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RATINGS: 1429   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1037) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a white head. Aroma of hops, malt, sugar and alc. sence. Medium bitter taste with a dry malt ending. 25.08.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (140) - USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rocky pillows of eggshell white top a light amber liquid that reeks of grapefruit and pine. I haven’t had an beer in quite a while that was so representative of that IPA cliché citrus and resin and it feels nice to get back to the basics. The aroma is powerful during the pour, holds strong until the first swallow, and the head laces the glass in sticky, persistent rings as the brew disappears. Nice finish, leaves my tongue a little dry, but not uncomfortably so, and hasn’t ruined my palate for the next brew for the evening. Bitter with a comfortable malt foundation, nicely balanced and apparently my newest go-to IPA. If only they had it available in 12s in my area...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
saintjulien (154) - - NOV 15, 2014
resin, citrus, amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm_Shadow (115) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
clear dark gold with white head, tastes great, little bitter but not too much, really is well balanced as described

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (92) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Flaska i LA. bärnsten med vitt skum. Doft av tropiska frukter. Liknande smak med en kort efterbeska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (210) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle (12oz $1.50): Hazzy golden with nice white head. Need to add details, but generally a very good IPA that I could drink regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
claycurtis44 (2) - - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
My second favorite IPA on the market. Has a great color taste and palate. Excellent hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (863) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is equal parts caramel, pine and floral, but it’s unfortunately very muted. Taste has an initial malty sweetness before a moderate bitterness takes hold. Pineapple hints. Solid stuff but quite underwhelming. Would definitely like to try it fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
Yields a very impressive sunny glow in the glass. A shimmering, radiant orange with a good two inches of steady, rocky white foam atop. A hint of plum and prune underlie some deeply floral notes on the nose - a little of nan’s garden coming through. Biscuity, earthy, toffeeish and burnt sugar out-lines the aroma but there is definite stone-fruit in there. First taste gives ripe peach, plum and navel orange; tangy and tight. The body is moderate - tasting is cool and not chilled - with a sprightly liveliness. Floral and earthy with a nice peppery spice to it. Good length with bitter citrus and floral notes residing. Hints at the ABV to good show. Plenty of grainy, Summery malt in there too. Well balanced and seamless. On the dry side but holds the fruit up high. This is sessionable to a scary degree. Goes down a treat. Impressively simple!! (12fl.Oz, Bottled 22/07/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (157) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Superfresh bomber bottle imported by a friend. Aroma is bang on target. Citrus and orange peels, pine and a solid malt aura. The taste is beautiful. Medium sweet from tangerines, bitter from grapefruit and a slight slight underlying bread tone. Pretty dry finish. Solid IPA.

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