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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,741 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,741
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 281
Gots: 155 | 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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Ratings: 1,741 | Reviews: 258 | Display Reviews Only:
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-29-2013 11:08:46 | More by Cynic-ale
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PattyMelt

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-29-2013 02:31:48 | More by PattyMelt
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markcp

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-29-2013 01:18:43 | More by markcp
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EnticeMySpice

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-28-2013 15:06:53 | More by EnticeMySpice
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-27-2013 23:14:26 | More by ThrashMaster
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dated 5/24. My first Hoponius experience.

A: Orange/yellow. A finger of nice bright head that leaves generous lacing.

S: Fruit cocktail. Mango/peach/grapefruit, all quite light. Smell is clearly that of an IPA, but not a super aggressive one.

T: This is two months old and I'm thinking the tropical hops have faded significantly. Bittering hops steal the show; this is drinking like a bitter bomb with soft peach notes to round it out. Nice, but likely not what it could/should be.

M: Exceptionally dry, crisp, and clean.

O: Clearly from the other reviewers. this is great when fresh. With two months on it, it's something a little less than great.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 14:05:42 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2013 13:40:45 | More by bruindre
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myersk27

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2013 00:15:01 | More by myersk27
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HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-26-2013 18:52:50 | More by HopsintheSack
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-26-2013 15:48:07 | More by harsley
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RaulMondesi

California

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This sucker better be damn good considering that Raul had seats at Fenway, six rows behind the on deck circle, but the game got postponed. And lucky enough for Raul - and the people around him - it was pretty damn good.

Airy, light, and crisp (kind of like Raul likes his hina's). Airy, light, and crisp...

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2013 04:18:28 | More by RaulMondesi
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-26-2013 03:44:12 | More by cw577enfield
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-26-2013 02:17:42 | More by jwps214
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-25-2013 23:35:16 | More by jaxon53
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admiralcrunch

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-25-2013 23:22:17 | More by admiralcrunch
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kdivers

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-25-2013 22:36:54 | More by kdivers
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-25-2013 13:44:04 | More by Rgalvin
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-25-2013 01:58:22 | More by mjw1200
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ehammond1


4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, brooklynbrews!

Clear golden rod with a very persistent, creamy, eggshell-colored head. A gorgeous lager. Fairly sticky with nice, regular, lined lacing down the glass.

Nice blast of pine and fallen pine needles along with citrus juice and zest. This is a showcase of hops, and is really something quite special, especially for an American pale lager. Mild, bready malt bill, but this is definitely all about the pungent hops. Given this blind, I'd guess this was an IPA, without a doubt.

The flavors follow the aroma. Pine hop flavors, citrus zest, and moderate bitterness combine for an incredibly drinkable, but especially hoppy lager. Clean, crisp, and discernable flavors. Fantastic, and the flavor actually surpasses the aroma.

Medium to near full-bodied, especially for the style. Medium to high carbonation, but crisp and especially drinkable.

Fantastic. Perhaps the best iteration of this style I've ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 00:15:03 | More by ehammond1
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2013 22:21:01 | More by Knapp85
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MrDave

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-23-2013 19:13:56 | More by MrDave
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Rippeddisc

Hawaii

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Flown in from east coast by my sister :) Born on 05/13 opened 7/22/13

A - Nice golden color...darker larger. No real head...thin, maybe a bit sticky

S - Crisp, clean citrus. Bubble gum? Like a hoppy lager :P

T/M - Maybe the lightest hoppy beer I've ever had. Obviously not a thick mouthfeel like an ale. But hoppy...very easy to drink. Impressed.

O - Grab one. Drink it. Rinse and repeat.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 09:41:05 | More by Rippeddisc
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2013 01:12:49 | More by Teleweizen2
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hopslam11

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-23-2013 00:25:40 | More by hopslam11
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2013 03:48:56 | More by FUwolfpacker
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,741 ratings.