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RATINGS: 1540   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 (2136) - 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (91) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
I'm a big fan of Easy Jack and Double Jack. Union Jack fits right in the middle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (322) - Napa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle: Clear, light straw with copper tinge, good head and great lace. The aroma is dominated by malt with a touch of caramel supported by fresh hops. Clean and intense. The palate is dry to just off dry. Not sour but moderately high in bitterness. Very rich and malty. great mouthfeel. Well balanced. The malt profile certainly give an English twist to a West Coast IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notayankee (29) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle pour into goblet. Aroma is nicely forward, with resin and citrus comin’ right at ya’, Appearance is a nice hazy amber, with a frothy, white foam head that dissipates quickly, leaves nice lacing that lingers. Taste has a light sweetness to it and decent bitterness. This beer has a clean slick feel to it, with soft carbonation. The bitterness and bit of sour taste lingers, but not too powerfully, kind of like I just ate a grapefruit. This is a very nice IPA with what I would call a good middle of the road ABV. Will enjoy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2345) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Little Leeds Beer House. Clear, light amber. Thin, bubbly, blotchy, sticky, off white head. Fairly thick, dank pine. Sweet, dried orange. Some spicy malts. Overall, it’s tinned fruit, rather than fresh. There’s an initial sweetness, before turning fruity, resinous, oily bitter. Full bodied, with maybe a bit too much fizz. Finishes long, lingering, oily, pine resin bitter. Certainly packs a punch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (295) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with off white fluffy head. The aroma is citrus, orange, grapefruit, and pine. The flavor is sweet caramel with lots of grapefruit, and citrus and fruity. Really good. Body is great, overall would recommend to any ipa lover.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (587) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pours a clear Amber orange with a small white head. Smells of tangerine, grapefruit hint of spruce. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - spruce then citrus hops followed by a slight breadiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. A very fruity aroma, very sweet smell of lemonade. The head is small, white and foamy with a short duration. The body is pale red. A very bitter taste, light fruity with a long finish. The body is light, very dry and creamy with a lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bavarian81 (87) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Great aroma of citrus and floral hops, as well as a subtle "alcohol" smell. It had a nice clear amber color. Taste was a mostly balanced bitterness with a subtle grapefruit flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
atrox (371) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Clear, golden colour. Big, beige head with good lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with citrus fruits, pine and herbs. Taste is also sweet with fruits and pine. Medium bitterness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (84) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Excellent IPA. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. Tasted extremely fresh with fresh hop flavor and strong bitterness.


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