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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,869 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,869
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 296
Gots: 195 | 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)
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Ratings: 1,869 | Reviews: 271 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Barhoppin13, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of far333
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear straw/apricot colored with an off-white head that settles out to a 1/4 inch cap that settles slowly. Aroma of citrusy hops, some florals, and pine, notes of biscuit malt.

Big, hoppy flavor upfront, floral, citrus, melon, mint, pine, finishes tingly pine with a it of a hard edge. Some honey malt rises up, but hops dominate, with herbal and spicy notes lingering.

Full mouthfeel, semi-slick, finishes tingly. Good beer.

far333, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Latarnik, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Jho3325, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Hophead717
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Hophead717, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A - No head, quickly disappears, golden-honey color.

S - Citrus hop aroma.

T - Citrus hops up front, clean and a little dry finish.

M - Fairly carbonated. A little dry, not filling or heavy or bitter. Crisp.

I'm sick so it probably affects my tastes considering how much the aroma of this beer is supposed to be really great. It's crisp and easy to drink but the taste doesn't hit too hard.

ericdavidmorris, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of TheOldMachines
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TheOldMachines, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

diehlio, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Nonic

Appearance: Golden honey hue, and a finger of fast evaporating foam.

Smell: Citrusy and hoppy; I also get whiffs of papaya sweetness.

Taste: Citrus hop note, followed immediately by grapefruit and lemon zest. Sweet grain dances around in the middle and back. Finishes with a slight bittering hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation; dry finish

Overall: A pretty tasty treat from Jack's Abby. I really liked how well the hop and citrus flavors melded and flowed across the tongue. Wish I had regular access to this beer. Definitely recommend.

darthvohn, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ChrisAlbertine, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Mesa512, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Patlee3324, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AmericaGWShark, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

JohnofUpton, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of RLBeauregard
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

By now everyone knows the quality brewing going on with lagers at Jack's Abby, and the locally sourced ingredients fueling their beers. Hoponius Union has a nice bite at the beginning, but mellows out with subtle sweet flavors resembling grapefruit mixed with almost a nutmeg richness. It's easy to drink 2-3 of these at a sitting. A nice substantial taste, but not overly filling. One of my favorite beers of all time.

RLBeauregard, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of TWStandley
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into my HF wine glass.

Appeared a beautiful golden-orange color with a two finger fluffy white head that dissipated.

Smell is awesome - juicy with citrus fruits and a bit of melon.

Taste is incredible. Juicy oranges and grapefruits.

Mouthfeel is beautifully crisp - just the right amount of hop bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall an amazing beer, one that I am happy to have regular access to.

TWStandley, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tb4475, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Petegrieco, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Tom4837, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

J-Bonestradamus, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

IanCH, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Khodgkins, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

apasternak, Jul 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Duesler, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kretzro921, Jul 25, 2014
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,869 ratings.