Polycot - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
22-oz.bomber into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 1, 2012 (purchased for $4.99 at Bine and Vine in Kensington (San Diego, Calif.) on Nov. 29, 2012. Hazy straw grapefruit with a finger of light gray head that dissipated very quickly. No retention on the top or on the sides.
Smelled apricot, peach, pear, sour fruit, wheat, lemon grass, honey and some skunkiness.
Tasted similar to the nose. Got sour fruit, tart fruit, apricot, pear, peach, lemon grass and still that slight bit of skunkiness.
Light body. Thin texture. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Decent beer overall. Probably about what I expected, but I’d have it again.
12-02-2012 04:42:34 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
A huge thanks to Chris (Cavery) for this special beer he was able to obtain and send me. Cheers buddy!
Appearance – Pours a faint hazy hay color into a tulip. About a finger of white head is achieved with a quick pour that dispels almost immediately leaving almost no lacing.
Smell – Honestly, I mainly get wheat. Lots and lots of wheat (and grain). Just a hint of apricot aroma is present.
Taste – As I was expecting from the nose, wheat is the dominant flavor. The apricot comes in midway but still has to fight the wheat/grain to make an appearance. A relatively one dimensional brew that disappoints in the sense that it boasts of using inordinate amount of apricots in the brewing process, but one is left feeling cheated. A nice tasting wheat ale, but again, not up to what I expected.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, slightly creamy, plenty of carbonation, finishes a hint dry.
Overall – I was very happy when Chris sent this. I most certainly wanted to try this seeing as I love fruit infused beers (if done correctly). This one, sadly, was not. While this is by no means a “bad” beer, it just is mediocre at best. The apricot flavor and aroma is so slight that one almost feels forced to acknowledge that said fruit was used in the making of this wheat beer. The wheat and grain really is quite dominate in the flavor, though the drinkability is quite high for a relatively lofty ABV. Would have on tap with a meal, but not worth trading for IMO.
08-20-2011 00:39:07 | More by SpdKilz
3.58/5 rDev +2%
Label is different than what is pictured above.
A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a finger thick white head which fades to the rim leaving some splotchy lace.
N: Fruity (apricots - surprise), some lemon/citrus, wheaty grains, faint sweetness and tartness.
T: Wheaty with some very faint chalk. Apricots prominent along with some stone fruit pits. Mildly sour with trace lemon and grass and yeast.
M: Light body and medium carbonation. Finishes with yeasty wheat and subtle apricot.
O: Labeled as a wheat-wine style, but correctly identified above as a pale wheat ale. Would like to try fresher as the fruits seem somewhat faded.
09-20-2012 00:20:33 | More by wethorseblanket
2.65/5 rDev -24.5%
On tap @ the bruery provisions
Look: Murky yellow in color and semi translucent with a 1/8 inch white head and some spotty lace
Smell: Very light apricot nose with just a touch of wheat not impressed
Taste: Ok this beer flavor wise is a straight miss. It has a soapy water kind of taste with just the slightest amount of apricot. If I did not know this had apricot in it I would never had guessed thats how lack luster it is
Mouthfeel: Thin body and mild carbonation and a touch dry
Overall: Not Hangar's best offering
02-18-2012 05:02:43 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Polycot pours very hazy with a quickly receding head, not very attractive in the glass. Aromas of dried apricots don't dominate but are definitely apparent, no hop aroma. Palate is earthy and musty, again some apricot. Light mouthfeel.
The appearance was a bit of a turnoff and the flavors and aromas of apricot felt subdued, worth trying but not repeating.
09-19-2012 17:33:19 | More by TheCrowsNest
4.4/5 rDev +25.4%
I had this on tap and served in a goblet at Eureka Burger in Redlands, CA only a week or so after it was released. It was hot, as it usually is in So Cal in August. Although, they did serve thus beer under 30 degrees, so I had to try to quickly warm it up to taste it.
A - I was not terribly pleased about the appearance of this beer. It was not just cloudy, but solid like orange juice. I had to vigorously swirl it around to get some sort of head on it and when I did get it, it dissipated quickly.
S - A little bit of breadiness with a whole lot of fresh sugary citrus.
T - The taste was great on this evening. It was refreshing and citrusy, yet I still had a slight hint of alcohol burn to let me know this was a fermented beverage. I was totally impressed that this was not just Orange Wheat, sub oranges with apricots. It's something totally on it's own.
M - Silky and smooth with just a hint of carbonation. It wouldve been nice for the carbonation to be bumped up just a tad. Consistent champagne bubbles wouldve made this a 5.
D - 7.20% and tastes damn near OJ. The booze is well hidden with just a tad peaking through. This is the first H24 beer I've been very VERY satisfied with. A+ guys.
08-04-2010 07:08:09 | More by antioch
3.8/5 rDev +8.3%
On-tap at Bruery Provisions
A: The beer pours a hazy yellow/straw color with a tall white head.
S: I don't get quite as much fruit as I anticipated. Plenty of wheat and yeast with a light grassy note. The fruit is a bit softer and in the background, but it does provide a nice bit of sweetness.
T: The fruit flavor comes through a bit more, which is nice. Soft apricot and almost white peach flavors on top of sweet wheat and bread. There is a light yeast note, mild grass, and almost no bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Slightly sweet, but still fairly light and refreshing. Much better than Hangar 24's more popular fruited wheat offering.
09-08-2011 00:57:45 | More by womencantsail
Polycot from Hangar 24 Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.