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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,991 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,991
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 300
Gots: 223 | FT: 16
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

MinorThreat, Mar 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Mini4x, Mar 08, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9oz/500ml/.5l bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - lightly hazed orange/copper color with a white head that thinned to a layer leaving some decent lacing behind.

S - citrus and tropical fruits with a malty backbone.

T - citrus hops upfront with a dry and bitter finish.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, easy to drink.

O - it's a great example of a IPL, a style I wish more breweries would tinker with.

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

JonNunes, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MaseFace, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

HopsMatt, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 02.12.2013

A: Pours a golden orange color with a little more than a fingers worth of head that has great retention

S: Extremely hoppy, with huge notes of citrus and light pine. Very fruity as well. Malts barely come through

T: Again, very hoppy. More of a fruitiness come through than just general citrus hops, with light pine and peppery spice notes as well. The malt does a nice job backing up the hops, much more so than in the nose. Finishes crisp and lightly bitter

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: An impressively hoppy lager with huge aromas of citrus and a crisp, balanced taste. Great price point to boot. More than worthy of a purchase

BEERMILER12, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Rhettroactive, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mrebeka, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Geesechops, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

juicebox, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DerekMorgan, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BeerRollups, Mar 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ScottieD, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Johncnh, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

rmarsch, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Mullen2525, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

coachob3, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a bright honey color with a 2" white head. Big clumps and blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- straw, lemon, grapefruit, light honey and some grassy notes.

T- light malts, tart lemon, grapefruit, bitter pine.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Very dry and acidic.

O- good beer, but very bitter which makes it more dry than I would like. Leans more towards bitter pine, grassy notes than the citrus.

kawilliams81, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jjheinrichs, Feb 25, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a tall lager-style glass.

A- Pours a bright and clean golden color, 2-finger white head that settles nicely leaving lots of lacing.

S- Hops all over; citrus grapefruit and orange, some pine. And some lager graniness.

T Light grass and very mild malt flavors are quickly trumped by a big dose of the citrus hop flavors.

M- Very light. Crisp. Light lager feel, mostly. Lingering hop bite and dry finish.

O- It looks and smells good, tastes OK, but has no body. It needs an element to tie it together. It is a light tasting lager one second, then a hop bomb the next. Not bad, though.

NiceTaps, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Hessian257, Feb 24, 2013
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mendonza, Feb 23, 2013
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NightINgale, Feb 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

milkbone_underwear, Feb 22, 2013
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.