RATINGS: 1778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
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.


3.8
IOzh (173) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - AUG 4, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma of pines, citrus, and malt. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.

3.8
ruigo (3073) - PORTUGAL - AUG 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Grapefruit, citrus, pine and caramel. Good.

3.9
Skarecrow (777) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2017
330ml can Hazy gold pour with decent creamy head. Grapefruit & pine aroma. Medium bitterness with forward hop palate and subtle malt finish. Nice one.

3.9
StevieT (2015) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2017
From a bottle. Delicous but maltier than expected, hard to tell when we get a bottle that has travelled half the world if that’s what they intended.

4.1
captivaboy (24) - Captiva, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2017
An excellent balance of malt and citrusy hops, smoothe to the palate, and immensely drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Deep gold with an off-white head. Citrus and pine aroma and flavor. Malty up front with a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. A nice aggressive IPA

4.2
NiklasT (49) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2017
Golden, slightly amber apparence. Aroma fruity, hoppy. Full bodied, with a perfect balance between fruity sweetness and a marked bitter ending. Excellent, classic west coast IPA.

4.5
pachecoweld (17) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Just getting into IPA style beers and I’m glad I started with this one. Nose is sweet grape fruit, tropical fruit and a bit of floral. Taste is a good kick of grapefruit and tangerine with enough malt to balance it out nicely. Finish is slightly bitter but not too aggressive. Just a tad dry finish but not overwhelming. Tastes like a pale 31 on steroids. Really enjoyed this one.

3.7
macca147 (228) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a clear honey gold with a thin white head. Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, biscuity malt, caramel. Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, pine flavours dominate. Mild biscuity malt, caramel, honey flavours. Mild sweetness that lingers on the palate. Thin bodied. Mild carbonation. Very tasty beer.

3.5
17Beer (369) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Nice classic hops smell. Pours golden orange with a white fast dissipating head. Nice tastes of citrus and pine. Medium biting sour finish. Basic mouth feel and medium carbonation. Like all Firestones its a solid effort and a balanced fine example of the style. Dependable.


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