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RATINGS: 1354   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle while on a work trip in San Jose. Pours copper with thin tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Very clean and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2010
12 oz. bottle from a trade with barleywinefiend on BeerAdvocate. Pours a nice clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of wet hops, floral notes, orange citrus, pine, caramel malts, and herbal notes. Flavor of grapefruit and orange citrus, herbal and floral hops, sugar, caramel malts, honey, and cereal. Bitter, sweet, and nice. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, and a juicy mouthfeel. This is a great IPA but nothing off the charts. Just straightforward good hops and citrus and malts, nothing new. Holla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks KFInn!!! - Pours our clear dk tan with a large and frothy white head...aroma is candy sugar and hop florals, sweet and sticky with gret pine resin...totoally guessed this to be a double ipa, seems way more appropriate...flavour is similarly sticky caramel and pine, fresh hop florals, nice lingering bitterness...great "double" even if it isnít...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Orangey bubbly Caesar head. Hoppy for what I thought would be a British style IPA, after all the na,e. Very drinkable, and citrus flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3167) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2010
Good soft frothy head clear copper coloured IPA not strong carbonation but amplearoma floral fruity citrus malt flavour fizz taste of hops citrus grapefruit stonefruit peel of citrus for bitter apricot peach caramel touch lovely clear tasting ale at 7.5% perfect finish smooth a fizz and bitter that last top stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to BA Exiled) Pours golden yellow with nice oily bubbles on top. Nose of clean citrus hops, pineapple and white pepper. Taste of pine, white pepper, clean citrus hops, and earth. Oily/creamy finish that is nice and spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark orange with a large ivory head. Aroma is very alive with sweet malts and floral hops. Flavor is again pretty sweet for an IPA and I like it. Resinous hops are quite present as well. Simple but bold and highly enjoyable flavor all around. Thick, soft mouthfeel. Perhaps my flavorite of all IPA mouthfeels. I like it a lot. Deserves its high rating. Overall, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1006) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
~Aroma of perfume like citrus and resinous hops, sweet malt in background. ~Pours a slightly hazy orangish gold color with creamy white head. Good lacing. ~Fruity citrus and piney hop flavor with sweet malts in background. Somewhat of a tart like flavor as well. ~Med body, med CO2, gets creamy when chewed up, citrusy bitter lingering finish. ~Just as delicious ad their pale ale, but with more character and oompf. Good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Golden orange with a white head leaving some lacings. The aroma is light and refreshing with nice notes of malts beneath citric hops. A hint of vanilla as well. The taste is mild and somewhat sweet with a solid but light malty backbone with notes of caramel. Hoppy aromas of lime and grass. The finish is bitter, not overly powerful but somewhat raw. Ends with notes of ressiny and leafy hops. Light body, perhaps a bit too thin for my liking. A good beer. Solid, but nothing spectacular.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BearsOnAcid (3) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
Poured this into a tulip glass. Big white fluffy head after a vigorous pour. Lacing is slightly thick and sticks to the glass. The color is basically what you see on the label for the bottle. The smell had a nice piney/citrusy hops smell followed by candy. Iím picking up some alcohol as well. Taste has a hard hit of piney bitterness. The malt flavor is pretty light. Slight caramel and bready flavors in the background. The finish is bitter, alcohol, grassy. Itís a bit thinner than Iíd like for an IPA. Carbonation is right.


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