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RATINGS: 1310   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3149) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 tap at Stone-i know this wasnt fresh when i had this, but all in all it was decent. copper hue with a small foamy white head. nose is carmel and some melded hops. flavors are somewhat muddled begging me to think this was a bit old. lite herbal hops and big carmel sweetness. slightly grainy nose as it warmed a bit. would like to try this fresh, but nonetheless, it was good to try it. Rerate 6.15/11 I finally got a fresh tap offering of this beer-pours orange clear with a foamy soapy head-nose of tropical floral notes lite pine, cheese and a bit dank. piney citrusy hops with a medicinal quality to it. malt is pretty sweet here which balances things out. nice body lush and slick. I dig this beer! nice floral leafy finish that gives the best hop burps i have had in a while! im glad i got to rerate this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Poured a clear, dark amber color with an off-white, creamy head. Good lacing. The aroma is a rush of citrus initially. As it opens plenty of resiny pine comes out along with a bit of softer caramel. The mouthfeel was a touch watery and the finish was succinct. The kind of beer I really wish I could get my hands on on a regular basis.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear, pale orange with a well-retained whitish head. The aroma picked up sweet, fresh grapefruit and greener floral notes upfront over more grapefruit and some caramel.. juicy and well-presented. The flavor found caramel and bready sugars at the core.. pine, grapefruit, and floral bitterness surrounded, slight cardboard showed toward the back.. nice and spicy on the finish. Medium-bodied and quite bitter overall on the palate.. balance was very good.. complaints were few and far between with this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured pale orange with medium white head. Full sweet citrus aroma. Flavour is citrusy, some naartjie, some grass, with a bit of a malt. Lasting hop finish. Drink this when offered.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Cloudy, dull, dark yellow. Frothy white head, big bubbles. Grassy, nutty roastedness. Bready, hoppy and very little bite in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 12oz bottle. had to re-rate this one with a fresh bottle dated 3/10/10, from grape & gourmet. pours a hazy orange with a thin, whispy white head leaving a light ring of bubbly lace. aroma great with big, juicy, grapefruit citrus, orange marmalade, and sweet floral hops with light pine resins and a toasty, sweet touch of caramel malts. flavor is excellent as well with loads of bitter and spicy orange and grapefruit citrus, hints of apricot nectar, and a bit of vanilla with a solid balance of caramel malts. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a nice, lingering, bitter citrus finish. overall, an excellent IPA that is much better fresh (duh).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Mild haze, orange hue. Sticky lacing. Looks appealing but no more entrancing than any other well-crafted IPA. Smells nice! Marmalade and toffee up front with grapefruity hoppiness. A little sweet in the beginning. Nice, cleansing bitterness in middle and finish. VERY enjoyable. Par with Sculpin, a wee bit less than Squall and 90min.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humann_brewing (22) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
great beer with complex hop flavor, pine notes from the simcoe double dry hopped for even more aroma!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (670) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 A brilliant medium golden-yellow beer with a dense white head. Nice biting hop aroma with a dankness (gotta be the Simcoe!) that’s followed by an equally powerful hop taste with piney overtones. All those hops still balance nicely with the firm malt body making this an easy drinking IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011 Clear copper pour ... off white head ..... citrusy hop and sugary aroma ... an awesome taste of sweet malts and a burst of citrusy hops with a bite of bitter hops that lingers in the dry finish ... one of my favorite ipas and very sessionable .... abv hidden well


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