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RATINGS: 1526   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (937) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
12oz Bottle @ The Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. Clear golden pour with decent white head. Aroma was big time piney hops, floral and fruity. Nicely done. Flavors were also very pine driven, fruity and just lightly bitter all around. This was an excellently balanced yet fruity IPA. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2939) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Wow! It’s been years since I’ve been blown away by an IPA. This beer was great! Aroma was big and strong. Heavy pine and citrus hops with a strong grapefruit rind note. Pour was a nice light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and thin off white ring for a head. Taste was very hop forward which I love in the style. This beer has a light malt backbone with loads of grapefruit and piney hops weaving in and out. Very bitter with the malt disappearing in the aftertaste to let the hops dry the mouth and leave it bitter. A great west coast IPA and further proof that the west coast has perfected hoppy beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours an orange color with a thin white head. Has a citrus\pine smell to it. In the taste there is a citrus bitterness upfront with a nice malt backing. Pretty nice IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2011
1 pint 6oz. Btl. pours clear and amber /orange with a nice frothy head. Strong citrus and centennial hops dominate the nostrils. Strong bitter and lightly sour flavors dominate the tongue and mouth. Aftertaste is somewhat different; bitter and oily! tasty though...very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2011
Tap. Bright lightly hazy orange color. Hop-forward aromas with a range of hop profiles: cedar, grapefruit, and a bit woody. Cedar and grapefruit come through the most clear in the flavor, but certainly a lot more balanced in the flavor with a maltier body that rounds out with some fruits. Medium with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 15, 2011
Tried it when in Oxnard, CA. Bought a Firestone Walker sampler pack from costco. This was my favorite from the bunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
bottle. A very nice pour of clear red orange and a sticky, foamy white head. Aroma of cherry, orange toffee. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Sharp grapefruit bitterness with some cough syrup on the finish. Well crafted, but would not drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at The Monk. Pours a clear copper with a small white head, fantastic lacing. Orange and grapefruit hops make up the bulk of the nose. Flavour is a nice blend of hop resin and sweet fruits. Sweet caramel malt backing. Good ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of Snojerk321, poured into a tulip. Clear amberwith thin tan ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, mango, pine. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel is crisp and finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (835) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2011
Pours a golden/amber with a nice thick creamy white head. Aroma hits right off the pour with citrus, orange and grapefruit hops, then leads to a caramel sweet malt background. Taste is dank hop resin with grapefruit and candy sugar. medium bitterness. Its pretty clean, but the sweetness from the resin and malt brings this down a bit. A touch thick. I would expect this more from a double IPA.

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