Hoponius Union | 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): 6.70%

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
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#1,534
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
2,791
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
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3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12-oz. can poured moderately into a 16-oz. mug. Canned on 3/7/18.
Cloudy pale yellow-orange with a 1/2 finger soapy white short lived head that thins to film. Some lacing, lots of rising bubbles.
Floral hops, sweet malt and bready yeast for the nose.
Hops are present throughout the taste with a sweet malty and fruity middle, drier bitter hop finish.
Medium bodied, slightly oily with a crisp astringent dryness at the finish. The 6.5% ABV is noticed as it warms.
Outstanding, true to style. The alcohol warmth is a little up front however 6.5% is on the high side for this style.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a pale golden color with a nice large fluffy white head. The head slowly diminishes. Scent fills the nose with some hops and bread. Taste is just on the side of bitter with a solid malt base. Nice!!

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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet and tasty, it’s smooth and full of caramel, biscuit, grapefruit, graham cracker and toasted grains. It paired well with fish tacos and went down super easy. A fine session beer.

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4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not a fan of IPA's whatsoever, but as an IPL Hoponious Union hits the nail on the head in a big way. There is a hint of the hoppiness, but it does not have the bitterness of an IPA. I believe this is the best beer Jack's Abby has made to date.

Good lacing on the glass, somewhat pungent aroma that get's your attention. At 6.5% alcohol it is a bit deceiving in texture and feel. It's a beguiling beer with the usual hint of hops yet it is very palatable and not overpowering. Very drinkable beer in winter or summer.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
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Wife bought a sixpack.. Nice and hoppy for a lager. RefreshING

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
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4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just a truly exceptional lager beer. Bright, strong taste. This one will never get old. It makes sense that it seems to be their flagship brew. Excellent.

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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 2,791 ratings