Union Jack India Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

6,614 Ratings
Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

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

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great parity and bubbles are seen.coming up through the glass.

Smell: Tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted malts, and floral.

Taste: The hop flavor profile is awesome. Great balance with the crystal, caramel, and toasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly hop bitterness, medium carbonation, and medium bodied. Easy to drink being 7.5%.

Overall: I have had all the other Jack beers, but this one stands up with the others. Awesome hop profile with mellow bitterness that is balanced out with the malted barley. Pretty light for 7.5% too.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass, A nice light, crystal clear light copper color with a 2 finger off white head. The smell is very west coast IPA with resiny and citrus hop aroma.

The taste is very well balanced. There is a definite citrus hop up front followed by smooth malt sweetness with some hints of fruit. The finish is very clean with hints of grapefruit and slight hints f grass. There is a lingering but pleasant hop bitterness. Even though it's unmistakably an IPA it's not what I would call a hop bomb. I will definitely be buying more of this.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, dense, resiny head that collapses into a mound of head with lacing clinging all along the glass. Warm notes of citrus hops that becomes brighter as the head collapses. A golden-straw color. Starts with a citrusy-pine hoppiness with bursts of assertive grapefruit and a good deal of bitterness, then a flash of citrus. Peaks as the hops take on a citrus rind bitterness that is high-medium in bitterness. Finish lets the malt meander through and sit nicely on the palate with the hop bitterness easing up and not lingering.

I'm not sure about this one. I'm never big on grapefruit hoppiness when it's overpowering, but I love how this subsides so nicely in the finish; lingering, poignant bitterness is so unpleasant, and this masterfully turns the bitterness down in the finish. It's well crafted, but I think not the hop flavor range I prefer.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,614 ratings.
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