Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

6,653 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice dark amber color with clean off-white foam head

S - Very hoppy up front with a strong sweet malt finish

T - Interestingly full flavored IPA. Nice sweat and hoppy

M - A little thick feeling for style, but not so much that it detracts from scent/taste

O - A good Firestone IPA. Would certainly enjoy again and try other offerings from FIrestone Walker. Prost.

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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  rDev -5.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tonight I'm tasting this against Firestone Walker's Double Jack and New Belgium's Rampart. I've had all these before, and Rampart is my go-to IPA, but I am in pursuit of the perfect IPA.

In the glass, Union Jack and Double Jack are indistinguishable by appearance. Both are dark amber colored with a nice finger thick head, but that's where the similarity ends. Union Jack is more lemony tasting, not as well balanced and with a more bitter aftertaste than either of the other two. It's a decent IPA, but not in my top 20

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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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  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours clear and orange and with a fat head of creamy off white foam that fell sticky and left lots of lace. It has a bright nose of orange and sweet honey malt. Bit of pink grapefruit on the nose just under the orange for a delightful ripe citrus nose. The malt is light and sweet with a graceful honey. It's not terribly cluttered with lots of scents. Ripe orange fills it up and a little pine in the background. Faint bit of spice . Taste is crisp clean and delicious. Ripe juicy and delicious orange. A nice hop bitter that is not too loud and a graceful caramel malt that is sticky but not weighed down. As it warms the malt sweetens to an icy sugary goodness. A bit of sticky pine resin to coat the throat with the bitter and leaves with a crisp ripe whole fruit feel , pith and all. The mouthfeel is supple and smooth and full of ripe and juicy fruit. Just tremendous! This one is so simple it defies you not to like it.

Cheerful, glad and very fruity.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,653 ratings.
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