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RATINGS: 1525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
Tap @ O’Briens. Poured clear copper-gold with a short white head. Moderate lacing. For a straight IPA, this was fantastic. Sometimes, you get the DIPA that calls itself an IPA, but this is jsut a well-done, big-hop single IPA. Crisp, fresh pink grapefruit, pine needles, orange peel, and mango in the nose. Sharp mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. No stickiness in the finish. The aroma follows through nicely in the taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and that bite of resin. The caramel malt stays muted and does not turn this into a candied mess. Please sell more bottles of this in San Diego.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smallfry (138) - - APR 20, 2015
(Tap) Very average IPA, but definitely good enough to drink. It’s fine I guess!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (434) - - APR 19, 2015
Clear Amber colour with visible fizz and lacy head. A bit too fizzy. Quite a hoppy taste. Nice ipa. (K)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (251) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2015
Aroma is citrus and pine hops mixed with a perfect amount of malt sweetness. Appearance is like most other IPAs, just slightly darker. Pillowy white head of foam. Taste is honey up front, followed by both types of hops described in the aroma. Hops are sharp, but never bitter. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy and refreshing. Palate is outstanding for the style, slick and full bodied. An unpretentious IPA that can be drunk right out of the bottle. FW really knocked it out of the park on this one. This is the best beer that I have tried from FW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (396) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Pours clear copper with medium white head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Aromas are toasted malts, citrus, pine, some tropical fruits. Medium carbonation, oily texture. Long bitter piney finish. Great IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (51) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
West coast IPA. Pacific Northwest hop aroma. Bitterness initially is puckering then mellows to hoppy lupine deliciousness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3201) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, light lacing; nose: citrusy hops, floral hops, light pine, light grapefruit, light tropical fruits; mouth: citrusy hops, floral hops, light pine, light grapefruit, light tropical fruits, good astringency, dry finale in citrusy hops with presence of tropical fruits, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, refreshing, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, légère dentelle; nez : houblon citrique, houblon floral, léger pin, léger pamplemousse, léger fruits tropicaux; bouche : houblon citrique, houblon floral, léger pin, léger pamplemousse, léger fruits tropicaux, bonne astringence, finale sèche en houblon citrique avec présence de fruits tropicaux, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, rafraîchissante, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien bon

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (176) - - APR 13, 2015
Super excited to finally try this one. 16oz draft on vacation. No head with a syrupy golden color. Huge aromas of flowers, grapefruit, flight resin. Nice hopping with a good malt backbone. Pretty thick on the palate, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Great IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toxichop (424) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
P: A clear copper with a two finger white head. S: Very floral, light pine, a bit of citrus, and a bit of caramel malt. T: A bit floral, some pine and malt. M: Medium body and lightly carbonated. Sticky end. O: Simple and easy to drink. A bit on the malty side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kejacobson (10) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 10, 2015
By KJK 04/10/2015 my first pass was positive, but the flavor fell at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Urbanhermit (7) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Love this beer. I was told to keep trying I PAs until I found one I liked. Search is over! So far my goto IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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