Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pstone530
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz can - just over 3 months since canned. Pours a clear golden orange with initially tight foamy turning to bubbly 2 fingers white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, some tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit. Taste starts caramel sweet, but followed quickly by grapefruit, citrus, piney bitterness that builds as keep drinking leaving a clean crisp lingering bitterness on the finish of a medium full bodied IPA. Great classic IPA.

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Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden amber with a nice off-white long lasting head, it leaves a good bit of lace as you enjoy the beer. Very pleasant, hoppy scent. Very pleasant, enjoyable hoppy taste. Yum!

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Photo of moxo26
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of depechemode1983
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a pale gold color that is just a bit cloudy. The head is off-white and a bit foamy. Retention is moderate and leaves some lacing.

The nose is bitter citrus. Getting some orange and pineapple. Caramel sweetness balances it out. Grains are faint.

Taste is extremely bitter. Lots of citrus notes are hit. Its extremely juicy. Although the bitterness is high those fruit flavors add a nice sweet balance. Bitter forward but not killer.

Medium bodied and wet. Carbonation is medium to high with a fizzy feel.

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4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of ChuckofHampstead
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LazyDog
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hard to find fresh in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of rodndtube
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Interesting blend of hops and malts to make this an insanely drinkable 7.5%+70ibu. Smooth IPA with a clean finish. But the high bitterness makes is a slow drinker for me even though it is wonderful.

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Flyte
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iguanodon
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

[Original rating 2012-12-01] Pours clear gold with a small white head and a little bit of bubbles from the bottom. Aroma of flowery hops, citrus, stone fruit... peach or apricot? Taste is citrusy hops, a little sweet malt for balance, more citrusy hops. Excellent IPA.

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Photo of BrendanJ
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This IPA pours just about perfectly clear with just a slight haze. Rich gold in color. It poured with a white head roughly 2 fingers deep, but that dissipated rather quickly. The smell wasn't as prominent as some ipa's (though it could ust be due to allergy season). There was a very faint earthy-citrus aroma with hints of ripe melon. But the taste; Oh wow. It has a slight carbonation punch, followed by sweet malts washing over the tongue and finishes with a bitter kick to send you on your way. The bitterness is just pretty moderate though. It comes and goes, it doesn't linger on the palate like with many IPAs. Overall, a very solid beer, and one that I can see myself coming back to time and time again.

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Photo of Kaey
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Primrose
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,865 ratings