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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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1,909 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,909
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 296
Gots: 202 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

IanMcGuire, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of illpass78
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%

400 ml (13.5 oz) on draft, served in a mason jar, at Sweet Cheeks in Boston.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly cloudy straw yellow with a one-finger white head that displays good retention. Nice lacing on the way down.

Aroma: This beer smells of grapefruit, lemon, pine, grass, hops and some faint bonus citrus. Inviting and fairly complex.

Mouthfeel: Nice balance. Perfect body for the style.

Taste: This beer hits you with a big, bold grapefruit flavor up front and finishes with dry, bitter hops. I like this a lot. It strikes me as an IPA/lager hybrid. Good stuff. The grassiness and lemon bite are in there, too. A fine beer.

Overall: This is one of those beers I got tired of hearing about and tried in part so I could say the hype is wrong. Well, I failed. This is a really excellent beer - one to seek out, worth sipping and enjoying, but also the right balance for cookouts and outdoor goings-on.

illpass78, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of JoshJayne
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%

JoshJayne, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of TangTKE402
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

A: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Dark khaki on the inside with a golden edge. A nice 1.5-finger head dissipated to a thin film and left little lacing. Semi-hazy in texture.

S: Light aromas of grass, with a malty sweetness to balance it out. It has a "wet" aroma that sets it apart, with notes of dark berries, vanilla bean, grass, and. Touch of flowers.

T: Hoppy up-front, with the malt backbone to carries it through. The swallow is bitter, but it doesn't linger. Notes of sediment, dirt, grass clippings, toasted malts, and oat nut bread dominate.

M: Chewy but mot heavy, with a slightly bitter afterfeel that sits in your jaw.

O: For the style, there really is nothing like it. Those who purchased it thinking it was a standard IPA didn't read carefully enough, and shouldn't hold that against it. An IPL done well is a rare thing, and this is the prime example.

TangTKE402, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

ejimhof, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BenSparks34, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

tredole, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Patbrown2, Aug 18, 2014
4.44/5  rDev +4%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

osant37, Aug 17, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

benloho, Aug 17, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

Mikedhoppy, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

thatoneguymike, Aug 16, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

Deeps, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

thufflife, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Amalak, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

WesM63, Aug 16, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

GlennBaltzel, Aug 15, 2014
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

REY_CORTEZ, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

palealeale, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SimonPuggle, Aug 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%

Creck802, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

costanzo_mike, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- color is a bright gold. Carbonation within the beer is invisible, beer pours a moderate amount of white, thin head that settles into spotty lacing.

Smell-Mildly fruity, Resin, grass, faintest yeast.

Taste- Upfront is Resin, mild fruit, (maybe melon?), Slightly citrusy, slightly floral, toasty, yeasty notes.

Mouthfeel Light/ medium body, medium/ high carbonation, crisp, slightly dry in the end.

overall- excellent beer, satisfies on many levels, tasty, refreshing, satisfying, this could easily become a go to for me

SteveB24, Aug 13, 2014
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,909 ratings.