Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This aggressively hopped West Coast IPA showcases stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas along with exceptional dry hop flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This intense brew finds its balance in honey-like pale malt sweetness. The name Union Jack is a nod to the colonial origins of the IPA style, and to the British expatriate who co­‐founded our brewery.

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#1,749
Reviews:
1,417
Ratings:
6,891
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.88/5  rDev -31.9%
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3.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz canned 12/18/18 (46 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer pours bright light honey colored amber with off white head. The head recedes to a thin film and ring leaving a few spots of lacing. The aroma is faint with pine and citrus. The taste is subtle caramel up front with big bitterness coming on quick. More vague citrus and pine are interwoven the final third of the taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is a little residual sugar and hop oil stickiness, but the sum of the parts is enjoyable. Overall, very good classic West Coast IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
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4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
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3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
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Photo of Mugman8
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic IPA with a crisp tart taste and a bit of a piney bite to finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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Photo of Harrison8
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper with a finger of white foam that retains well. Aroma is orange and clementine, pine, dank, resin and syrup. Toasty biscuits, and light earthy malts round out the aroma. Hops really jump out, and hit old-school, classic notes in a beautiful way. Flavor profile is dank, resin, fir and orange citrus hops with biscuity, earthy malts behind. It carries a light bitterness and bite, but is just enough to add a little bark, not bite, to the flavor profile. Mouth feel is crisp, with a light effervescence across the tongue. It has a medium thickness. Overall, an old school, classic IPA hitting evergreen forest hop notes mixed and mingled with California resin-y. It features a light bite, but an overall soothing taste.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at wolf head. Quite tasty. Good rich flavor

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,891 ratings