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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass. The color is a yellow gold with a small amount of haze and a finger of foamy white head with little lacing on the glass. The smell is hoppy but not knock you over hoppy as a orange aroma comes out to greet you. Along with some hop aroma there is some sweet pilsner malts that has a bit of a biscuit aroma. The taste is hoppy and gives a bit of bitterness with orange rind and earthy, leafy greens. There is a touch of tangerine, passion fruit and even some lemon-like flavor for a moment. The malts then steer into more biscuit flavor and some saltine flavor is there before bitterness is rained down over the back-end. The feel of this beer is light and is quit drinkable. This is really smooth with ever the smallest bump in the road of bitterness. This makes a good early spring beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (635) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Light orange-brown, small tan head. Aroma herbal hops, malt. Medium body. Grainy and grassy hop flavors, really not that hoppy though tending toward the malty off dry side. Dry more than bitter. Found this to be ok, not really that flavorful. Got it on draft at a less than stellar establishment so it’s possible it wasn’t that fresh, open to retrying it elsewhere.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4197) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016
355ml bottle at home, from AleselA, Paisley, powdery corn, citrus aroma, golden, amber with a very thin, bubbly head, yeasty, corn, vegetable, hoppy, oily with a prolonged modern hop aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 18, 2016
33cl bottle cloudy orange color with white creamy head hoppy aroma with hint of citrus

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (1489) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Day Box No. 1. The pour is a nice ruby tinted golden yellow with a nice pillowy white head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a bubbly collar. The aroma is strange. It smells like the fermentation of beer outside of Founders. It's a sweet potato malt that really comes through. It's not bright and hoppy, nor does it carry the metallic lager tendency. The flavor is not hoppy at all. There is a strong malt presence that comes through in a dominating fashion. The sweet potato malts are hugely present and there is a touch of bitterness on the finish. The mouth feel is heavy and syrupy for what it should be. There is minimal carbonation present. This thing just hangs when it should be bright and sharp. The aftertaste carries the heavy malt fermentation and just meh. Damn you Jack's Abby! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (769) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of "Dumpster Day" box #1. Aroma is like...bran cereal. Dry. It smells like outside a brewery when they’re brewing beer, that exact smell. Then some pine but mostly "outside of Founders" smell. Appearance is amber golden, off white head. Tastes much as it smells, a ton of malt, a lot of brewery aroma flavor, not remotely hoppy, otherwise very light. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, slight pine in the aftertaste. Overall, this is about what I expected, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
On tap at West End Grill, Randolph MA. Citrus, strawberry and caramel aroma. Slightly hazy copper under a lasting, thin, white sheet. Excellent balance of resinous citrus and pine hops with sweet, slightly dried fruity caramel and a dry finish. Moderate to medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, despite being a largish drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (366) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is strong citrus hops with some herbs and mild resin and cheese, bread. Appearance is mildly hazy golden orange with lots of sparkle, 1/2 finger-width foamy head and sticky lacing. Taste is citrusy hops with mild bitterness balance with sweet. Palate is medium bodied with soft texture, lively carbonation and long citrusy mild bitter finish. Overall, this is as advertised--cross between lager and IPA. These guys really know how to do things with lagers. Great at getting the flavor out of the hops without turning it into a bitter pill. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1971) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Clear amber, thick white froth. Fruity hop aroma, peach and grapefruit, some caramel. Similar flavour, sweetish with alcholic bitterness. Ends on an alcoholic orange juice note. Not impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - NOV 4, 2015
It pours murky orange with medium creamy head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Extremely hoppy too for a Pils, very tasty, fruity and refreshing, light body, dry finish. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (3486) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from trade. Poured into snifter. Light sulfury lager yeast character in the nose with moderate to strong citrus hops, moderate grapefruit with some marmalade and jam. Very clear, pale yellow with a small white head. Taste is a weird, mineral like almost reminiscent of a dortmunder type lager. Moderate hop character but nowhere near IPA level, maybe due to lagering. Overall a very nice beer but the hops seem a tad faded and the water is very mineral like.


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