Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

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2,694 Ratings
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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:
2,694
Reviews:
383
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
381
Gots:
582
For Trade:
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3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid in every way . . . Benefits from being way over hyped however. Just not up to snuff in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Pours a cloudy gold with a foamy off white, almost tan head. Good retention.

Smells pretty juicy and like doughy bread.

Very citrusy. Mandarin orange, lemon, and grapefruit. A touch of mango, but a decent peppery spice kick. Lots of barley. A fresh baked sour dough like bread. Some floral/piney bitterness.

Resinous slick body that is pretty full for the abv. Very smooth and very clean.

An IPA in a lager body. A great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a. Hazy sunrise oragne in color once settled with a two inch head. Head thins, but remains through out the life of the beer. Lacing on the glass.

s. Citrus and hoppy pine. A bit faint.

t. Fruity - pineapple, peach, orange - on the front. The back end is all pine. Hopped up with a touch of bitter in the very finish.

m. Silky smooth with excellent carbonation

o. Outstanding all around. Excellent beer that I will revisit often.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,694 ratings.
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