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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1644) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12oz bottle. Clear deep bright golden with a small white head. Grassy grainy aroma with some citrus notes. Hoppy flavor, like an IPA (does it matter that it’s a lager really?). Pale malt and hop bitterness, grass and citrus. Clean and crisp, very drinkable. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 31, 2014
Clear orange colour with a white head. Really nice fresh herbal hoppy aroma with orange, apricot, mango. Very nice balanced flavour with grapefruit, pine, toast and caramel, with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
momordgz (224) - - JUL 28, 2014
So hoppy, so tasty, bit spicy, great body... And very refreshing! Best Lager I ever drunk, and excellent even if you think of it as and IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (551) - Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2014
bottle description nails this beer perfectly..wicked good indeed..worth seeking out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle->lager glass. Slightly hazy orange/gold with moderate white head. A: citrus hops, light bread, malt. T: zesty citrus hops, touch of bready malt underneath. Crisp finish. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at birch hill tavern.. or the other 85 times I’ve had this: Pours clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, slight flowers. Taste is super clean citrus, resin, a little floral, not at all sweet and not overly bitter. This beer is insanely good and is much better on tap than in a bottle. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish. Outstanding... one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (591) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Stunned, amazing! Dark golden pour with white head. Tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Crisp, lemon zesty citrusy. Hint if pine, a little bit citrus tartness. Plenty hoppy too. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Cask Republic, New Haven. Definitely seeing a craze for this style lately, which makes sense. Combines the aromatics of a good IPA with the body of a lager. Pours a medium orange-amber, nose crisp and resinous, no heavy stickiness here. Body is smooth and maybe even a bit creamy, some graham cracker notes and lingering resinous bittering as well, glad to have given this a whirl, hopefully a Shelton Bros or some similar can get this going nationwide.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7501) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at Café Viking. Medium high white fluffy lasting head. Cloudy orange body. Sweet mango peach aroma. Dry fruity nutty flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry and bitter finish.

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