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:
#862
Reviews:
1,375
Ratings:
6,714
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
522
Gots:
1,754
Trade:
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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jessealmlie
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elpadrino42069
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fx20736
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic, served at fridge temp.

appearance: hazy, semi transparent lemon yellow with active carbonation and a 3 finger linen white head. more than abundant, gorgeous lacing

aroma: awesome blend of fruitiness; papaya, peaches in syrup

mouthfeel: a little on the thin side.

taste: great blend of fruit juices; pineapple, papaya and a splash of grapefruit.

notes: one of the best IPA noses I have smelled since Flower Power or Celebration. Very nice flavor profile. definitely seems like a strong English IPA to me. Alcohol seems well hidden. this is a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Braz
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had at the TK Irish Pub. Pretty amber coppery color, clear, with a nice white head. Citrusy, grapefruit aromatics, heavy. Smooth feel and big on the hops. Slight malt appearance toward the end. Fairly bitter in all. Excellent IPA. Very well rounded from appearance to mouthfeel. One of the best IPA's I've had.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chewy6935
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BingCrosby7
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - A light orange with highlights of soft gold and yellow; a thin white head that stays almost permanently throughout the glass; bubbles rise from bottom to head throughout the whole experience. This is a wonderful looking beer.

S - Medium hoppiness; lemon zest; lemon grass; sweet pine; light malt

T - Hoppy, piney, and citrusy on the palate; malts assuage the bitterness of the overall effect of the hops. The aftertaste is hoppy, yet subdued because of the malt. This is a fine IPA.

M - I think the carbonation is just right on this beer

O - I've grown to love this beer over the last year or so--this is definitely one of my go-to beers.

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Photo of DreDay
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Indulgence
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stuff was super fresh, absolutely killer... the only other IPA that is better is the Yulesmith. Absolutely wonderful pine, grapefruit aromas, crisp, bright, and sublime... color of burnt orange amber, clear... taste was some apples, ruby red grapefruit, dry fruity yeast esters... head retention in my Riedel Bordeaux glass is superb... alcohol is hidden very well. It has been over a year since I last tasted this one... and I'm loving it. It's rare when a beer impresses me even more the 2nd time.

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Photo of GarrettFM
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of festizio
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheRealBigC
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn, this isn't a double? The smell and taste here is huge, not to mention it's a 7.5% beer. The lacing on this one is noteworthy. It goes all the way down. That alongside the deep amber color makes it a beautiful beer. Its taste is pungent of course, but it's got plenty of fruity notes to make up for it. All in all one of the best IPAs out there.

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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Beertsipper
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass. Light orange in color with a two finger head. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus, hops. Wow, taste is very delicious. Tropical fruit, citrus, peaches, melon, hops. Finishes clean with a touch of pine at the back end. Will definitely be a staple in my fridge. Wonderful representation of the style.

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Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful clear golden body with two fingers of thick white head. Overall impression of appearance is of a very nice IPA. Scents of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple and mango, pine resin at medium-light levels, dank, earthy, weedy hops in the background and light notes of bright citrus. Overall impression of aroma is of an excellent West Coast IPA, very hop-forward and varied. Flavor begins with notes of weedy, dank, vegetal hops with light onion flavors and notes of pine resin at high levels along with notes of mango and grapefruit zest with a pale malt undertone. Middle continues these flavors gaining more weedy, dank and vegetal flavors. Finish is dry and hoppy imparting notes of grapefruit peel, dank, weedy, herbal hops and undertones of pale malt. Aftertaste is pine resin, grapefruit resin and vegetal hops with a light note of pale malt. Overall impression of flavor is of an excellent and varied West Coast IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a sticky, resinous body. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good IPA, true to style. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. It showcases a wonderful bouquet and a good amount of flavors on display with a wondrous mouthfeel. This is a very good IPA.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L" Yellow gold with a finger of white head. It lingers. Leaves a thick lacing down the glass.

S: Bread, citrus pine.

T: Follows the nose. Nice pine bitterness on the finish. Balanced well, but still quite hoppy.

F: Medium bodied, modertely carbonated.

O: Not sure why it took so long to finally get at this. This is one of the best.

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Photo of shiu-chan
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to pint glass, light translucent amber pour with one inch head dissipating slowly. Nice lacing that retains.
Hoppy, piney, grapefruit peels and buttersotch.
Medium to full bodied richness with sweet malt, citrus and piney bitterness. Medium carbonation.
Overall, an above average IPA.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle at Ginny's Little Bighorn on Sun., 12/28/2014 (Chicken Shit Bingo), dated "10/28/14 22:31," poured into plastic cup, drank over 30-45 minutes

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Photo of Dhyan
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BruinsDude325
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,714 ratings
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