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Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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6,702 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#865
Reviews:
1,373
Ratings:
6,702
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
523
Gots:
1,745
Trade:
13
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid example of the IPA style. Definitely a big beer with a robust flavor that lingers. I like that the name is representative of the styles roots. I've never met a Firestone I didn't like. I'll admit that sometimes I have trouble fulfilling the 250 character requirement for these reviews!

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22 oz. Bomber into tulip glass

Bottled on 4/5/13
Opened on 6/25/13

A. The color of burnt orange with a smallish amber to off white head.

S. A smack in the face hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit with hints of orange and lemon. Very pungent citrus.

T. Very hop forward flavor when cold, as it warms the malts and alcohol show themselves, not enough though to overpower the great hoppy flavor.

M. Medium body edging up toward high. Nice and citrusy, grape fruity , hints of orange and lemon hops with a nice bready malt backup. The hops are more pronounced which make for a very good after taste which lingers long after finishing. Syrupy, resin-y goodness that coats the mouth.

O. Overall, this is one tasty brew, very hop forward. Very drinkable which could be a problem. It leaves you wanting another and another...aging doesn't seem to hurt this a bit. One of those beers you won't soon forget if you're a hop lover like me.

One of those beers you'll want to keep on hand.

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A - A light orange with highlights of soft gold and yellow; a thin white head that stays almost permanently throughout the glass; bubbles rise from bottom to head throughout the whole experience. This is a wonderful looking beer.

S - Medium hoppiness; lemon zest; lemon grass; sweet pine; light malt

T - Hoppy, piney, and citrusy on the palate; malts assuage the bitterness of the overall effect of the hops. The aftertaste is hoppy, yet subdued because of the malt. This is a fine IPA.

M - I think the carbonation is just right on this beer

O - I've grown to love this beer over the last year or so--this is definitely one of my go-to beers.

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,702 ratings
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