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RATINGS: 1627   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2302) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Clear amber pour with a fairly tractile fizzy white head. Nose holds brilliant white grapefruit, lemon zest, grass, and floral hops. The flavor adds beautiful orange and clementine along with hemlock, juniper, and spruce. Very clean and unmitigated, and drinks very well for a 7.5% IPA. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on December 8th, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a semi-opaque orange/copper.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of grapefruit and citrus, some pine.
Taste:Nice amount of bitterness, balanced by some sweetness.
Palate:Medium body, has a nice lingering hop/piney aftertaste.

Summary: I like this American/Cali style IPA, particularly how the hop flavor sticks on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle shared with friends. Pours clear golden with a white head. Citrus and grapefruit in aroma. Flavour matches aroma. Great IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of grapefruit-like and citrusy hops plus some caramel malts. The hops are really strong in this beer compared to a lot of IPAs. Average texture. A really good example of a West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle and on tap. A very solid India Pale Ale. Good balance and smooth drinking. Big malt sweetness with sticky caramel flavor. Hops stand out with pine and strong citrus. Mild bitterness throughout that gets stronger for a crisp finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1173) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Clear copper golden pour. Very grassy and citrus aroma. More malt forward with a nice hop touch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Draft at Yardhouse Va Beach. Can’t believe I hadn’t rated this. This is a bright golden amber beer with a firm head of foam. It drinks with a classic California IPA appeal, akin to Racer 5 and Green Flash IPA -- intensely floral and aromatic. (#4367, 11/27/2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice copper, smells very hop, with pine and a bit of citrus. Taste is a light pine blended well with a malt base, very nice stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5008) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours crystal clear golden/amber with an off-white head. The aroma has a huge amount of grapefruit hoppiness along with some pine and earthiness. The aroma is full of dry resiny hoppiness with only the slightest bit of malt detectable. Medium body (light for IPA) with some harshness and sharp prickly carbonation. The flavor starts out with grapefruit rind, pine, earth, bits of tropical fruit ~ almost all hops. There is a bit of moderately sweet malt trying to give some balance. The finish is more hops with tones of grapefruit and resin. The deScription says "well balanced", but this was a hops slanted beer to me & I’ve got no problem with that. Great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Clear glowing orange with a large white head. Great lacing. The aroma has a strong floral character with with pineapple, orange, and pine. The flavor is just as fruity, with sweet but clean malt and lingering spicy and herbaceous hop notes. Dynamic sweet to bitter balance and long lingering ibu’s.Light, oily body with moderate carbonation. One hell of an ipa.

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