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
Ratings:
2,694
Reviews:
383
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
380
Gots:
581
For Trade:
13
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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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1.59/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Disappointed by this one. Hoppy but weirdly bitter.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hard to classify. A lager hopped as if it was an intense west IPA. Way to kick ass America and make a new beer style.

A- a clear golden orange with straw hues. A good sized head from a very aggresive pour and very solid lacing.

S- Dank citrus hops, lots of navel orange leads the way and then a surplus of contributing grapefruit and tangerine hops lending a hand.

T-Very clean, lots of hops. Navel oranges(hmmm, Citra), some clean orange pith bitterness. A slight sweetness from the malt that appears to accentuate the hops. Very good.

M- Solid, very clean. Hop resins arent as intense as an ale even though the hop taste is at that level. Carbonation is a bit underwhelming. I wish it was a bit higher(more of the product of the growler than anything).

O- Very impressed. This is hoppy, like an IPA, but very clean. Awesome job on dry hopping. The nose is fantastic, very dank and awesome navel orange smell. This is something that I will be going back to get another growler of until the bottling line is in place next year.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled June 26th, according to Julios website.

Pours a nice creamy fluffy white 2 finger head. Brilliant clear pale straw colored body.

Smells very good. Citrus, lemon, touch of garlic, tropical fruit, sulphury lager yeast smell (a bit much of this but it does let you know right away it's a lager yeast).

Tastes quite grainy and crisp, lemon, grapefruit, floral, dank juicy and oily hops. A good amount of sulphur again in the taste. Finish is lightly piney, grainy and sulphury.

Thin bodied, medium carbing, firmly bittered and powdery dry on the finish.

Overall this is a tasty beer. Very hoppy on the nose and pleasing. Fairly good flavors in the taste. The dry powdery finish and a good amount of sulphury smell and taste keep this from being an A+ beer. Very good beer and a great value.
$3 a pint bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,694 ratings.
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