Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle sent to me by Hophead22. Thanks Tim! Drank this right after drinking a Pliny and Blind Pig. Needless to say, it had some jewels to follow. Flavor was very clean, earthy, and slightly piney. Nose had some good hoppiness, but again, it was fairly muted when compared to the two previous (I)IPA consumed. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Thanks for sharing turd. Pours a translucent copper with a frothy offwhite head. The nose was hoppy, herbal and piny, sweet malty background. The flavor was earthy herbal hops, very piny, some grapefruit rind, lightly astringent. The palate was warming and waxy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Aromas of floral and citrusy hop and a decent caramel backbone. Golden orange with a thin lasting. Bitter citrus and pine initially followed by a nice light malty sweetness. Hops come back in grapefruit form and linger with a little fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
On draft at O’Brien’s. Appearance is a clear bright orange hue, thin layer of white foam sustains, minimal lacing. Smell is pretty big hops [pine & grapefruit mostly], swaths of bubblegum candy sweetness and floral essences, some light fruits and spices as well as lighter pale malts. Taste is dominated by sweet grapefruit and candied hops which give way to bitter pine resin, other light and citrus fruits pop up with biscuit and bread malts, finishes dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, oily texture coats the tongue and mouth, moderate level of carbonation. Drinkability is high, hampered somewhat by the significant alcohol presence, another well-balanced and delicious California IPA that borders on the DIPA category, definitely check this one out if you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
Thanks to cloudskipper for this one. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Gorgeous fruity citrus hop aroma. Fresh orange peel, piny spiciness and sweet grapefruit. A light honey/pale malt sweetness adds a nice back note to this, but it is still very much a hop-dominated brew. Flavour is also very hoppy with loads of orange/grapefruity citrus. Tropical finish. Sticky lacing coats the inside of the glass in a thick layer of Belgian lace. Light resinous bitterness on the back. Another tasty IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 On tap in Cambria, CA. when this is fresh and on tap it is a whole new animal compared to what they sell in the bottles. hop flavor is so pronounced and complex, the nuances of it work with the firm malt backing so well i was literally taken aback by it. so much density and flavor, it was almost alive. i may seem a little dramatic but this was truly a feast for this raterís senses. hop extracts? i donít care if this is made from used depends diapers. iíve always been a fan of firestone walker beers but this would be enough to get me to join a cult.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2008
bottle from tytoanderso: pours a cloudy dark orange with a medium white head. aroma is a good grapefruit hops but with plenty of malt to back it slight fresh apricot very nice. flavour: is very hopped with plenty of grapefruit soem bitterness from the hops also, these are very prodominant but a decent sweet malt comes through to give ti a more balalnced flavour. finishe s with some more bitterness that is very welcomjed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
12oz. bottle. Real nice dark gold pour, real retentive head as well. Nice grapefruit nose. Very crisp flavor to it, nice hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Mild bitter initial flavour with a solid grapefruity flavour following into the finish. Light sweetness from the caramel malt too. Nice dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2008
12 oz bottle from awaisanen. Pours a light coppery gold with a nice lasting tight head. Aroma is lots of citrusy grapefruit, raw and piney - nice. Clean dry light malt backbone flavor with ltos of citrus, orange and grapefruit hops, and a lightly earthy tacky bittering finish. Solid IPA all around.

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 « 127 128 129  130  131 132 133 » 141

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50