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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.

BigBang's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2012
From the bottle. Small head with heavy lacing. Nice citrus flavor and hop blend. Solid lingering aftertaste. Great west coast IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (628) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma is juicy tropical fruit, a ton of pineapple and mango, pine, some malt and booze. Appearance is a beautiful golden with an off white head. Taste is strong pine, slight tropical fruit and bitter. Mouthfeel is crisp, yet full-bodied. It?s different but not in a horrible way. Overall, this is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle.Creamy White excellent mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull powerfull flavor. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (72) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from vons. Decent enough drop. Not hoppy enough for my liking but a very nice beer. Not really challenging enough. Very drinkable. Smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting collar. Very good retention with rings and streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy floral hop aroma that’s bursting with tropical and citrus fruit sweetness before being countered by subtle sweet malt backbone. Dank, oily and resinous with fresh buds and grassy pine followed by hints of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and orange peel. Slight caramel malt presence with toffee, biscuit and graham cracker. Very inviting. Medium bodied with a perfect balance of dank, sticky hop bitterness, sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes and a sweet malt backbone. Dry, earthy bitterness up front with a spicy/grassy flavor along with pine needle and alpha acids. This is countered mid-palate by a juicy tropical and citrus hop flavor with notes of blood orange, grapefruit, pineapple and mango. The perfect amount of fruit sweetness without taking away from the bitterness. Decent malt backbone balancing things out without interfering with the hops. Subtle caramel sweetness along with toffee, bread, biscuit and graham cracker. A little heavier and a touch more malt than most west coast IPAs but its perfectly balanced without losing the delicious, complex hop flavor. Exemplary for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1156) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Beautiful pour, clear gold, dense white head. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, lots of grapefruit. Very true to the style on the tongue...hop heavy with a well rounded malt graininess, pretty sharp on the finish. Good take.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (45) - Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours light copper color with creamy white head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, citrus. Taste is similar to aroma with a nice bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4326) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Clear, light copper colour. No head. Strong aroma of resinous hop. Taste has caramel malt and bitter floral, resinous hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (459) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
355ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Golden, clear, lots of bubbles, decent sized head, lots of lacing. S: Citrus, pine, resin. T: Grapefruit, gummibear, hint of apple, lingering bitter finish. M: Crisp texture, light body, well carbonated. O: A beer billed as an English style IPA, packed with Cascade, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Closer to an American or even Imperial takes on the style. Well made, hid the booze, but it wouldn’t stand out from the multitude of IPAs on the market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danjo312 (73) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
Aroma eher schwach nach Zitrusfrucht. Allgemein unauffällig. Im Glas ein ganz kleines bisschen trüb, goldgelb. Weiße Mini Krone. Geschmacklich (für mich) zu überhopft, 75 IBU kann man kaum identifizieren... Wirkt erst leicht miefig, kommt dann aber stark und sehr zitronig/orangig durch. Leckeres Westcoast, aber es gibt meiner Meinung nach deutlich bessere, daher die schlechte Wertung zum Durchschnitt. Und der teuer erkaufte Hopfen verschwindet schnell von der Zunge.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - OCT 25, 2015
I think this is labeled wrong should be a double IPA. Its too hoppy and bitter, but I think that was what the brewers were looking for.

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