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RATINGS: 1354   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Grapefruit with a little resin i the roma, distant caramel. clear amber with modest head. flavor well rounded but a little dilute, as is the bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2009
355mL bottle from beerstore.co.nz.

Pours classic IPA amber, crystal clear.

The aroma is massive, brimming with piny US hops. I love those things! There is also a substantial amount of malt barely getting through the hops Ė but itís there. Pepper and orange peel aromas also there.

Your palate is assaulted with hops as soon as the beer touches the tongue. Cloyingly bitter, those 70 IBUs definitely come through. Resiny hops coat the mouth with pine, bitter grapefruit like citrus and pepper. The finish is long, and the hops just donít quit. Itís wonderful.

I thought this one is a little unbalanced, but definitely one of the best IPAís Iíve had. Perhaps some malt flavour would have mellowed that peppery hop, thatís what was getting me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2009
I got this bottle in a trade with Weibull, thanks! The color is a golden orange with a small soapy head. First sniff makes me smile, nice hoppy grapefruit citrus aroma. The flavor is also hoppy with more grapefruit but is not at all unbalanced. This is a very good IPA but what do you expect given that it is from California? Oh, the 7.5% is not noticeable to the taste, nice. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-29-2008 01:54:37

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3/10/09 From the bottle. Aroma is rich with faintly grassy earthy hops perfectly balanced with rich caramel malt. Appearance is clear copper with a very well maintained off white head. Flavor is a little more hop forward than the aroma, but still has a very good malt balance with a little more noticeable roast character. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with a very well maintained cream colored head. Overall, a big, very english brew. My only warning is to make sure to enjoy it cold, if this wams up that earhty note turns almost to dirt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9399) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2009
Draught at Najas Place. Pours clear gold with an average, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, meal), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of peach, pear, and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 27/04/2009. 330ml bottle from www.beerstore.co.nz (bottle 01/26/2009). Balanced nose. Big biscuit dough and toffee malt with a huge resinous hoppy character all the way through. Herbal, spicy, pine. Very bitter. Really nice, possibly just a little too clean if Iím going to criticise - but hey, it ainít English. Fairly dangerous...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3248) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
Had this are DLD 09. My girlfriend got me a glass of this. Awesome hoppy aroma. And amazing hoppy flavor. Easily one of the best IPAs iíve ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2009
Very nice IPA. Herbal and piney hops. Biscuity malt. Extremely refreshing, and hides the high alcohol very well. Iíd be at the end of my third pint before realising I was in trouble I think! Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
Guest draft @ Dark Lord Day. Pours copper with thin tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Aroma bitter flavor through out. Still angry none of the pizza port taps were working, but this was a great second choice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 23, 2009
Bottle: Sent from San Diego to El Salvador, enjoyed with my brother and the former Beer Culture Coordinator from the local brewery. Brother preferred my home brew... all I can say is this is excellent!


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