Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

6,653 Ratings
Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Prominent hop aroma with citrusy, resinous and fruity character.

Forefront of hop bitterness. The malt backbone sustains the hop character. Clean and malt sweet. Aspects of mango and some onion character to finish, but not in an intrusive way.

Mouthfeel is dry with malt sweetness. Bitterness lingers but not to harsh.

Overall this is fantastic. Very drinkable and easy to sit down with a 6 pack. Bottle version I would grade taste a 4.0 due to freshness, as tap is always the way to go if possible. Happy drinking!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured with a white, 1 cm head - fine bubbles. It is light amber in color.

Smell: Citrus, and with a nice pine, or juniper fragrance. There is a hint of sweetness.

Taste: The pine and citrus notes come to the fore in tasting, but are backed up and nicely balanced with a sweet, slight chewiness. The aftertaste is sweet and chewy, but also bitter.

Mouth-Feel: Effervescent with good carbonation, the beer coats your tongue without weighing it down.

Overall: This is my favorite IPA to date. It is not overloaded with hop bitterness like so many I have tasted. The hops are in the forefront, but are showcased very nicely and are balanced out just enough by a cracker taste from the malt. In short - it tastes great!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Docrock
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a 16 oz pint glass:

A- pours a orange honey color with a 1" head that reduces to a thin white cap, decent lacing.

S- nose full of grapefruit followed by pine.

T- pine dominates followed by the grapefruit and citrus. a slight honey and malt in the background leaves a nice balanced finish. he usual west coast ipa bitterness on the aftertaste.

M- i would consider this to be medium bodied and the carbonation is just right.

O - really solid IPA. i would definitely drink more of these if more available in my area. was a treat to see it on- tap!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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