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RATINGS: 1397   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: moderate to heavily hoppy with piney overtones. Appearance: average-sized, rocky, off-white, initial head with mostly diminishing longevity and good lacing. Sparkling, light-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and moderate to heavily bitter finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: not bad but nothing memorable besides the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (41) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Clear amber color with low off-white head, average carbonation, flowery, herbal and malty (caramel, berries) aromas, medium bitterness with average peppery finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (893) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle at Red Hot, Munich, 16th September 14. Almost on the eve as the Union Jack, gets voted in or our by Scotland! This is an average US IPA, sweetish, bitter, but hops muted, perhaps not as fresh as one time. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rick_91709 (169) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Deep gold. Off-white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus. Bitter grapefruit with just a bit if sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-30-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a two finger yellow tinted head. The head has amazing retention, very slowly fading over time to give a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is a little bit on the bready side with some notes of caramel malt. While those aromas are lighter there is plenty of hop aromas to go around. While mainly of grapefruit hop, there are also notes of some pine mixed in as well. Along with the stronger hop aroma so too comes some stronger tropical fruit aromas overall making a quite nice smell. Taste – The taste starts out with a nice blend of bready malt flavors and a bunch of a grapefruit hop. Quickly after the initial taste a moderately strong showing of tropical fruits (pineapple, tangerine, and mango) come to the tongue. The grapefruit grows strong toward the end of the taste with some of the fruit becoming more potent as well. The bready flavors seem to become smoother and more pronounced at the end with some light pine flavors joining the taste at this point. In the end a very smooth and sweet but nicely hopped flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker/creamier body and lower carbonation level accentuate the hop and sweet blend nicely all the while keeping a very smooth feel on the tongue. Overall – This was a fantastic IPA. A great blend of sweet, malty, and hop. The smoothness is fantastic, with it bathing the tongue and making for a truly enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gildnerk (132) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Deliciousness. Pours light orange-amber with a thin white head that descends into a ring, decent lacing. Strong aromas of passion fruit, currants and some dark cherry, very unique. Taste is first astringent-bitter and moves into sweeter berry flavours before finishing dry and hoppy. Finely carbonated. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (152) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear golden with low off-white head, nice lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, grassy, onion, floral. Hoppy flavor, medium bitterness, onion, light malty, a bit yeasty, grassy, not so fresh, very alcoholic. Full body. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (186) - Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Citrus, grapefruit, grass, lemons aromas. Smooth. Syrupy, medium body. Grassy, definitely sweet grapefruit and very balanced hops. So good. Juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle while visiting Seattle. Pours gold with a white head. Great aroma of light funky veg, perfumey floral stuff, light candy, caramel, trop fruits, pine... Juicy and bitter with tangerine, lemon, pine, woody resin, light caramel, grapefruit, orange, toast... Lovely balance. Big dry bitter finish, lots of juicy hoppy tastiness. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
nose: on the strong side. like grilled mango and pineapple + chicken thighs. palate: unspeakably delicious. holy of holies! a mouthful of peach [softness and perfume], pineapple [sharpness and juicyness], mango [fleshiness and sweetness] interact with the perfect mouthfeel...sudsy, cleansing, not too thick. the bitterness and acridity are kept in check by the decadent waves of these. on the back end there’s a very piny, resiny filmy feel. then the finish intensifies the hop edge, bringing along more vegetal and almost wasabi-like sensations. i was gonna say i’m speechless...but i just typed all that

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedhawkFIN (52) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
355ml bottle@home (from Bier-Deluxe - bottled on 3/27/14) Slightly hazy light copperish appearance with medium sized white head. Aroma is caramelly, resiny with citrussy and piny hops. Taste medium bitterness and lightly sweetish with some sourness. Palate is medium bodied with oily texture and average carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter. Clearly 5 months has taken its toll on this IPA but still you get a solid West Coast experience.

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