Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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:
#912
Reviews:
1,393
Ratings:
6,777
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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521
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Ratings: 6,777 |  Reviews: 1,393
Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SiepJones
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

An enjoyable brew. Strong pine taste and aroma, subtler hints of citrus. Not much bitterness to speak of, other than a bit of booziness. Lots of carbonation, refreshing and foamy mouth feel. Pretty typical west coast ipa-- creamy, hoppy, sweet, piney. Can't go wrong, excellent example of the style.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavetotheB
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Update: canned 1/26/18, consumed 2/24/18

Poured crystal clear amber with a nice white head that left decent lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit and dank hops, a bit light.

Taste is a great balance of citrus fruit with the malt, earthy, danky, just everything you want out of a strong, solid IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium, good carbonation, strong and solid bitterness, very clean and dry finish.

Overall, really a top-level IPA for something so widely available, really a pleasant sipper to kick back and relax with. Recently drank this after a fresh Sculpin and there was no comparison at all, Union Jack is next level.

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of arr3388
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RT-Kris
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

L---Golden with a bit of haziness. Nice white head that faded, but left good lacing.

S---Pine & grapefruit. Hops are predominant.

T---Follows the nose pine & grapefruit.

F---Refreshing & well carbonated. I'd call it quenching.

O---This is a quality IPA. Alcohol is well hidden and could easily sneak up on you. Will definitely look for this one again.

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Photo of illpass78
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Four ounce in a flight at Gather in Yarmouth, Maine.

Appearance: Hazy straw/orange. Some frothy head.

Aroma: Some pine and grapefruit. Mostly inoffensive.

Taste: Standard mid-hop IPA. Some prickly hops and fruitiness. Not overpowering. Some booze.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light of body for a boozy-ish IPA.

Overall: Solid IPA but not mind blowing.

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Photo of gregmyster
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of IKR
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 10-17-2017 (~3 weeks before tasting)

Appearance: Clear golden yellow color with a generous-sized white head that gradually faded. A nice looking IPA.

Smell: Pine notes dominate with some fruity hop aromas also present.

Taste: The pine notes are dominant with some very faint sweet fruity notes also present. The bitterness is moderate and the beer finishes fairly dry.

Mouth-feel: The body is on the light side of medium-bodied.with a fairly generous level of carbonation.

Overall: I don't often find this one fresh but when it's available fresh it's a tasty satisfying IPA.

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

This beer has always impressed me. ABV goes a bit high at 7.5% but man is it good. Caramel and peanut butter color and fantastic nose. This is a must try on draught.

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

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

My go-to standard. Always reliable.

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

Photo of owenmeaney
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,777 ratings