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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,869 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,869
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 296
Gots: 195 | FT: 15
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%

swetsastonic, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jbh26, Feb 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Synergy87, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

sphyrn, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear darker shade of gold in color. Forms a huge, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention and lots and lots of lacing on the way down.

S: Neither bad nor good. Really nothing much there. Maybe a blend of grassy and citrus hops. Was expecting more.

T: Well, apparently the taste is packing everything the aroma was missing. Light and crisp with some pale malt and biscuit malt notes. Maybe a little pilsner malt in the mix. Moderate sweetness plays well with the citrus-centric hops. Orange, tangerine, and just a little bit of tropical passionfruit. Long finish.

M: Lighter bodied. Very smooth. Moderate bitterness is felt mostly after the swallow. Medium carbonation.

O: This is a very nice beer. Hoppy, but sessionable by my standards. Would have liked to have experienced more hops on the nose. Not sure on the price of this one as I received it as an extra in a trade, but if I had access to this one, I could see these being a very respectable go-to beer.

Florida9, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JothHu, Feb 06, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jschott75, Feb 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Mikeszab, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

ONovoMexicano, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kevincredible, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

frosted33, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kevin_Young, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. poured into a pint tumbler. Big creamy 1 finger head, lots of lacing, crystal clear pale yellow golden color. Nose had fresh hops, resins, hops oils, bit musty, some fresh citrus fruit and grapefruit, almost no lager or malts.

Taste explodes with fresh citrus hops, grapefruit and tropical fruits, light hop resins and musty fresh hop oils, a bit oily, then some light lager fruits and light pale malts, some sweet toasty malts. Light sweet honey like flavor. The it gets very bitter and slightly astringent, the hops way overpower the lager flavors and gets a bit overly on the finish, dry and very bitter finish with lingering fresh hops and citrus, light pine as well, and has a sticky almost creamy feel.

I'm an IPA guy, not a Lager guy, but bumping the IBU's to 65 seemed to work real well. I would choose this over many standard IPA's out there.

ExtraStout, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

CaspermanDan, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Docrock, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Troville1990, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

griffeyb, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mkotsayfan, Feb 01, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Noho Brewfest: This one pours a clear golden color. There was a small white head on it. The nose is good: piney and citrus hops. The taste is good also. IT has a pretty good hop bite. Pine and resinous hops dominate the flavor. Medium bodied. This tastes really good and is easy to drink.

Boto, Jan 31, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle, MFG 12.02.13.

Mildly hazy body the color of honey. Thick head, tiny patchwork of lacing leaves an imprint. Creamy gobs remain in the glass. Glorious resiny hops with slices of fresh fruit in the aroma. Flavor is geared more to the fruit side of hops, juicy and has a mineral flavor in the back. Bitterness is sustained yet present. Digging almost everything these guys are doing.

papat444, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hockeypuck, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

brokentee, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

HipHopsHooray, Jan 28, 2014
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,869 ratings.