1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

Not Rated.
Hoponius UnionHoponius Union

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,020 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,020
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 305
Gots: 227 | FT: 15
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hoponius Union Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,020 | Reviews: 283 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JonBrand
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MikeAndrews
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of aoampm
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Hutch517
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of bgcorris3
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dailyminefield
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Beric
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of bbudnik
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a pokal an orange tinged medium golden with a sticky full one finger bone white head atop.Tropical fruits all over the place in the nose along with light toasted cereal grain.Grainy feel with some dry toasted malt underneath tropical fruit-like hops that linger in the finish.Seems mush small er than 6.7%,one of the more hopped up lagers I have had.

Photo of abkayak
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of layinbrix
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Jeff0024
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of RobertH50
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of devilshaircut
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a straw yellow with a head that trails the glass. The scent is full of pine from the hops. The taste was fantastic with a focus on the hops, but with a nice balance with the malt to create an exceptionally clean finish. Great focus and execution of the style. Loved it right away.

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of balinor
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jtbasc
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 603to843
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of nkelley77
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 2,020 ratings.