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RATINGS: 1746   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (499) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours a clear gold with a nice head and a fair amount of carbonation. Hoppy, citruses aroma with pineapple and hints of orange and possibly apricot/peach. Fresh taste and a moderate to light malt profile but it is pretty much overwhelmed by the hops. Refreshing mouthfeel. Nice finish with a good aftertaste which resembles the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7245) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
Medium pale beige head. Pale amber body. Strong floral tropical fruit aroma with strawy resiny notes. Dry-sweet pineapple and alcohol taste with strawy earthy malty notes. Mid-bodied. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Clean and balanced. Dry resiny earthy tropical fruit aftertaste with wooden floral notes. Absolutely outstanding IPA. Clean, fresh, balanced, and drinkable. (0.355l bottle, City Beer store, San Francisco.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 . A touch of florals too. The taste is certainly a big west coast IPA with a good dose of hops. What little malt sweetness there is gets pushed away quickly. Lots of herbals and citric notes on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with medium, sharp carbonation and a long bitter finish. This is a pretty solid IPA

1.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikehanneman (62) - Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
I have tasted a ton of IPA’s. This has to be the WORST IPA I have ever tasted. I spent over 10 dollars on a 6 pack and didn’t want to waste it. After choking down the last bottle over a four day period, I actually thought I might quit drinking IPA’s. I don’t know how in the world this beer is rated so high. My advise is to by just a bottle of it prior to making a larger dollar purschase.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maskaggs (9) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2011 does not count
This was an excellent beer that I very much enjoyed. However, I tasted this a few days ago so I cannot offer a better comment.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
[Bottle] Clear golden appearance, pillowy but lasting head. Beautiful blend of pineapple and grapefruit hops in the aroma. Easy drinking palate, malt profile is thin but a little biscuity, while there’s some tropical sweetness upfront before the dominant bitter citrus finish. Very pleasant and enjoyable west coast IPA, dominated by the hoppy finish but not too aggressive.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartalone (45) - Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2011
This has a very special aroma, flavor and taste. Telling from my heart – I love the flavor of this beer For reasons i can’t explain - this strong beer of 7.5% alcohol makes me appreciate the love of Louis Prima and glorious butt cheeks of special women even more - such a special beer. This delicious beer is probably best consumed while reminiscing about times of great joy and celebration. I had a large bottle and all I wish do now is caress my best girls butt cheeks and dance. This is a very special IPA that should be sampled by the men of the world who appreciate fine things such as this beautiful beer, glorious cheeks and Louis Prima.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , 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 (3058) - 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 IPA’s I’ve had in a while.


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