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RATINGS: 1403   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.

Slepkov's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slepkov (36) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAY 10, 2009
This looked to be a run-of-the-mill over the top IPA. The appearance is what you would expect, a not-at-all pale hazy light amber, with a typical coarse head. God save the Queen! At the forefront is a shower of grapefruit followed shortly by pine resin and a finish of mineral dirtiness reminiscent of dead-sea mud. The bitterness is apparent, but well balanced by the malt. Very near perfection. May very well be the best I’ve had! I need to go drink some Heavy Seas Loose Cannon to make sure...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Great IPA. Great hop aroma nd great peppery hop bitterness. The peppery hops and earthy hops this brewery uses really make these brews stand out. Great finish too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (524) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
Light orange/gold pour with a thin but long lasting white head. Passionfruit, orange, caramel, pine aromas. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel, a little sweet, more tropical fruit, good solid bitterness at the end, slightly oily. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (144) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
Golden, leuchtend, orange. Harzig, fruchtig, karamellig und Zitrus in der Nase. Fruchtig, leicht malzig am Gaumen, bitterer Abgang, gute Balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1247) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
D’un beau ambre à la mousse fière, elle laisse un beau motif au verre. Le nez est de houblon, amer, mais d’une autre espèce que celles dont je suis habitué. Herbacé, floral et fruité; de fruits variés. Le goût est bien agréable, l’amertume n’est aucunement agressive, bien civilisée, avec ses notes fruitées, caramélisées et minérales ainsi qu’avec ses soupçons poivrés. Une surprise étant donné qu’elle est bien discrète. Merci Isabelle. (1223-240714)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rotaman14 (86) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
Ergießt sich orange, mit einer nicht lange bestehenden, weissen, porigen Schaumkrone ins Glas. Aromen von Orangen, Karamell, Tannenzapfen, Ananas. Bitterer Geschmack, vor allem Grapefruit und Piniennoten stechen hier heraus. Langer, bitterer Nachgeschmack. Sehr gutes IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (731) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours amber with a off white head. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (50) - 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 (903) - 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 (170) - 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 (1436) - - 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.

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