Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,630
Reviews:
1,358
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled on April 27th 2017. Cutting it close on the 90 day mark but let's see what this "must for all hop heads" has to offer.

L: Clear honey gold, with a massive three finger off-white head off a reasonably aggressive pour. Excellent retention. Thick lacing.

S: Pretty much some solid grapefruit in the aroma, the only other note I pick up is very light malt.

T: Not sure if the time has mellowed the hops but I have a pretty well balanced IPA here, light biscuity malt overwashed slightly with some citrusy hops notes of Grapefruit. This is pretty tasty.

F: Light-Medium body, crisp, slight hop residual linger with a grainy note.

O: All in all a well rounded beer and one I would happily drink again. I will look for a fresher bottle for sure.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zhanson88
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Horse Brass.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous clear honey color with one finger of egg shell white lacing. Good retention and lacing. Spot on look for this west coast IPA.

Smell: A good deal of honey-like sweetness and overripe pineapple. Also some citrus, as well as a lot of pine and dank hops.

Taste: Very close to the smell. A touch of honey-like sweetness and some great tropical fruit character (most notably pineapple, followed by citrus). A great amount of clean, dank hops on the back end as well as some pine. Excellent. I really enjoyed this one.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light to medium bodied with extremely fine carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. I liked this beer a lot. Lots of tropical fruit flavors led to a complex, clean and refreshing IPA.

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3.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,630 ratings.
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