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RATINGS: 1709   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
29th May 2009
Clear amber beer. Dry palate, slightly soft. Rich hops that are a little harsher than the top drawer IPAs but still this very drinkable. There is some pineapple sweetness to offset the bittering grapefruit. Smooth creamy finish. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Pours orange-gold with a nice white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. incredible clean and crisp. Flavor is bitter hops for days and some caramel notes. As far as IPAs go, pretty darn good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (3045) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Loved this one. Amber with a small head. The aroma was wonderful, pine and citrus with a maltiness in the background. The flavor had the pine and malt. Very bitter and dry. One of the best IPAís Iíve had in a while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1042) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
12oz Bottle @ The Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. Clear golden pour with decent white head. Aroma was big time piney hops, floral and fruity. Nicely done. Flavors were also very pine driven, fruity and just lightly bitter all around. This was an excellently balanced yet fruity IPA. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3157) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Wow! Itís been years since Iíve been blown away by an IPA. This beer was great! Aroma was big and strong. Heavy pine and citrus hops with a strong grapefruit rind note. Pour was a nice light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and thin off white ring for a head. Taste was very hop forward which I love in the style. This beer has a light malt backbone with loads of grapefruit and piney hops weaving in and out. Very bitter with the malt disappearing in the aftertaste to let the hops dry the mouth and leave it bitter. A great west coast IPA and further proof that the west coast has perfected hoppy beers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours an orange color with a thin white head. Has a citrus\pine smell to it. In the taste there is a citrus bitterness upfront with a nice malt backing. Pretty nice IPA

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2011
1 pint 6oz. Btl. pours clear and amber /orange with a nice frothy head. Strong citrus and centennial hops dominate the nostrils. Strong bitter and lightly sour flavors dominate the tongue and mouth. Aftertaste is somewhat different; bitter and oily! tasty though...very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2283) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
Tap. Bright lightly hazy orange color. Hop-forward aromas with a range of hop profiles: cedar, grapefruit, and a bit woody. Cedar and grapefruit come through the most clear in the flavor, but certainly a lot more balanced in the flavor with a maltier body that rounds out with some fruits. Medium with low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 15, 2011
Tried it when in Oxnard, CA. Bought a Firestone Walker sampler pack from costco. This was my favorite from the bunch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
bottle. A very nice pour of clear red orange and a sticky, foamy white head. Aroma of cherry, orange toffee. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Sharp grapefruit bitterness with some cough syrup on the finish. Well crafted, but would not drink this again.


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