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Scoresheets for Firestone Walker Union Jack

14B American IPA

Average Score 44 / 50
Scored by 2 People


Score Sheet #1 - Judged by a National judge and scored 46

Judge: Andy Weigel (andyweigel@gmail.com)
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 55618972
Style: 14B American IPA
Beer Info:
Descriptors:
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
High level of citrus hop aroma with touches of malty sweetness. Malty with notes of caramel and tropical and citrus fruit juice. Not grassy.
11 / 12

Appearance:
Approx 9 SRM. Medium orange color and is relatively clear. Off white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
3 / 3

Flavor:
Beer is balanced toward the hop flavor/aroma side, but without being overly bitter. The finish is bitter, but it keeps the malt and perceived hop sweetness in check.
19 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Medium body with medium carbonation. The body may be a little on the fuller side for the style, or the carbonation just may be slightly low.
4 / 5

Overall:
This is an absolutely amazing beer. I think the only way to improve this would be to have a fresher bottle. Bravo.
9 / 10

Total Score: 46 / 50

Style Accuracy: 5 / 5
Technical Merit: 5 / 5
Intangibles: 5 / 5

Score Sheet #2 - Judged by a Provisional Judge judge and scored 42

Judge: Nik Allen (nikpallen@gmail.com)
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 55618972
Style: 14B American IPA
Beer Info:
Descriptors:
Bottle Inspection:
Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
A punch of sweet malt with secondary notes of pine/floral/tropical fruit. Yeast character is slightly bready but bordering on clean.
10 / 12

Appearance:
Golden with near-piercing clarity; Thick, substantial, and long-lasting head.
3 / 3

Flavor:
Similar to aroma but more accentuated: light-to-medium caramel giving way to even more pine/citrus/floral, even with a small herbal character. No noticeable yeast character. Bitterness is noticeable but by no means overpowering.
17 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Lip-smackingly sticky; medium carbonation; for immense bitterness in flavor, no lingering astringency. Minor warmth from alcohol.
4 / 5

Overall:
This is a fine example of a near-perfectly executed American IPA: English yeast character is present but complementary, hops are generally dominant (Centennial-forward) and not abrasive, and malt contends but slightly dominates bitterness. Dial back the Crystal malts and any sugar additions just a bit to make this perfect.
8 / 10

Total Score: 42 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 4 / 5


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