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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,913 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,913
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 295
Gots: 203 | 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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Photo of yarnbomb
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

It's excellent, but just not my favorite style. They do sure excel at lagers though.

yarnbomb, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The color is short of verging into orange, but it's pretty far down the yellow spectrum. It holds a mild haze for a while that eventually clears up completely, leaving a bright and glassy brew. The off-white head begins just about one finger tall and holds well, thick and rocky. Lacing is webbed and quite consistent.
The aroma shows off all the fruity sweetness of the flavor with the drying counter also found. It rests on a semi-dry malts base and shows the hops nicely. There is quite a bit of citrus along with the sweeter element, and has maybe some stemmy bitterness underneath.
The flavor's where it really picks up. It's hoppy, balanced and complex with lots of depth. The sweeter fruits notes lie up front from beginning to finish, carrying with the plenty of citrus and showing the biscuit and dough-like malts. The hops are oily and fresh, with lemon, leaf and some resin staying strong while allowing a little herb to show and grass to finish it out with the sweetness before stemmy dry bitterness finishes it.
Sweeetness doesn't keep the dry nature of this beer from showing in the feel one bit. If anything, it only starts sweet and ends quite dry. Crispness kicks the whole time off a soft, strong carbonation that creates lots of smoothness.

Brenden, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TxUltraRunner, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

pathman, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CBodamer, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Hootie159, Oct 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%

musicandhops, Oct 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Srkolodn, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Rimbimhoot, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

fossage78, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

threedaggers, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%

Bottle as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours hazy golden colored with a one finger white head. Aroma is grassy hops, tropical fruit, lager yeast sweet aromas. Flavor is sweet tropical fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, mango, some honey sweetness, lightly crisp grassy pine, but not particularly bitter. Smooth body, medium plus heaviness especially for the style, with medium plus carbonation. Crisp finish and easy drinking. Very nice.

BMMillsy, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jak119, Sep 27, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

JHansen, Sep 27, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +4%

chaski101, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MacStinson, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
3.8/5  rDev -11%

Very heavy on herbal, grassy hops, and less on citrus and pine. Also a touch of mineral dryness at the
end. Not my favorite, but not bad.

beerdedking, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy burnt straw color with a 1 finger white head. Low carb and nice lacing on the edges.

FIrst smell is lemon, a hint of grass, a little subdued but still pleasant.

Lemon is main flavor. It's pleasantly hoppy but not a blast in the face. A touch of grass on the finish.

The finish is spot on. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. A little puckering lemon on the sides of the tongue though which I could do without.

Very enjoyable and easily crushed. I'm a fan and believer in Jack's Abby.

PSU_Mike, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

maviola, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Slatetank, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

GCBrewery, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

armsmagee, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mikemikemike, Sep 20, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%

PVMT, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bufante, Sep 16, 2014
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,913 ratings.