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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Hoponius Union 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 sourced ingredients. OG 15.5 Plato


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3472) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This pours a burnished golden color out of the bottle with a sticky, foamy white head. Watery hop nose with some tropical fruit and cat urine notes. Light body with some crackers and lemon cookies and a strong pinching hop resin, tropical fruit and BO hoppiness to it. This is hop tea. If you like the new varietals of hops you will enjoy this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2014
This beer can be very hit or miss. That being said, when it’s right it is quite delicious. Most often I’ve enjoyed the occasion cask versions but from time to time the bottles are tastey too. The aroma is pungent earthy and spicey hops. The flavor follows with both an abundance of hop flavor and solid bitterness. Being a lager the finish is exceptionally crips and clean.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3549) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 25, 2014
Golden body, small head. Very hoppy aroma, mixing piney with herbal and grassy hops. Smooth refined malts, clean, almost too clean, but easily drinkable. Slightest bit too carbonated. Nice drinkable pilsner, holds very well. (33cl bottle from Bière Révolution)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (501) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours hazy brown-orange with a big white head. Nice aroma with strong hoppy notes also citrus and malt. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter with nice citrus hoppy notes. Refreshing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6466) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster at, and bottle from, the brewery. Big hoppy nose. soft, oily body. Hoppy, biscuity malts, a bit sweet but crisp and flavorful with citrus and a bit of tropical. Nice drinking stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Light grassy, herbal hop aromas. Flavors are light herbal and grassy flavors, still isn’t as good as a good ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy goldenish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity, herbal and tiny malty with white bread, buttered crackers, grapefruit juice, canned tropical fruits in sugar syrup, freshly cut grass, pine needles, winegums, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and fruity with white bread, grapefruit juice, pineapple, overripe mango, passion fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange peal and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and fruity with white bread, grapefruit juice, overripe mango, freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange peal and lemon zest. Would have liked it drier…

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (637) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Beaucoup de CO2, houblons bien présents dès l’attaque en bouche. Bel équilibre, fraîcheur.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (707) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 8, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 35.5cl, couleur blonde très grosse mousse effervescence moyenne une bière très houblonnée avec des arômes de fruit de la passion et d’ananas un peu trop de matières en bouche très malté...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1577) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at prohibition pig; this keg is almost certainly past its prime, but there is no way to know. The appearance is tepid gold; the aroma is an amalgamation of tired, perfumed hop and alcohol with gritty, dog biscuit husk malt. The faded spruce and fresh tropical fruit notes are whimperingly present along with a sterilizing acetone flavor. Texturally slick with lots of trashy fruit peel notes mucking up the finish. There is no freshness or aliveness left here; this example surely has an extremely short shelf life.


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