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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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2,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,066
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 314
Gots: 259 | 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:
Beer added by: mschofield on 08-07-2011

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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- color is a bright gold. Carbonation within the beer is invisible, beer pours a moderate amount of white, thin head that settles into spotty lacing.

Smell-Mildly fruity, Resin, grass, faintest yeast.

Taste- Upfront is Resin, mild fruit, (maybe melon?), Slightly citrusy, slightly floral, toasty, yeasty notes.

Mouthfeel Light/ medium body, medium/ high carbonation, crisp, slightly dry in the end.

overall- excellent beer, satisfies on many levels, tasty, refreshing, satisfying, this could easily become a go to for me

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear light amber color. I got a 1 finger head of white bubbles. The head leaves decent lacing on the sides. The bottle has a easy to read manufactured date 6/16/14. It also lists the IBUs 65 and ABV 6.7%. I love when it is easy to find and read.

S: Some sweet smells along with the piney presence of hops.

T: The taste confuses my brain. It is simultaneously bitter and sweet at the front. I keep taking sips and keep getting that result. There is a taste of mild citrus zest and spiciness. The hops are on the finish making it somewhat dry.

M: Slightly dry and moderately carbonated.

O: This is an interesting twist on a lager or IPA. The sweetness helps balance the hops - but they are still there to enrich the experience. There is no sense of alcohol at all. This is an enjoyable beer and I will seek out more from Jack's Abbey.

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 2,066 ratings.