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RATINGS: 1582   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090805]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Mild bitter initial flavour with a solid grapefruity flavour following into the finish. Light sweetness from the caramel malt too. Nice dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grass combined with medium notes of pine needles, leading to a dry and very bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
On tap. pours a clear deep golden with an off-white head. Very fresh - almost perfumy - peachy and piney hop accents. Medium body with sweet malts and fruit, and again a solid aroma hoppiness that leaves a great and balancing bitterness. A perfect IPA. 070709

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23557) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle at CBC 2013. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus peel. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and citrus peel. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity and flowery hops along with some caramel and some mild notes of nectar. Flavour is quite bittery fruity and flowers along with some caramelly and mild nectar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2009
Draft @ Toronado, SF. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma with some hints of citrus. Malty bitter hoppy piney flavor with some grapefruit hints. Has a sweetish malty bitter hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18151) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
29th May 2009
Clear amber beer. Dry palate, slightly soft. Rich hops that are a little harsher than the top drawer IPAs but still this very drinkable. There is some pineapple sweetness to offset the bittering grapefruit. Smooth creamy finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle at home from my GBBF 09 haul ... amber ... big bubbly white head ... that american pale ale hop little spice nose ... i wish i knew what it was that gives this distincive nose ... very fruity lime and pine hop ... juicy ... little dry ... little hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard), bottled 06/20/12
Golden to light amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Pungent aroma of resiny hops, with hints of sweat. Very good toffee flavor, the hops have a distinctive citrusy character and plenty of citrusy resins; the final is pleasantly abrasive and long.
Fresh and excellent.


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