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Hangar 24 Orange Wheat - Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

Scelous, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TrojanRB, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Manny_Merino, Jun 14, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

98green, Jun 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

MCMASTERSANCHEZ, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

sjmad23, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of i4ourgot
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I cracked one of these open on a 90 degree day and boy was it refreshing. I was a little scared that it would be a very intense orange flavored beer. Something similar to magic hat number 9 with the intense apricot flavor, instead it was very mellow and blends very well with the wheat. The beer had a nice creamy head to it and a hazy straw like color. The aroma was a subtle orange flavor with some bready notes. The flavor was a slight orange with the wheat notes of the beer being very dominant. The beer has a lighter mouth feel from adding oranges early in fermentation. I would recommend this beer for any hot day.

i4ourgot, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

cdog707yo, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

hbchrisg, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

SoCalSuds, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

quadhog, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Matt_Ortiz, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

greymalkin, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

pathead, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

kemoarps, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bonsall_Phil, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jmccraney, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

kbrown, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of biegaman
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

biegaman, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of MJamieson
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured beautifully out of the bottle, with a nice head that sadly disappeared quickly.

Pale straw in color, but head was very nice bright color when in place.

Does not have an overly pronounced orange taste but does have a bright citrus edge to it. Those that enjoy a Lost Coast Great White will like this beer a lot.

Looking forward to distribution throughout the state of Arizona on this brand.

MJamieson, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

bumchilly25, Mar 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

anteater, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kmanjohnson, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head.

S: Fresh orange juice/zest and some wheat in a simple, somewhat faint nose. Smells good.

T: Coriander, poppy, wheat, orange juice and rind, but the orange is a bit light. This could have used a strong dose oif citra hops or just plain more orange. A tiny bit of skunkiness is detectable, but so slight that it barely detracts from the beer's tastiness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with average/above average carbonation, but not harsh.

O: This could have been done better and it could have been more citric, but it's a decent wheat beer. Worth a try.

BierJager89, Mar 04, 2014
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.