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RATINGS: 1693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1329) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
1 month old bottle into snifter glass, clear light copper color with off-white head. Aroma of strong citrus (mainly grapefruit, some orange) and some pine. Taste is pretty fruity (pineapple, tangerine, more juicy citrus notes) balanced nicely with caramel malt backing. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky, rich with pleasant bitter finish. Tasty bitter juicy IPA, should have tried this sooner.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafax (51) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
On tap. Amber and very clear with nice white head. Not too strong citrus hops aromas with some resins and floral background. Light to medium body with little bit alcohol feeling with the first sip. Then very well balanced. Quite drinkable, very good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
Draught at En Öl- och Whiskeymässa 2016 cons 2016-04-22 Göteborg AR: fruit, white peppery AP: pale golden, wee white foam F: pine, tropical fruity, heavy grapefruit juice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (570) - 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.

3.1
   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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allanmb (72) - 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

4.1
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1900) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1025) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (630) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (268) - 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.


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