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RATINGS: 390   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 - 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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   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. It’s on the full side, but not aggressively carbonated. This is the first "Imperial Pils" I’ve tried, and I’m intrigued by its ability to retain such a crisp and floral taste of a double IPA, but without the heat and strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1992) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
A hazy, golden beer, a head is blond and small. Aroma has lemon and other citrusfruits, some grain, fresh. Taste has citrusfruits, some other fruits, medium bitterness is slightly harsh. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Interesting and strongly citrusfruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1712) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Draft. Cloudy orange body, looks like a work of art. Aroma is a sweet citrus note of fresh air. Flavor has a sweet citrus note with a malty finish. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (323) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Very good, this lager is hoped like an ale. Nice robust hop flavor. Great lacing as it goes down. Will get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2850) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bonus from a recent trade. Nice caramel malt smooth body. Light and faint hops some grassy some herbal. Would like a little more here please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
From tap at Řlbaren. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, citrus, malt and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4058) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottles and draft since debut, Boston area
Of the three main beers that came out initially (this, Red Tape and Smoke and Dagger), I like this one by far the least. The beer pours fine, well-carbonated, golden and bright with strong head retention. From the first sniff and sip, it’s clear that this beer is marketed to the aggressively bittered IPA crowd. Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy resin. Just tastes like a mouthfull of acid. Can barely choke down a pint of it at the bar when there isn’t much else. Thankfully, Jabby Brau is showing up most places as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (903) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of graham crackers, citrus and pine hops. Easy drinking with a crisp clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbnz (81) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ Getränkefeinkost in Berlin

Appearance: Darker gold body, white head with some retention
Aroma: Pine, citrus, floral
Taste: Pine resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit, caramel
Palate: Medium body, crisp dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2601) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Pours hazy peach with low white head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit. Taste is sweet, resinous and malty caramel. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (403) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
Beer 400! Big citrus pine nose. Big! Super foam from the first batch of Jack’s Abby to hit PA. Golden. Mild bitter, wheaty finish. Citrus zest, lemon.

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