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RATINGS: 293   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Citrus, flower, and pine in a somewhat mild aroma. Taste is clean and starts a little sweet with some citrus, and a nice bitter punch in the finish. Another solid effort from a good local brewery.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (262) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at birch hill tavern.. or the other 85 times I’ve had this: Pours clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, slight flowers. Taste is super clean citrus, resin, a little floral, not at all sweet and not overly bitter. This beer is insanely good and is much better on tap than in a bottle. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish. Outstanding... one of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (149) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Stunned, amazing! Dark golden pour with white head. Tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Crisp, lemon zesty citrusy. Hint if pine, a little bit citrus tartness. Plenty hoppy too. Absolutely delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (669) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Cask Republic, New Haven. Definitely seeing a craze for this style lately, which makes sense. Combines the aromatics of a good IPA with the body of a lager. Pours a medium orange-amber, nose crisp and resinous, no heavy stickiness here. Body is smooth and maybe even a bit creamy, some graham cracker notes and lingering resinous bittering as well, glad to have given this a whirl, hopefully a Shelton Bros or some similar can get this going nationwide.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6772) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at Café Viking. Medium high white fluffy lasting head. Cloudy orange body. Sweet mango peach aroma. Dry fruity nutty flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared at Paul’s. Poured a thin watery light clear gold with a small foamy white head. Aroma/flavor of earth, light dirty citrus, grassy hops. Medium to slightly lighter body, average carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (672) - 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 (2129) - 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 (820) - 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, I’m really glad to find a local IP(x) with a citrusy, not toasty, hopped flavor.


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