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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