RATINGS: 1839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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vyvvy (6465) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours crystal clear golden/amber with an off-white head. The aroma has a huge amount of grapefruit hoppiness along with some pine and earthiness. The aroma is full of dry resiny hoppiness with only the slightest bit of malt detectable. Medium body (light for IPA) with some harshness and sharp prickly carbonation. The flavor starts out with grapefruit rind, pine, earth, bits of tropical fruit ~ almost all hops. There is a bit of moderately sweet malt trying to give some balance. The finish is more hops with tones of grapefruit and resin. The description says "well balanced", but this was a hops slanted beer to me & I’ve got no problem with that. Great IPA.

4.4
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Clear glowing orange with a large white head. Great lacing. The aroma has a strong floral character with with pineapple, orange, and pine. The flavor is just as fruity, with sweet but clean malt and lingering spicy and herbaceous hop notes. Dynamic sweet to bitter balance and long lingering ibu’s.Light, oily body with moderate carbonation. One hell of an ipa.

4.3
cfrancis (3445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours a clear deep golden yellow with a thin white top and good lacing. Aroma is loads of grapefruit hops and great malt. Taste is again a blast of grapefruit hops but it’s so well balanced with malt that it doesn’t kill you, just makes you want another.

3.6
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Slightly dark golden yellow, white cover. Aroma is lots of hops, pine, spicy, a bit of citrus, light malt sweetness. Taste is light bodied for the ABV, lots of hops, maybe a touch thin to support the hops. Tasty though.

4.5
LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 21, 2011
Pint from Capone’s. Pours medium amber with one finger of thick head. Excellent retention throughout it’s short life. Aromas of juicy grapefruit, mango, lemon, and pine climb up into your nose while the glass sits on the bar. Lots of juicy, resinous hops impart flavors of grapefuit and pine without being overly bitter due to a solid tofee-driven malt backbone. One of my favorite IPAs...Philadelphia is blessed to carry FW.

4
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hop aroma with lighter piney notes. The flavor has big flavorful hops, fruity citrus, pine, and medium bitterness. Really good.

4.2
Voodoo (666) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
A solid IPA with the slightly flowery citrus taste of cascade in the nose and on the tongue. Solid mouthfeel, well balanced, not overly bitter nor overly carbed. Nicely built.

3.8
dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Pours a rich orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is candied nuts, grapefruit and a hint of pine. Flavor is moderately bitter and semisweet.

4.4
BeerGeek101 (4) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011 does not count
My new favorite from Firestone Brewing along with their Unfilted DBA.. Union Jack is on the strong side of the single IPA Spectrum 7.5% ABV yet extremely balanced with enough malt to counter the heafty hop additions. Aroma of grapefruit, and cool pine needles, a beautiful burnt orange hue, lacing is a bit weak but the flavors can’t be beat.

3.9
Foxbush (2028) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 This 22 oz bottle was purchased at Whole Foods. I was looking for an IPA that I have not had. The IPA poured with huge frothy head that filled the glass. The color of gold was mostly clear, very attractive. The hopping three times has an impact on the the citrus aroma at the start. The medium body IPA is a delight to enjoy. The carbonation would be considered lively. The finish was very smooth with only a mild lingering bitterness. Tasted more in 12 oz bottles in the Outer banks. Your whole mouth is assaulted with a dry bitterness.


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