Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

Hoponius UnionHoponius Union
BA SCORE
4.25/5
2,731 Ratings
Hoponius UnionHoponius Union
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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,731 |  Reviews: 394
Photo of Oakley
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Troutbeerbum
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't know how to rate beers, I do however know how to drink them. I try lots of beers, if I like them, I stick with them. I can't say enough about Jack's Abby Hoponius Union. This beer is my daily drinker now, even though it's a one hour round trip for me to find it. Love the 12 packs and the price. Whatever you folks are doing at Jack's Abby, keep it up. I've introduced several of my friends to Hoponius Union, and they have all been thoroughly impressed. Keep it coming and I hope the distribution grows.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DrewBest
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crentist
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yanks017
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smaddock
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It is the first time I am this beer. This isn't your usual bland Lager, it is a hoppy Lager, IBU 65. I got it via a trade.

Look: semi-clear amber hue with a two-inch white head.

Aroma: Fruity, mild yeast

Taste: Bready and tropical fruit, grapefruit, a bit piney, not too different from an IPA. I think it was delicious.

Feel: medium body, medium carbonation, crisp easy drinking.

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Photo of myblais
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great hoppy IPL with a just the right amount of bitterness and a dry finish. Has a gold color and a frothy white head when poured. The hops permeate the aroma.
I'm thankful to be able to buy this on the regular in Massachusetts.

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Photo of Phantom2665
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Fantastic all-around IPL. Wish I had easier access to Jack's Abby.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holly1215
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pdad329
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm an IPA nut... This is a nice, hoppy, slightly lighter-tasting alternative. Somewhere between an IPA and a fine Pilsner.
Golden-orange color, light head, hoppy bitterness, fresh feel, dry finish.
Lovin' it. (Draft)

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Photo of luke12345
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitschiguy
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy deep orange with a pretty good head. Looks like a pale ale.

Nose is lovely - tropical fruit with some nice ale-like spicy malt aromas.

Mouth is good - medium-bodied. Quite a malty palate but with a good tropical fruit hop bitterness coming on.

Very nice beer overall - recommended.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden body with two-finger head and lace ring down glass. Slight lager-like aroma with citric notes in the aroma. Clean and easy drinking beer that is real smooth and has citric hops w/ hints of sweetness and clean finish as beer has minimal bitterness; for lack of a better phrase this is a great session 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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