RateBeer
overall
99
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden body with an chunky off-white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, mostly citrus and resin, but very earthy. As it opens up a bit, more of the malt comes through in the nose. The flavor is similar; starts pretty hoppy, but moves on to a more malt-forward IPA as it warms. Overall, a very good IPA. Definitely moving this into the regular 6-pack rotation.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rforman15 (14) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
WOW! I didn’t expect much from this brew, but it delivers in a big way. appearance is a nice copper color, the right amount of carbonation, piney taste. As good as any other California IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2217) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Yellow orange in color... Aroma of citrus and floral hops... Flavor is fairly sweet initially, with a strong citrusy hop backbone... Really great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours a hazy orange, with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrusy, and flowering hops. Very Nice! Flavor is medium sweet, with notes of grapefruit and a sweet caramel malt. Dry and a medium bitter finish. Well Done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2011
From trade with Mashmaster. Aroma of grapefruit, bread, caramel. The appearance is copper, translcuent/clear, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, citrus, almost the reverse of the aroma. the body id medium. The finish is citrus, and pine hop bitterness. Very good overall. Nothing unusual, but solidly constructed. Thanks Tom.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle via trade. Pours a nice copper amber with an off white head. Tangerine like aroma. Medium bodied with a steady carbonation. Nice pale and toasty malt backbone that nicely blends into a good citrus and pine hop profile. Residual sweetness is spot on. Sharp bitter and dry finish. A very well constructed IPA, one of the best ones I have had in a long time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Deep orange pour with a foamy head. Lots of hops in the aroma, spicy, citrus and pine. Flavor is dominated by resinous and citrusy hops with light caramel notes holding it all together. A delicious IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2011
12oz bottle from AJ’s in Scottsdale, AZ. Didn’t make many notes other than the scores and I seem to have blocked out this night of the Insight Bowl entirely. I do recall a slight imbalance in this brew though...like it was having an identity crisis on whether it was a California or Colorado style AND whether it was a regular or double IPA, with a little too much pine and a little too much booze. Generally good, but I didn’t get the world-class experience others seem to have had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (301) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Aroma is strong citrus and flowery purfume hops. Light sweet caramel. Appearance is Light orange brown with small white head. Taste is similar to the hops aroma. Nice caramel and honey flavors as well, vanilla. Much bitterness but also nice maltiness and hops aroma really keeps this beer well balanced. Grapefruit and pine bitterness linger. Palate is medium and crisp. Overall a very nice beer. Tastes like the other FW beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
22 oz bottle, thanks vode! Copper color with creamy head. Perfumed and fresh flowery-citrusy hop aroma, lovely freshness. Flowery, lemony and tart fruity flavor with smooth bitterness and notes of mango. Very hop forward, just enough toffeish malt backbone. Very drinkable and smooth palate, I could drink lots of this.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 102 103 104  105  106 107 108 » 153


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50