RATINGS: 472   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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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.


2.7
kingofthemtn (56) - - NOV 16, 2017
This is the first IP beer I've had that was markedly piney. Searching high and low I can't find a mention of exactly what hops are in it, but west coast and pine leads me to either Chinook, Summit or Simcoe. To me Simcoe is not pine, it's cat, but in a good way, sometimes. Plus it's the parent to Mosaic so it can't be all bad. I feel tropical and citrus are playing second fiddle here, my go to is still Saranac Legacy. One of my homebrews used Chinook for bittering, but Citra for finishing and dry hop so the Citra overpowered any chance of chinook flavor. Now I'll have to track down some summit hops just to see if that's this taste.

3.5
ajnepple (7089) - 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 (5922) - 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 (3259) - 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 (1218) - 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 (2239) - 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 (2744) - 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 (610) - 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 (516) - 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!


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