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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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


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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (445) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2013
Very solid beer, hoppy as heck, lots of citrus, very clean tasting. I have gotta say I am impressed w. the local beer from MA.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2015
from Au Trappiste - murky orange beer with a long lasting foam; light grainy and mainly fruity aroma (mango, peaches); full-bodied, light chewy with a subtle carbonation; dry and solidly bitter, fruity and gently corny finish; some sweetness below

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (654) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at the Sir Garnet, Norwich. Poured a slightly hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and tropical fruit. Quite high in carbonation. Dry bitterness to finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3427) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy bright amber with fluffy beige head. Rich dank Hempy hops. Mango pith, full bodied sweet sticky mango, light, fruity, far too easy drinking.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phikus (94) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
The first I’ve had of this style. Very nice hop aroma with more of a cereal than caramel maltiness. Taste was of citrus pine hops and very clean bready melon malt. Finish was not as dry as expected. Nice. I would really enjoy this in summer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
22/XI/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ Hannah’s place - BB: n/a, bottled: 21/V/14 (2014-1399) Thanks to teorn88 for the trade!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular big yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel malts, some citrus and pineapple, some honey, little oxidized, some mango, lychees. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, citrus, fruity start, caramel malts, pineapple, lychee, soft hop flavour. Aftertaste: sweet malty backbone, some citrus, bit of honey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle: Very light copper-amber color with excellent clarity. Only a very mild haze in the center that’s gone after a few minutes. Foamy white head leaves modestly chunky lacing behind. Nose is heavily hopped, giving off notes of lemon zest, pineapple, bitter citrus rind, leafy pines, hop oils, & only a mild touch of toasted cracker malts backing up the hop assault. First sip is lathered with wet, juicy, oily, piney hops. Somewhat grassy, almost floral, & most definitely pungent. On the edge of dank, but not quite there. Light resinous attack, too. The latter half reveals a larger fruit essence of pineapple, grapefruit, & herbal lemon tea leaves. Modest essence of crackery & bread laden malts, however the bitterness of the hops sustains much further into the finish than the malts, leaving a mild white pepper spiciness on the tongue after each sip. Fresh, clean, snappy mouth feel. Crushable as hell. Delicious stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Pale golden-orange pour the aroma is bright and spicy. A nice tropical hop aroma along with a bit of soft sweetness the hops are a bit faded on the palate but it’s still a lovely brew. Has a honeyed sort of flavour on the back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
50cl bottle from Euston Tap, London. It pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus peel, grainy malts. Taste is again medium hoppy loghtly bitter medium sweet, with grains, bread, grapefruit, pine needles and citrus. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, better than peers

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft, legal C APPEARANCE – Light yellow for an ipa. NOSE - Some hop character, nothing really stands out. FLAVOR - light hoppiness. Not overwhelmingly bitter, floral or resinous. NOTES - pretty typical ipa. Unremarkable, but it seems like it could be a good session drinker. Supports Shigadeyo's theory that 80% of IPAs are the same.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (366) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Clear gold pour. Aroma is citrus, lemon and orange. Taste is citrus, pine, and bitter orange. Juicy hop start that lingers into a dry resin finish . Notes of grapefruit finish it off. Very good.


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