Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

Hoponius UnionHoponius Union
BA SCORE
95.1%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 2,720 ratings
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
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
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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Photo of Budlum
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfd1223
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wenzl
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P- Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.First beer sampled from the Jack's Abby variety 12 pack.Date on the 12 pack is MAR 24 2017.

L- Thin soapy white head with low retention,and sticky lacing.Slightly hazy straw colored body,with moderate clarity.Low amount of carbonation,and low amount of sediment.

S - On the nose I get bright tropical hop notes consisting of mango.Also getting bright citrus hop aromas consisting of tangerine,orange,and grapefruit hop notes.Trace elements of bready biscuit malt notes as well.

T- The palate follows the nose with grapefruit and tangerine citrus up front,some tropical mango in the middle,and some bitter pine hops,balanced by bready malt on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is light bodied with a sticky texture.Minimum amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a dry yet easy finish.

O- This is a really good IPL.Nice easy drinker with just enough hoppy bitterness.If you like a hopped up pale lager,that is light on bitterness,I recommend you give it a try.I will definitely drink this one again in the future.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dms1767
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chewy414
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giantsquid
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- nice lacing. Good head retention. Well carbonated. Clear light Amber color.

Smell- sweet grains almost rice like

Taste- crisp hop bitterness. Sweet grains. Spicy finish. Alcohol is hidden and this is dangerously drinkable.

Overall- really excellent beer. Very drinkable

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Photo of LukeGude
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Agree that it's between an IPA and pilsner. Refreshing.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into pint glass in Boston. Not much Head, but fresh solids flavor. FANTASTIC beer.

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Photo of Curt3
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of horshamguy
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L--Clear golden color with about an inch of off-white head that dissipated to a film, but left some lacing.
S--Very citrusy, with a lot more yeast and malt than an IPA (which I guess it isn't, but that's my frame of reference).
T--Wow, very nice. Fruity, sweet and citrusy. Hops are definitely there, but not dominant.
F--Juicy & quenching. Could definitely have more than one on a warm day.
O--Excellent. Bought it at random in a sampler sixer and boy, am I pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Sulty
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuzzlerMcHopDumpster
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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