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RATINGS: 1710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a light gold with medium white head. Aromas of mainly citrus hops with a little pit of pine also. Huge citrus hop flavors with a slight flavor of tea, well-balanced bitter finish...very good.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (791) - - MAY 30, 2016
Pours dark golden color, clear, with two fingers foamy white head. Visually slow up rising bubbles. Aroma: prevails hop aroma, which takes on pine, grapefruit, some other citruses and spices. Malt flavor is in background, it takes on some biscuit, but still supports hop aroma. Flavor is very simular: very well balanced high hop bitterness and moderate medium malt sweetness, which takes on ingrediends mentioned above. Finish is dry bitter and lingers in aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation is medium, texture soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
35cl bottle at home. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Grapefruit, oranges, lemon zest, caramel. Smooth texture and a sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1035) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours clear, golden and amberish at the same time. Fruity and piney hop aroma, decent West Coast feel to it. Hops are strong also in the taste but everything is nicely balanced with the body. Sweetish body but hidden with hops. Actually very clean and just perfectly executed IPA, sort of like an etalon for the style. Will definitely drink it again, maybe even a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2016
Can from Deguchiya. Pours a golden copper with a finger of foam. Ruby red grapefruit and orange drive the nose with a light bit of mango as it warms. Well-balanced, caramel, biscuit, piney bitterness. Overly bitter on the finish and becomes a little much. A classic West-Coast IPA with balance though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 19, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3660) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at Brand’s Steakhouse (Las Vegas, NV). Amber/golden body with a thin, white foamy/creamy head. Bold hoppy aroma with herbal and piney hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries woody and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Half way between an IPA and a DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1821) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle. Draft. Aroma of citrus, grass. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit, with a light sweetness to it. Nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2016
Tap at Keyaki. Nice. Caramel, light hoppiness, bit of resin. Good stuff. Joint favourite of the set.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - MAY 15, 2016
Draught at Keyaki. Decent stuff but the caramel malt somewhat seems to dominate the citrus and pine hops, fairly dry finish with light boozy notes. Not overly impressed but may revisit in better conditions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2388) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
355ml bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with nice fruity sweetness. Citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, malts and caramel. Very good IPA.


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