Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

Hoponius UnionHoponius Union
BA SCORE
95.1%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 2,720 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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

Added by mschofield on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#770
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
2,720
Liked:
2,586
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
8.47%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
598
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,720 |  Reviews: 391
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of M1lk
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chrisrebal
4.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheHurtMerchant
4.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite everyday beer, a perfect balance of hoppiness, smoothness, crispness, and drinkability. Truly the best of all worlds.

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4.96/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lambocalrisien
4.91/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a crisp, dark but see-through golden color with a nice two finger white head and leaves good lacing.

S - Amazing and very unexpected. Nose fills instantly with pleasant floral and citrus hop aromas.

T - Holy HOPS, this thing is wicked hoppy, in the best of ways. Grapefruit and mango up front with a subtle pine on the back end. Finishes dry but with a crisp clean feel. Excellent balance of flavors and bitterness.

M - Smooth with a light-medium body and close to perfect carbonation. Goes down really easy.

O - The best IPL on the market. Great beer and a must try for all beer lovers. Excellent job Jack's Abby.

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4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one of my new favorites. Poured into a pint glass. Copper hue, one finger head with slight lacing. Citrus aroma with slight yeasty quality. Taste fairly intense hops balanced well with malt. Definite lager presence. Finishes strong. Can't wait to try it on tap.

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4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is like liquid gold, almost literally. It pours an iridescent golden hue, reflecting both its status as a lager and its "India"-ness. It is crisp upon tasting but the body of the flavor is bitter with a strong floral-citrus end note.
The mouth-feel is smooth and straightforward, the smell reflective of the description of the taste.
It really is a fantastic beer, and perfect for someone who wants an IPA and the crispness of a lager at the same time. If you want something deeper, go IPA, and something lighter a session IPA will do. But this is definitely a flavor profile all its own.

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4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious with a crisp finish....one of my favorites

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4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a world class pale lager. It has an unbelievable floral aroma but not overpowering in any way. It tastes amazing,

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4.84/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had this beer too many times and don't plan on stopping. I used to live near the brewery and collaborated with them when working for a coffee company in the area. When I moved to NY and found they were distributed I was ecstatic.

Amazing complex for a lager- tones of pine and citrus on the nose, very floral. This follows though on the palate but with a bit more heft and a tinge of passionfruit and a wonderful counterbalanced malt. Extremely creamy while retaining a crispness.

If I'm on a desert island I'm drinking this beer until I die.

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4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damn it. I thought perfect was a dream. This is one of America's finest beers. I've imbibed many a growler from the brewery in Framingham, and hope that folks elsewhere will discover this superfine ale. A hophead delight! If you're in the area, visit Jack's Abby. Knowledgeable folks and brilliant brewers.

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4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. At the Horseshoe Pub in Hudson, MA. My favorite pub to enjoy a fine draft. I usually have an IPA or a Pale Ale but this brew knocked my socks off. A good buddy visiting from NJ agreed that this is one of the finest tasting brews that we have tasted. Very very nice brew! Well done Jack's Abby! Can't wait to stock my beer fridge with this most excellent local brew! Thank you!

Follow up, a very good friend brings me a 4 pack of this delicious brew as a birthday gift! I'm a fortunate man! Just as good as the draft!

You gotta try this.

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 95.1% out of 100 with 2,720 ratings
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