Steph’s New Brew Review: Hoponius Union

Steph’s New Brew Review: Hoponius Union

Jack’s Abby Brewing Hoponius Union, 6.7% ABV, 65 IBU India Pale Lager

Appearance Golden color with a thick, fluffy white head. Tons of bubbles.
Aroma Bright tropical fruit and citrus aroma.
Taste Bready and resinous with tons of citrus flavor. Finishes dry and bitter.
Mouthfeel Crisp, medium-body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall Superb example of an India Pale Lager. Delicious.

Jack’s Abby Brewing was founded by brothers Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler back in 2011 in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The brothers are currently in the middle of a significant expansion, which includes building a larger brewery at 100 Clinton Street in downtown Framingham, allowing them to increase production, capacity and distribution.

The 67,000 square foot space will feature a 60-barrel brewhouse and canning line, as well as a 5,000 square foot tasting room and restaurant. Jack’s Abby is targeting for a late 2015 opening and looks to hire an additional 30 to 40 employees by the end of 2016.

Hoponius Union is a year-round offering from Jack’s Abby Brewing. The India Pale Lager harmoniously combines lager yeast fermentation and West Coast IPA hops.

This IPL is like a traditional IPA with a twist. It’s fermented cold and aged for extended periods like a typical lager, but a blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. The beer finishes dry to accentuate the pleasant bitterness and hop profile.

Wanna pick this one up? Jack’s Abby is currently distributing some of their beers, including Hoponius Union to Eastern Pennsylvania during the month of April!
Check out… two other articles about Jack’s Abby Brewing from Beer Busters.
Jack’s Abby Focuses on the Rare Breed of Craft Lagers
Jack’s Abby Coming to Pennsylvania

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