Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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#1,603
Reviews:
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Ratings:
6,842
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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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

Photo of TheBhutanYeti
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BenDorigan
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With the name, I thought Firestone might be a UK brewery, but it's in Paso Robles, CA. I doubt a UK brewery would produce an IPA this delicious. 1st taste was pure cream. Malt-forward, but sufficient hop bitterness to smooth everything out and not leave either a syrupy sweet or over-the-top bitter aftertaste. If you have read my other reviews, you know I loathe citrus-forward IPAs. This has hints of citrus but this is by no means "tropical" or "fruity" IPA ( thank God). It is well balanced in the hop profile with some nice spice and pine coming in alongside the citrus. At 7% alcohol, it is at my ideal percentage for an IPA. Well done, Firestone. Thank you for such a deliciois, creamy, drinkabke brew!

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Photo of NCSapiens
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daleyj
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pubscout
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

NEIPA lovers will probably avoid this, but that’s their loss. This is an exceptional IPA, and the balance between malt and hops is incredible. Clean, hoppy and malty.... what more do you want? Haze? Dank? Juice? Broaden your horizons, fer chrissakes...and with this one, you will.

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Almighty1
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of teslagod6
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevintaraross
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Union Jack IPA pours a copper color, with a small, long lasting and slightly lacing head. Rich crisp aroma. Flavor is hoppy, but very dry, with great floral notes. Great body and feel, very dry. Overall, fanatic IPA, very dry.

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

poured deep amber color with thick white head. Floral, citrus aroma well balanced with a background of maltiness. The taste follows the nose with one of the most well balanced IPA's I have ever had. A must drink!

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Photo of nater919
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antwon616
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing. Great example of the style

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Photo of Rigobarrozo
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Unclevince
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jamesstepp97
4.98/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great smooth taste fairly stout with a good smell

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Photo of DonnieHops
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

best balanced IPA in a category that has been raped and pillaged by impostors, forced frauds and replicas....

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,842 ratings