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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to RiversideAK. Damn. The aroma alone is fantastic. Grapefruit, oranges, maybe some peach. Flavor is wonderful of obvious Simcoe, bringing out the apricot and peach flavor, withe Centennial and Cascade bringing up the pine and bit of flowery goodness with the orange flavor. Lots of bitter to this. This has to rank as one of my new favorite go to beers. What sucks is I cant get it here..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Thanks Hayduke! This beer pours a murky caramel color with a tiny light colored head. Sticky and stringy lacing. Nose is caramel and overripe citrus fruit with just a bit of brown sugar. Flavor is complex citrus and passion fruit with a nice bitter bite. Pine and caramel. A very dry sticky aftertaste that builds more fruit tastes. I will say it. One of the best IPAs in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a light gold with a white head and spotted lace. aroma of peach, pineapple, and orange. flavor was pine, fruity, and grassy bitter with a light body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bomber with special thanks to coyotehunter. Pours a light orange with a dense, medium-sized head. A very pleasant mix of citrus, tropical fruit and resin greets the nose. Lots of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, and so on. Flavor is really good, too, but not quite as strong as the aromas. Pine seems to dominate the palate, but there is a decent amount of light caramel maltiness to balance things out. Finish is bitter grapefruit peels with a little bit of lemon. If I didnít want to sound like an AB commercial, Iíd say that this has a high drinkability rating... err... damnit, I just said it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2009
courtesy of pretzelcity. pours golden, white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, light malts with hints of pine/spice. Flavor, hops, spices/pine, floral. Light palate, velvety with hints of malts. Finish with some thin bitterness and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericanders. Amber with a cream head. Nose is grapefruits and pineapples. Very nice lb the palate with an overly smooth grapefruit flavor that is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 Poured golden amber, floral hops, citrus, caramel malts, little fruity, little bready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
draft at naked city. yeah, ok. lets get it out of the way up front and be completely clear about the fact that this beer kicks holy ass. great sessionable ipas are not as common as statistics might seem to suggest, and this is near the front of the pack without a doubt. pours a crystal clear burnished medium amber with golden highlights and a somewhat disappointing thin gray head and sheets of gray, articulated lace. huge sweet nose of overripe grapefruit and candied oranges...yum. tons of lupulin but eminently accessible. creamy medium body with mild carb, and big forward hop notes on the mid palate. oranges, grapefruits, peaches, and caramel on a delectable and quenching profile. this beer just smokes what an ipa needs to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2009
tap, light amber/golden pour with thin tan head, huge floral hop aroma with mild spice notes, big fruit bomb in mouth from hops with clean malt flavor thatís well balanced, great IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle from GBBF 09. When Firestone came and brewed for JDW last year this is what we wanted, not yet antoher golden ale. Clear orange/gold, lasting thin beige head. Lovely strong UK style hop aroma, bit of tangerine in there too. Lovely peppery hop. Decent tangerine. sweetish malt in mouth. I liked it very much. OK, lacks some malt, but great hops.

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