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RATINGS: 1444   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Clear orange pour with a 1 finger, frothy, off white head. tons of orange, grapefruit, floral and berry candy in the aroma, some caramel, biscuit and cereal backing that up. Flavor offers up some nice cereal and caramel notes up front, hanging on strong as the big hit of orange, grapefruit and berry come in, then some fruity and doughy yeast and a large dose of floral hops and mineral notes near the finish. Medium body, nice creamy feel nearly all the way through, a bit more dry to the finish, moderate carbonation. Fantastic IPA, though it has a heavier feel and ABV% than some beers claiming a DIPA/IIPA designation, so it might not be quite as refreshing as some of it’s contemporaries. However, it makes up for it by being a really well executed, very enjoyable beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bomber shared at a party. This was the freshest I’ve seen bottles in town in awhile, and they’re still 4-6 weeks old. Oh well, it’s well within the "best by" time frame, and it’s certainly in its typical retail state, so here we go. Clear light gold-amber pour with white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, some pine. Moderately sweet with prominent malt backing, moderate bitterness. Medium+ body, oily texture. Overall: I remember thinking this was great the first few times I had it, but since then I’ve been less and less impressed. No idea if it’s because of age or because my tastes have changed, but this is basically a classic west coast IPA that stays close to the center of the style. I’d say my experiences with this have ranged from 3.4-4.0, so I’m splitting the difference.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (85) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours golden yellow with lingering thick white head. Aroma of pine, dank, earthy. Taste is similar. Well balanced. No EtOH. Bitterness clean and doesn't linger. Medium mouthfeel. Overall well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
growler6 (13) - - DEC 19, 2014
All the elements of AIPA well done. Citrusy, notes of black tea and rosemary and Cracker Jacks. Superior. Marvelous. A must try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
Color ámbar limpio con espuma blanca. Aromas de miel, melocotón, mango, cítrico y pino. Cuerpo denso y sedoso con un inicio dulce de fruta madura y miel, al que sigue un amargor intenso y muy vivo de carácter resinoso seco. Muy rica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2900) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Small bottle from CITTI Markt, Flensburg. Misty golden body with a medium sized gelatinous tanned head that leaves good looking laces on the glass wall. Orange marmelade, tropical fruits and toffee on the nose. Medium to full bodied and well carbonated. Bittersweet and aromatic with plenty of tropical notes and an intense orange peel bitterness that lasts. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Keg @ Citizen Burger. Shocked I’ve never rated this! #4900. Light amber pour with a small white head. Nose is bright, fresh and inviting. Some grapefruit meat and a blast of PNW hops. Soft honey. Flavor is crisp and agile. More citrus, light pine. Melon. Soft mineral, some chalk. Light caramel and a bit of toast. Clean, lightly bitter finish. Mild medium body with active carbonation. Great stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leerbover (2) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Tried it today. Very fruity aroma and taste. Grapefruit, orange peel, slightly malty. Pleasing aftertaste with a nice bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (354) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
IPA バランスよく&

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from a trade with Douberd. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is malty with powerful fruity hops alongside, also resiny and piney hops. Taste is powerful light sweet malty, with an explotion of crisp fresh hops on my tongue, lingering bittersweet fruity, nice one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aloureiro (6) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Simplemente fantástica, equilibrada saborosa cheirosa , em suma, maravilhosa . Pena q não se acha no Brasil


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