RATINGS: 1787   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Aroma of grapefruit citrus and pine hops. Taste of grass, pine hops with good carbonation. Very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4989) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 5/29/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, herbal, floral, pine, bread, caramel, and light earhy spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great strength and balance. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, herbal, floral, pine, caramel, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal, pine, caramel, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop flavor complexity; with an awesome balance of malt sweetness with bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA. Great hop flavor balance and malt/bitterness balance. Really enjoyed this one, I wish I could get it around me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5682) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle (12 oz). Clear pale orange with a medium foamy off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine and hops. Taste is about the same. Medium but sticky bitterness. Mouthfeel is dry. Good carbonation. Refreshing and well built IPA. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McStagger (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Appearance: Big pour leads to big head. Three fingers in my tuliped tasting glass, to be exact. Retention is moderate, with the foam hanging out for a bit. Lacing is superb. Beer itself is a hazy orange with the head being a slightly off white. Aroma: Big citrus nose of grapefruit flesh and rind. Notes of pine sap with a malt undertone of doughy sweet bread and marzipan. Taste: Sweet maltiness is perfectly balanced with the crisp, citric like nature of the hops. The bitterness is borderline abrasive. However, it toes the line and maintains a great balance with the fairly sweet malt profile. Expertly done. Palate: Appropriately full bodied without being unctuous or cloying. The carbonation is just enough to, again, keep things balanced. Overall: Firestone has mastered this one and I dont think it needs any tweaking. Definitely deserves a spot at the table of best American IPA mentions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard), bottled 06/20/12
Golden to light amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Pungent aroma of resiny hops, with hints of sweat. Very good toffee flavor, the hops have a distinctive citrusy character and plenty of citrusy resins; the final is pleasantly abrasive and long.
Fresh and excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bertman67 (1) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
One of the best IPAs out there. I prefer hoppy beers, but this isnt overdone. Just the perfect hop bitterness. And it has the best malt sweetness of any IPA Ive tried. Almost as if the sweetness comes from something other than the malt. I tried this beer on a recommendation, and it may have become my favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bkwoodbury (4) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2012 does not count
A homerun. Awesome IPA. Nice good fruity taste and smooth finish. Great beer on a 113 degree day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pours a golden copper with a grapefruit citrus aroma. Taste is a wonderful balance of strong bitter with medium strong sweet. Bittersweet finish is clean and ends smoothly

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 4, 2012
AWESOME. Well crafted! Masterful! Sweet cereal, hay, bubblegum citrus and caramel comes to the nose. Clean reddish gold color. Taste is amazing sof nw hop thats blended nicely and completely dry hopped to get a freaking great aroma that adds 10 fold to the taste and smell. Get some

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Big, frothy head. Uniquely creamy, with sweet caramel malt and grapefruit notes that tangle with a sweet hop backbone. Creamy mouthfeel, impressive balance throughout the long finish. Sweetness defines this brew but the hops complement it perfectly as it evolves.

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