RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUN 1, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml, merci beaucoup à David. Arômes de houblons américains (zest d’orange et résine). Très légères notes sulfureuses au nez. Robe dorée et limpide, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. En bouche, le houblon se montre plutôt aromatique, tirant surtout sur des notes d’agrumes et de résine. Le caractère de fermentation demeure présent, avec de légères notes sulfureuses. Belle texture souple en bouche et finale relativement douce. Très facile à boire.


3.5
ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2017
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear golden appearance with a white head and light lacing. Fresh aroma of floral hops, citrus zest, light tropical notes and mild grains. Similar flavor, adding mild hop bitterness and a light malt sweetness. Light to medium body with crisp carbonation, a slight dry feel and a balanced finish. A nice hoppy lager overall.

4
notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Can - pretty much exactly what I want an IPL to be - nose and approach are assertive, herbal hops, with moderate bitterness - finish is all clean, mildly sweet, floral lager - the best of both worlds! - could it be drier? A little - is it terribly complex? No. - but it's damn enjoyable.

3.7
italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Pale golden pour with a light orange hue ..... aroma of citrusy hops, orange, grapefruit, sweet grainy, with nice tropical notes .. taste is of bitter dry hops, orange, grapefruit, sweet malts, little grainy with light tropical notes .... definitely get the lager piece .... hoppy, dry, sweet and a bit of a bitter rind to it .... sessionable could be slightly less sweeter

3.7
Jayb0 (1215) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Tap at multiple places. This is really nice, has that tropical and rounded fruit IPA character with sort of a crisp dry finish, I suppose from the lagering. Nice combination.

3.6
JorgeLee (2193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
On tap, Ginger Man NYC. Bright golden, thick white foam, nice to see a bright hoppy beer! Clean grainy body, booze hidden well, hint of some rich tea biscuit sweetness, lingering bitterness from hops. Nice strong lager, have to say I didn’t get the real aromatics and flavour of the west coast hops as much as some reviewers, but it was a pretty tasty beer.

3.5
BREWMUSKCLES (2731) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
some hop and some flavor of citrus and other fruit including a bit of tropical. a bit of dryness to cut things short when needed it has good flavor and of course has been done before.nice body not light and sudsy. priced nice.

4
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2017
Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Citrusy aroma, dry. Grapefruit and biscuity malt. Smooth finish, dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
shawnmurphy (585) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - APR 19, 2017
12-ounce can pours hazy gold with creamy white head. Aroma: pine, pineapple. Flavor: all of the above, plus white pepper. Medium-bodied. Flavor: caramel, brown sugar, bubblegum, dark bread, pepper, pinecones. Rich mouthfeel. There’s a sweetness that assaults your tastes buds and lingers a bit too long for me. Too malt-forward for me, so cloying. Their Excess IPL is a more pleasant beer, but I acknowledge it’s all personal preference.

2.2
damzz (512) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours a brunt yellow with a white head that leaves lacing. Noseis faint citrus hops. Body is medium light. Taste is malt dominated by citrus hops with lingering bitter aftertaste. 12 oz can in a variety pack More Cans!

4.7
Myblais (6) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2017 does not count
A great hoppy IPL with a just the right amount of bitterness and a dry finish. Has a gold color and a frothy white head when poured. The hops permeate the aroma. I’m thankful to be able to buy this on the regular in Massachusetts.


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