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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 - itís 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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at Mad Taco. Pours golden with light head that dissipates quickly. Light citra hops aroma. Medium body. Very drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (775) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Can at a toddlerís birthday party. Great IPL that showcases both sides of the style really well. The lager component is really clean and subtle, with just a bit of clean malt flavor, and the hops are prominent without being out of balance. Great on a hot day.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (571) - - AUG 20, 2016
On tap at BGH. Hoppy on the nose. Really well balanced and hoppy. Light but strong. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
330ml bottle served in a chalice glass. Enjoyed at PiBar-Lausanne. Pours a cloudy orange color forming a small and creamy white head with medium retention and some lacings left in the glass. Nose is sweet, very malty and very herby. Pine and booze. Taste follows the nose. Very sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel and biscuit. Strong notes of tropical fruits, resin and pale malts. Hints of pine. Full body. Medium carbonation. Caramel, resin and pine in the aftertaste. Not very persistent. Good drinkability. Great strong Lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFanDan17 (1079) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2016
A unique spin. Nice maltfeel with a touch of graham cracker. Hops are rich, but not overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Sweet honey notes come through on the nose. The beer is a straw pale with very little head. The taste is mild, but balanced, with honey, bread and a light herbal grit at the finish. Goes down smooth and clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
A pillowy well laced head on a golden straw body. A massive citrus and tropical fruit nose is a hit. The hops are there in force in the taste profile - grapefruit, kiwi, orange and melon are all fresh and refreshing. A very drinkable bitterness that is not astringent or difficult to take. A solid medium body and carbonation, and the lager yeast, help give it a smooth, enjoyable mouth feel. The malt is appropriately sweet but understated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft - Nice fresh leafy hops. Clear gold with a rich white head. Nice leafy fresh hoppy notes and a clean bitter finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1784) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
On tap at As Is NYC on 7th July 2016. Cloudy amber with thick creamy head soon becoming shallow but affording full lacing. Rich hoppy aroma with pungency and tanginess. Powerful grassy, citric liquid pass, whilst the finish is slightly nutty, with tangerine and grapefruit but short-lived. Full-bodied with a zingy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Can at Beer Culture. Mostly clear orange with spotty lacing. Citrus and citrus rind. Some maltiness comes through and provides a strong backbone. Mid dry close.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2016
I am not digging the hop character in this one. It is an onion bomb. Itís nice looking though, cloudy orange w/ a long lasting head. Aside from onion, I get some woody pine notes and some borderline harsh earthy bitterness in the finish. There is a very slight touch of simple sweet malt in the background but this is very much a hop centered brew. Itís medium to full bodied, just a hair on the heavy side, w/ fairly vigorous carbonation. Aside from this tastes like onions, itís pretty well made, I guess.


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