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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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world-class

1,750 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,750
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 284
Gots: 157 | 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:
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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VernonBaxter

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-20-2014 04:45:43 | More by VernonBaxter
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2014 13:28:27 | More by 2Xmd
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mjg0725 for sending me my first taste of Jack's Abby...& based on the contents of that big box, this one won't be my last. 12 oz. bottle with interestingly styled graphics.

The pour is golden, very clear, with visible carbonation. Nose slips you some lager tongue: bread that's fortified with iron shavings. Crackery. The hops are subdued to the point of being demure, citrus, pine, but both dominated by the yeast.

Hoponius Union grows on me as it warms: cold, this ain't nothin' much. Warmed, the hops in the title appear like magic, & interesting magic at that. The citrus is soft, out of focus, all the edges rubbed away by the lager yeast. Intensely dry. Bitterness arrives with mayhem on its mind, & rises with the temperature. Dash of Crystal Light, grapefruit, lemongrass, light spicing. Slick & easy to drink.

Don't approach this one cold: some small talk, gentle cradling, & the warmth of your breath will be required before you get what you want. Namely, a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 03:17:59 | More by maximum12
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StraTTman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2014 18:11:45 | More by StraTTman
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Eric15

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2014 14:16:07 | More by Eric15
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RyanOooh

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-18-2014 07:11:33 | More by RyanOooh
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-17-2014 15:34:39 | More by dspinler
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PIGuy9

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-17-2014 01:41:49 | More by PIGuy9
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-17-2014 00:16:20 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-16-2014 13:06:24 | More by oneturbucfan
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-16-2014 12:00:01 | More by Plissken
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2014 23:51:39 | More by DrStiffington
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2014 06:04:57 | More by cyrushire
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-15-2014 01:25:24 | More by Braden
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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-14-2014 23:31:39 | More by dazedandconfused
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-14-2014 14:16:11 | More by briguy9842
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-14-2014 01:03:01 | More by shangwang
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powpig2002

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-13-2014 01:18:15 | More by powpig2002
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2014 23:40:06 | More by RIKIM
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2014 23:31:11 | More by Bnjmnlws
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-11-2014 16:08:44 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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Jirin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2014 02:11:35 | More by Jirin
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Stonehill64


4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-10-2014 03:34:48 | More by Stonehill64
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koutkid41

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

A: Small head, copper in color with great clarity.

S: Piney, citrus, resiny, and tropical hops. Very fruity, kinda like a kid cocktail. Sweetness coming trough.

T: Bitterness comes trough right away. Fruity up from and the malts come in with bready notes with lingering chalky bitterness in the end. Bitterness eventually mellows out after a while. Pretty subdued flavor.

M: Smooth, crisp, medium bodied, love the dryness.

O: Pretty solid IPL. Really loved the aroma but the flavor was subdued and mostly tasted malt profile and bitterness of the hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:48:38 | More by koutkid41
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-09-2014 20:14:47 | More by KevinGordon
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,750 ratings.