Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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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:
#913
Reviews:
1,393
Ratings:
6,778
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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521
Gots:
1,785
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Ratings: 6,778 |  Reviews: 1,393
Photo of 1koolrule
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great west coast IPA. My go to beer!
Well balanced. Golden color. Great citrus piney taste and aroma. Easy choice if love a good west coast IPA.

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Photo of adusso415
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobtRoss
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samlover55
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Bottled on 11/30/17  about 2 months old
L- pours a perfectly clear burnt orange with a nice big fluffy white head, great retention
S- caramel, pine, melon, grapefruit
T- melon, citrus, grapefruit, slightly toasted caramel, toffee, grapefruit aftertaste
F- medium-bodied, below average carbonation, perfectly crushable
Overall a quintessential West Coast IPA, which is very refreshing in 2018. The interesting note, is that the bitterness is more up front with the sweetness of the malt on the finish

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Photo of Pens1967
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BO 12-21-17
12oz bottle to Becher. Pours crystal clear dark gold. Little head, little lacing.
Aroma is balanced between faint mix of citrus, pine and malts. Little hoppiness. Taste is mildly hopped upfront with a pine bite, followed by a citrus whiff, and a lightly sweetened malt base. MF was light front to back. Hoppy bitterness throughout, yet it was smooth to the point the bitterness wasn't bad at all.

I had mixed feelings with UJ. There was a lot to like for sure, but there was also a letdown in the aroma/flavor department.

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Photo of MTone8788
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of crow
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johncnh
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MMOSNN
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BilleGibbons
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Iski100
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moodenba
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Firestone Union Jack IPA 7% bottle cooled to 55 F and poured into a glass. Purchased as part of a mixed case from a discount retailer.

This is an above average American style IPA. The beer has a moderate white head over a healthy amber body. Taste is the main feature here. Emphasis is on a tangy hop bitterness.

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Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChipChaight
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Was my favorite beer for many years, still great but now tastes too mellow. When I first tried it years ago, was on tap & was a new plateau of awesomeness.

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Photo of pfaucett
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Csm5150
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,778 ratings