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RATINGS: 1583   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Pours a light golden yellow with a little white lacing. Slight aroma of earth, citrus, pine. Tastes of pine and earthy malt and citrus. Not a bad beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5358) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Clear copper pour with a small, off-white head - aroma is all earthy hops - a fragrant mix of citrus and musky pine - some pale malt underneath it - flavor is pretty straightforward - clean sweetness - just enough to give the bright cascade flavor and peppery character something to cling too - fairly simple, really, but tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A translucent amber beer with a small white head that leaves lace. Aroma is citrus, piney hops on top of some serious caramel malt notes. Flavor has got a serious malt backbone, a bit toasty. Lots of hop flavor, and finishes bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2442) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Strong off-white head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Lots of citrusy hops goodness, some buttery malts and ripe fruit. Color is a light golden orange. Lots of hoppy bitterness in the flavor. Grapefruit, pine and some caramel malts. A hint of dry roasted peanuts also in the flavor. Long lingering bitterness that dries the mouth and keeps you searching for more. A very, very good IPA. Thanks to pressboxjoe for this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2614) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2011
12oz bottle A: grassy hops, pine and resin T:grain-malty, citrusy hops, hop resin There was some hot alcohol notes that detracted from the beer. Overall a good beer, but I felt that it was lacking complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2071) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Date: August 6, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Total Wine, Las Vegas, NV Appearance: Translucent golden, slight amount of head and some lacing. Aroma: Hoppy, citrus and pine. Flavor: Mild carbonation, medium bodied, starts sweet citrus and quickly fades to piney bitter finish that lasts. Other: Very enjoyable ipa and was better that the double jack due to its excessive alcohol taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Hazy golden pour creamy white head. Slighly citrus nose. Roasted Malta and clean citrusy hops throughout. Good holly session.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a snifter. Pours clear golden with a small, off-white head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant, leaving behind a small amount of lace. The nose has intense, sharp citrus, grapefruit and pine, along with flowers and toasted grain. The flavour is moderately bitter and moderately sweet up front, but the sweetness fades. The finish is long, bitter and peppery. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice IPA. It is more bitter and assertive than the Nectar IPA; whereas Nectar is more floral, this one is more citric and much more bitter. The finish is also more intense. Overall, this is the better IPA of the two. Very fresh and very well done. 2011-06-08

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1799) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Amazing aroma of honey, hibiscus, and caramel. Flavor is light citrus and a dry mushroom-like earthiness. The beer is thin on the palate, but still lots of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaker69 (14) - Oceanside, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Great IPA. Aroma is very well done. A true IPA. Had this at a wine festival of all places. Firestone has made a Double Jack which is a great double of this beer. Their passion for the Pale is obvious. The only thing I would criticize would be the slightly overbearing aftertaste; but it is an IPA so I am willing to overlook.


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