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RATINGS: 1691   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle courtesy of my secret santa joeneugs. Pours clear golden with a rather small frothy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet, slightly fruity, slightly herbal and hoppy fresh with grapefruit juice, lemon balm, caramel, crackers, freshly cut grass, pine needles, dried apricots, star fruit, pineapple, papaya, resin, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is bitter, fruity, herbal and floral with crackers, grapefruit juice, pine needles, dried apricots, unripe mango, unripe pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, resinous wood, grapefruit rinds, freshly cut grass, lemon balm and hints of biscuits. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, tiny astringent, soft and medium bodied, finish is dry and bitter with crackers, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, unripe tropical fruits, resin, orange zest, lemon zest and hints of moist green herbs. Very tasty! Dry extremely hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (568) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Quite clear amber, thick, frothy, slightly off white head. Restrained, but enjoyable citrus hop aromas, with a touch of spice. Citrus, grassy and slightly resinous, bitter hop flavours dominate, touch of stone fruit with an underlying malt sweetness towards the end of the beer which adds incredible balance and drinkability. I was expecting an English style IPA, but very much an American. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (118) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2016
Meh, many other single ipas I like better not sure what all the + reviews are about. Would not buy again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allanmb (66) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Pours golden with good white head, very clear! Aroma is fresh hops. Mostly citrus and pine but a hint of tropical fruit too. Taste is massive hops. Zesty and citrus Fruit with a hint of honey. Perhaps a slight floral hint before the bitterness comes in. Hint of malt blames the whole thing perfectly. Good carbonation and mouth feel. Didn’t get much better to be honest

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cimbasso (620) - - APR 17, 2016
Sampled from a can from Prohibition Wines. Hazy orange with a fine creamy head.Fruity and floral aroma, and a taste which is resinous and fruity. Excellent malt taste redolent of freshly baked brioche, with notes of mango, pine, orange and grapefruit peel. Creamy, bitter finish and an excellent mouthfeel. An inspired beer of the highest quality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1896) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
opalescent golden colour, minimal off-white head, aroma of resins, citruses some tangerine, floral notes, biscuits,toast and some minimal vegetales; perfectly balanced bittersweet taste with intensive resiny, citrusy, tangerine and biscuity notes; amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1023) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
0.355l bottle. Slightly hazy golden body white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, toast, pine and lots of citrusy hops. Taste of honey, toast, pine, hop resins, orange zest and citruses. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (625) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
Thanks Lore bacsi!! Golden very sweet resiny aroma. Much more solid dry bitterness. Nice drinkable ipa. Very sticky sweet resin boozier ipa. Good stuff though I prefer fruitier more bitter ipas.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (264) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 14, 2016
Pours orange gold from the bottle with a creamy white head. The aroma is very citric with the advertised grapefruit being dominant, but a light sweet malt undertone is noticeable. The beer is a pleasure to smell. The taste is quite bitter, with the hops taking the leading role and lending a dry citric character to the brew. A touch of honey sweetness is present, but the malt remains generally in the background. Only the slowly rising warmth hints at the ABV; the alcohol is superbly disguised. Excellent stuff, although I think I prefer the easy going Firestone Pale 31, where the hops and malt seemed to play out in better harmony.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yased (75) - MEXICO - APR 12, 2016
De la micro cervecera Firestone Walker(E.U.A) esta "Union Jack IPA" una American India Pale Ale con 7.5% de ABV, esta cerveceria empezó como plan emergente de la union de un miembro propietario de tercera generación de la compañía llantera estadounidense Firestone y su cuñado ingles, ya altamente reconocida y una leyenda en el ámbito micro cervecero por inovar en su proceso de fermentación y maduración similar al utilizado en el destilado bourbon y sus cervezas multipremiadas envejecidas. "Union Jack IPA" en apariencia cuenta con una delgada corona de espuma cristalina, de perlas ligeramente medianas de una excelente retención y recatada actividad de carbonatación, en el color presenta un bonito color dorado uniforme, sin turbiedad evidenciando una Ale filtrada, tiene un cuerpo ligeramente mediano. Su aroma es de intensidad media, mostrando un carácter principalmente frutal por los lúpulos americanos, desarrollando esteres a durazno, mango, piña, presencia ligera de la malta con notas a caramelo. Su sabor es de lo mas completo y rico que e probado en cuanto IPA’s, los lúpulos utilizados son bastante peculiares, principalmente a frutas de carozo como mango, durazno, ligera nota a melón, piña con algo de cítricos, ademas de que se cierra el gusto con sabor a miel residual que se va agradeciendo, debido a que ayuda a balancear el final seco del lúpulo y retrogusto cítrico. Excepcional cerveza que lo único que reprocharía seria el que se presente filtrada, debido a que en una Ale esto afecta la calidad del cuerpo, fuera de eso no hay queja alguna.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a yellow orange with a thin white head that dissipates rapidly with some bubbles leaves nice lacing. The nose is straight up IPA hops and citrus. The taste is bitter, citrusy and hoppy at the same time. With a little more bitter lingering into the backend.

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