew is hop-heavy, it somehow remains quite balanced and drinkable. Definitely cures a hop craving and would be a solid go-to IPA. Definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 06:07:26 | More by BEERMILER12
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Shakydog68

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-23-2013 04:41:23 | More by Shakydog68
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pkjorgy

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2013 22:18:36 | More by pkjorgy
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2013 22:09:01 | More by In_Control_Mike
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themegamancave

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2013 18:13:55 | More by themegamancave
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pieface22

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-21-2013 23:37:39 | More by pieface22
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SixPack6

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-21-2013 20:12:14 | More by SixPack6
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mstrcrwly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-21-2013 05:54:55 | More by mstrcrwly
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Moheban

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-21-2013 05:29:28 | More by Moheban
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Rwallace612

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.9%

12-20-2013 23:03:12 | More by Rwallace612
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RickCardell

Montana

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I started with smelling this copper in color brew and was pleased with the light hop aroma out of the bottle.

This is a wonderfully balanced IPA with a skew towards a grapefruit and floral bitterness that has spice from the hoppiness. There is some caramel and toasted malts, but the hops are very much there, especially at their peak during the end. The finish comes off very floral and dry, lingering a moment or two of bitterness and perfume.

I want to try their Double Jack double IPA too. The guys said it was very good.

Good job Firestone!

I can't wait to try it on TAP!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 21:02:04 | More by RickCardell
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j18coop

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-20-2013 14:44:37 | More by j18coop
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beaverapproved

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

12-20-2013 13:00:21 | More by beaverapproved
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-20-2013 07:42:58 | More by grubefresh
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alex021224

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-20-2013 04:15:34 | More by alex021224
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timmy2b

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-20-2013 03:31:15 | More by timmy2b
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spartanlaker

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-20-2013 03:03:11 | More by spartanlaker
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-20-2013 02:26:21 | More by Wetenkamp
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PJHOY

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2013 22:24:48 | More by PJHOY
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heresy22

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-19-2013 21:30:12 | More by heresy22
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fellowrs

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-19-2013 20:50:48 | More by fellowrs
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HopHead513

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2013 03:37:03 | More by HopHead513
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alcjudge

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-18-2013 23:20:36 | More by alcjudge
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,546 ratings.