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Pale Ale - Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 04-08-2008)
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Reviews by Chopman50:
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4/5  rDev +14%

Chopman50, Feb 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of ehammond1
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Eureka! Burger
Redlands, CA

Slightly hazy golden, orange and yellow. Thin but present off-white head and lots of lacing down the glass. Beautiful beer.

A slightly citrusy and bready aroma. Appropriate for a pale ale, though this beer isn't hugely aromatic.

Slightly more bitterness than I would have expected, some mild citrus flavors, and a somewhat chewy and bready malt bill. Extremely well balanced and very tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. Clean, crisp, refreshing, incredibly easy to drink--was wonderful and went down fast after a long car ride and some frustrating traffic.

A very good staple IPA. Along with the chocolate porter, this has been my favorite Hangar 24 beer to date.

ehammond1, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of HalfFull
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from your standard 12 oz. bottle. Shows a deep straw in color with a bit of haze. Finger of nearly white foam offer decent retention and rather light lacing.

Initially offered some yeast and hop notes on the aroma with yeast settling out pretty swiftly. This is followed briefly by some citric hop aromas but soon settles to and remains rather odd in nature. Not bad but not good, maybe not fresh? Bit dank at times.

Flavor is decent, though quite light and uninspiring with a flash of orange on the finish. Body and feel are light for the style. Finish is lightly grainy and brief, with a touch of lemon. So so overall, but nice to see a Pale Ale that's actually pale.

HalfFull, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
2.6/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks goes out to chickencoop for sending me this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, skunk, fruit, and a nutty character. The flavor was of sweet malt, skunk, and nutmeg. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this one was not really that good. All of the aspects of this one were weak for my kind of APA. Really didn't enjoy this one too much, but am glad I got a chance to try it.

thagr81us, May 04, 2011
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to floydster for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The pale ale is a pretty golden yellow color, lacking the brown amber hues that you'd expect. I like the change. THe head was sizeable on pour, nearly a finger, but didn't leave any lace in its wake.

S: The aroma is citrusy, lively enough to stand out above the caramel malt body. As the ale warms, the bready notes emerge, becoming fuller against the hops.

T: The pale ale is well balanced, allowing both the hops and malts to come through. Hops are citrusy, sweet with fruit. The malts are bready with a cereal dryness. The two play very nicely, an enjoyable ale for a Friday afternoon.

M: The pale ale has the best of both worlds, crisp hops and grainy malts. Some spices emerge where the hops and malts intersect, adding a deeper level of flavor.

D: I really like this one, a pale ale that has a full flavor profile and still retains its mellow taste.

akorsak, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have seen the beers of this new brewery from Redlands, CA all over the Inland Empire recently, on tap at bars and restaurants, and now a few in bottles. Brewed a few miles from my former home in Mentone Beach- I sure wish Hangar 24 had been there when I lived walking distance away! Good job guys!

Pours a very clear, clean, bright pale golden, lighter than some of the more famous pale ales, but with good head retention to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is a nice mix of malts and hops, typical of the style. Somewhat fruity hop profile.

Flavor is a follow up, gentle but prominant (that's a contradiction, I know) hops that define the beer. A little more weedy than the aroma. Well balanced and very drinkable. An easy drinker, not terribly complex, but hey, that's OK too!

Dukeofearl, May 27, 2009
Photo of seasmokiee
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

seasmokiee, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of koakley
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

koakley, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of MrHirschybar
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands
1/24/11

A - Light golden/peach color, clear, small fizzy white head

S - Citrus and light malt (I didn't get any cat pee or the score certainly wouldn't have been above average).

T - Citrus with malt finish, light bitterness that lingers a little but evens out

M - light, low to medium carbonation, lingering light hop citrus bitterness that mingles with light maltiness

D - Nice pale ale, not too light, not too bitter, decently balanced - easily session-worthy at 5.5% and ready for the 100 degree summers in the Inland Empire. A decent local offering...

MrHirschybar, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It reminds me of apple juice when I look at it with a 1/8 head and no retention

Smell: bitter and piney hops are the first thing I notice with a bready finish

Taste: The beer for me has very little taste. Some piney hops and it has just slight traces of nuts bread and citrus

Mouthfeel: Light body and moderate to high levels of carbonation, just a bit dry on the finish

Overall: It is actually not a bad beer but it just lacks in all departments

DarthKostrizer, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of IBUnit63
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the season finale of 24, I'm cracking this courtesy of gcphilli. The Orange Wheat from H24 was quite a pleasant surprise so let's see how this deal rolls from my Medley's pint glass...

A little less pale than expected. Straight natural honey color. Slightly cloudy...head is pretty thin and doesn't make an evening of it. Carbonation is slow...indicating viscosity.

I get decent citrus hop presence. Maybe a little flora too. It's good...but there's a slightly sweaty quality to it. Hops older than desired? There's a sweet straight syrupy quality to this. A little uneven but not too bad. The underlying malt presence is a bit muted. Not bad but something's a little curious here. Let's see if there's some redemption here.

There's a persistence of slightly spent floral hops. Only a small faint hint of citrus. Malt profile is well understated. Hops get to be a fair amount grassier than expected. It rounds out to a straightforward sessionable brew. Solid - maybe not extremely complex but it's rather clean and enjoyable. Would like to sample on tap at its freshest moment. If there's any additional testimonial, it gives off a nice hop burp. Cascade-ish. Malt comes into its own a little later on to add more backbone.

The hop bitterness definitely has a grassy, slightly metallic tinge. The flora and a bit of malt provides a hint of depth. Not malty by any means - at least at first - more like a bit of sweet weight. Malt shows up with a little warmth and add somes caramel. Finish is more husky than drinking experience indicates, which is a good thing.

Well, this brewery is 2-for-2 as far as I'm concerned for easyoing sessionable craft offerings. Straightforward? Sure. Enjoyable? Yup. Drinks pretty damn easily, and I can imagine having a few of these chillin' in the 909 in a pub the day before the Fontana race. Good pour.

IBUnit63, May 19, 2009
Photo of constahoogan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is extremely murky with no hazed edges at all. There head is virtually non-existent after the initial pour but it does leave little dots of lace.

Sweet Citrusy hop notes in the nose. I get a hint of orange peel like hop bitterness in the front with slightly sweet backbone

This pale ale is well rounded and very drinkable.

constahoogan, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of tbag77
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

tbag77, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of hopdog
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle acquired in trade with hophead22 (thanks!).

Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, earthy, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, the same earthiness, and a little toasty.

Notes from and tasted on: 6/13/09

hopdog, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of ninetofive
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle reviewed on 11-17-10

a- very clear, straw, yellow golden.

s- not inviting, cat pee, hop spice.

t- crisp, dry, mellow hop spicyness.

m- very crisp and light.

d- easy drinking. went down very easy and smooth.

good pale, easy to drink, interesting hop spice. very dry for a pale.

ninetofive, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a finger or two of white had.

S: Nice citrus hop aromas followed by a definite pine character. The piney hops are incredibly oily and resinous which you don't often find in a pale ale. Some moderate malt notes of bread and biscuit malts.

T: A nice flavor, but not quite as good as the nose. Not as much citrus and the pine is not as intense either. More toward the bready malt side of things with some grapefruit peel adding additional bitterness and maybe some floral notes.

M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium.

O: Pretty decent pale ale, though it's a bit too bitter without a ton of hop flavor.

womencantsail, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of smoothaftertaste
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

smoothaftertaste, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

707th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12oz

Grog shop in whittier, $1.50 single

App- A mix of golden orange with some light yellows. At most a 1/4 in of head and fell very quick to leave a few trailing bubbles on top.

Smell- Deep and damp because of the barley and agressive dry hopping. A bitter note as well. Faint whisps of some muted citrus.

Taste- A bit thick and dense. The barley adds an oat like bread note for me. For an APA its a bit big and loses a brightness and a quenching note.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Leaves a thick malty aftertaste to it.

Drink- Hangar 24 has been hit or miss on some brews for me. This was a miss but will like to try more from them.

FosterJM, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with over one finger of persistent white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Hops are freshly grassy and herbaceous, slightly piney, with light crackery grain and a trace of carbon dioxide-laced sweet apple esters.

T: Begins dry, with early acidity that keeps to a restrained presence and focused pale malt that starts husky but turns more vinous in the middle. Hop presence is fairly muted, herbaceous in a hay-like way. The hops show most character toward the finish, but without much bitterness present at all.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and mildly acidic but staying smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: A worthy attempt at an appealing but malt-focused pale ale. Malt stays light in quality, but is delivered in robust quantity. Despite the malt's starring role here, it stays gentle and approachable, aided by mild and appropriate acidity.

beagle75, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a RR snifter...

A - Pours a golden orange with a one finger off white head that dissipates at a hasty pace. Lacing is minimal...

S - Lots of bready/toasted notes with a little citrus in the mix...

T - Bready malts up front with a mellow citrus fruit presence. Finishes with mild bitter hops and some lingering malt...

M - Pretty thin. On the lighter side of being medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation...

O - Love H24, but this one isn't doing it for me. To much bread, and not enough of a citrus hop presence. Think i'll stick with their other brews...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of zimmerbloke
2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From Blind Beers BIF:

Blind Beer #5 - Pale Ale (Hangar 24 Brewery)
Very light colored pour with a substantial head. Smells of lager yeast and a little bit of bitterness, though not too much in the way of hoppiness in the nose. Definitely either a Pale or Blonde Ale. Taste is very similar to the smell; not a whole lot going on here. Really not a huge fan of the hop profile... at the very least, it isn't very interesting. Mouthfeel is about average, maybe a bit less carbonated than I would like with something of this body. On the whole, nothing wrong with the beer, but it doesn't do anything a) new or b) particularly better than other pales I've had. I feel like it'd be a good fit for drinking a few of on a hot day, but I also doubt I'd seek it out.

3.0/2.5/2.5/3.0/2.5

Fair enough. A local Pale... maybe it doesn't stand up to any of the big boys, but I would be happy with myself had I brewed this. Glad to get a little bit of local color in the package.

zimmerbloke, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of atlf90
3/5  rDev -14.5%

atlf90, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/8/2011

Bottle cracked during the Great Power Apocalypse of 2011 and poured into a snifter.

A: Pale gold with a mountain of white foam. Retention is very good. Lacing is scattered.

S: Biscuity malt lays a respectable foundation for a plethora of citrus. Tangerine blends with peach and orange. The hops are bright and vibrant.

T: Smooth upper moderate bitterness with a dash of biscuity sweetness. Pine is faint, but there are strong notes of tangerine and orange. The beer is very smooth with no harshness, alcohol, or astringency. It's pretty balanced, but the malt is not heavy bread and caramel so it's pretty nice.

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: This was surprisingly good. Light, hoppy, refreshable, and highly drinkable. Recommended.

HopHead84, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of srandycarter
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear, pretty gold, small head to start, resolves to thin ring pretty fast. Some cling lace.

S - Smoked meat? Yep, like grilled chicken. A little, anyway. Cat pee and pine.

T - Light malt with equal hops.

M - Ok. Thin, a little watery. Drinkable.

D - Would actually do well on a hot day while mowing the lawn.

srandycarter, May 14, 2010
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands, CA.

Pours a clear golden color with an off-white head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Smell is of malt and some herbal/pine hops. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pale ale that is pretty tasty.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
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Pale Ale from Hangar 24 Brewery
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