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RATINGS: 1756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1499) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Perfumey hop aroma, licorice. Some spicy citrus and rounded tangerine. Flowery esters. A sweetish aroma. Shiny orange color, slushy head. Bright and inviting. Head retention is nice. The flavor is heavy, oily pine hop flavor. Comes off quite bitterly at first, but with a sweet respite. Very resinous at first, then has the finish of orange peel and tea leaves. The palate is fizzy, prickly, with a sticky finish. Chewy and slick at the end. It’s just sub-Imperial in its strength. A top-notch west coast IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rader58 (875) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear honey/amber. Aroma of grapefruit, spruce, caramel, floral. Flavor is citrus, pine, spruce, with hints of lavender, caramel and brown sugar. This is fantastic. It moves to the top of my IPA list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed before going on a swim with a friend in the dead of winter. Appearance a very clear light amber/gold with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of hops, a mix between citrus and pine, also a touch of spice, has a light aroma but it’s nice. Taste is really freaking good, very smooth for an IPA, not too bitter but retains the hoppy flavor. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Another mean west coast IPA. Glowing dark amber color with decent head and lacing. Clearly aggressively hopped, although with dried hops nonetheless, the beer smells pine tree with grapefruit for cones. It even tastes a little like grapefruit. Aside from that, ’well balanced’ must mean unrelentingly bitter. The malt could as well be anything, because it doesn’t come through much. Rips the palate, although the aftertaste is relatively mellow. Very solid, but best chased with something other than itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Nice simple yet well done IPA on draft at McGregors. Clear, dark gold, fine lacing pattern. Nose is hefty grapefruit, palate is quite heavy with it too. Palate isn’t overwhelmed with hops, their presence is well done. This one was getting many raves at McG’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear medium orange-yellow nice head head with long fine lacing. Aroma is at at first ripe orange mango peach then grapefruit and grassy hops. Taste is candy citrus and grapefruit bitter. Long bitter finish. Palate is silky, sticky, with a long mouthwatering finish. A spectacular beer. In my memory I rate the Double Jack at the next level but in when trying to rate they come out the same pretty much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Super yummy IPA. Not bitter. A very fruity flavor with just a hint of spruce. A clear caramel color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2011
On Tap. Bridge Veiw Tavern. Nice frothy pour so the head was Excelent! Nice nose. First taste is bright fresh and full of hoppy flavor. Good balence of delicious flavor. Go for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Good hops in the front and a nice bitter character, what hurts this one overall for me is that it has sort of a thick body and sweetness...I guess from the relatively high abv for an IPA. That part of it is more characteristic if a DIPA to me and takes away from the "crisp and refreshing" I like in an IPA. Good, not great for my oreferences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Good beer overall. It is interesting to taste this and then Double Jack. It really shows where all of the flavors and character are coming from.

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