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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1051) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2016
355ml can from Mchughs. Pours clear amber with white frothy head. Excellent clarity as usual form a FW beer. Big mandarin, peach, citrus, caramel, earth, strawberry, toffee, sweet mixed spice. Flavour is peach, tropical fruit, luscious caramel sweetness with medium bitterness. Nicely balanced. Slick mouthfeel. Feels like syrup leaving caramel orange aftertaste. Great IPA. Need more like this in Ireland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1271) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2016
From a 355ml bottle on 8/2/2015. Pours a clear light golden with a small white head. The nose features dense fruity hops with a touch of caramel malt. Take a sip and it’s very intense and fruity - lots of mandarin and peach, with some tart lemony sour in the mix. The hops are big and satisfying, producing a big, bold, earthy. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4378) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Blonde avec belle tête mousseuse. Nez de pêche et d’agrumes avec des pointes de conifères. Belle bouche généreuse en saveurs d’agrumes et en douce amertume. Corps élancé avec bulles activées. Finale sèche, bien parfumée, longue. Un délice. En fût au Yard House de Boston.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3404) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Orange copper color. Aroma of peach and caramelised malt. Taste of caramel, peach, citrus and a nice crispy mouthfeel. Nice, but a bit old I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (766) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Butelka 0,355l kolor złoty, klarowne, piana niezbyt imponująca, trchę oblepia szkło. Aromat żywiczno-chmielowy, w smaku przeważa chmiel, goryczka wyczuwalna, zostaje posmak gorzki na podniebieniu, bardzo dobre piwo. Zresztą muszę przyznać, że jestem fanem amerykańskich IPA szczególnie z zachodniego wybrzeża.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (199) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is Fruity Grapefruit, Tangerine and Mango. Taste is sweet malty with a citrus fruity finish. Well balanced and excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2016
Classic West Coast IPA with no less than seven (classic) New World hop varieties in it. Fairly thick, egg-white, dense head retaining quite well and leaving ’papery’ lacing on the edge of the glass; colour is a clear and bright orange blonde with no visible fizz, only very lightly hazy with deposit. Lovely but typical American IPA aroma of yellow grapefruit, sweetish toasted onion (the Simcoe!), mandarin peel, pine resin, overripe papaja, sundried tomato, kumquat, cigarette tobacco, biscuit, hemp but not strongly so, strawberry juice, tropical flowers, chicken spices. Refreshing onset of lively but ’clean’ and not (too) estery fruitiness, mango, pink grapefruit, redcurrant, sweetish and sourish well in balance with each other and accentuated with a faint saltiness announcing the wave of hops to come; carbo is softish and well fit for the style. Middle phase is supply, lightly oily, with pleasant biscuity and caramelly malt sweetishness but not overly so; it balances out perfectly with the expected hop finish, gently but thoroughly bittering, earthy and spicy but still juicy, and most of all, yielding a wave of retronasal aromas of citrus flesh and citrus peel, a lot of pine, roasted shallot and exotic flowers. Typical for the style but perfectly executed, like its DIPA counterpart Double Jack. Hugely enjoyed this and now that Moortgat has taken over the brewery, I’m silently cherishing a hope that these Firestone Walker beers will soon hit the Belgian market shelves...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (593) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Deep golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine and malt. Taste is bitter with very nice long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, malt and tropical fruits. Very fresh and excellent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (920) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Clear orange color with foam ring. Forest hop notes (piney). The taste is bitter tart, yet sweetish like an imperial IPA and with forest hopping. The mouth feeling is quite thick and the aftertaste is bitter and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (1409) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at average bottle shares prol edition. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, stale hops. Taste is fruity, quite malty, a bit stale, citrus. Dusty.

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