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RATINGS: 1744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Poured on tap from the Lazy Dog Cafe. It had a honey like color with a hoppy aroma. Taste is very good with some pine and citrus. Very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Nicely balanced and flavorful IPA. The aroma and taste are that of lightly toasted malts and subtle caramel with the dominating factor being a citrus hop and spruce character. The beer finishes crisp and medium dry with a really nice citrus character. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2004) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours orange golden with a nice frothy bone white head and decent lace. Aroma is all hops, spicy piney hops, some citrus. The taste is sticky grapefruit hops, floral, wonderful IPA, some peach, mildly bitter, it has a malt backbone that is not too noticeable, great beer. The body is medium, carbonation is medium, sticky on the palate. This is a close to perfect IPA, I would like a little more bittering hops, but that is nitpicking, great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2011
Draught. Pours a clear golden with a frothy white head. Smells of grapefruit and other citrus and floral hops. Tastes if a light bitterness and sweetness, very complementary. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes slightly dry. A very easy to drink ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eaglefan538 (3024) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Was just talking about having not rated this one for some reason, so why not order a bottle and knock it off while enjoying one anyway? Light amber color with a nice initial head and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and resinous elements, comparable to stone. Flavor follows with a good piney resinous kick, but this also has a mildly juicy malt base to round it out. Mouthfeel is fairly full for the style but quite drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5557) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2011
I was going to write a description but this is founders centennial with a new label, awesome bru

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pour is a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is all things pine hops. Flavor is again all pine/citrus hops with minimal malts. This is west coast IPA all the way. I’m already having hops burps. A must for hop heads.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Clear amber pour with a fairly tractile fizzy white head. Nose holds brilliant white grapefruit, lemon zest, grass, and floral hops. The flavor adds beautiful orange and clementine along with hemlock, juniper, and spruce. Very clean and unmitigated, and drinks very well for a 7.5% IPA. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on December 8th, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a semi-opaque orange/copper.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of grapefruit and citrus, some pine.
Taste:Nice amount of bitterness, balanced by some sweetness.
Palate:Medium body, has a nice lingering hop/piney aftertaste.

Summary: I like this American/Cali style IPA, particularly how the hop flavor sticks on the end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle shared with friends. Pours clear golden with a white head. Citrus and grapefruit in aroma. Flavour matches aroma. Great IPA


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