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
Ratings:
2,701
Reviews:
387
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
380
Gots:
586
For Trade:
13
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin cap; moderate lacing;

S: grapefruit is predominant with a bit of pine in the background;

T: a little grapefruit up front; all pine in mid-palate; grapefruit takes over again for the finish; low to moderate bitterness from mid-palate to finish;

M: light-medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation;

O: really easy and enjoyable to drink; refreshing;

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A: pours a nice clear orange with minimal head and not too much lacing
S: smell is where this beer shines with to a of citrus and hops
T: taste is good and follow the smell. Lots of citrus and bitter hops throughout with a decent finish
M: good Mouthfeel very refreshing but a slight stickiness at the end

Good ipa just wish it had more malt or sweetness to balance it out

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Golden, slight haze, billowy white foam head

SMELL: Resiny, herbal, grassy hops, biscuity malts

TASTE: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy, fruity, tropical, citrusy, resiny, leafy, bitter, dry, grainy, crackery finish

West coast IPA meets east coast lagering (fermented cold and matured before packaging) and local dehulled spelt. The result is quite unique. All the fruitiness of an ale, the hop bite of an IPA and mellowness of a lager. The best of many worlds. Hands-down one the best hop-centric offerings to hail from the east coast in recent years, and a lager to boot.

STYLE: India Pale Lager
ABV: 6.7%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,701 ratings.
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