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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,754 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 284
Gots: 158 | 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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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent copper with a large white head that dissipates quickly.

Hops, pine, almost soapy aroma.

Taste is similar with lots of hops but not much on the fruity or citrus spectrum.

Really nice mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation and a slightly resiny texture.

Overall, pretty good. The bottle was about 5 weeks old so perhaps that reduced some of the haziness/fruity notes that others have mentioned.

Surprised that they would dissipate so quickly.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 15:56:29 | More by Skwalk47
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Treebs

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. Thanks to eorwar for the share.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to thin ring. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Lager yeast profile with a light hoppiness to it. Subtle pale malts in the periphery.

T: Has a nice hoppy greenness to it with a mild citrus backing. Lager yeast profile with some sweet pale malts, but a nice hoppy bitterness cuts in at the end.

M: Very light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Super easy drinking. Lightly bitter finish.

O: This was solid, but it was definitely hyped up in my head as being the best lager in the world. While it was very easy drinking and I would have again, I wouldn't put it in the upper echelon.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 13:24:23 | More by Treebs
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Keginator70

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Chose a pilsner glass. A pleasant nose full of piney hops with hints of thyme. Medium head sticks around and compliments the golden opaque liquid.
Up front moderate bitterness followed by an atypical lager malt taste. No grassy or grainy sweetness here but nothing unpleasant.
Really hard to define this one. A very good but not great selection on a hot Summer's day. I think it would go well some spicy sea fare. It's so-so with sharp cheddar cheese.
On it's own it's much better than Jack Brau by a mile and but not in the class as say Victory Prima Pils.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 20:38:07 | More by Keginator70
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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.