Monday, June 2, 2008

We're All Union Jacks

The Baby's reference is obscure, but I found myself humming its Union Jacks while drinking Firestone Walker's Union Jack IPA last night. It is a fantastic beer and turns upside down my opinion that California's central coast is weak on hoppy beers. The Union Jacks I had had a strong, floral, hop aroma with a balanced bitterness that enhanced its drinkability. Its color was a clear, deep amber and its small head was tight and light tawny. I bought a six-pack in Ventura over the weekend, but would prefer it in a bomber. I have found previous Firestone beers solid, but not spectacular. Its Pale Ale is very good. Firestone Walker has outdone itself with Union Jack.

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