Description:"The newest member of the Firestone family, Union Jack is the aggressive IPA that you’ve been searching for. Citrus, pineapple, and a full chewy malt profile finish clean on your palate. Over 70 IBUs and 7.5% alcohol by volume, Union Jack won’t have any problem competing with the big India Pale Ales. A beer true to its origins; deeply hopped and bolstered for a long voyage." — Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Random thoughts: This is one of three Firestone Walker beers. I picked up about a month ago. I really enjoyed FW's Solace and Pale 31 beers (gave each a 4 star rating), and was anxious to try Union Jack.
The tasting: Poured a goldish orange with a white head that dissipated slowly and left nice lacing. Aroma is mostly piney hops with some citrus. Flavor is piney hops with caramel malts. I like this beer's stronger malt profile. The 7.5% ABV provides a nice kick. Body is medium and it has a bit of a creamy mouth feel, but not to the extent of of Solace or Pale 31.
Rating: 3 star.Good. I would drink this if someone gave it to me. Another great beer from Firestone Walker. While I liked Union Jack, I thought Solace and Pale 31 were even better.
Have you tried Union Jack or any other Firestone Walker beers? I'm trying to find their Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout.