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:
#862
Reviews:
1,375
Ratings:
6,714
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
522
Gots:
1,754
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,714 |  Reviews: 1,375
Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Firestone Union Jack IPA 7% bottle cooled to 55 F and poured into a glass. Purchased as part of a mixed case from a discount retailer.

This is an above average American style IPA. The beer has a moderate white head over a healthy amber body. Taste is the main feature here. Emphasis is on a tangy hop bitterness.

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Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Was my favorite beer for many years, still great but now tastes too mellow. When I first tried it years ago, was on tap & was a new plateau of awesomeness.

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Photo of pfaucett
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Csm5150
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nosquatch
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SiepJones
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JosephKiley
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An enjoyable brew. Strong pine taste and aroma, subtler hints of citrus. Not much bitterness to speak of, other than a bit of booziness. Lots of carbonation, refreshing and foamy mouth feel. Pretty typical west coast ipa-- creamy, hoppy, sweet, piney. Can't go wrong, excellent example of the style.

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Photo of LoganMc
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NathanBeets
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Forest fresh pine, orange zest, and lots of pink grapefruit aromas.

One of my favorite IPAs, only wish it were available in the MidWest.


Solid 9.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of milwaukee512
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of arr3388
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RT-Kris
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

L---Golden with a bit of haziness. Nice white head that faded, but left good lacing.

S---Pine & grapefruit. Hops are predominant.

T---Follows the nose pine & grapefruit.

F---Refreshing & well carbonated. I'd call it quenching.

O---This is a quality IPA. Alcohol is well hidden and could easily sneak up on you. Will definitely look for this one again.

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Photo of illpass78
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Four ounce in a flight at Gather in Yarmouth, Maine.

Appearance: Hazy straw/orange. Some frothy head.

Aroma: Some pine and grapefruit. Mostly inoffensive.

Taste: Standard mid-hop IPA. Some prickly hops and fruitiness. Not overpowering. Some booze.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light of body for a boozy-ish IPA.

Overall: Solid IPA but not mind blowing.

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,714 ratings
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