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RATINGS: 1725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (898) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
On tap at the dive bar for beer week. Aroma is pretty typical for a pale ale. Flavour is more on the hoppy side. This is a really good pale, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from Firestone Walker.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 7/22/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. From the bottle, Union Jack pours a transparent light copper color with a medium white head. Decent retention, and some sticky lace. Strong piney hops, with some citrusy notes in the nose as well. Weaker caramel malt exists as an afterthought. The taste starts with a soft, slightly biscuity caramel malt. The piney hops take control, but there is a nice blend with grapefruit and apricot hops. Finishes quite bitter, although there is not much aftertaste. It has a quite crisp carbonated feel. The tight bubbles help to raise the hop oil off the tongue. On the light side of a medium body. I found this to be very easy to drink; quite a hoppy brew, and with such smoothness this goes down extremely easily.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2 dimensional IPA. Very hoppy, malt is fine but its lost in the hops as usual for an IPA. The aroma is nice, and its actually slightly refreshing (unlike most dry, bitter IPAs). Just not my cup of tea i guess... Passable IPA. Doublejack is almost too good to compete with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
nice spice and fruit in aroma, citrus.... good lookin light brown color. bitterness upfront, with a nice citrusy pine finish. hints of sweetness but not much. really solid beer again from firestone walker.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (3019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear golden with two finger fluffy bright white head that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, resinous texture, and aroma is pine. Taste is lots of pine, a little grapefruit, and a bitter hop finish. Not one of the better IPAs I have had, too much pine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 23, 2012
Appearance: clear, deep gold color, frothy white head. Aroma: beautiful mix of grapefruit citrus and pine. Taste: floral, almost jasmine tea taste, light honey, finishes smooth hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium thin body, slick & creamy. Overall: pretty awesome. Not quite the Double Jack but delicious in it’s own way. Really top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zryanz (14) - - FEB 22, 2012
7.5% alc/vol with a very normal ipa taste. I would recommend it to people. Binnys worker said it was his favorite

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Huge hop aroma and taste with the pine and citrus flavors. A good west coast style IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2620) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, light to moderate pine and grapefruit for the hops, light dough for the yeast, and background notes of date and butterscotch. Head is small, frothy white, with fair slippery lacing and is mostly diminshing. Color is slightly hazy amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately sweet, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a drying finish. The malt dominates over the hops a bit, but this IPA’s components mesh well with each other. One of the better IPAs I’ve had in awhile.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miqal (1) - - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
Had this out of the bottle. WOW, this is one amazing IPA. Rhode Island only got a few cases in from what I understand so it’s hard to find. I was given a bottle by a friend now I want more, but can;t find it....


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