Hoponius On Holiday | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tropical IPL. We gave our classic Hoponius Union a tropical fruit twist to create Hoponius on Holiday. This IPL combines cold lager fermentation with a West Coast IPA hop profile. A blend of classic American hops accentuates the tropical fruit flavors and lends a citrusy aroma. A refreshingly crisp finish complements the pleasant bitterness of the hops and leaves you wanting more.

Added by Iski100 on 08-04-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
80
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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2
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Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 12/07/17.Pours into a becker clear rich golden with a large fluffy nearly two finger white head that settles ever so slowly into s frothy mass leaving two broken rings of lace behind in it's wake.Floral citric hops in the nose,slightly yeasty.A mellow feel even though it's quite highly carbonated,very nice.Tropical fruits like the label implies come thru on a hopped up palate,there is dryer crispness in the finish showing off that it's still a lager.Easy drinking it seems smaller than what it is,a good rendition of the style.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilFoley
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wtpbod
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This presents as a clear golden pour with a 1 cm foam cap. The aroma is of mango and orange. The flavor includes pineapple and clementine. This is moderately bitter, tropical, but not very sweet (appreciated). The mouthfeel is very smooth and pleasant.

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Photo of nwhittin
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Long Ridge Wine and Spirits for about twelve dollars. Canned-on date of 6/8/18. Have had a few brews from these guys before, all solid. Nice flavor on this one, would buy again.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrovelli
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/18/18

Pours a deep, clear gold; a good-sized off-white head forms and leaves lasting strands of lacing.

Aroma brings a soft malt-hop balance alongside candied orange peel, mango, and guava.

Taste brings further candied orange, clean hops, and unripened pineapple; as it softens, notes of oaky malts and banana esters reveal themselves.

Mouthfeel is mostly dry with a comfortably dank and juicy edge. There's more heft to the body than expected, but it balances nicely to leave with a finish on the crisper side.

A refreshing IPL that stays citrusy and tropical without ever becoming overly cloying or imbalanced. Easy-drinking, but has a presence. Good stuff from Jack's Abby.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soze47
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely rendition of their flagship. Signature body, color, and mouth feel - pleasant bitterness of the classic with added flavors of pineapple and candied orange zest. Well done. Drank at brewery.

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Photo of Sulty
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned back in December. Bought on sale.

Poured from the 16 oz. van into a Tree House tulip pint.

a: Clear dark gold with an inch thick white head which receded to patchy surface foam and lacing.

s; Light fruit, mainly white grape juice and floral.

t: Tropical fruit over a medium biscuity malt base and mild hop bite. Dry to slightly sweet finish. Floral notes increase as it warms, as does the bitterness.

m: Smooth medium, good body and come carbonation tingle.

o; A tasty and satisfying higher end session brew, apparently intended for wintertime "holiday" consumption but ironically good for warm weather despite being perhaps a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. At over four months age this held up very well, or is one of those rare IPA species which actually improved with age!

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Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours clear and honey colored with a one finger head; decent stickage and a few strands linger

Smell: Tropical and fruity, with pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit and a sweet tropical punch aspect

Taste: Tropical fruit forward, with the tropical fruit punch, pineapple and grapefruit flavors; through the middle, a passion fruit bitterness builds; the finish is sweet and tropical

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A let down, compared to the other beers I have tasted from this brewery; seemed to lack balance

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Hoponius On Holiday from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 80 ratings