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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,713 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 279
Gots: 147 | FT: 12
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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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2013 13:01:49 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2013 23:06:33 | More by MattGrimley
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2013 15:50:06 | More by ChrisChagnon
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JratBones

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2013 14:36:17 | More by JratBones
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-18-2013 23:10:15 | More by OnryAndMean
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Coozie

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-18-2013 01:18:04 | More by Coozie
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2013 03:56:52 | More by andthevolcano
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shiny golden body with a touch of chill haze. Four fingers of creamy white micro bubbles. Good drippy lace.

Citrus aroma with a touch of fresh bread.

Solid deep semi-sweet malt foundation. Juicy fruit. Solid hop bite at the swallow. Cleaner finish than an IPA, but not quite pilsnerish.

Medium mouthfeel with a bit of prickliness.

A damn good hoppy lager, in a class with Victory Prima Pils.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 23:06:34 | More by RonfromJersey
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

12-15-2013 22:17:07 | More by mlefebvre7
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-15-2013 21:36:55 | More by cwelsh55
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Ego

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

growldog from olivers in albany ny

eyes...
all white head with a little audible sizzle, golden straw with a bent towards the orange hue, infrequent cargo of carbonation transports from the bottom of the glass, nice lacing on the glass as this dissapears

nose...
nice piney / fresh cone aroma, not as much as some wet hop types but in that vein, some malt sweetness lies underneath but mostly this is just lovely hops with a definite tip of the old hop hat to pine

taste etc...
the sweetness was more pronounced than I would have thought, it really checks in the bitterness, it has a nice bite of both carbonation and initial blast of bitter mixed together that mellows out along the malts leaving just a subtle hint of the hops in the background, this
is not some overly complex puzzle to orally solve, it is pretty straight forward but solid in all categories, this just drinks so damn well

verdict?
a touch too sweet to go nuts for my personal taste but there is not much wrong with this beer. solid in all fazes of the game, I definitely would have this on tap if I saw it (unless there was something ungodly on the other tap(s))

Serving type: growler

12-15-2013 06:18:04 | More by Ego
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-15-2013 01:52:10 | More by nh2032
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aslamm75

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-15-2013 01:00:18 | More by aslamm75
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Guess2814

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm drinking on this beer as I'm writing this message.. This nice golden look with a nice hoppy lager smell.. The taste is unbelievable .. Soon as you open the bottle you can smell the fresh IPL hoppy smell.. Leaves a nice taste on on tongue.. Jack Abby's continues to create classic beers.. Cheers!!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:27:08 | More by Guess2814
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-14-2013 22:43:06 | More by JGLittle
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz.

A: Pours a pleasant clearish orange-gol with a nice white head.

S: Beautiful citrusy hop aroma. Grapefruit, sweet tangerine, a bit of sticky pineapple, grass, hint of grain behind.

T: Taste brings robust grassy bitterness, mild tobacco leaf, a hint of orange peel, doughy grain.

M: Light-bodied with light carbonation.

O: A nice IPL.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 20:33:25 | More by Etan
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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

12-13-2013 04:03:04 | More by Djsaturn1
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tut2528

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-12-2013 21:00:13 | More by tut2528
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BA_Berto

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-12-2013 02:54:12 | More by BA_Berto
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-10-2013 22:13:26 | More by Holland
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-10-2013 07:41:52 | More by jegross2
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-10-2013 01:11:50 | More by cbgoods
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-09-2013 21:12:52 | More by WVUbrew
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GoBlue12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

12-09-2013 19:32:22 | More by GoBlue12
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ZombieJester

California

2/5  rDev -53.2%

12-09-2013 17:28:57 | More by ZombieJester
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
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