Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Hoponius UnionHoponius Union
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
Ratings:
2,713
Reviews:
390
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
589
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 2,713 |  Reviews: 390
Photo of Eddie729
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ebert322
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I REALLY love this beer. I wasn't sure what to expect from an IPL vs. an IPA since the fermentation process is a bit different but it is so delicious. Was worried that the lager wouldn't pack a punch but it certainly does.

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Photo of Ben1313
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.15/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kayakguy
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is a benchmark beer for its style. Love the hop flavor it drinks like an IPA. Better than Harpoon IPA any day. Jack's Abby is the champion of Lagers and Hoponius Union is one that I buy by the 12 pack!

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3.14/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Average rating from 12 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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Photo of brewnme
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AfricanPete14
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was a pleasure to drink. The smell was absolutely incredible. Such fresh hints of citrus and piney hops are easily identifiable. The taste is just as good. Refreshing, with a great taste of almost a sweet spiciness. The aftertaste has notes of citrus and and the perfect level of carbonation render this a very crisp and delicious beer. Also this is extremely drinkable.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitzy01
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Admiraldinty
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel as though I'm always approaching this beer the wrong way. I drink it expecting it to be an IPA, and then I'm disappointed, but I need to remember that it's not, and has its own character. It's got a kind a softness that you don't find in an IPA, plus there is a dryness at the end.

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Photo of JimmyJ76
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Slightly hazy, light golden color with a white head and medium carbonation. Decent lacing.
S - Hoppy, citrusy aroma.
T - Nice hoppy bitterness with certain sweetness.
F - Moderate mouthfeel. Dry, crisp finish.
O - This was a very refreshing hoppy beer. Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a slightly bronzed orange color with a one and a half foamy white head. After it dissipated, clingy and messy lacing stuck in a slight bubbly yet some light rings do end up showing their appearance. The smell started off with a sweet grassy and light spiced (black pepper) rolling into a slight breadiness. The taste reminisced the aroma sweetly adding the spice to balance. There’s a slight sweet grassy to semi-spiced aftertaste running into the finish slyly. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation hits very low yet eloquently allows a light dryness hitting my tongue. Overall, for the most part, this is a really nice India Pale lager that I would have again.

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfd1223
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wenzl
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,713 ratings.
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