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RATINGS: 1527   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
I wish this were just a little more bittery. Pretty nice stuff. Grafruit , pine, toffee, toast, notes. Like it a lot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2009
12oz bottle from bring on BA - thanks, Barry! Been wanting to try this brew for a while, so it was a mighty sweet extra. Very clean pour, clear light orange, with crisp carbonation and a thin foamy head. Bright and sweet aroma, with not much bitterness detectable. Full bodied, playful. More grass and bitterness in the taste, lending the beer a nice combination of flavors, well balanced and with a slightly dry finish (though those sweet citrus tastes are there throughout). Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
12 oz bottle Aroma- nice earthy smell with citrus hoppiness. malty caramel nose as well. Appearance- golden-orange, lingering off white head. minimal chill haze present. Taste- balanced taste up front of caramel malts and earthy hop flavors. Hops kick in, offer a bright, citrusy quality. Grapefruit bitterness comes through in the finish. bitter, lingering aftertaste not too strong. warming as well. Palate- medium bodied. slight slickness. light carbonation. Complex yet balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2003) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2009
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark golden with head and lace. Fresh earthy citrus hop aroma. Mild toasty biscuit peach grapefruit with assertive complex citrus earthy pine hop and very dry toasty earthy wet pine forest and citrus finish. Excellent medium firm body. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2009
Golden-amberish in appearance. Sweet and bitter bop aroma. Not much malt flavour, but a very large hop flavour. Narrowly manages to avoid being unbalanced. Very smooth in the mouth. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
Pale clear amber with a small white head. Has a nice tropical fruit aroma with peach, pineaplle on top of a light caramell foundation. Flavour is the same with a addition of a nice "off note" that I cant put my finger on. Ends on a dry and very bitter citrus loaded note. Body is medium with rather sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090805]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (966) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
12 ounce bottle from South Bay Drugs ($1.79). Pours a cloudy amber with small layer of off-white foam. Aroma is sweet and fruity hops (peach, pineapple, citrus). Flavor tends more toward sweetness than bitterness, especially when compared to other California IPA’s. Sweet hoppiness (more fruitiness) combines very well with a solid malt backbone in this one. Medium body and only a small amount of bitterness in the finish. A small amount of detectable alcohol, but otherwise a really good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Shared by our Beer Pimp Brian! Shared with Uncle Steve. The hypocratic Drbayern, The amazing beer Pimp Brian and The King of the Celts, Celticbrew. Incredible beer! A great hop aroma. Poured a clrystal clear dark yellow with a great white head that was lacy and stayed and stayed. The hps were smooth and balanced. Probablly balanced as well as they could ever be! The back end was just as nice. the mouthfeel was like velvet. this beer is as good as sex! Very easy to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bomber. Clear, gold body. Frothy, white head, mostly diminishing. Pleasant hoppy aroma of pineapple, orange peel, citrus, pine. Hints of caramel, apricots, grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Moderately acidic. Mostly hop-driven taste, but enough sweet malts below the bitterness to add balance — except in the finish which is long lasting and bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Not as well balanced or as interesting as Alpha King, for example, but still a nice, bitter IPA.

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