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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,754 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 283
Gots: 158 | FT: 14
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: 1,754 | Reviews: 261 | Display Reviews Only:
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LloydXmas

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-17-2013 18:49:35 | More by LloydXmas
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judkinst

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-17-2013 04:53:26 | More by judkinst
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ackbarleywine

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-15-2013 22:04:54 | More by ackbarleywine
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-13-2013 04:24:30 | More by Urbancaver
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RayUF07

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-13-2013 03:34:48 | More by RayUF07
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sgoro

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-13-2013 01:44:39 | More by sgoro
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-11-2013 04:08:51 | More by egrace84
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a crisp, dark but see-through golden color with a nice two finger white head and leaves good lacing.

S - Amazing and very unexpected. Nose fills instantly with pleasant floral and citrus hop aromas.

T - Holy HOPS, this thing is wicked hoppy, in the best of ways. Grapefruit and mango up front with a subtle pine on the back end. Finishes dry but with a crisp clean feel. Excellent balance of flavors and bitterness.

M - Smooth with a light-medium body and close to perfect carbonation. Goes down really easy.

O - The best IPL on the market. Great beer and a must try for all beer lovers. Excellent job Jack's Abby.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 02:10:33 | More by Lambocalrisien
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DirtyKurt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-10-2013 03:44:01 | More by DirtyKurt
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-09-2013 22:27:17 | More by GRG1313
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cocoapuph

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2013 01:02:10 | More by cocoapuph
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cfh64

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-08-2013 02:32:30 | More by cfh64
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-deep golden color with a big white head and good lacing

S-grapefruit, pine, light sweet malt, floral notes

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, malt, floral, nice bitter dry finish

F-light to medium body with moderate, carbonation, crisp and dry

O-a great lager beer with nice IPA characteristics and good balance, great drinking beer

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 01:22:47 | More by MDDMD
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-07-2013 18:24:57 | More by paulmcm
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-07-2013 08:46:48 | More by jmmy3
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Nachos4two

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-06-2013 20:29:45 | More by Nachos4two
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-05-2013 18:30:48 | More by Polasiuss
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to portia99 for this one (it was an extra!), really looking forward to it. Pours a light copper color with very high clarity - only a very, very mild haze that forms dead center. Foamy white head begins to form some chunking lacing and legging right off the bat.

The nose is heavily hoppy with a solid malt backbone - if the first whiff is any indication, this beer will be balanced very well. Some lemon zest, pineapple, and bitter citrus peel couple nicely with light and leafy pines and wet hops. A touch of cracker-like sweetness from the malt brings the aroma together nicely.

The first thing that hits the palate when taking a sip is a helping of wet, juicy, pine-like hops; grassy, floral, and slightly pungent. Light resin starts to come out as the sweet malts work their way into the mix, helping to balance and offset. Some mild fruitiness extracts itself from the hop bill; pineapple, grapefruit peels, herbal lemon zest.

The hoppy flavors mostly fade by the time the beers has left your mouth and all that's left is the aftertaste, but a light, assertive bitterness remains along with some sweet bread, butter, and cracker malt flavors that give the excellent balance I was expecting from the aroma. As the brew goes on and gets warmer, I'm tasting some light white pepper spices come out from the hops, and maybe even some faint onion flavors. The body is medium and slick with a surprisingly dry and crisp finish.

Wow! Very solid brew here. It doesn't really exhibit the normal characteristics you'd expect from a lager, mainly because the identifiable yeast flavors are mostly covered up by the hops. You could easily mistake this beer as an IPA. The only real tell-tale sign is the dry, crispiness in the end. Nevertheless, this one shows exceptional balance and great execution for a very drinkable, hoppy-ass brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 17:52:06 | More by tectactoe
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yeti123

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2013 15:46:01 | More by yeti123
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-03-2013 22:04:09 | More by seakayak
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2013 22:03:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-01-2013 23:46:37 | More by celticfutblclub
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Thren

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-01-2013 21:26:36 | More by Thren
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-01-2013 12:06:21 | More by jderosia603
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-31-2013 23:33:44 | More by CityofBals
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.