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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

4,645 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,645
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 303
Gots: 398 | 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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4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft into a tulip

This was one of my intro beers into the world of IPA's. I was in Las Vegas at a place with over 100 beers on tap and asked the bartender for a good IPA. He gave me this. I remember thinking how great the beer looked, then placing it up to my nose and smelling it and just being blown away by the fruitiness and the hops. The taste was like anything I had ever had before. I loved this beer and it went down so easily.

I have a soft spot for this beer because it really got me into IPA's. I just wish I was able to fiind it more fresh here in CT

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into DFH IPA glass. bottled in november

A: yellow gold body with a i tint of orange. white head that pours strong and settles and stays during the entire drink leaving a great lacing

S: light hops.

T: Taste is all hops with a small tinge of malt. mostly a piney hops in the taste slightly bitter but not overwhelming.

M: medium carbonation good feel that finished dry

O: very good interpretation of the style i've had stronger and i've had weaker but this is done will with just enough malt and hops. the smell is lacking from what i expected but the hops linger even after you swallow. it's been 2-3 minutes since my last sip and i can still taste the hops.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

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Bottle from Harvest Market.
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of grapefruit and pine resin with hints of green onion and a solid caramel maltiness to back it up. Solid caramel malty flavor with layers of pine and citrus on top and a moderate level of hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Nice old school IPA I enjoyed this for a change.

Serving type: bottle

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,645 ratings.