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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:
#774
Reviews:
394
Ratings:
2,731
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
384
Gots:
598
Trade:
12
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

A: Small head, copper in color with great clarity.

S: Piney, citrus, resiny, and tropical hops. Very fruity, kinda like a kid cocktail. Sweetness coming trough.

T: Bitterness comes trough right away. Fruity up from and the malts come in with bready notes with lingering chalky bitterness in the end. Bitterness eventually mellows out after a while. Pretty subdued flavor.

M: Smooth, crisp, medium bodied, love the dryness.

O: Pretty solid IPL. Really loved the aroma but the flavor was subdued and mostly tasted malt profile and bitterness of the hops.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear darker shade of gold in color. Forms a huge, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention and lots and lots of lacing on the way down.

S: Neither bad nor good. Really nothing much there. Maybe a blend of grassy and citrus hops. Was expecting more.

T: Well, apparently the taste is packing everything the aroma was missing. Light and crisp with some pale malt and biscuit malt notes. Maybe a little pilsner malt in the mix. Moderate sweetness plays well with the citrus-centric hops. Orange, tangerine, and just a little bit of tropical passionfruit. Long finish.

M: Lighter bodied. Very smooth. Moderate bitterness is felt mostly after the swallow. Medium carbonation.

O: This is a very nice beer. Hoppy, but sessionable by my standards. Would have liked to have experienced more hops on the nose. Not sure on the price of this one as I received it as an extra in a trade, but if I had access to this one, I could see these being a very respectable go-to beer.

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,731 ratings
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