IPA Reviews

Union Jack1
SCORE
97/100
6 reviews
Appearance
97/100
Smell
97/100
Taste
97/100
Mouthfeel
96/100
ABV: 7.50%
IBU: 70

Union Jack

Style - IPA

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 abounds 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.

Editor’s Notes:  Union Jack is an outstanding IPA. The aroma is wonderful, with citrus and tropical fruit leading the charge. A bit of brown sugar malt looms underneath. The taste blew me away – why don’t people talk about this beer more? The hops take immediate control, with delicious grapefruit and mango flavors that make your tongue smile from molar to molar. Brown sugar malt sneaks in to partially balance the hop flavors, but the hop bitterness never dissipates and lasts long after you swallow. This is fantastic stuff, and perhaps the most balanced hop bomb I have ever tasted. Outstanding!

 

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 97)
Appearance
97/100
Smell
96/100
Taste
98/100
Mouthfeel
98/100
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5 Reviews On Union Jack

  1. 91
    overall
    Appearance - 94
    Smell - 92
    Taste - 92
    Mouthfeel - 90

    Michael Wright
    20 total reviews
    Member Level: (Hophead )

    Not a big fan of this one. It is certainly a drinkable beer, but does not have the distinct notes of the better (in my opinion) IPA’s. No real citrus to be found. It does pour well with a nice color and head, but the aroma and flavor place it firmly in the good but not great camp.

  2. 98
    overall
    Appearance - 98
    Smell - 98
    Taste - 99
    Mouthfeel - 97

    Bruce
    7 total reviews
    Member Level: (New Reviewer )

    A well balanced, very drinkable IPA. Very hoppy with grapefruit notes. Very smooth. One of my favorites.

  3. 99
    overall
    Appearance - 99
    Smell - 100
    Taste - 99
    Mouthfeel - 99

    Tony Tedeschi
    21 total reviews
    Member Level: (Hophead )

    Loaded with grapefruit/citrus , tons of hoppy goodness , one of the best out there, at 7.5 abv, it borders on a DIPA, drink it you will love it!

  4. 97
    overall
    Appearance - 97
    Smell - 97
    Taste - 97
    Mouthfeel - 97

    Dave
    10 total reviews
    Member Level: (New Reviewer )

    This is one my wife brought home. What surprise, well balanced, very good drinkable IPA. Great hoppiness with the blasting grapefruit/ citrus note and the sweet malt backbone Balance this beer out. Will I buy it again? If the store has any left, you bet .

  5. 97
    overall
    Appearance - 95
    Smell - 96
    Taste - 94
    Mouthfeel - 94

    Mal
    2 total reviews
    Member Level: (New Reviewer )

    Good but not great, the double will knock your soxs off !

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