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Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.25/5
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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:
#787
Reviews:
395
Ratings:
2,739
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
387
Gots:
598
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 2,739 |  Reviews: 395
Photo of festizio
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Barrel in Estes Park Colorado on 10/02/16 and served in a nonic pint glass.

Look- A clean transparent dark gold with a finger of creamy white foam. It slowly settles leaving some lacing. Tiny bubbles waft up to the surface like any good lager.

Smell- Fruity, floral and spicy. A little yeast comes out in back.

Taste- Wonder floral flavor up front, followed by some passionfruit and mild perfume. A dose of bready malt in the finish.

Feel- Creamy and slick to start with a crisp dry finish.

Overall- This is without a doubt one of the best hopped up lagers I've had. A wonderful balance of floral/fruity hops and a thick malt backbone. This is a must try for the style.

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Photo of JohnRowlinson
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jleavitt08
3.14/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbw5009
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TC3888
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Genx
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger off white head that sticks around quite a while and leaves thin hanging chunks of lacing.

The smell is awesome! Bright, citrusy, tropical and juicy. Smells like an IPA with a touch of toasted malt and lager yeast.

The taste is quite a bit more balanced. Starts off fruity and juicy, but transitions into a bready dry finish.

Feel is light, juicy and slightly resinous, but finishes dry.

Overall a very very good beer. One of the best pale lagers I've had.

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Photo of thoglund
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeeL
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hands-down awesome beer. It has some mouthfeel, you'd expect it to be overly bitter, but it's crazy smooth and balanced. The color is beautiful, there's a slight haze from it not being filtered, smell is fruity and hoppy, and the taste is balanced. If you can get your hands on this, try it.

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Photo of CTaleMan
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from a can (poured into a pint glass) purchased at Good Beer on 9th street in Manhattan.
So I tasted this, thinking to myself, "this is pretty good. I like this." Then I looked at the style parameters and saw this was in the same category as Michelob and said Oh Crap. I get the scores. This tastes like an India Pale ale, but it's lagered. Usually I only get that sort of effect with some Imperial pilsners that have a bit more alcohol in them. That being said, this is a pretty high alcohol content American pale lager. It's pretty impressive to get this kind of flavor out of the kind of brewing process used. I'm a fan.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tekstr1der
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark golden pour with minimal white head. Aroma is dank and fruity of the tropical variety, still allowing some bready malt through. Flavor is the same with a good punch of tropical fruits dominating a malty backbone. Finish is smoother than expected. Smooth sipping throughout. Very well done.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft

light copper golden in color, white head. nice hoppy aroma - grass, citrus, pine mix. just a bit of bready malt flavor mixed in with the hoppiness. thinner bodied.

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Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,739 ratings
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