Union Jack India Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,602
Reviews:
1,350
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a glass it had a nice thick white head on top of a golden color body. The aroma gives off a piney smell with a citrus also. The taste has a great pine hop flavor up front that is amazing, then a hint of malt towards the back. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a really refreshing and enjoyable ipa.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of silverblaze540
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Thick white head when poured, which held very well. Lots of lacing. Very clear amber color, and I didn't see any sediment. Not a lot of activity carbonation-wise, at least after the initial pour.

S - Slight piney notes, and a bit stronger fruity notes. Very slight malty smell.

T - Very balanced, without much bitterness. Doesn't really taste like what I would expect an IPA to taste like. Definitely has the hints of citrus though, but the middle is kinda malty. Finishes with a bit of a sweetness.

M - Nice and smooth, and a bit thick. The alcohol and carbonation are not really that noticeable.

O - Very drinkable, but nothing really stands out to me. Not overly bitter, but I can't really get strong or very memorable tastes. Still a very good beer though.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of silverevo9
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firestone Brewery is doing good things. This beer has a nice balance of alcohol, with the hops right up front. Mild carbonation, with a nice gold to amber color rendition. The hops have a deep pine scent, with maybe some fruits up front. Head is superb along with the well dressed lacing on the glass that prevails the whole way. Nice smooth beer with a tinge of bitterness at the end. This beer for me is a slow drinker that i thoroughly enjoy like wine. Do not get me wrong, i could drink a lot of these, being so good. Just took another sip. What keeps coming to mind is the balance. All things really come together on this beer. A nice blend of taste, hops, smell, and feel.

Awesome beer!

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Photo of gonzo000
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a. A beautiful copper/orange color. Head that lasted with lacing. Poured into a tulip glass.

s. Smell had floral, citrus, some pine.

t. Taste was complex - hitting the citrus/floral in the front with an intense hop flavor in the finish.

m. Well carbonated, smooth

o. This is an outstanding IPA. Very enjoyable. I will be revisiting this beer soon.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours an orange/amber color and crystal clear. Small white head that fades quickly leaving much lacing.

S- Dank pineapple, citrus, pine. Yup..this is an IPA.

T- Piney hops, citrus. Some malt flavor in the background.

M- Smooth and clean. Medium body and carbonation. Alcohol barely detectable.

O- This is just a great/classic tasting IPA. Go get some!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,602 ratings.
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