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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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An instant classic, Union Jack is the recipient of numerous awards including back to back wins at the Great American Beer Festival. Union Jack is abound with hop aroma and character. In fact this well balanced, west coast IPA is dry hopped 3 separate times, each lot giving it more and more of the grapefruit citrus hop aroma and flavor it is known for. Overall it utilizes over 4 pounds of pacific northwest hops per barrel.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (565) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Firestone Walker tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Almost clear orange-amber with a nice off-white head. Smell - mango, papaya, grapefruit, pine, onions and pepper. Sweet with biscuits and caramel malts backbone, fruity and citric hops, strong bitter finish, quite alcoholic. Med-bodied, syrupy and oily on palate. Not very dry and quite heavy, bordering Double IPA. Still quite solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (278) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Huge bitter resin aroma. Body is light straw clear with a white head. Lots of different citrus fruit flavors. Grapefeuit, pineapple, mango, maybe some passion fruit. Very juicy and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Great IPA pour. Cloudy pale color. Light hoppy aroma. Bitter up front, great light hoppy finish with a bitter tail. Will definitely have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (25) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Easily one of the best, most balanced widely available IPAs out there. Pours golden orange. Perfect balance of hops and malt on the aroma and flavor. Insanely drinkable. Had my first one right after a Pliny and it wasn’t far off.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tpayne1987 (1) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Good balanced West Coast Style IPA with distinct grapefruit aroma. Best enjoyed in a snifter glass. Great brewery. Great beer. Better people. Firestone Walker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hms (3) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
this is really coming at you. slightly roasty malt aromas clash with bitter and citrusy hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamf (64) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden, clear, with nice white head. Citrus! Loads of citrus!!! Dry, bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit., Drinkable. GREAT IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1025) - - AUG 26, 2014
Clear golden amber color with medium head. Aroma is some hops and malt. Flavor is malt, cooked vegetables, bitter. Solid traditional ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3349) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle: Golden color, white head. Aroma is light malty with candy notes, mainly hops with pine and resin aroma. Also some tropical fruitiness. Flavor is malty, sweet, candies, intensive hop notes with again mainly pine and resin, also herbal bitter hops and bitter notes of grapefruit peel. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1024) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
January 2nd, 2013 - Firestone Walker is the drinkable California pride. Adorned with bears and barrels and other iconography that makes up a bright and old-fashioned coat of arms, Firestone Walker feels like an old hand in a field of young and upcoming breweries, making consistently good and boozy beers. Today I try their IPA, which I don’t see around as often as I would expect. Dressed like many other IPAs (sporting a murky brown body and large, popping bubbles), this looks regular, but the aroma quickly distinguishes it amongst others in the same class. Light and tangy, it brings with it the smell of tangerines and freshly cut orange, and even a little bit of grapefruit sweetness - a crisp smell that plants me in an imagined citrus grove. Its served with a medium body, and a noticeably strong alcohol bite. In fact, I suspect at first that this is a Double IPA. Moderate grapefruits bring the bitter while the flavors of fresh baked bread and some rustiness add layers of depth. Good bitterness, good balance, and the return of the tangerine flavor with a little warmth are the defining features of this brew which makes it seem so much more like a Double IPA than an old fashioned IPA coming out of a sparsely inventoried grocery store.


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