Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#931
Reviews:
1,402
Ratings:
6,812
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Ratings: 6,812 |  Reviews: 1,402
Photo of corywalston
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robotic_being
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris585
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nicely balanced IPA, medium bodied, floral and citrus hops along with grapefruit and piney bitterness, smooth and not too bitter on the finish, nicely done.

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Photo of MrUse
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is a winner! Not too sweet...not too bitter. It just kind of nails the right balance. Very good with seafood and great to just kick back with. I'd buy this one again.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pilsner glass. Golden color with two fingers of foam and good lacing. The lacing sticks to the side of the glass for a while after you drink it. The aroma is good but not very bold, and that is my only knock on this beer. The flavor is the gorgeous, West Coast IPA Style, with just the right amount of piney taste and good bitter hop flavor. Sets on the palate well & finishes well. Overall, a WELL above average IPA, probably one of the top seven or eight IPA's I have had.

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Photo of Dirty_D
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 3/26, drinking on 6/29.

Look: Lovely gold color with bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

Smell: Nice hops smell.

Taste: Delicious. Right level of bitterness. Some fruity presence along with the pine. Malt is not noticeable although it probably contributes to the balance.

Feel: Pleasant.

Overall: Enjoyable, straight ahead IPA.

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Photo of SFNC
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConnorMobs
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrown456
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, golden orange with a large white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: floral citrus hops, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, papaya

T: tons of tropical fruit, pineapple, tangerine, mango, surprisingly sweet, finish ends with grapefruit

M: sticky

O: not sure how I missed reviewing this one for so long, picked some up fresh in California and love it

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Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask at PreFunk. Cask smooths out the bitterness, rich golden color, lots of sticky lacing. Velvety consistency. Nice west coast IPA, although a bit on the lighter side.

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Photo of Kwright
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleManDan
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6 weeks ago.

L — Pours a completely clarified copper with two fingers of rocky white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and minimal lacing
S — Sweet candied citrus, pine resin, caramel, mild tropical fruits, lemon zest, hint of floral. Quite nice
T — Starts juicy with oranges, guava, peach, even a touch of pineapple. Then a wave of piney, earthen bitterness rushes in to balance things out. Caramel and honey-bread sweetness throughout
F — Some fluffiness. Medium mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Flies off the palate a little quick, which makes the end of the sip feel a little watery. Good amount of lasting bitterness on the finish
O — Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Usually am not the biggest fan of IPAs from this ‘era’, and at 6 weeks out it remains in good shape

78/100

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Photo of rhgonzalez28
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubbler
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,812 ratings