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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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world-class

1,704 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,704
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 279
Gots: 145 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This lager harmoniously combines lager yeast fermentation and west coast IPA hops. Our India style Pale Lager is like a traditional IPA but with a twist - it’s fermented cold and aged for extended periods. A blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. A dry finish accentuates the pleasant bitterness and hop profile. Hoponius Union uses locally grown dehulled spelt from MA.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: mschofield on 08-07-2011)
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elzilcho

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-01-2014 20:40:12 | More by elzilcho
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-01-2014 15:21:43 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-01-2014 02:05:01 | More by BryanK
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Phished880

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-30-2014 01:17:54 | More by Phished880
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Ardeer

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-29-2014 20:19:44 | More by Ardeer
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin cap; moderate lacing;

S: grapefruit is predominant with a bit of pine in the background;

T: a little grapefruit up front; all pine in mid-palate; grapefruit takes over again for the finish; low to moderate bitterness from mid-palate to finish;

M: light-medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation;

O: really easy and enjoyable to drink; refreshing;

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2014 19:19:35 | More by HamdenHector
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-29-2014 02:09:53 | More by Walkerjgt
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GinjaSlice

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a nice clear orange with minimal head and not too much lacing
S: smell is where this beer shines with to a of citrus and hops
T: taste is good and follow the smell. Lots of citrus and bitter hops throughout with a decent finish
M: good Mouthfeel very refreshing but a slight stickiness at the end

Good ipa just wish it had more malt or sweetness to balance it out

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 03:17:39 | More by GinjaSlice
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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-26-2014 21:30:07 | More by grahuba
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Golden, slight haze, billowy white foam head

SMELL: Resiny, herbal, grassy hops, biscuity malts

TASTE: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy, fruity, tropical, citrusy, resiny, leafy, bitter, dry, grainy, crackery finish

West coast IPA meets east coast lagering (fermented cold and matured before packaging) and local dehulled spelt. The result is quite unique. All the fruitiness of an ale, the hop bite of an IPA and mellowness of a lager. The best of many worlds. Hands-down one the best hop-centric offerings to hail from the east coast in recent years, and a lager to boot.

STYLE: India Pale Lager
ABV: 6.7%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 17:23:28 | More by BeerAdvocate
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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richobrien

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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Jlacoy82

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2014 21:22:13 | More by Jlacoy82
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Johnct

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-24-2014 14:27:31 | More by Johnct
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Brutus627

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

06-24-2014 13:58:20 | More by Brutus627
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GregC24


5/5  rDev +17.1%

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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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ctone

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-23-2014 03:08:36 | More by ctone
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russwilliam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Adammleonard

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-21-2014 22:27:40 | More by Adammleonard
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ronn

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-21-2014 14:06:46 | More by ronn
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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New_Northerner

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,704 ratings.