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RATINGS: 346   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Poured into lager glass. Deep golden orange with a humongous frothy head that subsided to a tight layer with tons of lacing start to finish. Aroma was malty, earthy, some yeast, citrus fruit, a slight but of pine resin. The citrus aroma reminds me of lemon lime hard candies. Get the malts immediately on he sip, then a huge blast of citrus more grapefruit than the nose suggested. Earthy underneath, nice hit of bitterness, not overwhelming. Tiny bit of breadiness or yeast, slightly toasty. Flavor hits and passes quickly, and grapefruit and maybe mango linger just a bit. Very clean and refreshing, light on the palate. Finishes dry and makes you want more. The carbonation is light and refreshing. Very drinkable and can see this on a hot summer day.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3030) - 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 (72) - 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 (351) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1721) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Tap. Shakespeare’s, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Thin, dense, lasting, white head. Fresh, minty, black berry hop. It’s akin to a lager with a blackcurrant top. In the nicest possible way. Taste is gentle bitter. Some fruity sweet. Crisp, clean palate. Finishes juicy bitter. Some dry on the close. Quite unusual, really, but very drinkable, fresh, and tasty. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a hazy, pale golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of pils yeast, grain and floral hops. Citrus hop flavours, with crisp grassy notes and some bready malt. Finish was dry straw, resin and grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aromas of fresh pine, sharp citrus. Slightly hazy orange-gold, mostly fading white head. Dry, very fresh hop flavors. Light bodied, very clean.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (299) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Aromas of fresh hops and some dry citrus. White foamy head and lighter golden body. Fresh crisp hop flavors and notes of lemon. Dry and crisp on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle @ home at weekly tasting. Clear golden orange colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells hops, malts, fresh, nice. Tastes slightly hoppy, malts, sweet, fresh. Hoppy pilsener. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Slightly hazy, dark yellow, medium white head. Nice hoppy ale, with notes of citrus, melons, tropical fruit, caramel. Light body. Medium to high carbonation. Really refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjakk (397) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 21, 2014
Yellowish mildly cloudy,yellowish foam that dosnt really last. Apricot and flower in the aroma. Mild toffé with strong fruity bitterness in the aftertaste.


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