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RATINGS: 1353   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a fluffy off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing. Huge aroma of citrus fruity, pine and flowers. Starts sweet and then the bitterness comes on and leaves a long bitter finish. Malty medium body that is almost syrupy but cut nice with an active carbonation. The alcohol is completely hidden. Very good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bomber bonus beer from bitbucket. Pours a clear light gold with a meringue like head. Citrus hop aroma, which actually understates the flavor in this one. Flavor wise, this is just a perfect IPA, resinous, chewy, with great hop to malt over-the-top but yummy ratio. I would KILL to have this on tap year round in my house.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Momma Mia. Big IPA, coming close to Double IPA territory. Nose is big and grapefruity. Very west coast. Pour is good, lots of carbonation and big milky head. Big full mouthfeel with a good smack of american hops during and after consuming. Really moreish. Knocked off a point cos it’s so expensive here (1500 yen for a bomber - about 16 to 17 US dollars). Would drink again If it were a bit cheaper.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrostedMug (8) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009 does not count
Possibly the best ale I ever bought - the first six pack. The second six pack seemed not as good. Like the California Pale, it was too carbonated and the flavor had slipped from that original excellent taste. Still great but somehow went from number one to number three on my list.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2009
The floral burst on the nose of this IPA is quite outstanding. Chalk full of fruit it really comes of like a riesling on. Grapefruit and some lemon and a little blood orange. Pours Opaque yellow with a tinge orange. Medium body with balanced carbonation and a very crisp finish. Flavor is three fold..1) Fruit on the tip. 2) some malt, grapefruit and orange, pine with some spice. 3) Very crisp semi dry hop citrus finish. I might be in love..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
I am relatively suprised by this beer. I didnt know its rate beer percentile, but I have seen it around so much that it seemed common and I didnt expect much, this is actually a very good IPA. Clear amer pour, fluffy white head. Grapefruit, grass, caramel sweetness, biscuits, citrus, and bitter piny hops. Nicely made, an excellent go-to beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours a clear golden color with a nice off white cap. Mouthwatering aroma of grapefruit, grass and caramel. The flavor is the same- citrus fruity, full bodied, with massive bitterness and caramel malt showing through to add some smoothness. A really nice west coast IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Definitely a rival with Stone for best west coast IPA. Came on the recommendation of kenb and he knows his beer! Finishes with a lovely resinous feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 27, 2009
6/26/09 notes: bottle. Aroma is soapy and orangy, with a nice roundness about it. Flavor starts with orange marmalade, moves towards toffee-caramel, and finishes in clean, balanced bitterness. Very well balanced. A juicy, balanced IPA. Similar, but slightly more hoppy than Boulders Mojo IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a golden amber with a filmy head. Big aroma of citrus hops and caramal malt. Plenty of complex malt on the palate - earthy and nutty. The hops linger in the background at first before drying out the mouth in the swallow and leaving a long resiny finish.


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