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RATINGS: 1354   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (621) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Excellent IPA. Pours a hazy, golden yellow, with large, frothy head. Strong citrus/hop aroma. Flavor an intense combination of citrus and strong hoppy bitterness. Nice malty undercurrent. Very satisfying beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (579) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Saveur-Biere, Lille - FR. Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy nose with grassy nose. Taste: nice hoppy blast with grassy taste. Aftertaste: dry bitterness. Really great, I recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (690) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings. Pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head that sticks to the glass. Mild hops and lots of malt. Yeasty aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Piney aroma that leads to a nice malty taste. Midway through is super citrus bit of pineapple. Great sticky taste before bitter finish. A cool IPA. 7.5%. 2.2 Std drinks. 12ounce ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (498) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle to pint. Golden orange in color with a foamy white head. Nice combo of malts and citrus in the aroma. Taste is piney hops, citrus and grapefruit with a big malty presence and lingering bitterness. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (308) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22 Oz bottle. Pours golden with a refreshing pine aroma. Piney hop flavor with a lot of bitter on the finish. Good mix of citrus and piney flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (253) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Amber, clear body, with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, flowers, some tropical fruits, candy, some grass. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, flowers, tangerine, biscuit, grass. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, slightly dry and fruity. Very good, although knowing its big brother Double Jack I expected a bit more. Well balanced, nice aromas and a great drinkability, but it lacks the last bit of extraordinariness in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (287) - - JUN 29, 2014
This is a great IPA loads of citrus and piny notes from the moment you pop the bottle, the taste is a great balance of citrus, floral note and some tropical fruits. A good amount of bitterness and a clean finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2014
26/V/14 - 12Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: I/23/14 (2014-565) Thanks to Skatje M. for the bottle!

Clear deep orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, honey, bit sugary, caramel, pineapple, jam, bit piny. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malty start, some citrus, very fruity, pineapple, sweet passion fruit and mango, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: resinous, lots of citrus, some pineapple, honey, pretty bitter, somewhat fruity. Very nice, but have the feeling it would have been truly amazing if I would’ve drank it fresher. My own damn fault, had it for 2 months in my fridge awaiting a perfect occasion...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1548) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
An orange beer with a medium and blond head. The nose is fruitfull, slightly tropical and strong sweetness of fructose, peaches, medium+ sweetness. Taste is caramelly malty but that is dryed when the bitterness appears, peaches, pine needles. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Almost four months old and thus not so fresh anymore. The end is piney. Medium+ bodied, very pleasant to drink. The aroma could be more fruitfull. Anyway, the easy and good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeergeek (7) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Archive Review:(5/27/14):Size: 12oz - Glassware: Tulip -Aroma: bready/biscuity, citrus, grapefruit. -Appearance: Pours a clear dark golden color with a pillowy white 3 finger head. The head only dissipated slightly, and left this awesome tattered barbed wire lacing pattern throughout the entire glass. -Taste: Starts off with a nice malty backbone, which gives way to the grapefruit/citrus, before giving way to the bitter end. -Palate: Medium bodied with a sticky creamy texture, lively carbonation, with an astringent, but well balanced dry bitter finish. -Overall: An excellent offering of West Coast style IPA by Firestone Walker. They prove that an IPA does not have to be just pure bitterness. It can be a well-balanced offering of sweet malts, before giving way to the bitter citrusy hoppy end. This is one I seek often for its excellent drinkability.

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