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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
Harmoniously combining bottom-fermenting yeast lager with hops famous West Coast being halfway between a traditional India Pale Ale and Pilsner lager-fermented and aged prolonged cold. Light golden-amber color with a head of white foam immaculate medium-sized soft and fleecy. The taste is exactly what it advertises the aroma: resinous hops fruit, citrus and tropical mango, grapefruit and lychee plus some earthy notes, toast, cake with nuts and grass. When dry finish him a nice profile is accentuated bitter. Very clean

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2711) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, creamy white head. Smell of grapefruit, piny resins, floral hops, quite complex and inviting. Medium to heavy sweet, american malt profile, hop fruityness, pine resins, wood, grapefruit. Heavy bitter, resin tail. Very nice. The hops really play the main role in here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1877) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle. Slightly cloudy light orange. Nose of orange and tropical fruit hops. Taste is biscuit malts, and some indistinct slightly bitter hops. Clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (710) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Light orange-brown, small tan head. Aroma herbal hops, malt. Medium body. Grainy and grassy hop flavors, really not that hoppy though tending toward the malty off dry side. Dry more than bitter. Found this to be ok, not really that flavorful. Got it on draft at a less than stellar establishment so it’s possible it wasn’t that fresh, open to retrying it elsewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4688) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016
355ml bottle at home, from AleselA, Paisley, powdery corn, citrus aroma, golden, amber with a very thin, bubbly head, yeasty, corn, vegetable, hoppy, oily with a prolonged modern hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 18, 2016
33cl bottle cloudy orange color with white creamy head hoppy aroma with hint of citrus

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Day Box No. 1. The pour is a nice ruby tinted golden yellow with a nice pillowy white head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a bubbly collar. The aroma is strange. It smells like the fermentation of beer outside of Founders. It's a sweet potato malt that really comes through. It's not bright and hoppy, nor does it carry the metallic lager tendency. The flavor is not hoppy at all. There is a strong malt presence that comes through in a dominating fashion. The sweet potato malts are hugely present and there is a touch of bitterness on the finish. The mouth feel is heavy and syrupy for what it should be. There is minimal carbonation present. This thing just hangs when it should be bright and sharp. The aftertaste carries the heavy malt fermentation and just meh. Damn you Jack's Abby! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (1307) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of "Dumpster Day" box #1. Aroma is like...bran cereal. Dry. It smells like outside a brewery when they’re brewing beer, that exact smell. Then some pine but mostly "outside of Founders" smell. Appearance is amber golden, off white head. Tastes much as it smells, a ton of malt, a lot of brewery aroma flavor, not remotely hoppy, otherwise very light. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, slight pine in the aftertaste. Overall, this is about what I expected, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
On tap at West End Grill, Randolph MA. Citrus, strawberry and caramel aroma. Slightly hazy copper under a lasting, thin, white sheet. Excellent balance of resinous citrus and pine hops with sweet, slightly dried fruity caramel and a dry finish. Moderate to medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, despite being a largish drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (663) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is strong citrus hops with some herbs and mild resin and cheese, bread. Appearance is mildly hazy golden orange with lots of sparkle, 1/2 finger-width foamy head and sticky lacing. Taste is citrusy hops with mild bitterness balance with sweet. Palate is medium bodied with soft texture, lively carbonation and long citrusy mild bitter finish. Overall, this is as advertised--cross between lager and IPA. These guys really know how to do things with lagers. Great at getting the flavor out of the hops without turning it into a bitter pill. Good stuff.

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