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RATINGS: 1365   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
aroma is pine and a hint of honey, very nice, flavor is well rounded hops like the last reviewer said a bit of everthing, finishes with a slight malty sweetness, very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
bright orange gold color with a small dense pale yellow head. Strong fragrance of american hops: citrus, grapefruit, floral, resiny...a little bit of everything. Medium light body. Strong hop flavor (obviously) with citrus fruits dominating. good and strong but not well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle - Thanks to Sune. Clear golden - white head. Nice hopp, abricot, peaches fruity, peppery, light malty body, light light sweetness. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
This one is awesome... terrible and boring looks and label. But what a great beer. Clear golden with a white head and hints of lacings. Bitter with a strong hoppiness. Very nice hopsprofile. Fruity bitterness of hops. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (663) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Poured from 12oz bottle a glowing light-orange with a medium sized off-white head. Huge aroma of floral hops, pine resin, citrusy gratefruit and a very slight toasted rubber. Flavor is again big floral citrusy hop, with pine and gratefruit. There is a slight malt presence and just a very small bit of caramel, but virtually no sweetness. This one is on the bitter hop side without a lot of balance. Great for hop heads. I enjoyed it, but wish it had a touch of malt sweetness to carry all those hops. I’ll drink it again but not often.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Dark gold body with a strong scent of grapefruit and almonds. The taste is balanced grapefruit with some bread crust. Pretty straight forward and nothing about this made it stand out for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2008
5oz Taster - Fred Fest 2008 - Hair of the Dog Brewing - Portland OR
Aroma – Strong IPA aroma with a nice malt backing.
Appearance – Amber in color, Nice head and clear.
Flavor – A very good IPA flavor this was the mildest of all the beers and was still strong. Huge IPA flavor.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry IPA finish.
Overall – very flavorful in the hops and the beer stood up with the rest of the lineup which says a lot. There where some monsters at this festival and this regular IPA did very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, juicy citrus, some fruits, some sweet malts. Flavor, sweet pale malts up front, some citrus and grassy hops. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2008
for whatever reason, I didn’t love the first one of these, but then I caught a whiff of the second, and it smells amazing. and it tastes great too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a transparent, brassy gold color with a firm layer of white foam. Very clean, citrusy hop aromas with floral notes of orange blossoms. Mild grapefruit zest and a subtle layer of honey scented malt lying beneath. Medium light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a texture that’s riding on the creamy edge for an IPA. Very clean, grapefruit zest hop flavors up front with a fresh herbal bitterness. Just enough caramel sweetness to add depth and body, but doesn’t crowd the quenching, refreshing attributes of the beer. Some pithy hop bitterness lingers in the finish, with just a slight amount of scratchiness. Well executed, this beer is ideally suited to be an everyday drinker. Plenty of flavor to satisfy the discerning palate, but also restrained enough to be enjoyed by the uninitiated hophead.


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