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Hoponius Union - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,913 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,913
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 295
Gots: 201 | 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: 1,913 | Reviews: 279 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

idioteque, May 22, 2013
Photo of migwell
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bit cloudy with a small head that persists. An IPL it is, tasting quite like many a great IPA while having a lighter body and clean finish reminiscent of a lager. This is a good drinking beer which goes down easy and doesn't pack a major ABV wallop. Very fine beer, this!

migwell, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

takelondon, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bkeating5, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

palealeale, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

aeroparrot, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

i080054, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

wsd627, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A - No head, quickly disappears, golden-honey color.

S - Citrus hop aroma.

T - Citrus hops up front, clean and a little dry finish.

M - Fairly carbonated. A little dry, not filling or heavy or bitter. Crisp.

I'm sick so it probably affects my tastes considering how much the aroma of this beer is supposed to be really great. It's crisp and easy to drink but the taste doesn't hit too hard.

ericdavidmorris, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TheOldMachines, Aug 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

masshlx, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

elzilcho, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bapoonini, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Malty_Matty
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- this looks your archetypical beer. Between gold and amber in color with a 2 finger white head on top, this is what everyone imagines when they hear the word beer.

S- a slight but not overwhelming nose of citrus and pine up front. Not much else. (i do have a bit of a head cold though)

T- the citrus isn't as strong here as in the nose. I pick up spicier earthier hops in the front and finish. Citrus is more toward the middle of the sip. The malt body keeps it balanced though it feels like more could have been done with it.

Mf- I could comfortably drink this all day. Light body and clean finish make for an incredibly drinkable beer.

I could drink this beer any time and be absolutely happy. A well done lager, which should be a model to others in the style.

Malty_Matty, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

kjmcc0729, Sep 13, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%

IPAalways, Aug 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

KTracy, Jun 16, 2012
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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.

Keginator70, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ChrisCorbin, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Mstkelly, Apr 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

SamKornstein, Apr 28, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%

Creck802, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

LHRodriguez, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

fishpockets, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

np75rw, Jan 16, 2014
Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,913 ratings.