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RATINGS: 1447   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is subtle with pine, citrus hops and grapefruits most notably. Taste is slightly sweet with a lingering and slowly intensifying bitterness. Medium body, smooth and creamy on the palate, and strong carbonation. Overall a very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3754) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, light grassiness, toasted malts, caramel, and faint pear. Flavor is a burst of flavorful hops up front with floral and citrus notes, smooth malt profile, and a touch of grassy bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (60) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
A very nicely balanced IPA, smooth and piney, citrusy, with no bite to disturb the tranquil pacifying and appeasing components. Do you follow? A bomber in a Winter Bundle pack, I had myself persue the three to get to the coveted (for myself, not generally speaking) Velvet Mocha Merlin, the fourth in the box. You know, last time I did this, it was the Sierra Nevada Camp pack, and it was like licking coals in some instances to get to the fountain of the few select martyrs that made it in there. But, I’m glad to say, the Union Jack is jack, yo! Yum! Light copper, lingering foamy head, boquet (can I use that word for beer?) is mango/pineapple mix. Very drinkable and would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (36) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours clear golden body with fluffy white head that leaves noticeable lacing. Aroma of citrus and pineapple at first then a healthy dose of fresh spruce. Taste starts bitter with notes of grapefruit finished off by honeysuckle and hint of brown sugar. Delightful IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1144) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (86) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterřy, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4980) - 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.

   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.

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