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RATINGS: 1501   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2122) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Nice amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, pine, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some fruit; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid IPA overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Bottle. 12 oz. Pours apple juice yellow-copper with a tall, two-finger white foamy head. Aroma of soap suds, clean crystal malts, citrusy notes; oranges, tangerines, and slight creamy hints. Medium tight body with a dry, yet soft and bitter palate. Flavors of grapefruit, apricots, and dry champagne grapes. Very dry on the finish. Decent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (728) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle from two cases I scored at Frank Smith’s. Pours a golgen straw color with some head that fades with some sticky lacing. The nose is bready and fruity with ketones. First sip is beautifully balanced between hops and malt. Passion fruit and pineapple present with clean finish that lingers. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at the YardHouse in Scottsdale, AZ. Slightly hazy amber with ruby highlights filtering through below a tall light tan head with great retention. No mistaking this for anything other than a West Coast IPA after a whiff of the strong pine forest aroma. Crisp floral and citrus hops dominate the flavor supported by light touches of chocolate and creamy butterscotch. Solid malt profile keeps the hops focused. Medium dry finish with a healthy bitter pop. Top notch IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1824) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Double walker is great and I thought this might be underwhelming. No. bright copper color, smallish head. Aroma and flavor are intensely floral and intensely citrus. Sweet and malty with the hops too back it up. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours a clear gold with a nice head and a fair amount of carbonation. Hoppy, citruses aroma with pineapple and hints of orange and possibly apricot/peach. Fresh taste and a moderate to light malt profile but it is pretty much overwhelmed by the hops. Refreshing mouthfeel. Nice finish with a good aftertaste which resembles the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
Medium pale beige head. Pale amber body. Strong floral tropical fruit aroma with strawy resiny notes. Dry-sweet pineapple and alcohol taste with strawy earthy malty notes. Mid-bodied. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Clean and balanced. Dry resiny earthy tropical fruit aftertaste with wooden floral notes. Absolutely outstanding IPA. Clean, fresh, balanced, and drinkable. (0.355l bottle, City Beer store, San Francisco.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2363) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 . A touch of florals too. The taste is certainly a big west coast IPA with a good dose of hops. What little malt sweetness there is gets pushed away quickly. Lots of herbals and citric notes on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with medium, sharp carbonation and a long bitter finish. This is a pretty solid IPA

1.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
I have tasted a ton of IPA’s. This has to be the WORST IPA I have ever tasted. I spent over 10 dollars on a 6 pack and didn’t want to waste it. After choking down the last bottle over a four day period, I actually thought I might quit drinking IPA’s. I don’t know how in the world this beer is rated so high. My advise is to by just a bottle of it prior to making a larger dollar purschase.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maskaggs (9) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2011 does not count
This was an excellent beer that I very much enjoyed. However, I tasted this a few days ago so I cannot offer a better comment.


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