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Old 05-14-2010, 02:21 AM   #1
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I've heard a lot about the brewing prowess of Firestone Walker but this is the first time I've had one of their beers. We don't see a whole lot of them here on the east cost.

The Union Jack is a straight up hop bomb. From their website, they use Warrior, Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, and Chinook. Jesus.

I put it head to head with the Stone IPA, a classic. I gotta say they taste pretty similar. Stone uses a bunch of the "C" hops also. Jack is more of a jacked-up Stone in my opinion. It's very tasty, but is approaching DIPA land. It's a really big IPA compares to say the 60 minute, which I consider the classic IPA. Great beer though.

Anyone have the Union Jack? Like it?
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:37 AM   #2
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I followed you they other day through frostyone and just recognized you. Glad to see you are a HBTer.

 
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, but what in the world is frostyone?
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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Union jack imo was good but nothing to praise.

 
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Thanks, but what in the world is frostyone?
That's his name on twitter. I think i got the spelling correct.

 
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:40 AM   #6
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Stone is more straight bitterness. I think that the Union Jack is more balanced. Bigger hop nose, more complex, but I think it is a very different beer than Stone. And to compare it to 60 Minute is weird, too. 60 Minute is so sweet and malty. Bleh.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:24 PM   #7
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That's his name on twitter. I think i got the spelling correct.
Ooooh I got ya I was confused there for a sec lol.

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Stone is more straight bitterness. I think that the Union Jack is more balanced. Bigger hop nose, more complex, but I think it is a very different beer than Stone. And to compare it to 60 Minute is weird, too. 60 Minute is so sweet and malty. Bleh.
Hm...it's weird to compare an American IPA to an American IPA? 60 minute is sweet and malty?
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #8
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I've only had it once a while ago, and I found it to be pretty bland with little hop presence. I must have got a really old bottle.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:51 PM   #9
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60 Minute is so sweet and malty. Bleh.
Gotta say I agree. I was all stoked to try the DFH IPAs and they honestly left a lot to be desired, particularly compared to the style of IPA you get all over San Diego. I'll take a Ballast Point or Stone any day of the week.

 
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:58 AM   #10
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I <3 Union Jack.
Quite possibly my favorite IPA.
I do get it a bit more fresh than the rest of the country though, being that I'm in San Luis Obispo. I'd say very deserving of the two GABF gold medals the past two years.
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