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RATINGS: 1353   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottled. Very bitter aroma, hoppy obviously, grapefruit, lemon, peach. Kind of sweet flavor with more in the way of bitter hops than good hop flavors. Lacking any kind of finish, and a bit fishy tasting. A lot of hops for sure, but a fairly weak example overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080728 Pale amber with sticky white head. Nice stinky hops aroma, pissy, tropical. Very thin bodied. One dimensional hops but it is a nice dimension. Quenching but plain.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
bottle. amber and light orange in appearance. aroma is nice caramel, citrus hops, orange rind. flavor has significant caramel malt, same citrus, grapefruit, and a little grainy malt as well. strong example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with a fluffy one inch bright white head that had great retention and lacing. Looks down right pretty. Great mostly resiny hop nose, but there’s a touch of citrus as well. A little malt there, but mostly is stays out of the way and lets the hops take center stage. The hops aren’t as bright as I had hoped, more of a dull resiny bitterness. They are very raw and green tasting though. A little more malt than the nose led on, it came out nicely on the finish with a dry caramel note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a resiny stickiness that coats the cheeks. Nice soft fizzy carbonation. A pretty decent IPA for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 28, 2008
12oz bottle shared by wolf. Nice orange color, good fluffy white head. Nice aroma of citrus hops. Taste was a clean and crisp. Fresh hop taste. Nicely balanced with some malts. Texture was medium, a little creamy. Very easy to drink. This was a really good IPA, thanks wolf for sharing this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle thanks to Hophead22. Poured a nice copper color with small white head. Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Taste is very balanced with pine, citrus, and malt. Finished very smooth and went down smooth, and very drinkable. Always welcome me way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0110x011 (20) - Dana Point, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours a clear copper with a minimal head and thin, stringy lacing. Citrus and pine on the nose, backed by caramel and some toasty breadyness. Hops hit first (as they should), with tangerine, lemon, and pine, followed suit by the caramel and bread from the malts. Very well balanced, a nice hop profile that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Finishes a bit dry for my taste, but drinkability is high. Damn tasty; this one will definitely be added to my regular rotation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 12 oz bottle. Pours gold topaz, with very bright clarity, and a compact off-white head that leaves lacing. Aroma starts as clean, lemony-leaning citrus, then some sticky pine and orange marmalade. Medium-lean body is refreshing. Flavor dominated by sweet malt underpinnings and sticky pine. Alcohol notes and hop bitterness lend balance. Distinct because it is delicate and bold simultaneously. Date-stamped 11/04; tastes much fresher than Id expect for 3 months old. (Im glad something worked out for this area with the distributor or whatever, because Id only seen Union Jack 6-9 months old over the last year or so. which is crap when I live less than 300 miles from brewery).Top shelf IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Iowaherkeye. Pours a beautiful crystal clear gold with a half finger snowy white head that results in decent lacing. Nose is floral and citrus hops and light malt. Taste is tangerine, mango and pink grapefruit with a piney finish. Medium mouth feel. This is delicious thanks Joey!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Damn, a GABF gold out of 106 entries? I had to try it...and was refreshingly relieved to find it was actually pretty solid. Good caramel malt background play around with a unique hoppiness. It doesn’t beat my green flash go to 6 packer IPA, but it isn’t too far behind.


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