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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Ranking:
#1,690
Reviews:
1,415
Ratings:
6,873
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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Photo of Grazzini19
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandoneast
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2market
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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Photo of Richardalways21
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Even know it's 7% alcohol it does not taste strong. Very clean fresh flavored very Enjoyable.

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Photo of cmsiii
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of ImJJAYY
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

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,873 ratings