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RATINGS: 1363   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Alright...forgive me for the improper rating. I am a bit intoxicated. I just need to do this this slowly and everything will be ok. Anyways, I picked this 22 oz. up at the local QFC. Fairly transparent 22 oz. copper/orange colour. Not much head on this, but the head that does stick around, sticks around for quite some time. Fairly good looking brew. Nice citrus hop aroma! Actually, a big citrus hop aroma. This thing has a nice malt balance as well. Nice smelling brew. Fairly malty flavor with some citrus hops. The malty flavor is a bit intrusive if you ask me, but overall it doesn’t destroy the citrus hop flavor. Not really much pine, but it is VERY subtle. Overall, a subtle matly/hoppy IPA. Pretty good balance, and a pretty good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2009
pours a very clear amber-orange with a medium size off-white head, and good lacing. smell of grapefruit hops, citrus, some pine, some caramel, and a little roastiness in the back. taste is creamy, grapefruit, caramel, pine, and citrus, ends very bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle from GBBF09 had at home. Alround rating: Massive dry fruity bittering hop, lychee, pineapple, mango, orange peel, lemon, the malt character is compltly subjued by the bitterness. Excellent excellent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at GBBF 2009. An amber coloured pour with a slight head. Hoppy aroma. Well balanced IPA, fruity, hoppy, slightly sweet, malty with slight bitterness. Bloody decent stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at the GBBF 2009. Subtle aromas of pineapple and grass. The flavours are well-balanced of citrus, pineapple and hay - a really good combination. The bitter finish just goes on and on. Really lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, slight plastic, light citrus, and some grass. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, light grapefruit, light tropical fruit, light pine, and hints of toasted malts and caramel. Medium body. Slick, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium bitter, lightly sweet, hop, grapefruit, and slight toast malt finish is lightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle at GBBF 05-08-09 Pours amber with a rapidly disappearing white head, stunning clarity. Tangerine and clementines, fruity, hoppy, sweet, marvellous stuff A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Bottled (at Chriso). Yellow color, small white color. Bready, light citrusy aroma. Lime acidic hoppy flavor. Nice citrusy hops. Lighter than 7.5% indicates.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity and flowery hops along with some caramel and some mild notes of nectar. Flavour is quite bittery fruity and flowers along with some caramelly and mild nectar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Thanks to Tom for sharing. Hazy amber with decent off white head and good carbonation. Strong northwest hop aroma (centennial and columbus?). Good malt base with some crystal malt too. The bitterness is perfectly balanced (for a west coast IPA). The malt, hop flavor and bitterness all are in harmony. Everything is in its right place. Very tasty and i am surprised it is not rated as high as many of the others.


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