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RATINGS: 1587   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
12 oz bottle (via trade) poured into a Duvel tulip. Aggressive pour yielded a light amber with a smallish one-finger white head. Head dissapates quickly but leaves behind a nice creamy lacing. Good carbonation is evident by sight and taste. Nose is a strong citrus (orange, grapefruit) and earthy pine with a sweet malt evident. Taste starts with some bitterness that is almost like orange zest quickly countered by a malty sweetness and a nice, refreshing orange aftertaste. This is well balanced and delicious. It features a medium consistency and only slightly oily mouthfeel. At 7.5% and this well balanced, sessionable it is. As with lots of left coast offereings, I just wish I had enough access to do so. If you are lucky enough, go for it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1707) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
A-pours a clear golden orange with a good bit of bubbles rising to the top. the head is creamy and slightly off white with good retention and a thick lace covering the entire side of the glass. S-the nose is quite big, it seems well balanced favoring the hops and is quite oily. some lightly toasted biscuit up front with notes of caramel. hops take over, lots of oily pine with notes of grapefruit in the back. T-the taste is quite nice and follows the nose. caramel malts with notes of bread. lots of grapefruit with hints of pine and oily hops. a good strong bitter finish that does not linger. M-this is so smooth on the palate with a medium to light body. Oily on the palate, wet, slick on the back of the throat. carbonation is low but enough to hold through. D-this is a very good ipa with a nice balance with a strong hop profile and good bitter finish. only had a couple FW beers; but they are nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Clear amber orange with nice white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is big citrus resinous hops, aggressive pungent fruit that i love, darker caramels beneath. Taste is big chewy hop resin fruity outrageousness. Big bitter finish that lingers. Slippery smooth on palate. Diggin it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Birthday gift... and an awesome one at that! This delicious brew is packed with simcoe style hops... bitter, sweet, tangerine, and more bitter. Nose is bright, booze, hoppy, malty. Medium oily body. Really borders on double ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is pine, musk, citrus ring, resin, and light caramel. Slightly cloudy copper with little to no head. Clean palate, smooth with bitterness mostly in the finish. Not a lot of flavor depth, but enjoyable pine and fruit notes. Finishes with a dry grapefruit tangyness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2011 On tap at the brewery. Deep, clean hops aroma. Floral, fresh, and citrus notes. One of the better fresh IPAs I’ve smelled. The taste is really good as well but ends on a somewhat light note. Great beer. After multiple fresh pints via the brewery, I have to increase my rating score. The batches vary slightly but they are almost always excellent with a clean hop bitterness, floral notes, and a dank, semi-resinous hop component with some honey sweetness from the malt. A personal favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Clear, light orange pour, minimal white head. Grass and pine nose, grapefruit middle and finish. Light body, not much maltiness. Not really an English-style IPA, which is what one would expect from the name.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThatWifeOfHis (25) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Footbalm! Average kid in class. Cheap ass 12oz from the good old mormon state brain washing liquor store. I’ll sip it again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Clear amber-ruby. Medium off-white head. Hyphenated aroma of citrus-pine. Malty-caramel comes through in the flavor. Excellent bitterness to sweetness ratio. I really dig this one. Hopefully it will continue to be available in my parts as this one is a keeper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4424) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a light head. The aroma is well hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped and quite thick tasting. Overall a reasonable well hopped IPA.


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