Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA
BA SCORE
4.23/5
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6,735 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

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#866
Reviews:
1,379
Ratings:
6,735
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
1,765
Trade:
13
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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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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,735 ratings