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RATINGS: 1562   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slepkov (40) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Can, BBQ tastings, 4th July 2015. Golden appearance. Aroma is papaya, mangoes, grapefruit and oranges. Taste is grapefruit, mangoes, oranges and papaya. Great bitterness. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (68) - - JUL 2, 2015
On tap in the Peacock Room at the historic Davenport. A lovely amber color with a white head. A very floral aroma with a a solid malt taste and a hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1618) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2015
Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez fort houblonné résineux avec fruits exotiques. Gout houblonné résineux et pin avec fruits exotiques et notes douces sucrées, miel. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2012) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Can from Brewdog online. Crystal clear gold with slim white head. Very nice aroma of citrus hops, pine, juicy mango, similar in the taste, fresh and very easy to drink. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4577) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle 355ml kindly shared by Calisky, a clear copper beer with low head. Nose is intense on hops resin, mango, exotic fruits, touch of coconut oil. Aroma is on hops resin, caramel, honey, pine, mango, almond, apple, quite sweet, robust body, coconut oil, good bitterness especially on aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
coyforce (653) - Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Delicious brew! Pour is a nice light color with a great head. Flavor is hoppy but so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (497) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2015
On tap at Your mother’s House, Garden City Park. Pours clear golden honey color frothy white head. Aroma is citrus, intense tropical fruits, mango, orange, pineapple. Nice. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruits. Medium bitterness. Actually really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klk343 (127) - - JUN 25, 2015
Copper color. Grapefruit hops but well balanced with malt that it didn’t scream ipa. Lots of lacing. Lemon?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (944) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Fruity, citrusy, peaches, apricot, caramel, quite some booze in the aroma. Taste is peaches and apricot, nice residual sweetness, good body, grapefruit and tropical fruit, warming bitter finish. Quite a different IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear amber body without a huge head. Off white head reduced to thin lacing. Not an overwhelming aroma, really. The faint aroma is fruity and citrusy. Some mango smell and grapefruit. More predominant is the caramel malt that smells very sweet. Significantly better than the smell. The grapefruit is the strongest flavor, but the rest are tough to discern. No hop flavor is overwhelming. The malt is just sweet enough to feel like a DIPA, which is nice, but it doesn’t taste overly sweet. Perfectly balanced. Low carbonation and medium bodied. A bit sluggish. Great flavor and easy to drink.

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