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RATINGS: 1389   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1934) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle . A nice orange amber body with a slightly off-white head that had good retention and nice lace. Aroma had a strong pine hop profile which was complemented by nice citrus notes. Good caramel malt base. Flavor had a good hop presence. Mostly resinous with some grapefruit and even floral notes. Caramel malts were merely a balancing act to sweeten the beer. It was just enough to take a little away from the hops with the hops losing its assertiveness. Dry in the finish. Good!


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
winto (15) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
nose: on the strong side. like grilled mango and pineapple + chicken thighs. palate: unspeakably delicious. holy of holies! a mouthful of peach [softness and perfume], pineapple [sharpness and juicyness], mango [fleshiness and sweetness] interact with the perfect mouthfeel...sudsy, cleansing, not too thick. the bitterness and acridity are kept in check by the decadent waves of these. on the back end there’s a very piny, resiny filmy feel. then the finish intensifies the hop edge, bringing along more vegetal and almost wasabi-like sensations. i was gonna say i’m speechless...but i just typed all that

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedhawkFIN (50) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
355ml bottle@home (from Bier-Deluxe - bottled on 3/27/14) Slightly hazy light copperish appearance with medium sized white head. Aroma is caramelly, resiny with citrussy and piny hops. Taste medium bitterness and lightly sweetish with some sourness. Palate is medium bodied with oily texture and average carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter. Clearly 5 months has taken its toll on this IPA but still you get a solid West Coast experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (567) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Firestone Walker tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Almost clear orange-amber with a nice off-white head. Smell - mango, papaya, grapefruit, pine, onions and pepper. Sweet with biscuits and caramel malts backbone, fruity and citric hops, strong bitter finish, quite alcoholic. Med-bodied, syrupy and oily on palate. Not very dry and quite heavy, bordering Double IPA. Still quite solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (278) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Huge bitter resin aroma. Body is light straw clear with a white head. Lots of different citrus fruit flavors. Grapefeuit, pineapple, mango, maybe some passion fruit. Very juicy and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Great IPA pour. Cloudy pale color. Light hoppy aroma. Bitter up front, great light hoppy finish with a bitter tail. Will definitely have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (30) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Easily one of the best, most balanced widely available IPAs out there. Pours golden orange. Perfect balance of hops and malt on the aroma and flavor. Insanely drinkable. Had my first one right after a Pliny and it wasn’t far off.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tpayne1987 (1) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Good balanced West Coast Style IPA with distinct grapefruit aroma. Best enjoyed in a snifter glass. Great brewery. Great beer. Better people. Firestone Walker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hms (3) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
this is really coming at you. slightly roasty malt aromas clash with bitter and citrusy hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamf (64) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden, clear, with nice white head. Citrus! Loads of citrus!!! Dry, bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit., Drinkable. GREAT IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1025) - - AUG 26, 2014
Clear golden amber color with medium head. Aroma is some hops and malt. Flavor is malt, cooked vegetables, bitter. Solid traditional ipa.


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