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RATINGS: 1757   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2011
beautiful to inspect in the glass, clear gold, good effervescence and fading one finger pure white head which laces with the best of them. Nose is mostly cascade geraniol (lavender) and light citrus. Mouthfeel is medium. This is one of the first ipas I have had which used Simcoe only for the bittering, so you can’t smell or taste the cattiness that I don’t mind but many do. As a chemist, I am interested in such things and those catty notes seem to derive from a thiol-ketone present when Simcoe is added in the dry hopping. These thiols can also impart an garlic-onion note that some respond negatively to in certain IPAs and DIPAs. All in all a great, sessionable IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours a light amber with very little head. Aroma of honey, citrus and herbal hops. Taste is medium bodied with a little sweetness with honey, citrus and a little malt. Pretty good, a little sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neur0 (1102) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
(Flasche) Farblich ist es dunkelgelb, klarfiltriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist fruchtig-citrusartig, sehr "hopfig" und leicht spicy. Der Grundgeschmack ist eine leichte Süße, die dann in eine breite Bittere übergeht. Retronasal ist das spicyge und das aromatische gut erkennbar. Nach dem Abgang bleibt noch Bittere und und spicy im Mundraum zurück. Zuscammengefasst ist es ein eher "schweres", nicht vollmundiges aber leckeres Bier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy resin, with a light tropical fruitiness, some straciatella, caramel and lavender. flavour is again heavily resinous, though also quite floral, with notes of mango, passion fruit and caramel. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation and a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2011
Foxy to reddish beer, slightly reddish-coloured head. Dull nose, dusty and oxydized, bad bottle? Citrus, especially oranges in the flavour, but again oxyidation obvious. Dull, flattish palate. Probably an old or skunked bottle, retrying in order.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Clear amber pour with white head. Hoppy aroma-pineapple. Taste is so good. Nice balance of hops and mal. It leaves a nice fruity hop aftertaste. This is a remarkable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Clear copper pour, white head, clinging lacing. Citrus, floral aromas. Lightly sweet, nice bitterness, some maltiness. Great dry finish. Overall, this is a wonderful brew with some of my fav hops. Great blend of malts and hops. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
35cl Bootle shared with friends. Decent creamy white head. Slightly hazy blond/amber pour. Fruity citrus aroma. Yummy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Huge billowy head lives up to the mug shot on the label. Very smooth, drinkable IPA. Very hoppy, grapefruit flavors in every sip. I am a IPA fan and this is definitely a well priced beer I will continue to consume. Nice amber color and finishes very nice. I like a little bitter kick at the end. This one won’t dissappoint!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle. pours a clear light amber with a smallish white head, fading to a ring around the glass with decent lacing throughout. aroma of grapefruit, some orange and pine. flavor has some sticky malt sweetness, but this one has a nice lingering bitterness through-out. low carbonation, just enough to bring it all together. finding a beer like this is why I still enjoy trying new ( to me ) and untried beers. very nice IPA!


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