VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a brilliant clear orange amber with a small frothy head made up of complex tiny bubbles. Lacing sings as it sticks to the sides of the glass. This is what a beer, especially an IPA, should look like. The first whiff of Union Jack yields a tantalizingly complex aroma of fresh mango and tangy pineapple. This is accentuated by a light grassy pine somewhere off in the background. The first taste is sublime. Sweet candy malt hits the palate first, before being washed away by perfect bitterness. As the palate acclimates the beer becomes almost juicy, like you are biting into ripe piece of citrus, again I think of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Lots of that heavy-duty lupulin taste hangs out in the middle of the beer, the ones that only the really great IPAs seem to capture. Mouthfeel has medium carbonation, and isn’t watery at all, though it is almost slightly creamy. Despite the initial wave of sweetness up front, Union Jack leaves the palate dry and begging for more.
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottled 11.02.2016 (from beergium). Pours amber with small whiteish head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, caramel, pine, some fruits, alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel sugar, fruits, pine, citrus, malt. Finish is sweet with some pine bitterness. Covers alcohol rather well and drinkability is excellent for the ABV. Overall: good one - well balanced and easy to drink.
canary dog (743) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body on this one is not as complex as on other IPAs I like more. The finish has almost a touch of mint to it. An average GOOD IPA....but nothing terrific.
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - SEP 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
American pint, keg. Pours medium pale yellow with a medium white head subsiding average slow. Scent is medium citrus hops. Taste is dense IPA early hops. American style. Very dry. Finish is bitter. Great.
Zlotta (2158) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355 l bottle at ’Food Lovers’ (Dortmund), best before June 2017. Sweetish, very fruity, resiny and slightly grassy aroma of orange, grapefruit, tangerine and some pine. A bit sweetish, slightly bitter, very fruity and a bit resiny taste of mango, orange, grapefruit and some pine, followed by a medium long, rather bitter, resiny and dry finish. Medium body, quite effervescent mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Very nice!
Martinus (4497) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, light candy, floral notes, straw. Light bitter flavour, light sweet malts, candy. Bitter finish, hops, malt.
(from 35cL bottle @ home)
matty (359) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is mostly pine hops to me. Medium body, taste is good balance between the hops and malt, a little bit of caramel in the mix as well. Dry finish. Great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purs a clear golden with a white head, amazing. Aroma is tropical fruits hops. Taste is slightly sweet, pretty similar to aroma. Dry, piney hops aftertaste. Very good, refreshing.
Nsanders (1002) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Old Chicago. Golden color with a lasting white head and plenty of bubbles. Grapefruit, a little citronella, sourdough bread and corn syrup aromas. Light sweetness followed by a heavy citrus bitter finish. Heavier body with a foamy feel.
josanguapo (1106) - SPAIN - AUG 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Beergium. Kin Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 2x04. Very fruity (pineapple) with the adequate amount of bitterness to compensate. Improves the more you drink
Beerclubsa (68) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed from a 33cl can. Mango, guava, citrus & pine resin on the nose. Solid bitterness with a biscuity backbone & dry finish. Perfectly balanced IPA.