thetmaxx (898) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the dive bar for beer week. Aroma is pretty typical for a pale ale. Flavour is more on the hoppy side. This is a really good pale, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from Firestone Walker.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/22/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
From the bottle, Union Jack pours a transparent light copper color with a medium white head. Decent retention, and some sticky lace.
Strong piney hops, with some citrusy notes in the nose as well. Weaker caramel malt exists as an afterthought.
The taste starts with a soft, slightly biscuity caramel malt. The piney hops take control, but there is a nice blend with grapefruit and apricot hops. Finishes quite bitter, although there is not much aftertaste.
It has a quite crisp carbonated feel. The tight bubbles help to raise the hop oil off the tongue. On the light side of a medium body.
I found this to be very easy to drink; quite a hoppy brew, and with such smoothness this goes down extremely easily.
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 dimensional IPA. Very hoppy, malt is fine but its lost in the hops as usual for an IPA. The aroma is nice, and its actually slightly refreshing (unlike most dry, bitter IPAs). Just not my cup of tea i guess... Passable IPA. Doublejack is almost too good to compete with.
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thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice spice and fruit in aroma, citrus.... good lookin light brown color. bitterness upfront, with a nice citrusy pine finish. hints of sweetness but not much. really solid beer again from firestone walker.
weihenweizen (3019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear golden with two finger fluffy bright white head that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, resinous texture, and aroma is pine. Taste is lots of pine, a little grapefruit, and a bitter hop finish. Not one of the better IPAs I have had, too much pine.
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: clear, deep gold color, frothy white head. Aroma: beautiful mix of grapefruit citrus and pine. Taste: floral, almost jasmine tea taste, light honey, finishes smooth hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium thin body, slick & creamy. Overall: pretty awesome. Not quite the Double Jack but delicious in it’s own way. Really top notch!
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zryanz (14) - - FEB 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
7.5% alc/vol with a very normal ipa taste. I would recommend it to people. Binnys worker said it was his favorite
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Huge hop aroma and taste with the pine and citrus flavors. A good west coast style IPA.
glennmastrange (2620) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, light to moderate pine and grapefruit for the hops, light dough for the yeast, and background notes of date and butterscotch. Head is small, frothy white, with fair slippery lacing and is mostly diminshing. Color is slightly hazy amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately sweet, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a drying finish. The malt dominates over the hops a bit, but this IPA’s components mesh well with each other. One of the better IPAs I’ve had in awhile.
miqal (1) - - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this out of the bottle. WOW, this is one amazing IPA. Rhode Island only got a few cases in from what I understand so it’s hard to find. I was given a bottle by a friend now I want more, but can;t find it....