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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 - 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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a slightly foggy gold, with a few fingers of fluffy white head. Smells richly of citrus-y American hops, with notes of lemon, and fresh pine-wood. Taste starts with crisp hops and barley, and quickly springs a bittersweet citrus medley of bitter lemon rind, and sweet limeade. Finishes slightly on the dry side, with a slight dynamic of sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel hits every part of the tongue but the back. Itís on the full side, but not aggressively carbonated. This is the first "Imperial Pils" Iíve tried, and Iím intrigued by its ability to retain such a crisp and floral taste of a double IPA, but without the heat and strength.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (653) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours cloudy golden color with a decent sized white head. Nice citrus aroma with some tropical fruit. Sweet citrus start with some mango and pineapple notes. Finish is slightly metallic and pine holiness. Finish is smooth and crisp. This brew is wicked good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Golden pour with some white head. Hoppy citrus nose and taste. Crisp lager finish. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This golden beer has a malty, almond, pine and orange marmalade flavour with smooth creamy notes on the bitter opine finish. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (792) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12pz bottle thanks to BoostIPA. Damn, this is a lager? Badass. Pours pale gold, clear with rocky white head. Aroma of dank, skunky, hoppy goodness. Beneath that is just a little citrus. Taste: hop punch up front; fruity underpinnings. Remarkably clean and dry lager core beneath the hop front. Light body, lively carbonation. I could drink the shit out of this. This is fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzaxxx (15) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This is a really nice beer - somehow the lagering mellows out the bitterness of the hops. Excellent mouth feel, excellent taste. As a New Englander, Iím really glad to find a local IP(x) with a citrusy, not toasty, hopped flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
voyageurmike (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Fruity notes are moderate, a very well balanced beer with a dry finish versus the typical overpowering bitter aftertaste of an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (220) - - JUL 1, 2014
Extraordinary beer, elegant but strong, extremely dry and tasty, perfectly rounded and finished after a development without a break. Itís at the same level than, for instance, My Antonia. Great stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgrantskis (2) - - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
I love this beer, my absolute favorite. Piney, citrusy smell. Bitter taste on the palate. I could live on this beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (584) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at Ames Plow in Fanueil Hall, sweet aroma, resinous hops, sticky. Good beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a yellow color with a white head. A floral aroma with a spicy scent. Taste is bitter with notes of coriander and heavy hops. The hops comes through cleanly with an overpowering punch. A good IPA flavor that was a little overdone.


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