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RATINGS: 1395   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2010
Oh man. I could drink this forever. Hops are massive on the nose with fruit (lemon, orange), a grainy malt and a lovely caramel/toffee. Caramelised flavours - toffee, hokey pokey; with a glorious strong hoppiness. These hops are resiny, oily - coating the tongue. Finish is full of hops and lasts with a nice fruitiness. Thanks donfardz64

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Clear golden amber pour with a nice bubbly white head that doesnít last too long. Very hoppy nose has notes of passionfruit, grapefruit, orange and caramel. Flavour is still very hoppy and fruity but has a strong toffee/malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light and smooth with moderate carbonation and a medium to long bitter finish. Very nice IPA both powerful and subdued.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. I got a 6 pack from a trade, 4 of them were gushers. Poured a clear golden color with an off white head. Aroma is grass, green hops, citrusy resinous hops, caramel, and crystal malt. Medium body with a crisp mouth feel and ample carbonation. Great sweet caramel, malty undertones in the flavor, also some fairly big notes of citrus, pine, and grass. This one has a good amount of hoppy bitterness which is nicely balanced by the caramel sweetness. Solid West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (535) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2010
12 oz bottle, no freshness date or bottled on date.
Clear burnt orange, half inch beige head. Nice retention sticky lace.
Ruby red grapefruit nose on top, earth and caramel underneath.
Flavors are pine and earth with some citrus and crystal malt layered in the middle, with a nice pine and citrus hop finish.
Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2010
Clear amber golden body with lasting head. Big hoppy nose, pine and citrus. Easily drinkable for me though the partner thought it was too bitter, medium light body and donít notice the alcohol, liked this but would also like to try it really fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Caramel, wet-bread malt character. Piney hop notes with moderate citrus and a leafy vegetation tint. A little soapy and astringent. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is tons of citrus hops. Flavor is very hoppy but not too bitter. The predominant flavor is orange and other citrus fruits. Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable. This is a beer that I could drink several of in one sitting. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Floral and resiny hop aroma. Color is copper. Awesome taste of hop bitterness and malt flavor without sweetness. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Draught @ Brouwerís Cafť:   Amber, slight copper hue, clear, lively carbonation, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Certainly looks the biz.   Straight up hop nose.   Very minor barnish/musty malts.   Clean, slight citrus aspects, smooth hoppiness.   Not biting at all, while remaining hoppy and somewhat citrusy.   Seems well balanced, smooth, with a nice finish.   Body and mouthfeel are spot on.   Lingering citrus zest.   I would enjoy it more if it had a touch more sweetness.   That woukd really round it out.   As is, fairly solid and enjoyable.

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