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RATINGS: 1473   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours light gold with a big, creamy white head. The head does not want to go and laces the glass nicely all of the way down.. Clear, with a nice carbonation. Medium body. On the nose, there is plenty of citrus-y, grapefruit. Floral. with some residual pine-y, resin-y hop characteristics. The grapefruit and pine come through on the tongue along with a nice somewhat balancing malt backbone. Getting some caramel in there. Not too bitter in the aftertaste. This is a nice, well rounded beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Tap, bottle. Grapefruit, a little earthy, some malt aroma. Flavor is the same but pretty big and powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2010
Poured amber color with a small, lacing, off-white head. Floral aroma with honey, grapefruit and hops. Medium dense body with high carbonation. Floral, sweet aftertaste. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a huge foamy and creamy yellow white head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was sweet grapefruit, pineapple and raising with a hint of fruit cocktail. The flavor was tart and very tangy with moderate bitterness and solid elements of grapefruit and pine. The finish was long, tangy and at ouch off. Moderately full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2010
A great IPA, drank it out of a wine goblet on my Aunt’s patio. This one was overshadowed by a bunch of other beers. Happy to cross this great off my list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On draught at some pub in Portland OR. Pours amber-orange with white head. Great nose on this one. Pine needles and resin, grapefruit, and decent bitter finish. Scrumptious. I’ll have another. Alcohol is well-hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ PIB. The aroma has citrus and mandarins. Clear, copper-amber coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is sweetisch, bitter, has caramel, mandarins, some pine, spice and citrus. Bit sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle from Total Wine Fredericksburg, VA. Pours an attractive clear, well carbonated copper color with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma was of nice citrus and pine hops, and some light malts. Taste is nice, citrus and pine hops with a light tropical fruit note. Unfortunately this bottle was more towards the end of the lifespan of an IPA, but none the less this was still a very solid brew. Would love to try this fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
Pours amber-orange into a tulip, lacy off-white head. Delicious aroma of grapefruit, pine,floral character, light candied apricot and honey undertones. Flavor is sweet oranges and grapefruit, honey-caramel malt with light spicy hops in the finish. Smooth, medium body with a little bite. Fantastic IPA with a winning blend of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGeyser (37) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
On Tap at the Firestone Walker tasting room in Paso Robles. It poured a nice amber with a foamy head. The hop content was very evident in the aroma as I raised the taster glass to take a sip. I was expecting an overwhelming hop bite but it was pleasantly smooth. A very nicely balanced IPA with a hidden kick at 7.5%.

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