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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 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:
#833
Reviews:
395
Ratings:
2,740
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
387
Gots:
599
Trade:
12
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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer

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Photo of -steve-
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight hazy pour. Foam dissipates quickly but leaves lacing along sides of glass. Orange/tangerine predominates in the nose. And the taste; with a dry, hoppy finish. The crisp lager taste comes through and compliments the citrus flavours.
I was not sure what to expect from a hopped lager but this Jack's Abby brew is more than satisfying.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gschab
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Plan on naming my first born after this beer.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yanzo
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biointen
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mmmmm!

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Photo of Heymecalvy
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHawk99
3.56/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of worldkrysis
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright orange color - clear and crisp. Hate head dissipates slowly leaving some white lacing and spotty white foam on top of the beer.

Smell is a pungent aroma of orange, tangerine, and peach.

Taste follows the nose with lots of orange, peach, and tangerine notes up front. Clean malt backbone is present with a slightly grassy finish.

Feel is light and drinkable. Moderate carbonation. Somewhat bitter semi-dry finish.

Overall this is an outstanding IPL from Jack's Abby - might be the best example of the style I've had.

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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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow with thick head and sticky lacing. Nose is loaded with hops, citrus, and some malt. The taste is a classic hop bomb, loads of lovely dank hops mixed with citrus and some minor sweet malt. This is a very clean and full flavor hoppy enjoyment, loved it from start to finish, very well done. Light to medium and clean finish.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting and strange beer. Tasting this blind I don't think I'd know it was a lager. Big bitterness, floral and fruity hops, strong malt backbone. Big flavor punch like no lager I've tasted. I'm not in love with it but it's definitely tasty.

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3.66/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light & refreshing but with a bite, does a great job of melding the crisp body of a lager with some fruiter, semi-bitter hops. Floral aroma, tropical on the tongue (tangerine, melon, a little hibiscus and light cracker)

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

New to craft beers. This one is so far my favorite!!!!

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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norske42
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 2,740 ratings
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