Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA
BA SCORE
4.23/5
6,675 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:
#843
Reviews:
1,365
Ratings:
6,675
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
518
Gots:
1,732
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 6,675 |  Reviews: 1,365
Photo of Grackos
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattknueven
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled on April 27th 2017. Cutting it close on the 90 day mark but let's see what this "must for all hop heads" has to offer.

L: Clear honey gold, with a massive three finger off-white head off a reasonably aggressive pour. Excellent retention. Thick lacing.

S: Pretty much some solid grapefruit in the aroma, the only other note I pick up is very light malt.

T: Not sure if the time has mellowed the hops but I have a pretty well balanced IPA here, light biscuity malt overwashed slightly with some citrusy hops notes of Grapefruit. This is pretty tasty.

F: Light-Medium body, crisp, slight hop residual linger with a grainy note.

O: All in all a well rounded beer and one I would happily drink again. I will look for a fresher bottle for sure.

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Photo of redsoxjim
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superwho24
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall high quality in my opinion.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienArk
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a copper colored body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly concaves leaving some nice clingy foamy lacing in its wake. The smell has some pine/grapefruit subtleness with some orange peel in the background and comes out more as it warms. A decent malt background adds a very nice aroma. The taste is mainly sweet through previously mentioned flavors, yet subtly spicy at times but there is a decent bitterness quality coming out through pine/grapefruit (hops, still learning my hops, bear with me). The palate is about a medium, smooth for an AIPA - no worries, under-carbonated - maybe, but perhaps I wasn’t expecting that. Overall, this is a very good AIPA, always worthy of coming back to.

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

Opens with a great white head with decorative lacing. The copper body makes the whiteness of the head stand out. Exhibits the classic IPA piney aroma with the dry finish.

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Photo of ledouge
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bmoore2621
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of RandyCongdon
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought this as part of a make-your-own six pack special. The 1.66 price was very reasonable.

Look- Beautiful amber with constant Champagne-like bubbles emanating from below. Snow white head with moderate lacing.

Smell- Pineapple, citrus and a little mango.

Taste- Bitter pineapple and malt. Quite dry.

Mouthfeel- Creamy on the tongue and swallow. Medium astringency.

Overall- I would drink it again, but feel that there are many better IPAs on the market. I couldn't wrap my head around the extremely high ratings. I paired it with a smoky cheddar from the Rock Face Creamery in Oregon. They complemented each other nicely.

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Photo of rbrandt22
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lou2642
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of williamphelps
4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Color is orange-amber. Head is beautiful white and foamy with some white foamy lacing. Palate is medium intensity and balanced with fresh citrus, light pine needles, light perfume notes, some bran breadiness. Palate is delicious; nice solid bitterness to ensure you it's an IPA; fresh grapefruit (!!), lime, lemon, pine needles, sap, pineapple. Body is creamy and lush yet very light and crisp. Pros head and lacing are perfect, intense flavor and solid bitterness but still refreshing, body is uniquely light and fluffy for an IPA. Cons nose is fairly muted especially compared to the palate, long very bitter finish may be intense for some. 97/100.

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Photo of JustinReinhardt
3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Prodigious crown with a snowy hue, nice lacing throughout the life of the glass. The beer itself has a pumpkin orange hue.
Smell: Has kind of a citrusy/iodiney (in the best possible way) smell.
Taste: Bitter! The bitterness is perfect and gradual on the pallet. You know that you are drinking an IPA.
Feel: Light and effervescent.
Overall: Formidable west coast IPA, I would certainly drink this again.

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Photo of Mai11oux
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mthomp081
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,675 ratings
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