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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

4,606 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,606
Reviews: 1,124
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 302
Gots: 382 | 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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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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thomda11

California

3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, light copper with a thick head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is pleasant with pine and orange blended with a slightly sweet malt. The orange comes through more strongly as it warms up a bit. Right upfront is a distinct citrus and orange rind flavor, flowed by pine. The palate ends abruptly with a resinous bitterness and a hint of astringency. Not much in the way of malt, unfortunately. Mouth feel is a on the lighter-side--a bit watery. A Good IPA, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 04:33:12 | More by thomda11
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catbirdofdoom

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-20-2014 03:56:07 | More by catbirdofdoom
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-19-2014 14:17:12 | More by warpedrevolution
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-19-2014 12:32:40 | More by bcsteve89
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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tonafernandez

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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GriswoldR3

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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alademann

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. Bottled 5/22/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a clear, pale-yet-rich gold with just over two fingers of dense off-white froth. Trails of bubbles rise to the surface, without disturbing the healthy layer of head that remains throughout. Large sheets of lace cling to the goblet as I drink.

Bright, inviting aromas of oranges, mild pine, fresh cut grass and hints of cracker. This is what an IPA should smell like.

Taste is full of bitter citrusy goodness. Oranges, grapefruit, lemony rind, pinesap, a peppery spice character, grass, vague melon, some cracker and bready malts and a whisper of alcohol lingering in the background. More malts than the nose suggested but it's a nice counterpoint to the hops, which are clearly in the driver's seat.

Medium body with crisp carbonation that keeps it lively on the tongue without seeming too much. The citrusy hop bitterness lasts well into the finish but leaves room for more oranges, pine and faint bread.

I can see why Union Jack is held in such high esteem. Even at two months old this is an outstanding IPA that I would love to try directly from the bright tank one day. This has all the bitterness I like in the style without sacrificing balance and it both looks and smells fantastic to boot. Glad to have finally tried this and will definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 23:27:43 | More by ThickNStout
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-15-2014 22:27:35 | More by tmbgnicu
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Guinnesswasmyfirstlove

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-15-2014 04:52:18 | More by Guinnesswasmyfirstlove
Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,606 ratings.