ffaoe (921) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2017
moderate citrus and pine aromas. gold and clear in color with huge long lasting head. taste is well balanced of underlying malt notes with pine, light citrus and resin notes oobawa (1747) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Yet another delicious California IPA, loads of grapefruit and pine on top of a firm caramel-n-biscuit malt base. Slips in some orange marmalade and peach alongside the opening hop salvo, while the middle grows dry and grainy with a rising bitterness. Finishes hoppy as hell with hints of yeast and pepper. Pours a beautiful orange-gold with a massive white head and generous lacing. Grapefruit and biscuit on the nose. Perfect slick, oily IPA texture with just enough sparkle. Damn good pint. rob19a (467) - - NOV 12, 2017
14/20 very smooth and drinkable, muted citrus on the tongue, then medium bitterness and nice aftertaste. was drinking more than a year after brewed. Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017
From Apr 2008
Another brew purchased at South Bay D&L. Thanks Joey!
This pours a clear gold with a 2 finger head of foam and plenty of lacing. Good head retention.
The smell is big notes of grapefruit and not much more but I like it.
The taste is very hoppy with a big bold grapefruit profile but I can taste a bit of malt in the background and it *does* take some of the edge off the bitterness. Nice medium body and carbonation, it finishes with a citric bitterness that lasts through the aftertaste. It's quite easy drinking, though I have to watch it because it isn't exactly a lightweight when it comes to the abv. This is a very nice IPA! NikkTwist (3345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Draft many times but for some reason never rated. Clear deep gold pour with a slim foamy ring. Complex mix of hops balanced with enough malts to bring fullness. Bittersweet orange peels. Recalled liking this better in the past. Did the formula change? The Double Jack is many times better.
Erzengel (9504) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle from Rudat. Intense bitter, floral with lots of hop oils and bitterness. Deep and rich, lots of bitterness, round and mildm malty with floral parts. Nice. Villyzzz (454) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle at Olutexpo2017. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma has hoppy citrus with some pine. Taste is full of citrus with bitter hops and dank. Long smooth palate. Really nice. Drinking_77 (134) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Review: 355ml Bottle of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA: ABV: 7.5% vol
A popular beer that has won many awards and several honours since 2008.
Do like the design of the logo and bottle. Simple but stands out.
On pour got a nice big frothy white head, and a lovely clear golden orange beer appeared. Is a nice looking beer for sure, lovely looking colour.
On nose got a pleasant fruity aroma, was really lovely to smell. Got citrus and grapefruit.
On the taste side of things, I found it way too hoppy. Now I know this beer is an IPA and popular with the beer geeks, but fuck me I found it very difficult to drink tbh.
Was tasty, did get to savour a bit of it and did get some tasty sweet malts, but those hops, were way too aggressive and bitter for me, yuck!
Also got too much of the citrus flavours, not a nice taste, a bit sour.
Was a strong beer though, did feel the alcohol later!
Disappointing considering all the hype. Maybe if I grew a big fuck off beard it might taste better? konungen (656) - - OCT 22, 2017
Drucken i NY. Mycket välbalanserad och bra ipa man gärna dricker flera av. Svårt bara på 7% :)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Daboch (172) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Piwo koloru pomarańczy, klarowne. Niezła biała piana. Aromat chmielowy, lekko słodowy. W smaku goryczka skontrowana lekką słodyczą. Ciekawa IPA