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RATINGS: 1382   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 Tasted during outage: Another great American IPA with just the right balance of aroma and flavor so as to not conk you over the head with hops, but they’re there to let you know the beer is a serious IPA. Very drinkable, despite the alchohol. RERATED on 08/15/09... This stuff was super fresh, absolutely killer... the only other IPA that is better is the Yulesmith. Absolutely wonderful pine, grapefruit aromas, crisp, bright, and sublime... color of burnt orange amber, clear... alcohol is hidden very well. It has been over a year since I last tasted this one... and I’m loving it. It’s rare when a beer impresses me even more the 2nd time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Tap @ Toronado. A medium golden color with a brown tint and a white head. Strong hop aroma and flavor with a nice citrus finish. Light and airy in the body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
From a 12 oz bottle this poured a clear gold with a medium foamy white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus and piney hops with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is grapefruit and pines. Long lingering bitter finish. This is great stuff. Glad I have five bottles left.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to Dunk. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Nose is of pine hops and slight citrus. Taste is also of pine with a lighter citrus noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium with bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mgumby10. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, some pine, hints of dough, grass. Tastes bitter and citrussy with a touch of spiciness on the finish. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle… Clear, light golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Tropical and citrus fruit aroma. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with relaxed carbonation. Fruity flavor with tannic bitterness. Toffee sweetness and grapefruit pith bitterness finish things off. Thanks go out to mgumby10 for the brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a lacy white head. Medium-light body and carbonation. Aroma and taste of toffee, citrus and fruit. Dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Courtesy Odeed. Pours a clear light orange color, with a small white head. Smells of some big grapefruit hops, very piney, with a crispness about it. The flavor was also very crisp and sharp, with a big hop character and a nice hop bitterness to it. Prety juicy grapefruit citrus was also quite evident. Nice and crisp IPA, full flavored with a great palate. Another quality brew from a quality brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
On Tap. Pours with a light, rocky, off-white head covering a clear amber body. Great lacing from the tap left on my glass, decent retention aswell. Aroma is of floral and slightly spicey hops, and a light bit of caramel. Taste is a bit watery at first, then a light caramel and biscut malt, followed by a pine hoppy bitterness towards the finish. Watery mouthfeel, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
12oz bottle. Golden red color, with a thin film of white head. Pine, candied citrus hop aromatics, some sweetness. Acrid, keening pine up front. Juicy citrus, lemon and orange. Slight malt underpinings, tinge of biscuit. Grassy floral component joins resdiual citrus hop flavors in the finish. Mouthfeel is a light medium, somewhat dry.

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