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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,914 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,914
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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Ratings: 1,914 | Reviews: 279 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

msondel, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dicers, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

kjrod20, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bizoneill, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TimBeaulieu, Nov 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

666_MPH, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: It has a beautiful orange amber body with a thin off white lacy head.

S: Very bready with fruits. There is a biscuit aroma with apples and pine mixed in. Very potent aroma. Exactly what you would expect from a hoppy lager.

T: Very good but the balance is not there. Very strong lager flavor with even more powerful hop flavors of pine and apple.

M: Good body but could be a little thicker and excellent carbonation.

O: Very good hoppy lager. Not the best out there but still in my top five lagers.

jvillefan, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Los1324, Nov 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kjlcm, Nov 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

JHindes, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DaveR514, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tbonci, Nov 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

SammyJaxxxx, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

savagepm, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Kruja5, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dcisco44, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 22, 2013
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RRC03, Nov 21, 2013
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BrownAleMale, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

deonreds, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a white head. Can see an average amount of visible carbonation in the body. Leaves some spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Nice dose of hops in this one, really pulls off that west coast hop aroma that is normally reserved for IPA's. Has a great toasted malt background. Bit of sweetness from both the hops and malts.

T: Flavor is great on this one, really shines as both a lager and a hoppy brew. Great toasty bready quality along with that character lager yeast. Hops add solid bitterness mid sip to even things out. Lingers into the aftertaste with roasty malts.

M: Has a medium to full body with a nectar like mouthfeel. Moderate to low carbonation, bit sticky on the finish.

Overall I'm real impressed with this one and will be going back for more. Really blurs the ale / lager line. Packs some serious flavor.

CloudStrife, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JSBILK, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bcm75, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Hopbully, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.