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Firestone Walker Brewing Company Union Jack (365 Day 139)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Firestone Walker Union Jack

Another day another fine American craft beer from the west coast. This time the spotlight is on Firestone Walker Brewing Company and their Union Jack beer.

Firestone Walker is a “magical” brewery for me, as everything that I seem to get my hands on, which should be more now that they distribute to Illinois, is really good to outstanding. I have had most of their regular offerings and in a recent TNBC, not to long by gone, we had a vertical of 10, 11, 12, and 13. All really good beers with 11 blowing the roof off the place.

Union Jack is one of the first beers I had from Firestone Walker. It is a solid American IPA with a heaping dose of hops that are almost not bitter at all as the beer finishes clean, enticing you back for more. Until my recent tasting of Double Jack I didn’t think this beer could be much improved upon.

Double Jack knocks it up a notch from Union Jack, with huge amounts of hops and grain to balance, leaving quite the wonderful bitterness and hop flavor in your mouth, sip after beautiful sip. I hope that more Firestone Walker continues to land in Illinois as I continue to seek it out. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.0

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