Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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6,775 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:
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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#911
Reviews:
1,393
Ratings:
6,775
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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521
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Ratings: 6,775 |  Reviews: 1,393
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Murrhey
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap in a pint at Stadium Tavern in Fullerton, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger thin white head. Amber color, clear with good carbonation.

S- Hoppy and warm. Smells like a typical IPA.

T- Hoppy, bitter, some muted malts. Quite tasty actually.

M- Medium bodied, well carbed. Crisp finish.

O- Pretty good IPA. Not usually a fan of Firestone, but this one is good.

Edit: re-reviewed at Mugsy's in Bonners Ferry. Wonderful IPA. Have increased scores appropriately.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16NOV12

Toasted golden with a nice quilt of whipped egg white foam with a nice sturdy wall of lace. Smells nice with tangerine, grapefruit, some pineapple, english toasted malts slightly sweet on the finish. Bitter with a good sweet malt, some pine, some resin, orange peel - well balanced IPA if there ever was one. Medium bodied with moderate on light carb and a wet finish. Good beer, very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A half finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice lemon, orange and honey mixture.
The taste is a moderate lemon bitterness ebbing towards a mildly sweet finish. It's simple but complex.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A really smooth and good IPA.

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Photo of GotWad629
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a very clear amber/orange with about an inch of head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing.

S - The smell is of citrus, sweet malt, and some vanilla

T- The taste is pretty similar. Citrus but not overbearing, pine, sweet malt, and some hints of vanilla.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a lingering resinous bitterness. A bit oily in the finish. The alcohol is very well hidden for 7.5%

Overall...This beer is perfectly balanced and phenomenal. Thanks Firestone. On number 2 ..heading to 3 soon.

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Photo of Stoutish
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What an IPA! I'm almost lost for words! Seems like its been pretty well explained in the reviews here! At 4.95 a bottle this is world class! Impressive! I'm a newbie into FW's brews this being the first I've tried. Astounding Job Firestone Walker! A journey I'm looking forward to taking.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA

Well balanced between resinous and citrusy hops and a delicate malt backing. Definitely west coast in style. Subtle tropical fruit flavors in the flavor. Solid bitterness. Finish is lingering resin and pine

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,775 ratings