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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1645) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours golden orange with a thin off-white head. Clean floral hop aroma, pineapple, and tangerines. The flavor is a combination of bitter grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine but at no time does this seem too bitter or too fruity. The flavors are clean crisp and well balanced. Essentially itís exactly what you would expect if you know anything about Firestone Walker: itís a hoppier, amped up version of Pale 31. And thatís a very good thing. This is a great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Clear golden coloured body with a light amber glow and a deep, dense off-white head - nice! Aroma of strong pineapple and piney hops, malt, alcohol and a very nice and potent dry hop. Medium-bodied; Assertive piney and floral hop taste with a good malt backbone and then the sudden and potent hop flavour - very very nice. Aftertaste has quite a bit of hop kick, but is balanced quite nicely by the caramel sweetness and the good malt backbone. Overall, a very nice IPA, showing a ton of hops, a good balance, some pleasurable sweetness, but the strong hops remain number one. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 01-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 29-November-2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
A: Pours a bright, slightly darkened orange with a nice white head. S: Lots of grapefruit, orange, and other citrus notes. Some malt sweetness far into the background. T: Very similar to the smell. Lots of refreshing hop bitterness with a little bit of the sweet aroma working its way into the taste. M: Medium-bodied with a little bit of chewiness. D: Quite drinkable. A very nice IPA to quaff back all day. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-01-2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5484) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
This poured a darker orange to amber color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of cascade and centennial hops, really fresh smelling. Flavor was very bitter citrusy hops with added pne notes as well. Malt hits the tongue on the swallow to balance it out a bit. Very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy of JohnnyJ. Pours with a pale golden hue setting below a small white head that quickly fades to a light film. Nose is oranges, peaches, mango, and not a whole lot of malt nose and not grassy to speak of. Taste is extremely hop dominate with various fruits and grapfruity, orange and other citrus hops there is some caramel and bready malt character present. Very bitter and dry in the finish but a full bodied slick mouth feel. some sticky lace and brilliantly clear. A beer that is more than I expected, very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2010
12. fl.oz bottle from a beer tasting, Nuremberg, Brau-Beviale.
Clear golden beer with a small creamy off white-tan head. Small bubbles, nice lacing stays...Caramel and honey in the nose with a fruity hop. Citrusses and grape, some overriped cheese. Smooth mouthfeel, sweet caramel and honey, raisins, vanilla, nice resiny-fruity hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bright glowing amber gold in color. Dense thick head of small bubbles. Huge pine, wet grass, earth, hops nose. Great taste, hoppy, grass, citrus... Yumm!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Draft, pours amber with a white head. Big English hops up front, very bitter with a biscuit and tea in the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
nice ppur, orange with a frothy orange head, nice. aroma is nice, dry and bitter, slight floral and biscuity malt notes underneath. the taste great, the palate is great. there is a strange progression of flavors in the mouth, very nice. starts with a bitter and dry blast, then goes to a very fruity, tropical hop candy in the middle, and finishes with a warming and viscous finish that presents a good bit of sweet malts that were completely hidden earlier in the palate. nice beer for sure, will keep this in mind since you can find it at gas stations around here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Hazy golden color, scant head. Aroma of orange peel and lemon. Good balance of bitterness and aroma, tipping the scale slightly toward bitterness. Nice combo.

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