Union Jack India Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,617 Ratings
Union Jack India Pale AleUnion Jack India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,617
Reviews:
1,355
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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516
Gots:
1,702
For Trade:
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Ratings: 6,617 |  Reviews: 1,355
Photo of magic_swaggin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justinprintz
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkx8
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my top 5 favorite IPAs. I'm fortunate enough to love less then 2 hours from the brewery and let me tell you, if you ever get the chance to visit, do it. The brewery is gorgeous not to mention an awesome restaurant next door. They always have some sort of a special treat on draft. Overall, amazing beer. Amazing brewery. Keep it up Firestone.

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Photo of RJB66
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopLover1
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkruseic
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kforce62
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.98/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hops from front to back. Great beer. 93/100

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Photo of kfbishop
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good initial,but odd stale wood aftertaste. At Londener pub near Dallas.

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

Photo of 7Sport
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nurt20
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaiderRez
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of chrisjws
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abridges01
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmgeng
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just saw this in Chicago and I had heard good things so I gave it a try.

A - Brilliant amber color and very clear. Good sized rocky head with light lacing.

S - Good NW hops with the standard citrus notes shining through with some herbal and light floral tones. There is also some grain/malt character present.

T - Significant hop flavor that last through the drink with a citrus character and hints of pine being predominant. The floral, herbal, and grassy notes also assist the hop profile but not strongly. It has some of the malt in the middle with hop bitterness to finish crisp. This beer is definitely hop forward but reasonably balanced by the malt backbone.

M - Medium mouth-feel with a soft bitter hop finish. Moderate carbonation which doesn't add or detract.

Overall, a solid IPA that I wasn't disappointed with. I like the balance of malt with the citrus hops but I prefer more hop flavor in my IPAs. This beer is not heavy in any way which lends to drinkability but there are many more IPAs that are just as drinkable with more flavor. If you haven't tried it I would recommend it but don't expect this one to be significantly better many of the other popular IPAs on the market.

Glass- Imperial Nonic

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Photo of marcfromphilly
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,617 ratings.
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