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RATINGS: 1560   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft sample at the Yard House Town Square location in Las Vegas. Burnt orange in colour with moderate carbonation. Huge C hop aromas of citrus, pine resin, and leafy black pepper, along with some strong caramel notes. A similar situation in the mouth, with the spicy citric hops leading the way. More caramel and pale malt notes on the palate than I was expecting. The finish was quite bitter, but in a chunky, leafy, not as clean as it could be sort of way. A good IPA, but one I was expecting greatness from.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Pours golden amber with white head. Aroma is first of all citrous with lemon and grapefruit, giving way to a bit of minerals, herbs and a little grainy malt. Taste is a big bite of grapefruit giving way to sweet malt. Excellent balance and surprisingly smooth in the mouth for an IPA. When of the best West Coast IPAs.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (9063) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle says 03/15/10. Pours a nice orangeish gold with a creamy. bubbly white head. It does have a nice scent, high on citrus and some sugary malt. Mmm, this one tastes delicious. Nice grapefruit rind is accented by some spicy/herbal character with a nice bitterness. Some pine creeps in in the aftertaste. I love these hops. A solid west coast IPA in my book. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-21-2010 23:31:31

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
As my taste for IPA’s continues to grow, this fits in quite well with the San Diego IPA’s I love so much. Had this on tap at the brewery. Crisp and refreshing for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Fruity aroma, resiny and pineapple. Nice color and body. Somewhat harsh finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle post GBBF, Day 2, August 2009. Gold colour. From the name I thought this was going to be an IPA using UK hops and it certainly didn’t seem that big on "C" hops. It did have a decent leafy hop character and more isn’t necessarily better in every case. Some citrus too. Well balanced, tasty (if relatively subtle) and very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2011 Bottle is a little older than I would like (4 months), but I have never had it so bought it regardless. Clear gold, frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, pine, grass, light grainy sweet malt. Taste is nicely balanced, good amount of pine resin bitterness, nice sweetness present, somewhat fruity sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation. Great price as well. After drinking the whole bottle of this, I started thinking that it was a little thin bodied and the hops weren’t really as great as expected. I will get a fresher bottle next time and rerate...... Bought a bottle from a different store. Aroma is much more fresh, full of floral, pine, lemon, peach, tangerine. Taste is a bit tea-like, leafy, herb, floral, not very bitter, lots of tropical fruit and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tavernfare (1) - - FEB 12, 2011 does not count
Medium citrus and green aroma. Little on the malty side for my palate for a IPA. Overall a decent drinking IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Killer IPA; near-perfect. Pours a clear, red-gold liquor with dense, foamy, off-white head that persists. The bouquet is piney, floral, sweet and of medium intensity. The mouthfeel is full with a bracing buttery-smooth hop signature that is a close-to-flawless balance of tastes: sweet malt, floral hops, the right hint of bitterness and a pleasant alcohol burn to boot. The hop finish lingers too. Now they need to begin distributing in Maryland. . .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Pours a rich golden brown with a quickly receding layer of foam. The aroma is dry and piney. The flavor is similar.


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