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:
6,627
Reviews:
1,357
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Clear orangish color with 2 fingers of head and heavy lacing.

S- Strong hop aroma, mostly citrus. Bready yeast. Good hop background in the smell.

T- Similar to the smell wonderful taste citrus hop forward with a solid malt background.

O- One of the best. Firestone makes excellent beers.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Thick white fluffy head, billowy and very inviting accompanied by a thick wall of lacing. The body is clear and a light golden color. Overall it looks very pleasant and relaxing.
Smell:
Apples, mild malts with strong hop background, I do pick up some hints of grapefruit and lemon zest.
Taste:
The taste is crisp and floral with a nice combination of citrus fruit zest, hops, and mild malts as an undertone.
Mouthfeel:
This is a medium bodied IPA with good carbonation and a very smooth alcohol warming that coats your mouth.

Overall:
This is a great IPA and I enjoyed the smooth flavor, it goes down well and the alcohol is just where it should be, not too harsh and really warms up your tongue.

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Tasted On: 04-06-2014
Freshness: Bottled on 01-17-14
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

A: Semi-clear and golden appearance, capped by a good-sized white head. The head retention is very good and lacing is thick on the glass.

S: Fragrant hop aromas have floral and citrus characteristics, plus fruits like pineapple. A bit of malt sweetness come through in the nose as well.

T: Bold hop bitterness is my first impression, with citrus flavors such as grapefruit coming to mind. The flavors have some breadiness from malts as well to provide a little balance.

M: Crisp mouthfeel on a medium body, the finish is dry and bitter.

O: Superb example of an IPA, I enjoyed it a lot. Seems best with a meal as opposed to by itself, I'd add

Thanks to Craig for the try!

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,627 ratings.
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