Union Jack India Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,602 Ratings
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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Bottle date of 02/04/14. So not the freshest but an IPA should not totally fall off in 10 weeks.

Pours a clear, pale amber color with one finger of head that settled to a thin film. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Not a very strong aroma. I do pick up some tropical fruit, pine, and herbal hints. An interesting combination of hops. Dry malt with a slightest hint of caramel.

Much more assertive flavor but at a cost of being a bit astringent but not off-putting. Moderate bitterness with hop flavors of tropical fruit and herbs. The yeast added little in influence. Dry character overall.

Superbly carbonated as I expect from this brewer with a medium body. Outstanding texture for an IPA.

A very enjoyable IPA and a few things that I found to be slightly below outstanding. Far from the cutting edge of IPAs in today's market as it probably was 5-10 years ago.

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This is easily one of the best tasting well balanced beers around. Nothing is overpowering and everything marries perfectly. Citrus, pine, malt, everything in the right proportions.

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