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Hangar 24 Orange Wheat - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 Orange WheatHangar 24 Orange Wheat

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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 03-22-2008)
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Though it has 'orange' in the name this Hangar 24 offering has an aroma that smells an awful lot like lemon curd. Even its appearance is most definitely yellow (not orange) and it, too, has the complexion of pie filling. It's a most turbid, thick-looking wheat beer and it's topped with a meringue whip of its own.

Granted, there's little (naturally or artificially) sweet about this fruit beer; my mind quickly turns off dessert and onto breakfast. The bouquet smells plenty like marmalade and orange blossoms, rose petal herbal tea, and also has a hint of the citrusy tartness of a breakfast grapefruit.

Sweet is arguably the most satisfying of all flavours. It's often quite satiating too (think of a rich chocolatey dessert). But nothing is more refreshing than tartness, and this beer drinks something like a grapefruit radler. It's a very tangy quaff, combining a moderate base of grainy, lightly sweet malt with a citrusy quality that can border on lemon-like sour on some sips.

Not all sips, mind you. Some have a total absence of tartness. And flavour for that matter. Indeed, this beer shows flashes of being an excellent hot weather quencher - that, I assume, is the intention behind this brand - but there's concern over its consistency; impressions vary from 'wow this is delicious' to 'wow this is flat'.

Overall, however, Hanger 24 Orange Wheat is as pleasant as the sunny summer afternoon it aims to accompany. Those hellbent on getting as much intense, sweet fruit as possible should ask for a couple extra orange wedges, but anyone simply looking for easy-going, mindless refreshment should enjoy it just fine. I sure liked it.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 23:54:03 | More by biegaman
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Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.