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RATINGS: 1720   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle courtesy of my secret santa joeneugs. Pours clear golden with a rather small frothy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet, slightly fruity, slightly herbal and hoppy fresh with grapefruit juice, lemon balm, caramel, crackers, freshly cut grass, pine needles, dried apricots, star fruit, pineapple, papaya, resin, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is bitter, fruity, herbal and floral with crackers, grapefruit juice, pine needles, dried apricots, unripe mango, unripe pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, resinous wood, grapefruit rinds, freshly cut grass, lemon balm and hints of biscuits. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, tiny astringent, soft and medium bodied, finish is dry and bitter with crackers, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, unripe tropical fruits, resin, orange zest, lemon zest and hints of moist green herbs. Very tasty! Dry extremely hoppy IPA.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (459) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at Craft Beer Market on Firestone Walker event. Purs a clear golden with a white head, amazing. Aroma is tropical fruits hops. Taste is slightly sweet, pretty similar to aroma. Dry, piney hops aftertaste. Very good, refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3155) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 Bottle at home. Aroma is fruity hops, pine resin, juicy citrus, grapefruit, tropical, light biscuit malty. Flavour is light sweet with a robust bitterness. Body is medium. Very smooth and juicy, big hops, exemplary IPA, could not stop taking sips.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1821) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Doft och smak är maltig med tallbarr, kåda och lättare inslag av grapefrukt. Grapefrukten mer framträdande i eftersmaken. Bra balans mellan sötma och beska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (603) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Poured hazy, orange/golden, medium white head. Aroma was grassy, grapefruit. Taste was bittersweet, pine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (3105) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Almost clear golden with fluffy off white head that leaves lots of lacing. Grapefruit, mango, orange, dank hops with soft silver hazy marijuana, dried flowers, fresh cut grass. Some biscuits, caramel and cookies. Medium sweet going into a long lasting bitter finish that matches the sweetness perfectly. Medium bodied with slightly oily feel. Very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1276) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (904) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fullpintofbeer (112) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (1037) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (381) - 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.


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