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RATINGS: 1746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2012
A clear golden/yellow colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of sweet fruits, like citrus and orange. And hops. The taste is some sweet, with some bitter, moving to stronger bitter, with notes of spices. The aftertaste is a little sweet with nice bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle- Pours a bright amber color with a good head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, with some fruit sweetness and malt in the background with a hint of herbs. Nice bitterness up front with some fruit and bit of malt sweetness mixed in. A good bitterness continues with a finish that is quite clean with a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium body, crisp and very well balanced. The 7.5% ABV is very well hidden. Great IPA. Everything for a great beer is here with out being in your face or overpowering.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nielsedd (79) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bomber from Lone Hill Liquor in CA that made the trip back with me to WI. Pours a clear dark gold with a thin layer of white head and good lacing. Smells like citrus and caramel with floral notes. Tastes of grapefruit, resin, and a nice caramel malt balance with that nice bitter resiny hop hanging in the back of your throat. Excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Good with thick white head and good retention. Aroma is grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit. Basic but delicious west coast IPA. Very easy to drink.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lovemyhops (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear golden color with thin white head. Great aroma of citrus hops. Tastes like it smells. Very refreshing, perfectly balanced IPA. This is a dangerously easy beer to drink. My favorite IPA. Another classic from the west coast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUN 27, 2012
Very good American IPA. Well balanced with citrus notes and nice bitter finish. Some soapiness, but Iíll have another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
golden with one finger head. very nice hoppy bite. pine resin, but also some citrus. excellent west coast ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lbeachdrew (1) - - JUN 23, 2012 does not count
Decent beer, not sure its the 99 it has. Fresh in a Growler, going to revisit it in a little bit to decide again. Overall though its freaking good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours an honey amber color with burnished orange highlites. Held up to bright light light shows off itís clarity and brilliancy. A tall off white head lingers for quite a while leaving nice lacing around the glass. Itís exceptionally well carbonated. Aroma is of an abundance of sweet malts, but the sutle hops are the big draw here with plenty of hop aromas of grapefruit and floral. The hops are bright and fresh. A great tasting beer here with plenty of hop flavor and light on the hop bitterness. You can pick out grapefruit and fruity/floral notes plus faint spicy hops. Malts are light with a hint of toasted malts. Finishing up, is a soft warming alcohol presence. This medium body ale is a great example of an IPA. Bright and flavorful easy drinking without being overly bitter. Definitly well worth the effort of finding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2012
On draught at some NYC pub that we stopped in because we had to pee.

Pours a deep golden color with a small well retained head.

The aroma is resiny and has some nice melon and orange rind fruitiness.

The flavor is lots of fresh hops, a little grapey, a little grape-fruity, a good bit of citrus and melon. Just a ton of those fruit forward hops. The beer is pretty high in bitterness which is always nice alongside those fruity hops.

Delicious


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