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Hangar 24 IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 12-27-2008)
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Photo of wknight167
2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Apearance - Pours a clear orangish dark amber witha 1 finger white head and some nice lacing.

Nose- Very green on the nose. Very piney like smelling boiled dirty pine needles with a touch of citrus. Caramel malt faintly noticeable in the background.

Palate- Thankfully the hops are not as pronounce on the tongue. Don't get me wrong, I love hops, but there is something off about these. They taste like they smell, but there is much more malt presence here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and carbonated

Drinkability- I can't say I want another

wknight167, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of rand
2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From bottle to pint

Pours a golden-tan with reddish hues and forms a surprisingly frothy, 1-inch head, receding as expected. It smells floral and fruity, a mix of leafy hops and orange. A little skunky. Yeasty aspects are muted but linger as a touch of grainy bread rounds the bouquet.

It tastes surprising light - my bias toward typical California IPA's might be coloring my expectations - but the floral nose fails to deliver an expected hop-bite. A faint funky flavor, almost medicinal, pops up mid-sip and throws off the balance. A little orange zest and earthy grain show through, and there's plenty of malt-sweetness at the finish, but the disjointed flavors will leave discerning palates unsatisfied.

The beer is fairly drinkable - medium-bodied and somewhat refreshing - but unremarkable. It's always nice to see brewers expanding out in their hop-arsenal, but without proper supporting flavors this becomes more gimmick than good beer.

rand, May 05, 2011
Photo of BrantleyJ
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

More on the bitter side, and the alcohol is not well hidden. The appearance is more on the clear side, with little malt to provide the balance I crave in an IPA. Overall a drinkable, session IPA that is definitely better on tap than in the bottle. The double IPA, in my opinion, is a better offering from H24, but still not a bad beer.

BrantleyJ, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of donbet69
3/5  rDev -21.7%

donbet69, May 08, 2014
Photo of Trilogy31
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a muddy reddish tinged amber with a neat finger and a half of foam that holds on nicely leaving sticky curtains. Nose is grainy with some blood orange and almost a bit of slightly rye wheat bread. I can smell the hops but dont perceive their scent to be anything but bitterness. Taste is borderline burnt bread, some piney hops and maybe some slight citrus pith, very simplistic. Not bad but other ipas at around 7% abv really blow this one away.

Trilogy31, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of wolf_switzer
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

wolf_switzer, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

terence, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ste5venla, May 30, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

dipso123, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of kmanjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

kmanjohnson, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Overlord
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange. Maybe half an inch of off-white head. Looks kinda bleh.

Smells like dank pine and earthiness. Tastes like dank pine and earthiness, with maybe a splash of ground up grapefruit (fruit, rinds, and all).

Nothing particularly memorable, but not bad, either.

Overlord, May 21, 2010
Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

OUJayhawk1799, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Hershdawg
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Grower fill from H 24.

A: Wonderful copper color. Lighter then a lot of IPAs but not much.

S: Hops. Its a single hop IPA so its a good way to see Columbus hops in action. A good comparison would be one of Mikkeler's single hops.

T: Malty, a little vegetative hops. Pine, and earthy flavors. A little one dimensional. A little more hop varieties could add some more depth.

M: Good. Not watery or thick. Missing something though.

D: Close to 8% abv. Could easy floor you. Not a session but pretty drinkable.

A very decent IPA but could use a bit of work.

Hershdawg, May 16, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

A: The pour is a vibrant orange color with a big head that is just slightly off-white.

S: An incredibly dank hop aroma to this beer. Big citrus and pine notes with a slight herbal quality to it. A mild malt sweetness consisting primarily of bread.

T: The flavor is somewhat sweet and does not have quite as big of a hop punch as the nose. Some citrus and fruit hop notes and a solid pine character which gives the beer a strong bitterness.

M: Medium in body body and carbonation.

O: Good but not great, unfortunately. With some fine tuning, though, I think this one has potential.

womencantsail, May 09, 2011
Photo of kidthunder
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kidthunder, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Fern13
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Fern13, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of moonknight31
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

moonknight31, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

2beerdogs, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

411th review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
22 oz.

App- An orangey amber with yellow highlights and a two finger head with lots of cling to it.

Smell- Very big aromatics with a deep pine, resin and a couple day old ground fruit rind.

Taste- Tastes follows the nose with the single columbus and dry hopping. A lot of pine and some hoppy resin and was quite a bit bitter.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium aftertaste and a lot of resin on the after taste.

Drink- Not a bad single IPA by any means. I think for me I am not familiar with the columbus besides the one columbus IPA I had to really be wow'd by this one.

FosterJM, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of MrHirschybar
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Hangar 24
1/24/11

A - Dark amber in color little bit of white head

S - Piney hops with a light citrus hint - didn't pick up any of the earthiness in this batch

T - Piney, light grapefruit citrus taste - minimal malt though slightly sweet in the finish

M - Tingly, quite a bit of carbonation - prickly on the mouthfeel - a little too march carbonation for my liking

D - A very nice IPA - a little high carbonation-wise off the tap, nice hop flavors, nicely balanced with some sweetness - didn't pick up heavily on the earthy tone though this well reminded me of Green Flash West Coast IPA - the group felt this was better than the DIPA offering from Hangar...

MrHirschybar, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of dmsohyea
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber to pint glass 4/18/11

Appearance is a bit murky. Burnt orange with a more orange than normal, three finger head. Lacing is pretty nice, and head retention is strong to the bottom.

Smell is citrus and pine. Quite a nice hop aroma. Some brown sugar malt.

Taste follows the smell pretty well. Piny bitterness and orange zest are strong at first sip. Mid palate is a bit watery, but not in a bad way. Lets the bitterness mellow a bit with a semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel is nice, but nothing special. Low carbonation and a touch watery.

Overall, a solid, but not extremely special IPA from Hangar 24. It's my first beer from them, but I will be sure to try others. This didn't stand out, but it certainly didn't disappoint.

dmsohyea, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Royal Falconer Pub in Redlands, on to the beer:

Cooper in color, maybe a bit lighter than bronze...this is what I get when I drink in dark places. The hops seemed fresh, but overall this was sweet for an IPA. It's focus is more on balance, with bittersweet citrus and a bit of fruity goodness. Light and drinkable unlike other IPA's, in fact it reminded me of an East Coast version such as Harpoon IPA. Good and simple to drink; don't expect it to tear apart your palate.

Update: More of a punch in flavor than I remember when re-tried on 10/29/10. Disregard the "don't expect it to tear apear your palate".

DoubleJ, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of MiScusi
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Hangar 24 brewery, served into a clear plastic cup (probably about 12-14oz large).

A- Dark amber, fairly clear, I think it had a certain opaqueness to it though, nice cap of off white foam on top. IPA's that are orange are about as dark as I prefer, when it gets any darker I start to get a little hesitant on what kind of maltiness might be in there.

S- It had an expected hoppy aroma and a freshness about it. Don't really remember what the hop aroma profile was here. I think you could describe it as pungent in quality but not quantity.

T- Berry-ish or juicy hoppiness. The bitterness is there, but I think they little heftier maltiness cuts into some of it. I think I remember there being a slight toastiness to it.

M/D- Fine body, not watery, not slick/oily. A solid IPA I would drink again if I were out there.

MiScusi, May 03, 2009
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Hangar 24 IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.