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RATINGS: 1628   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
A: The pour is a typical looking amber color with a rather fluffy and large white head and some nice lacing on the glass. S: Plenty of citrusy hops in the nose. I pick up a lot of grapefruit and perhaps a bit of orange as well. Not really too much malt there, but a bit of breadiness. T: The flavor is essentially a continuation of the nose. Plenty of sharp and juicy grapefruit with a bread-like malt flavor in the background. A mild, resinous bitterness on the back end. M: Medium in body with ample carbonation and a very crisp finish. D: One of the best regular IPAs out there and a stand-by of mine. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Tap at David Copperfields. Poured a rich golden amber. Nose is bitter and floral hops. Smooth and an easy drinker. Hop notes are prominent but not overpowering. Well balanced with a mild bitter finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Pale, crystal clear light orange, decent head lingers as a ring. Aroma initially floral and spicy, moving definitively into citric as it warms, nice pure grapefruit note. When cool, the hops dominate, floral and spice. As it warms, the beer transforms. Remarkable amount of gummy caramel malt comes forward that was absent when cool. Hops clearly citric as well. Bit of alcohol comes through on the finish. Better warmer. Good stuff, but not my favorite from Firestone Walker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Recieved this as an extra in a trade. Pours a nice golden, orange hued color with a nice head. Already having good lacing as I type. Strong hop smell but also a malty sweetness to go along with it. This is an incredibly balanced beer in my opinion. The hops hit you but not too harshly. Smooth transition to a slight bitterness at the end. I was very pleased with this one. Granted I can’t tell an age on it, but I give it high marks for being so well balanced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2010
golden yellow with large white head. rich nose of herbal hops. moderate carbonation for style. firm bitterness, huge hop flavor of herbal and some floral notes. definite low crystal malt sweetness with some alcohol adding depth only. medium finish for the style, not bone dry, but not a ton of residual sweetness. great version of the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle sample at the Front Porch tasting. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Citrusy and grassy hop aroma with some malt. Malty flavor at first, but the grassy and grapefruity hops come fast and furious and last all the way to the end. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 On tap. Pours a clear light amber with a one finger white head that has good retention and leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is pine hops, a bit of grapefruit, caramel, and sugar cookie. Smells pretty sweet. The initial taste is sweet with pine and grapefruit, then some sugar cookie and a bit of caramel. Pretty sweet overall. The finish has a light bitterness. It would probably benefit from some more bitterness. Medium body. Low carbonation. A bit too sweet overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions. Appearance: Standard tangelo orange body with a 1 finger white crown that has a bit of retenetion and some lacing. Smell: Lemongrass, grapefruit citrus hops, a small floral note, etc. Taste: A touch bitter without much else going on. Fairly blah. ; Gets better as it warms. Mouthfeel: On the thinner side for the style but not bad. Drinkability: The thin mouthfeel helps it go down. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-15-2009

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2010
12 oz - Norm’s (Vienna, VA) - Hazed amber, thick off white creamy head. Sweet floral-pine and light citric-spruce aromas ride a soft toffee malt undercurrent. Full pine and pink grapefruit hop flavors balance well on over a lightly sweetened caramel backbone. Loads of hop flavors throughout minus any harsh bitterness. Medium bodied and very smooth, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Has some elements of Troegs Nugget Nectar that will easily make this my 6 pack choice on forthcoming summer weekends...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Sample at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". The brew is a burnt reddish-orange color with a medium light tan head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Piney hops aroma with touches of grapefruit and caramel. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has pine and citrus flavors. Caramel malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Pretty solid overall.

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