RATINGS: 1821   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
A careful pour results in a two and a half finger fluffy head that dissipates down to a rocky off-white cap that stalks you to the bottom of the glass. Body is a beautiful golden copper color and is crystal clear with no haze or sediment. Visible carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is generous.One whiff and you can tell this is going to be a nicely balanced and refined IPA. Fresh waves of citrusy hop: pineapple and mango intertwined with restrained pine. It has only the slightest hint of malt sweetness in the background; perhaps a touch a caramel.Just what I expected from the nose; citrusy hops dominate up front followed by a slight piney bite. A citrus sweetness of pineapple, mango and tangerines and a hint of a caramel help balance things out nicely. Mouthfeel is creamy rich and thick with low carbonation. The hops leave a pleasant tingle on the tongue. A slight dry finish with a slight lingering hoppiness. Dangerously drinkable.One of the best American IPAs (non DIPA) Ive had. I really wish it was distributed here in Ohio. If you have a chance at drinking one of these do NOT pass it up. Beautifully balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer KC. Pours an orange color with white head. Piney, grassy, citrus, hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor balanced with some caramel and malty flavors. A little more bitter yhan I typically like in an IPA, but good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle at home. Poured a glowing orange color with a one-finger off-white head. Smell is heavy tropical fruits, grapefruit, tangerine, peaches, and floral notes, as well. Taste is sweet fruits upfront, with hints of orange and grapefruit, smooth and well-balanced through the middle, with a moderately grassy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. I always walked passed this beer since it is so easily available, but I will definitely come back to this one. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haslinger (922) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
bottle bought a 6 pack of this to take on a winter camping and hiking trip out in the snow and picked it bc it was the highest abv IPA and I didnt want it to freeze. Great pick. Hoppy but not too piney. Really tasty. Would buy again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleWife725 (21) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
On tap at City Beer Hall. Poured a clear dark golden color with a foamy off-white head. Bright citrus hops on the nose. Palate of ripe grapefruit with bitter PNW hops and lemon rind. Loses points because the finish fades shockingly quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a medium sized head and good lacing. Nice aroma with citrus hops and pine. Well-balanced and smooth. This is a tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (941) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
Pour clear dark golden, with a medium-sized frothy white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, of pine, citrus, caramel, grass, apricot, pineapple. Simply all that is hops. Very well balanced though. Taste has some caramel, malty sweetness upfront, with a heavy dose of dry bitterness at the end. Long and lingering. Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carb. - Thanks to Mashmaster for suggesting this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1716) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
A clear, golden pour with a white head that retains well. The aroma has a lot of pine and some grapefruit. The medium body is somewhat thick in texture and has lively carbonation. It has a bitter taste stays around for a long, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Pours a golden slightly hazy color. Aroma is citrus and floral. Body is medium. Tastes of citrus with some subtle malt. It is clean, crisp and well balanced. A very smooth and easy drinking beer. I prefer DIPAs but this is an excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3690) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
A: clear, light yellow hue with a moderate sized head. average retention with very little lacing. S: hops, grapefruit with subtle malt in the background. T: very tasty beer. There is a strong malt backbone to support the hop bill. This is well balanced, though I personally prefer more of a hip forward beer and less of a malt presence. M: full bodied. Good feel. D: pretty good. This doesnt compare to the elite IPAs out there, but its enjoyable and worth trying.

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