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RATINGS: 1744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Draft @ the Mews Tavern in Wakefield, RI. Solid hops, loaded with citrus tart and not the usual syrupy sweetness that comes with hoppy, high ABV brews. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Drank from 500ml pint poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Bjorn! A bit copper on this golden brew. A bit hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fullpintofbeer (176) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Can from Brew Bristol. Medium head, gold colour, lightly hazy. Aroma of yeast and bit of hops. Lightly sweet taste with bitter aftertaste, medium to full body, average carbonation. No excitement here, could have been more hoppy, poor aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (1102) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Butelka 355ml (13.02.2017). Piwo niemal klarowne o złotej barwie. Piana biała, obfita, drobna i zbita, dość trwała, bardzo wyraźnie odkłada się na szkle. Aromat intensywny w pierwszym momencie bardzo żywiczny ale po chwili do głosu dochodzą słodkie nuty owoców tropikalnych, chyba jeszcze przyjemniejsze, spychając las na dalszy plan a w miare ogrzewania się piwa żywica znowu zaczyna dominować. Goryczka żywiczna albo nawet mega żywiczna na średnim do wysokiego poziomie, krótka, niezalegająca, no może troszeczkę, lekko ściągająca ale ogólnie bardzo zwiewna w odczuciu mimo sporej mocy. W odbiorze piwo jest bardzo pijalne mimo sporego, wyczuwalnego ciała, nisko wysycone, nawet wnosi nieco rześkości choć ma 7.5% alkoholu, który nomen omen jest totalnie niewyczuwalny, bez afektu drapania w gardle i rozgrzewania. Jednym słowem jest świetnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
Can. Pours a nice darkish gold, foamy finger of head. Grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma, taste is well balanced with pine hop dominating, but well balanced with fruit. It’s quite assertive in bitterness yet very drinkable and with clean malt flavour. A nicely done big-bodied IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (871) - - MAY 30, 2016
Pours dark golden color, clear, with two fingers foamy white head. Visually slow up rising bubbles. Aroma: prevails hop aroma, which takes on pine, grapefruit, some other citruses and spices. Malt flavor is in background, it takes on some biscuit, but still supports hop aroma. Flavor is very simular: very well balanced high hop bitterness and moderate medium malt sweetness, which takes on ingrediends mentioned above. Finish is dry bitter and lingers in aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation is medium, texture soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1376) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
35cl bottle at home. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Grapefruit, oranges, lemon zest, caramel. Smooth texture and a sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1103) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours clear, golden and amberish at the same time. Fruity and piney hop aroma, decent West Coast feel to it. Hops are strong also in the taste but everything is nicely balanced with the body. Sweetish body but hidden with hops. Actually very clean and just perfectly executed IPA, sort of like an etalon for the style. Will definitely drink it again, maybe even a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2016
Can from Deguchiya. Pours a golden copper with a finger of foam. Ruby red grapefruit and orange drive the nose with a light bit of mango as it warms. Well-balanced, caramel, biscuit, piney bitterness. Overly bitter on the finish and becomes a little much. A classic West-Coast IPA with balance though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3790) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at Brand’s Steakhouse (Las Vegas, NV). Amber/golden body with a thin, white foamy/creamy head. Bold hoppy aroma with herbal and piney hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries woody and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Half way between an IPA and a DIPA.

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