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): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#901
Reviews:
1,392
Ratings:
6,766
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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519
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1,781
Trade:
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Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pours crystal clear honey amber with a thin white cap that leaves great lacing. Aroma is a blend of tropical and citrus fruits. The flavor is oranges and mangos with some bitter hop bite in the finish. Feel is fresh and crisp. Very nice.

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

-deep amber tap pour with a 2 cm foam cap. The aroma a more malt than hop. The flavors are of a moderate biscuit malt body and a pine and grapefruit hop bite. The body is full, overall a pretty good West Coast IPA example.

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

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

Overall I like this beer but feel it could be bit bigger in taste and smell especially for a 7.0 ABV. Prolly the beer I like best from Firestone Walker.

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

Trade extra - pushing 3 months old on arrival. Meh.

A nice biscuit-y aroma. Flavor is pure tree sape. Feel is highly carbonated and dry. Overall, I'm a bitter west coast IPA guy but this just isn't doing it for me.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sean96
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HobbNobber
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sokol_1993
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had 1 at Masala Art in DC.

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Photo of jeswasgui
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deansellers
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear, orange with a fluffy off white head. Great lacing and the head clings to the edges of the glass. Fruity and piney aroma with some sweet caramel notes. Nice medium to light body with moderate carbonation. Quite a tasty beer.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another perfectly clear brew by Firestone Walker. I love the clarity of their brews. I can see right through this golden beer without any problem. No sediment at all. One finger worth of a slightly off white crown.
The smell of this is piney and juicy. Tropical with oranges and mango notes.
The taste is the sharp pine with some of the juicy tropical notes. Has a balanced malt backbone.
The feeling is wet and a juicy type sticky.
Overall, I've not been let down by Firestone Walker yet. I'll keep buying their brews.

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Photo of RollDamnTide
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flgimp
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pour. Two fingered thick white frothy head. Great lacing on glass. Color is a yellow orange. Smell is faint citrus. Taste is a refreshing blend of fruit, hops and malt. Nice balance and smooth. Body is on the light side of medium. Continous carbonation. A really fine IPA

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Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap in a shaker pint. Golden yellow color with a nice white head and lacing. A somewhat floral smell. Taste is piney with a bite of grapefruit. A pleasant bitterness.

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

Rich thick head, smooth creamy feel. Tastes a bit like a double IPA. A little light in aroma. A very good beer. You have to try this one!

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Photo of Hackattack
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My local liquor store owner talked me into trying this out and I am glad I did! This is right up there with Bell's 2 Hearted Ale, but about 3 bucks cheaper. Nice and hoppy yet not too bitter. I'm surprised I can get this from CA to here in IN. It's also fresh...only a little over 2 weeks old. I WILL get this again.

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Photo of Boozenburg
1.88/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerMan247
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not that much of a convincing aroma coming from this West Coast IPA. The sip tastes like an IPA through and through, but gives way to a watery aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA, could have more flavor, but not a bad beer overall.

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,766 ratings