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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,735 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 281
Gots: 153 | FT: 12
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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CheekyBroad

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-30-2012 21:15:27 | More by CheekyBroad
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-30-2012 21:14:44 | More by greenengineer
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klink40

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-30-2012 03:00:28 | More by klink40
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear orange with a finger of white frothy. Patchy legs of lace stick to the glass and the cap displays decent retaining powers.

The aroma is tropical with hop character. Somewhat herbal with pine, rind and pulp to zest of something like oranges or grapefruit. A mild inclsuion of supporting fruity alcohol.

The taste is surprisingly toasty with bready malt. Considering the aroma, I was expecting a hoppy assault right upfront but instead its quite grainy. Toffee mixes with sulfur and a bit of a cheesy hop flavor mixed with herbs towards the back.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is earthy herbal and cheesy with plenty of bitterness and a veggie hop flavoring. I would have this again if the opportunity presented itself.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 16:01:05 | More by stakem
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girlmeetsbeer16

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-29-2012 02:03:33 | More by girlmeetsbeer16
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of grassy hops bitterness followed by some citrus and caramel sweetness. Then there is some breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character to create a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good variation of style, this is an excellent beer with plenty of flavor and substance to make it worth pounding down for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:20:43 | More by TheManiacalOne
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-25-2012 20:31:54 | More by LiquorsInc
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2012 05:49:24 | More by ferrettman687
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2012 03:31:32 | More by GeoffreyM
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2012 01:16:45 | More by phishfoolme
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SnacksGarces

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-19-2012 22:23:21 | More by SnacksGarces
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2012 15:36:49 | More by IrishColonial
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Trevdawg

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2012 19:08:27 | More by Trevdawg
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-17-2012 23:28:09 | More by kjfinnerty
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monsterzero

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-17-2012 01:28:04 | More by monsterzero
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VernonKell

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2012 04:53:41 | More by VernonKell
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I guess this brew is an APL or an IPL... either way it seems to be an "Ale" inspired lager. Thanks to cbeer88 for sending this one my way. Appearance is slightly hazy and orange. Fluffy white head forms and retains nicely, heavy lacing left behind. The aroma features lemon, earthy, pine, and grass. Very hoppy with notes of cracker underneath. The taste starts with a touch of malty graininess followed by a touch of sweetness. Then comes a wave of hoppy bitterness in the form of grass and pine. It finishes off with more cracker and bread notes. Very nice range of flavors here with good balance. Mouthfeel is moderate with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this is a lager I could get in to. Definitely one to try for the hop heads out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 05:58:26 | More by homebrew311
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Dat

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2012 04:28:09 | More by Dat
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IPAddress


4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Joined BA today and glad to have a beer from MA be my first review!

Serving: 16.9oz btl. into a Boulevard Tulip
A - Light sunrise & golden hues with a couple fingers of eggshell hue head. Nice legs.
S - Sumptuous esters of juicy south American fruit mixed with pine and light scents that remind me of an herbal garden. I'm very "nosy" and this is one of those brews that you can kick back, stick your nose right in, take a sip, and repeat many times over.
T - To me, this is a very enjoyable brew. A terse, malt foundation that nicely hits the mid-palate while cheerful citrus flavors mix with very light herb garden notes and roll around and waft back up through your nose. Love it.
M- Medium to light mouth feel but there is a quality, well balanced sense to it. A brew that you can enjoy a couple bottles of within a couple hours.
O - Big fan for many reasons - gratifying and very pleasurable beer from a MA brewery with some ingredients from MA. (Thank you, Kelly's Package Store!)

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 21:12:23 | More by IPAddress
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-12-2012 17:10:54 | More by smutty33
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seplo

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-12-2012 14:45:39 | More by seplo
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davey101

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a SA perfect pint. Just showed up on shelves again so fairly fresh.

A - Pours a very clear golden amber body. Massive amount of sudsy foam. Clinging and sticky with excellent retention.

S - Piney and bitter grapefruit, floral grass, and cereal grain. Very IPA like, subdued but excellent.

T - Bitter hops. Citrus, pine, grass, and some lemon. Then comes a cleaning wave of grainy malts. Quick finish with just a light lingering bitterness. Drinkability is incredibly high on this beer. Crisp and well carbonated.

O - Jacks's Abby knows lagers and this is the best one I've tried from them yet. Takes the best elements of an Indian pale ale and a pale lager to create an incredibly delicious and sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:39:01 | More by davey101
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-12-2012 02:26:27 | More by BeerHunter76
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2012 20:47:01 | More by IcemanCometh
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JohnnyB

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2012 02:13:38 | More by JohnnyB
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.