Hoponius Union | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.24/5
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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:
#869
Reviews:
398
Ratings:
2,760
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
386
Gots:
612
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,760 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of elnunesio
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Admiraldinty
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel as though I'm always approaching this beer the wrong way. I drink it expecting it to be an IPA, and then I'm disappointed, but I need to remember that it's not, and has its own character. It's got a kind a softness that you don't find in an IPA, plus there is a dryness at the end.

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Photo of karlt
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheAnk
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jeremy6566
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a nice clear orange with minimal head and not too much lacing
S: smell is where this beer shines with to a of citrus and hops
T: taste is good and follow the smell. Lots of citrus and bitter hops throughout with a decent finish
M: good Mouthfeel very refreshing but a slight stickiness at the end

Good ipa just wish it had more malt or sweetness to balance it out

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Photo of Streetcore
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of smitty5245
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Grfilwett
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buddance
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of kevrice88
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of paulmcm
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of CP20
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bcoyle
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Element1290
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewRPS
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Donsmitty
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of CADMixes
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ChrisAlbertine
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of FeloniousDrunk
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

A: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Dark khaki on the inside with a golden edge. A nice 1.5-finger head dissipated to a thin film and left little lacing. Semi-hazy in texture.

S: Light aromas of grass, with a malty sweetness to balance it out. It has a "wet" aroma that sets it apart, with notes of dark berries, vanilla bean, grass, and. Touch of flowers.

T: Hoppy up-front, with the malt backbone to carries it through. The swallow is bitter, but it doesn't linger. Notes of sediment, dirt, grass clippings, toasted malts, and oat nut bread dominate.

M: Chewy but mot heavy, with a slightly bitter afterfeel that sits in your jaw.

O: For the style, there really is nothing like it. Those who purchased it thinking it was a standard IPA didn't read carefully enough, and shouldn't hold that against it. An IPL done well is a rare thing, and this is the prime example.

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Photo of anaids
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of valdieu2
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Hrdqore
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 2,760 ratings