Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Brew Review: Firestone Walker Union Jack
Beer: Firestone Walker Union Jack
Location: Paso Robles, CA
Aroma: Citrusy hops
Appearance: Deep gold
Body & Texture: Bitter bite up front with good carbonation
Aftertaste: Bitter with a malty backbone
After pouring this beer, I was initially surprised by the aroma. It smells so good! Drinking beer out of a (gasp) wine glass reallllllyyyy enhances the aroma. It might seem weird, but just try it! I think this is a good IPA. I'm not in love with it, but if someone offered it to me, I would gladly take it. I'm just saying, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. After trying their Double Jack last week, I think I actually like the Double Jack better. It's probably safe to say that Firestone Walkers beers won't disappoint. If you haven't tried Union Jack, it's worth a try!
I bought this beer last Friday at Whole Foods. They were advertising all beers 20% off, so I figured right after work I'd head over there and pick up a few new ones to try. While I was in the packed beer aisle, I overheard a guy about my age talking to a girl beside him. He grabbed Culter IPA and held it to the girl and said something along the lines of he'd heard this beer was really good, so she should buy it and try it. Being the friendly beer lover I am, I decided to speak up and tell them that I had it recently, and it is really good. I guess they weren't friendly beer lovers themselves, because they both looked at me like I was crazy, didn't say one word back to me, and went back to their conversation. I felt totally dissed! I was just trying to be friendly! Anyway, I couldn't believe how rude they were!