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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral hops, a bit of melon and nutty malts. The taste is floral hops. melon, citrus, mango, more citrus. Pale malts in the background. Intriguing hopping. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (707) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2010
On tap light copper with white head. Very nice spicy aroma. Good body and hoppy throughout. Have wanted to try this for awhile. Glad I did.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks. Pours an amber color with a frothy, white head. Herbal and citric hop notes jump out of the glass immediately. A touch of florals too. The taste is certainly a big west coast IPA with a good dose of hops. What little malt sweetness there is gets pushed away quickly. Lots of herbals and citric notes on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with medium, sharp carbonation and a long bitter finish. This is a pretty solid IPA and worth giving a go!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2010 Bomber. Pours apricot golden with milky white head. Aroma is floral hops, grapefruit, orange and pine. Taste begins bitter and hoppy with some orange citrus and malt sweetness followed by pine, grapefruit and mango. It finishes crisp and piney with a resiny hop aftertaste. There’s an excellent balance of citrus, malt and hops. It’s refreshingly smooth with a monstrous hop profile and an ABV that borders on Imperial IPA territory. Outstanding example of a West Coast IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5174) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour with a medium-sized, frothy, white head. Strong piney aroma to this one. Smacks you right in the face. Strong citrus juice and resinous hop oils round this out along with chewy caramel notes. Taste is big pine needle, resinous hops, citrus oils, grapefruit juice, light pineapple, chewy caramel and orange peel. Body is resinous and creamy with a medium overall feel. Ends with more pine cones, wet hops, citrus oils, grapefruits, light pineapple and caramel. Big West Coast hop bomb. Yummy!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1358) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
This is an excellent IPA, just a notch below a DIPA. The beer looks quite good, a nice bright caramel with a sticky white head. The nose is ctiric and spciy with hops. The taste adds some nice hop pine flavors and malty sweetness. Relatively thick and resinous. The carbonation is prickly and melds well with the sharply bitter hop notes. Fairly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
Drops bright from the cask. Delicious golden amber colour. Thin head but bubbley and gorgeous. Orangey aroma with light earth and caramel. Some pine. Bold hop nose. Hardly English...pithy bitterness, creamy, orangey. Light malt for balance. Fun stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TizzleJizzle (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Texas Bluebonnet Brew-off 2010. Attention hop heads: this beer is for you! I’m not too big into IPAs, and this one is pretty good. Typical floral, grassy aroma with a cloudy orange color with a nice head. Very powerful hop taste, enough said. Overall, if you love hops then you will love this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Cask @ Brouwers. Bright orange with great lacing. Orange blossom aromas and flavors throughout the beer. Nice hop bitterness. Thick palate. Total session beer but might be too strong for that. Floral, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 tap at Stone-i know this wasnt fresh when i had this, but all in all it was decent. copper hue with a small foamy white head. nose is carmel and some melded hops. flavors are somewhat muddled begging me to think this was a bit old. lite herbal hops and big carmel sweetness. slightly grainy nose as it warmed a bit. would like to try this fresh, but nonetheless, it was good to try it. Rerate 6.15/11 I finally got a fresh tap offering of this beer-pours orange clear with a foamy soapy head-nose of tropical floral notes lite pine, cheese and a bit dank. piney citrusy hops with a medicinal quality to it. malt is pretty sweet here which balances things out. nice body lush and slick. I dig this beer! nice floral leafy finish that gives the best hop burps i have had in a while! im glad i got to rerate this one!


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