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RATINGS: 1529   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
On tap. pours a clear deep golden with an off-white head. Very fresh - almost perfumy - peachy and piney hop accents. Medium body with sweet malts and fruit, and again a solid aroma hoppiness that leaves a great and balancing bitterness. A perfect IPA. 070709

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2099) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Tap at Brouwers.

Deep golden pour, juicy hop aroma. Grassy (euro) flavors, very hoppy but not resinous -- is the Tomahawk doing the work here? Slightly grainy, slightly sweet, bitter grainy pith on the long end. After hearing this one talked up so much, it was good not but quite all I’d hoped for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3147) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2009

7/18/2009: FW Union Jack has a mostly transluscent gold-colored appearance. It has a last big and foamy off-white head. It has a toffee maltiness paired wtih a grapefruit hoppiness. Overall this is a balanced, smooth, and sessionable standard IPA, but nothing particularly unique.

Draught sample(s) at the 14th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rating #247 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2009
This is a nice IPA with exceptional qualities. A big hoppy presence intertwined with a balanced malt backbone. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, citrus hops, and light caramel. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits and light pineapple. The finish has moderate orange presence and citrus hops. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Russo (1778) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2009
Nice amber color with a dense white head. Aroma is citrus, sweet and hoppy, some floral notes. Flavor is balanced between bitterness and some sweet stuff in there. Mouthfeel is bitter and longer enough..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a fluffy off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing. Huge aroma of citrus fruity, pine and flowers. Starts sweet and then the bitterness comes on and leaves a long bitter finish. Malty medium body that is almost syrupy but cut nice with an active carbonation. The alcohol is completely hidden. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bomber bonus beer from bitbucket. Pours a clear light gold with a meringue like head. Citrus hop aroma, which actually understates the flavor in this one. Flavor wise, this is just a perfect IPA, resinous, chewy, with great hop to malt over-the-top but yummy ratio. I would KILL to have this on tap year round in my house.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Momma Mia. Big IPA, coming close to Double IPA territory. Nose is big and grapefruity. Very west coast. Pour is good, lots of carbonation and big milky head. Big full mouthfeel with a good smack of american hops during and after consuming. Really moreish. Knocked off a point cos it’s so expensive here (1500 yen for a bomber - about 16 to 17 US dollars). Would drink again If it were a bit cheaper.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrostedMug (8) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009 does not count
Possibly the best ale I ever bought - the first six pack. The second six pack seemed not as good. Like the California Pale, it was too carbonated and the flavor had slipped from that original excellent taste. Still great but somehow went from number one to number three on my list.

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