Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA
BA SCORE
93.5%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 6,668 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:
#840
Reviews:
1,363
Ratings:
6,668
Liked:
6,235
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
9.46%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
520
Gots:
1,725
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 6,668 |  Reviews: 1,363
Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briantullis1
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark blonde color with a small 1/2 finger.

Some tangerine, slight arm pit, rich hop aromas.

Lots of stiff tangerine to start, with suggestions of honey, and a good alcohol presence. Hop resin and pine on the finish.

Feel is slightly hot, with a tight carbonation.

Overall yeah this is a pretty good ipa. I'd have it again. Grows tiresome towards the final half.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.55/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

**
04/17/17

On tap at good dog bar, Philadelphia.

Underwhelmed.

LOOK: yellow, small white head.
AROMA and TASTE are a typical dry/dank hair spray up a.

Not a fan.

Give me any of the Luponic distortions over this.

**

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

Can dated 2/13/17 into pint glass. Pours a clear light-amber color with a medium-coarse white head. Initial impression is pine, citrus, and a mild bitterness, balanced nicely by a subtle note of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Finish is dry, citrusy, and bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Very tasty IPA. Not world-changing, but eminently competent.

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Photo of jsh420
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A - Slightly hazy golden amber. Head is fluffy with nice lace.

S - Grapefruit hoppy notes with toasted malts and other citrus lemon and orange flavors.

T - Citrus hops with a bit of floral hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation and smooth finish.

O - Well balanced beer.

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Photo of PNWhops
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Light gold in color with a thick head that retains well nice strong taste of hops, the standard for any IPA

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Photo of Antics7
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like all the detailed descriptions have been covered here. This is my go to beer. When ever my local store is sold out, a part of my soul dies.

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Photo of jsbirnba
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hawkssb04
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GWalk612
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dnbspider86
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrKarl
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour is a standard semi-golden hue, moderate head. Aroma has grapefruit & other semi-bitter citrus, a little dry malt cardboard as well. Taste is traditional & well-done, fair amount of citra style hop flavors like apricot & mango but with bulky malt backbone. Bitter but nothing abrasive.

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

Photo of mytu420
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gphelps70
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Groenebeor
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

It's pawwwwwriffic!

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Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93.5% out of 100 with 6,668 ratings
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