RateBeer
overall
99
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1455   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 12oz bottle. had to re-rate this one with a fresh bottle dated 3/10/10, from grape & gourmet. pours a hazy orange with a thin, whispy white head leaving a light ring of bubbly lace. aroma great with big, juicy, grapefruit citrus, orange marmalade, and sweet floral hops with light pine resins and a toasty, sweet touch of caramel malts. flavor is excellent as well with loads of bitter and spicy orange and grapefruit citrus, hints of apricot nectar, and a bit of vanilla with a solid balance of caramel malts. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a nice, lingering, bitter citrus finish. overall, an excellent IPA that is much better fresh (duh).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Mild haze, orange hue. Sticky lacing. Looks appealing but no more entrancing than any other well-crafted IPA. Smells nice! Marmalade and toffee up front with grapefruity hoppiness. A little sweet in the beginning. Nice, cleansing bitterness in middle and finish. VERY enjoyable. Par with Sculpin, a wee bit less than Squall and 90min.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humann_brewing (22) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
great beer with complex hop flavor, pine notes from the simcoe double dry hopped for even more aroma!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 A brilliant medium golden-yellow beer with a dense white head. Nice biting hop aroma with a dankness (gotta be the Simcoe!) thatís followed by an equally powerful hop taste with piney overtones. All those hops still balance nicely with the firm malt body making this an easy drinking IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011 Clear copper pour ... off white head ..... citrusy hop and sugary aroma ... an awesome taste of sweet malts and a burst of citrusy hops with a bite of bitter hops that lingers in the dry finish ... one of my favorite ipas and very sessionable .... abv hidden well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours orange with white head, aroma is full of citrusy hops and some caramel. Taste up front is a nice citrus and pine hop combination moving into a bit of caramel sweet that bitters well. Bright, crisp, and hoppy goodness, something I can drink all the time! Excellent IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle from After4Ever. Pours a transparent orange color with a small white head that recedes to a small ring and a light film. Bubbles slowly meander upwards to the surface. Nose is heavy fruit and citrus up front with a nice malty background. Palate is sticky, filmy, full. Mouth is sticky and flavorful. Flavors of dry fruit notes, nice and hoppy, palate is wonderful, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Blind sample, GLBN IPA Challenge 2010. Lighter copper pour, notes sweet tea, mild bitterness. Sweet malts muted bitterness. Surprised that the rating was this low, ill have to seek this out 6-3-7-3-13 draft at Coles & Blue Monk: very good ipa. 8-4-8-4-16

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arondee (583) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Pours a red copper color with a big white head and sticky lacing. Aroma is floral hops. The taste is a little maltier than most IPAís, thereís a really good balance of malts and hops going on here. Itís sweet but not too sweet, itís bitter but not to bitter, this is a really really good beer. Highly recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Firestone Walker Brewing Company--Union Jack India Pale Ale-2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV--72 IBUís. (4.65 / 5.0) IPA--Thin lacy white head. Clear bright pretty rich gold color. Big floral grapefruit pine pineapple Cascade hop front. Crisp sweet tangy caramel grapefruit citrus pine hop infused pilsner malt body. Zesty crisp balanced hop spice end. Very floral Cascade hops. Sampled 8/24/2009. $5.49 Each. Firestone Walker Brewing Company--Passion For The Pale--Union Jack IPA--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 72 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) No sediment. Lacy off white dense medium head. Clear bright gold color. Aromatic floral hop front. Crisp rich dry sweet buttery hop resin pale caramel doughy body. Creamy hop spice balanced smooth end. Rich hoppy crisp malty IPA. Lagunitas Notes? Sampled 8/3/2010. 6-Pack @ $10.99.


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 « 108 109 110  111  112 113 114 » 146


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
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