Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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Photo of ThePaintedGrey
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Brilliant brassy amber hue with a large off-white creamy head. Great head retention with gorgeous lacing left down the glass.

S: Humongous grapefruit aroma from a relentless barrage of hops. Slightly pungent. Absolutely lovely. This is what an AIPA should smell like.

T: Tons of citrus fruit. Massive grapefruit profile, fresh orange and tangerine. A little bit of pineapple adds a nice tropical twist underneath. Firestone Walker understands that as important as the hops are, they're not the only necessary element. An understated, but present, caramel malt backbone. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of a perfectly balanced IPA.

M: For an IPA, this one has a huge body, but it's not clunky. As smooth as silk and pleasantly creamy without going overboard. Carbonation is crisp and light and honestly couldn't be improved.

O: This is admittedly my first offering from Firestone Walker and it's probably the best first impression that you could get from a brewery. These guys have their head completely wrapped around what a great AIPA should be and they deliver. Flavors are flawlessly balanced and out-of-this-world delicious. Mouth presence is huge, but works great. This is just an overall world-class brew that needs to be experienced. By everyone.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KDHicks1958
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium dark yellow with a nice tall head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma of floral hops.

Lightly bitter, piney hops in the taste.

Mouthfeel is just a little thinner than I like, but not bad.

This beer really comes together nicely as it comes up to room temp. I like this one a lot.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of delta490
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a beautiful clear amber with a big creamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves moderate lacing

S- big citrus hops aromas dominate

T- there is a great big pine and citrus hops flavor that is balanced out against the caramel malt flavors (bready)

M- a little thinner than other big flavor IPAs but it makes it a little easier to drink

O- this is a great full-flavor IPA. No flaws

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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  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled 10/21/13.

Pours a hazy light orange, huge 3-4 finger head that just sits there patiently. Aroma is pungent sweet hops, fruit rinds, sweet grapefruit. Taste is papaya, peaches, orange, biscuity, bitter fruit and a herbal finish. Good stuff!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,722 ratings
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