Union Jack India Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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:
6,602
Reviews:
1,350
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Wants:
514
Gots:
1,688
For Trade:
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Ratings: 6,602 |  Reviews: 1,350
Photo of FireScourge
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cdmomo79
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chillichamp03
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love the union jack by firestone walker. This beer is beautifully clear with a nice copper color. Decelops a nice head when poured into a tulip glass giving it a nice feel and great aroma. Flavor is well balanced without the sharpness or bite others can have.

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Photo of Campodog
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Ryan4120
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - golden with a minimal white head that leaves some lacing behind
S - pine and floral notes with some citrus as well
T - nice pine, floral, and hop notes with some mild citrus characteristics. Maybe some pineapple as well. There's some malt on the back end.
F - medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation - smooth
O - A very solid IPA with nice citrus, pine, hop, and floral notes but in my opinion nothing special that makes it stand out.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derekmbarton
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Photo of WickedBeer
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPAs. Tons of hops and bitterness along with a good amount of citrus and a great malt backbone. Give this a try but be prepared for a stronger that average IPA.

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Photo of Mikey440
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkJP6
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMC73
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aqualad
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of daliandragon
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rocky, almost mountainous head sets the tone. It sits above a golden amber. Lace is majestic. Nose is fresh citrus hops with tropical hints. Solid start to finish bitterness here without ever being withering or tasting of sawdust. Really nice overall hoppiness with a little balance and the beginnings of alcohol sheen.

I can see why this brew is so well thought of: it is an engineering marvel. It is not my ideal, with a little too much booze and very sharp flavors prior to the aftertaste. However, for whoever designed this brew, it is nearly perfection. It sets out and accomplishes what it wants. For that, I admire it infinitely.

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Photo of TroyE219
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffmck09
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThePold
4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From a can 85 days old into a DFH IPA glass. This particular beer was close to its end days, and didn't have a lot of head, but I've had many fresher with a frothy top. Color is lighter than some IPAs , dark gold rather than coppery. Taste is still great, but sharper than Two Hearted and not as sharp as Stone.

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Photo of raysat
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very clear, amber/orange, fast bubbles rising, and a half finger of soapy white head that fades quickly to a ring. Very minor lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, stone fruits, a little pine, citrus rind, and a touch of caramel. Lots of tropical fruit and stone fruit in the flavor, as well as mild caramel. You can just sit and try to put your finger on all the individual fruit notes that come out of this one. Feel is very dry, full carbonation, and medium body. Good brew.

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Union Jack India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 6,602 ratings.
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