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:
6,653
Reviews:
1,361
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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517
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1,718
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Photo of Bauzen
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a big IPA, but not over-the-top like a double or an imperial variety. It pours a deep amber color, leaves fluffy white foam that laces along the glass nicely, and offers aromas of a full floral bouquet. The most prominent notes of citrus are unmistakable. There's also some pine, and a touch of bitterness on the nose, but it's refined and pleasant.

The taste is powerful. This is a full-bodied beer, but doesn't kick your butt like some with heavier ABV content. You'll probably be sad when it's over... I certainly was. Exceptional IPA from a brand that makes it hard to decide which of their recipes is your favorite. Well done, Firestone.

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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Excellent looking beer. Pours clear amber with about 2 fingers of fluffy eggshell head. Very inviting. The nose is very clear, crisp, simple, and big. I smell fresh cut pineapple, flowers, and pine. I didn't really expect the flavor after smelling the beer. Pretty typical west-coast hop flavor. A dry ipa, which isn't terribly balanced. I like the juiciness of the beer, but I was looking for more sweetness. Hop resin lingers on the tongue. The body is medium and highly carbonated. Leaves a little weight after the finish. Overall, a very good beer. Not a great beer, but it's very good.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid IPA. Got a nice bite to it, smells freaking awesome, ok head, good looking brew. Leaves an excellent lace. First try of Firestone. Picked up a six-pack of this which means I have 5 more delicious beers, good idea me. Hope they all are this good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with lively carbonation and a medium white head. Sticky spots of lacing down the glass. Smell is nice with spicy, earthy hops up front. Some tropical fruits and sweet scents. Pineapple with a little caramel. Taste showcases more hops. Some grapefruit, orange, and pine. The malt reinforcement is there but lets the hops show through, simply providing an underlying sweetness. Great mouth feel and despite ABV, it's a very easy beer to drink. Well-crafted and a solid all around beer. A standard of what true sessionable hoppy beer should be like.

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