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Polycot - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 09-01-2008)
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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a murky whitish yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and a slight apricot fruitiness. Taste is the same with the apricot being very subtle flavor wise. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a very mild apricot presence in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 05:41:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of womencantsail


3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2011 00:57:45 | More by womencantsail
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-19-2013 05:27:38 | More by GRG1313
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-22-2013 02:29:09 | More by largadeer
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-08-2013 04:14:43 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-23-2013 02:48:58 | More by SocalKicks
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3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to find fault with this as a flavored wheat. Big improvement on the standard American style. Sharp and snappy on the tongue. Some orange among the fruit. Great creamy mouthfeel from loads of carbonation that laces the glass and fills the mouth. IBU is in the teens and I don't detect much actual hop flavor, but it does have just a hint of bitterness.

Thoroughly quaffable, but makes a nice aperatif. I don't detect much sweetness, nor is the fruit overdone. It's a touch on the acidic side, but for a summer beer it's ideal.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 04:59:35 | More by mactrail
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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a super hazy goldenrod with a light white head. Looks like a good brewpub wheat.

S: Real nice smell of slightly candied apricots and wheat.

T: Nice apricot infusion into the overall beer which was impressive. Other flavours include some assorted citrus and wheat.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, ABV is very well hidden.

O: This is a nice wheat beer, I like what they did with the fruit. Well integrated.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 05:55:03 | More by Halcyondays
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-17-2013 05:40:37 | More by zestar
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-17-2012 06:12:48 | More by drewone
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2014 19:22:01 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

798th Review on BA
Bottle to Hangar 24th 2nd Anny Snifter
22oz bottle

Thanks to my wife for a suprise beer

App- A hazy golden yellow with a 1-1/2" finger head and a few whispy lines of cling. More orange on the bottom of the beer.

Smell- A light aromatic beer. Wheat, no real trace of the apricots and maybe a touch of yeast.

Taste- I'm torn on this beer. It's a little better than I thought. It's a little wheaty and has some apricot behind it. The balance of fruit vs wheat beer seems a little skewed. A bit thick and damp and the same time.

Mouth- A medium high carbonation level. A slight wheat and damp apricot residual flavor.

Drink- Not as bad I thought it would be, but for me I am not into adding fruit to a wheat beer. It was pretty tasty on a hot So.Cal day though. Doubt I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 02:52:36 | More by FosterJM
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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Hangar 24 Brewery
Redlands, CA

Cloudy orange with lighter, closer to yellow, edges. Thin white head. Not much lacing down the glass.

Sweet apricots in the aroma, along with some bready malt character and grass--pleasant but incredibly faint.

The flavor is a combination of apricot flesh and skin, bready malts, and wheat. This beer is certainly easy drinking, though it simply doesn't pack a ton of flavor.

Medium bodied. Very easy to drink.

A very simple, and I hate to say boring, apricot wheat beer. Good enough, especially on a scorching hot Redlands summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 01:02:21 | More by ehammond1
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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lists itself on the bottle as a “wheat-wine style ale brewed with fresh apricots”
Bottled: unk

Pours a light golden hazed ale with scatter surface white foams. Smells of wheat, pepper, a little sugar, some hints of apricot blossoms (rather than the meaty fruit I do so love) and a hint of almost American yeast. Pleasant, but simple nose. Flavor is nice and fruity now, a good hit of apricots, very sweet, however. A little bit of the wheat character in the back. Full bodied with low carb and a watery finish. Of the wheatwines I’ve had, this one is pretty decent, but nonetheless, this just may not be my style.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 06:33:30 | More by harrymel
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-11-2013 23:06:10 | More by kscaldef
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-03-2013 06:33:50 | More by ste5venla
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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a Hangar 24 pint glass at the brewery on Friday for five dollars, reviewed from notes, one of the two experimental beers available that day

A-This stuff looked amazing and resembled orange juice more than beer, cloudy as I have ever seen a beer of this nature, golden orange color that you could not see through at all, 1/2 inch bubbly white head, stuck around a few minutes, some retention, interesting lacing
S-The smell was definitely the weakest part of the brew but it still had enough apricot in there to make things enjoyable, also some other citrus, small amount of wheat, grassy accents, and mild boozy sweetness
T-It started off with nothing but candied apricots and light sugar, the middle had wheat and a bit of a chewiness character, finish was on the sweeter side with more apricots and lemons, malt never got overpowering and seemed light, beer did get a little more flavorful as it warmed, certainly more fruity than bready during the last few sips, cool balance in this one that did not get old at any point in time
M-Sweet, funky, barely tart, and chewy mouthfeel, carbonation was really good and let the complexities of the beer shine through without being too aggressive, body was full and extremely murky, laste also lingered nicely
D-When the bartender Molly told me the ABV on this one I said there was no way so I walked over to the brewmaster himself and he confirmed it, wow this stuff went down easy and the alcohol was hidden incredibly well, smooth and not overly sweet, not heavy on the stomach, would make a nice session beer regardless of its strength

I had not been to the brewery for close to four months since it pretty much opened, they only had two beers then and now I am glad they have broadened their horizons, Ben is a good brewer and this beer proves that, he pretty much winged it with this and made a masterpiece in my opinion, very popular among others there that day too, it is pretty much their Orange Wheat with just apricots instead of oranges, more alcohol and longer fermentation, they come from his friend Paul's garden, hence the name, I hope to see this one stick around as a permanent offering but it is only a one time deal as of right now, get to the brewery and try some while you can

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2008 23:29:38 | More by Floydster
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2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 05:02:43 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I would have loved for this beer to have a pure and refreshing moment, mid-quaff, of juicy apricot flavor. I had to settle for some subdued notes, mostly smacking more of dried apricot than fresh, yummy apricot.

I also would have liked to see a little head retention; it quickly dissipated into an off-white ring around the hazy orange-yellow beer. The beer did look refreshing.

And along with that bright note, the body was light and smooth. Some earthy, light hops lingered on the palate but mostly it finished clean with traces of the fruit. I would not have suspected the beer to be 7+%.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 06:19:14 | More by beerpadawan
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-06-2013 01:59:04 | More by millerbuffoon
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3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge thanks to Chris (Cavery) for this special beer he was able to obtain and send me. Cheers buddy!

2011 bottle.

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:39:07 | More by SpdKilz
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3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 04:42:34 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-14-2012 07:20:47 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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3/5  rDev -15%

12-17-2011 00:14:47 | More by yeahnatenelson
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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Bruery Provisions. Part of a flight, poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Very light, cloudy pale yellow color. Small white head with watery lacing.

S- Light fruits and malts. Hops are very mellow in this beer. Not pungent, but nice and fruity.

T- Fruits, lighter malts and apricot. Not strong on the fruits, but you can't get around them.

M- Thin, but smooth and dry finish. Bubbly carbonation.

O- Tasty, fruity beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 07:15:57 | More by Murrhey
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Polycot from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.