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RATINGS: 1397   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap@OBrien"s: Nice clear amber color with a small bar pour off-white head. Aroma is light citrus and pine. Flavor had a light citrus start (grapefruit) followed by a little pine and a hint of grass with a sharp semi-dry grapefruit rind bitter finish. Medium body is zesty with lively carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
majestik100 (1) - USA - JAN 6, 2008 does not count
tried this beer directly from the tap. beautiful hop and malt balance for an IPA, intense hop and citrus aromas. nice bitterness and finishes very clean. Looking forward to trying this with a spicy Thai dish!!! about 8%--Great job.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Amber color with a really nice aroma of floral/pine/citrus. Tasty citrus and floral hops meld well with a sweet and lightly bready malt backing. Mouthfeel was pleasant. I want more!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap at brewery. Lovely big hop aroma with straw and floral aromas. Big flavor of hop oil, pine resin, citrus and floral hops, slight white grapefruit juice, honey, amber malt...bitter mineral and west coast hop finish. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1478) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Tap: Almost cloudy light amber with no head and some drizzly, psychadelic lacing patterns. It has a nice fresh hop and flowery aroma. The body is well built and the flavor demonstrates a good all around hoppy, bitter flavor. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Sample from Odeeds Growler! Thanks Jake! Nose of ivy plants and pine trees, very herbal; clear dark orange-copper witha small, but glass-lacing, offwhite head; flavor of ivy and hop bitterness, lasting into a moderately bitter finish! Just as good as my favorites (IIPAs) Hopsickle and Moylander!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 (growler from firestone)nice looking translucent orange with a with head.crisp and somewhat bitter aroma of pine,citrus,and ivy.flavor is much of the same with a small malt backbone.this is one of the best single ipas i have ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Draft dark copper pour with an offwhite head. Big fruity hop aroma. Fresh strawberries and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Very hop forward, features a clean grapefruit hop flavor. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Tap at Barclays in Oakland. Low SRM as you would expect for an IPA, nice and bright looking (probably filtered). Nice flowery aroma, the Centennial is definitely coming through in a big way. Clean hop bitterness from the Simcoe. The bitterness lingers at the end of the palate just long enough, but not too long, helped by the well-attenuated dry finish. Lots of grapefruit and citrus primary in the hop flavor, pine and pungent qualities secondary. A touch of caramel sweetness, but not too much. A very tasty IPA. Thanks Matt..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Tap at City beer. Soild IPA with nice aroams of citrus and flowers. Flavors of hoppy bitterness balanced by some caramel and malts. Nice finish and mouthfeel.


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