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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,911 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,911
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 296
Gots: 202 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Jonny41, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kramerbarthomer, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Aewachiw, Jul 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

two bottles poured into 4 maple syrup glasses.
bottle dates both 6/24
very little head or residual lacing.
excellent hop floral smell.
great carbonation.
overall taste is nice and simple hoppy.
golden straw.
smooth for this abv (6.7%)
a little too lageresque for me but it is very nice. would recommend for a nice hot afternoon. (it's 93 here now).

coriswrasse, Jul 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

DanE, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that dissipates quickly. The head is white. The beer itself is a clear orange with some brown notes. The beer smell has a strong hoppy smell with malt sweetness taking the edge off of some of it. The hops are a nice orange citrus, which mixes well with the bready sweetness from the malts. The beer taste is similar to the smell with a strong hoppy note but very little of the malt present in the smell. The hop still a strong citrus taste to it. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth to the point where it is slightly creamy.Carbonation. Medium bodied but still fels light. Overall, a very good lager and worth getting. I enjoyed greatly and most definitely lives up to the hype.

HattedClassic, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Beans11, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Shy5, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Johnnyutah713, Jul 12, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in to a Duvel tulip.

A- Absolutely clear golden body with 1.5" of fluffy white head that sticks around for a few minutes.

S- This smells like, well, a hoppy lager. Just what I expected.

T- The hop flavor is there but comes to an abrupt hault and finishes smooth and malty. I could probably drink this all day.

M- Medium body and medium amount of carbonation

O- Quite a good beer. A wonderful melding of styles.

tviz33, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Brendan1984, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

C2H5, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

beruski, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Sampslab, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

CB2maltygoodness, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ncelauro, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Zraly, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

beerasaurusrex, Jul 08, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fizzy and chill-hazed yellow-orange in color like a lager. The off-white froth is stagnant. Citrus hops feature prominently aromatically, like and IPA, but the lager yeast is noticed, veiled, and just behind. Tastes of citrus, lemon peel and grain. The hoppiness is subdued, as if it was stopped in mid-sentence while trying to make a very brilliant point. Mouth-feel is medium and the body is crisp with a bit of heat in the finish. While this one is pretty damn tasty, I'm left ambivalent, wondering if I would rather just have one or the other.

stephens101, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

beanoboy7, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Marcjwrz, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

adkrogue, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

nodder, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

SenatorSpaceman, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JTomczak, Jul 05, 2014
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,911 ratings.