Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.31/5 rDev +0.9%
poured from a bottle into a tulip shaped glass. Appearance is great, big head, golden-copper lagerish color, minimal lacing. Smell is good-ish, Lagers never smell as good as ales IMO. Plenty o' bubbles, great taste. Nice and fruity, no bitterness, very drinkable. I really like this beer, it might be better then their Mass Rising.
02-21-2014 01:38:44 | More by mjstacker
3.6/5 rDev -15.7%
Thanks to mjg0725 for sending me my first taste of Jack's Abby...& based on the contents of that big box, this one won't be my last. 12 oz. bottle with interestingly styled graphics.
The pour is golden, very clear, with visible carbonation. Nose slips you some lager tongue: bread that's fortified with iron shavings. Crackery. The hops are subdued to the point of being demure, citrus, pine, but both dominated by the yeast.
Hoponius Union grows on me as it warms: cold, this ain't nothin' much. Warmed, the hops in the title appear like magic, & interesting magic at that. The citrus is soft, out of focus, all the edges rubbed away by the lager yeast. Intensely dry. Bitterness arrives with mayhem on its mind, & rises with the temperature. Dash of Crystal Light, grapefruit, lemongrass, light spicing. Slick & easy to drink.
Don't approach this one cold: some small talk, gentle cradling, & the warmth of your breath will be required before you get what you want. Namely, a good beer.
02-19-2014 03:17:59 | More by maximum12
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,832 ratings.