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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (299) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Draft at The Duck in Sturbridge, MA. Clear light amber pour with a white head and good lacing. Smell is sweet with malt and orange citrus, spicy piney hops. Taste is sweet orange with bittering grapefruit and hops. Finishes clean, pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Excellent clean hoppy lager, citrusy hops and clean pils malt. Tasty and sessionable as all hell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Pours a very nice golden orange with a sweet hoppy aroma. Citrus and pine but too tart in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scooterb1 (13) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Starts off just fine, but it is too hoppy for me. Little on the sweet side and the usual IPA citrus flavor never really surfaced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
At Stephens with Stephen and Dave. Pours golden yellow with light lacing. Aroma is Munich malt lager Taste is smooth, floral hops. Light and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2561) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Flaske: Gulorange diset øl med et stort tyndt skumhoved. Duften er clean crisp citrus humle. Lidt tynd mundfylde trækker ned på denne ellers fine øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Draught Third of a Pint at GBBF 2012, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Very Fruity; citrus and tropical fruit. Hoppy; piney resinous and grassy hops. Dry hoppy finish. Very refreshing. IPA meets IPL. Nice Impy Pils!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft from Sunset Grill and Tap in Alston, MA. Tulip. Pours an amber-copper with a one finger head. Some nice lacing throughout. Aroma of citrus fruits, some pine resin, hay, grass. Taste is a hop explosion with serious citrus flavors, great malt balance profile, some spices and pine resin. Medium body and carbonation. Finishes citrus, floral and pine with slight bitterness. Great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle in Tavern Road. Pours slightly hazy amber gold with a nicely lasting thin white head. Buckets of tropical fruit on the nose. Super juicy, and a hint of malt in the background. Taste had very delicate malt, as a lager should, with a nice crisp but fruity bitterness. Nice carbonation, medium body, lasting fruity flavour. I think it could do with more lager character, but it’s still a terrific beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Between golden and amber shade. Nose of lovely new world hops; peach and tropical notes. These are the kind of hop flavours I like. Juicy taste with jam-like fruitiness, berry fruits particularly. Little floral influence. Feels worlds away from most lagers, but the taste was not distinctive enough to really grab me.

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