Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

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Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured fresh from brewey and cold into a glass. Golden with semi rushing bubbles a spotty off white legs. Smell strong citrus and floral accented by a bit if earthiness. Taste and feel impressive at first getting a pleasant grapefruit and line leading into a the lager profile which is a bit hard to explain but almost a toasted bread which probably is the yeast or spelt? Overall feel, depth are outstanding with a unique flavor profile. Welcome change from the regular apa/IPA

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Pours a nice 1 finger, snow white head with great retention. Brew is a lively pale golden straw color, nearly transparent. Nice lacing.

Classic IPA aroma, with big notes of citrus and pine. Noticeable dose of caramel and pale malts. Biscuity.

Flavor follows the aroma in stronger proportion. Very, very sweet and hoppy: tropical fruit (mango), wildflower honey, light citrus peel, pine resin, and pepper. Thick but not strong bread notes, especially on the back-end.

Refreshing and lively mouthfeel, a little thicker than a single IPA would come across. Each sip easily has me looking for the next.

This is a very tasty brew. It comes across as a single IPA, but with a thicker, smoother mouthfeel. Very hoppy, but not unnecessarily so. I like this beer across the board.

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 2,778 ratings