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RATINGS: 1529   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
Sample at taproom. Light amber with white head. Hops are up front, grapefruit and a bit of pine less so. Bitter all the way through, good carbonation, well balanced apart from a bit too sweet towards the end. Nice laid back dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Clear golden amber with a nice white head... Fruity aroma, tropical, not a lot of malt in the aroma... Not very lively, some noticeable pine, pretty bitter, light light citrus, not much tropical notes to note in the flavor... Smells excellent tastes good... Mildly disappointing, medium bodied....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is malty and some of the hops get lost. You can taste the simcoe hops in the flavor and some mild hints of citrus. Decent ipa, but not one of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper with large frothy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus, grass, floral. Taste is quite resiny with a good complimenting malt backbone. Medium bodied; slightly sticky texture. Finish is a bit abrupt but otherwise has a good bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1767) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Had hopes to have the Double Jack @Rio Grill in Carmel but that one was out so tried Union Jack instead. A very good IPA with distinct flavors of simcoe and centennial.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1126) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Getting there but not quite. Pretty beer. Didnít match up to my expectations. Not quite enough of the bitter I love.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (786) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Ep. Brewed 6-6-11 so itís pretty fresh. Pours a very light straw color... lighter and clearer than I expected... definitely a West Coast IPA. Only two inches of head but TONS of lacing. Aroma of flowers and grass. Mouthfeel is lighter than I expected but real good. Just the right amount of carbonation to give it some heft but itís not too heavy or syrupy. Taste is of floral and tropical hops...very exotic! Some alcohol and the malt is present but very well hidden. Overall a very, very, very solid IPA. I will absolutely get some again. Canít wait to try the Double Jack.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Orange, thin ring of foam. Smells citrusy, plus a lot of brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is very citrusy, as expected, plus some almost sugary sweet malt notes. Normally I would find all these sweet flavors distracting, but I think it works here. Some herbal notes as it warms. Thanks, Secret Santa!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Nice amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, pine, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some fruit; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid IPA overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Bottle. 12 oz. Pours apple juice yellow-copper with a tall, two-finger white foamy head. Aroma of soap suds, clean crystal malts, citrusy notes; oranges, tangerines, and slight creamy hints. Medium tight body with a dry, yet soft and bitter palate. Flavors of grapefruit, apricots, and dry champagne grapes. Very dry on the finish. Decent IPA.


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