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:
6,631
Reviews:
1,358
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful golden orange, nice head with some serious staying power, quite translucent – 4.25, S: Nice citrus and melon on the nose, catch a fair bit of orange, a pleasant pungent kick but a little more mild than I was expecting for an IPA though it definitely has all the qualities of a solid American IPA – 4.00, T: Sharp bitter bite, noticeable pine and lime rind, hint of grassiness, hops are quite nicely balanced with some caramel malts – 4.5, M: Touch of grittiness on the tongue along with a nice creaminess – 4.00, D: A quality American IPA all around, almost spot on to the style, very drinkable – 4.50

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A: Light amber color, brilliant filtered clarity, medium semi-sticky white head.

S: Grapefruit rinds, spruce, tangerine, a touch of mango and sweet crystal malt.

T: Like the smell, but more substantial. Firm crystal malt presence is overpowered by citrus and pine notes from the hops. Finishes clean with a bit of alcohol and tropical fruit.

M: Wonderful. Medium carbonation, bitter but no astringency, slight alcohol warming. More body than most comparable IPA's but it works. Hops and malt finish in perfect harmony with just enough bitterness.

O: Great IPA. No individual characteristics blow you out of the water but the whole package comes together perfectly. This would always be in my fridge if it was available in VT.

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S: Piney hops with a slight citrus aroma

T: Mix of piney earthy hops and a touch of grapefruit citrus.

M: Light body with a crisp dry finish. Some residual bitterness.

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,631 ratings.
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