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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,936 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,936
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 297
Gots: 204 | FT: 16
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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Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 20 October 2014

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-ish yellow with a soapy white head that slowly dies and leaves behind appreciable lacing.

Smell: Absolutely amazing- an incredible floral and citrus bouquet that is full, rounded, and complex. The beer has a strong welcoming aroma as soon as the top is cracked. At the same time, there are still some of the more evident lager subtleties, such as that distinctive lager 'edge' which is present.

Taste: Again, much like the nose, but I find that this beer, unlike Jabby Brau, preserves more of a lager's integrity, as there are clear notes of lager 'edginess' and 'biscuitiness' in the beer. The flavor is dominated by the sweet floral hops, but rides on a nice, medium bodied lager backbone. Imagine a sweeter, much hoppier Dortmunder for how the malt is in this one.

Feel: Crisp and effervesent.

Overall: A marvelous beer, and one in a category all of its own. I'd like to see Jack's Abby be able to preserve the lager subtleties but add solid hop flavor in a low ABV offering, such as a traditional south-west German Pils or other hoppier-than-usual lager styles. However, for now, if I want a hoppy beer that's crisper than an ale, I'll gladly reach for a sixer of this stuff. Would highly recommend.

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
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