Drinking_77 (132) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2017 HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden orange. Aroma is a lot of citrus and pine, very strong. Taste is surprisingly bitter for an IPA listed at 70 IBUs, definitely hoppier than most IPAs I’ve tried. There is a lingering sweetness from the malt, but it still has a very light body. The bitterness really sticks around for a while and reminds me of 3 Floyds, not afraid of hops. Definitely a great IPA I would go back to, which is saying something considering how over saturated the style is.
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 (648) - - 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 (113) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Piwo koloru pomarańczy, klarowne. Niezła biała piana. Aromat chmielowy, lekko słodowy. W smaku goryczka skontrowana lekką słodyczą. Ciekawa IPA nickel (1224) - UKRAINE - OCT 6, 2017
Aroma: grass, resin, citrus
Taste: sweet malt, citrus, notes of hones and herbs. Bitter aftertaste. Dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone danjs5 (270) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2017
Fills a glass with bright hazy orange. Big orange grapefruit nose and flavours upfront. Citris peel for zesty marmalade flavour. Bold hoppy ipa with excellent sweet bitterness balance. Bitterness lingers. Boozy as it warms finishing with a sour citris tang.
voyageurmike (502) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle from Wegman's. Orange amber clear medium bodied beer, with citrus nose. Tangerine and grapefruit are beautifully balanced with malt in the taste. Mild bitter finish. beermastersasho (134) - - SEP 4, 2017
Good ipa. It is like imperial ipa, so nice, fresh, smooth. big aroma and fruity hoppy taste.It is extremely balanced. Good beer! IOzh (195) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - AUG 4, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma of pines, citrus, and malt. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced. ruigo (3088) - PORTUGAL - AUG 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Grapefruit, citrus, pine and caramel. Good. Skarecrow (874) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2017
Hazy gold pour with decent creamy head.
Grapefruit & pine aroma.
Medium bitterness with forward hop palate and subtle malt finish.