Firestone Walker 'Union Jack' IPA

Firestone Walker 'Union Jack' IPA. 7.5 abv. 70 IBU. Clear light honey color. Pours a thick frothy head that slowly recedes to a long-lasting 1/4 inch surface. Good retention, excellent lace. Nose is floral hoppy, notes of citrus, light caramel.  Front taste is balance of roasted malt, fresh ample herbal hops, toffee, background citrus peel. Aftertaste of sweet bread, bitter herbal hop bouquet, roasted sweet malt. Medium-full body. Mouthfeel is warm, round, small-bead carb.

This beer is a solid example of its category, surely above the fold. It's well crafted from nose to finish, with a nice mix of different hop flavors, fresh and bright, fruity and herbal, with a slightly sweet malt backbone. Very good stuff. Well recommended.

From the brewery:

"An aggressively hopped West Coast-style IPA. Union Jack showcases exceptional dry hop character with stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas on the nose accompanied by honey-like malt aromatics. Double dry hopping brings bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors that are contrasted by pale malt sweetness to balance this intense brew. A true tribute to the style that put the West Coast on the craft beer map."