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RATINGS: 1629   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7013) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arondee (598) - 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 IPA’s, there’s a really good balance of malts and hops going on here. It’s sweet but not too sweet, it’s bitter but not to bitter, this is a really really good beer. Highly recommended.

   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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sampled at the Rose and Crown in PA. A really nicely made IPA with strong hopping. Drings very smooth and has a crisp bitterness. Really well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle while on a work trip in San Jose. Pours copper with thin tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Very clean and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2010
12 oz. bottle from a trade with barleywinefiend on BeerAdvocate. Pours a nice clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of wet hops, floral notes, orange citrus, pine, caramel malts, and herbal notes. Flavor of grapefruit and orange citrus, herbal and floral hops, sugar, caramel malts, honey, and cereal. Bitter, sweet, and nice. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, and a juicy mouthfeel. This is a great IPA but nothing off the charts. Just straightforward good hops and citrus and malts, nothing new. Holla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks KFInn!!! - Pours our clear dk tan with a large and frothy white head...aroma is candy sugar and hop florals, sweet and sticky with gret pine resin...totoally guessed this to be a double ipa, seems way more appropriate...flavour is similarly sticky caramel and pine, fresh hop florals, nice lingering bitterness...great "double" even if it isn’t...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Orangey bubbly Caesar head. Hoppy for what I thought would be a British style IPA, after all the na,e. Very drinkable, and citrus flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3737) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2010
Good soft frothy head clear copper coloured IPA not strong carbonation but amplearoma floral fruity citrus malt flavour fizz taste of hops citrus grapefruit stonefruit peel of citrus for bitter apricot peach caramel touch lovely clear tasting ale at 7.5% perfect finish smooth a fizz and bitter that last top stuff

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