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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-08-2010)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours super pale, especially for a DIPA. Almost like a Pils. Very clear. Dense, rocky head settles at about a finger and retains well. Not much lacing to speak of. Aroma is piney, floral, nectary. No question about the hoppiness of this beer, although it's more floral than most hop forward beers. Malt isn't hard to find either. Biscuity with some honey. Somewhat spicy with a swirl. Light biscuit malt flavor starts things off, but is soon taken over by the hop flavor. Piney, resinous, vinous, like a bitter weed. The bitterness is intense and lasts a good while at the back of the tongue. Balanced feel, dry finish.

The appearance was the big difference with this beer. I couldn't believe how clear and light it looked. The aroma is very different from the flavor, in that it's balanced in the aroma, but it's extremely bitter on the tongue. Although I'd call the taste a bit of a one note disappointment, I still like this beer and would get it again.

06-24-2012 02:09:41 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
Photo of DWolf


4.94/5  rDev +28.3%

This beer, recommended by our server, did not disappoint in the slightest. It poured a beautiful honeyed-orange color, with a frothy head and lacing along the glass. Aromas of pine, fresh cut grass and citrus rose to the nose. On the palate, the highend hops were present. It was appropriately bitter and balanced. Overall, based on this one experience, I'd rate this beer up there with the top DIPA's I've tried. Yes, in other words, I came to Cali looking for Pliny on tap and "ended up with this". Gun to head, blind folded, I don't think I'd have been able to tell the difference. I'll be looking for this again to see if the notes are consistent the second time around. Kudos to Hangar 24, whoever you are.

01-23-2014 04:00:38 | More by DWolf
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-11-2013 21:02:50 | More by Beerswag
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-01-2013 04:23:44 | More by aquazr1
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-18-2013 02:30:50 | More by femastyle
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-13-2012 00:04:22 | More by virinow
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear and dark gold with a wispy white head. Lined lacing down the glass.

Muted aromas of very nice things: citrus (grapefruit, orange, pineapple even) and a little bit of pine, but all the aromas seem somewhat faraway.

Moderate bitterness, some citrus flavors, and a touch of bread, but a relatively boring, simple, yet certainly drinkable, DIPA.

Medium bodied. Easy to drink.

A very average, though decent DIPA. Another solid enough, yet simple and boring offering from Hangar 24.

08-31-2011 15:05:16 | More by ehammond1
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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%

A: Medium to medium+ hazy, straw color. Pours with about a 1/2 finger head of fine white bubbles that dissipate quickly.

S: Smells like zesty grapefruit rinds up front, with some sweety malts in the rear. Very little indication of hops from the smell.

T: Not too far off the smell; a bit of citrus acid up front, and then (milder than smell) malts, finished by (more intense than smell) hops. The hop finish isn't very intense compared to other beers, it's just much more prevalent in the taste and not in the smell. Doesn't taste boozy at all, despite the 9.0% abv.

M: Pretty sticky; thick to thick+ mouthfeel, and a little slow. Carbonation is good (medium to medium+). Pretty much what you want out of a DIPA.

O: Nice beer. I wish I could brew DIPAs that were this light in color. Not a ton of hops, but it still balances well even at 9.0% abv.

04-20-2013 04:37:55 | More by rringler
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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%

Looks like sweet liquid gold in a glass. Head was of medium size, pure white and contrasted very well with the beer.

Definately smells hoppy as an IPA should.

Tastes like a regular not a double IPA... Hoppy, sweet, bitter. Being a 9% abv I exected a strong alcohol taste, but didn't get it; Muy bueno! I like the 9% because I dont have to drink as much liquid.

Mouthfeel was avg. Thin/ avg feel.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs.

06-03-2013 07:09:06 | More by flooshmander
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-28-2012 20:44:28 | More by ste5venla
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-11-2013 02:46:57 | More by switzer
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-06-2012 03:30:41 | More by InfernoBoss
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2014 02:49:40 | More by sw000p
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Served on tap in a pint glass at the brewery. The initial smell is great, hops permeate the nostrils. The initial taste is smooth and fresh, and the hops again make their presence known, but the alcohol taste remains behind. The color is a nice gold hue, and leaves behind a nice white lace as you take a sip. The best thing about this beer is the fact is that the ABV is high, but the taste remains fresh and you would think it was much lower. Highly recommend.

07-09-2013 06:28:03 | More by LoremasterJ
Photo of mrelizabeth


3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

had on-tap at local habit.

a- screams ipa. more translucent gold with just a touch of amber at it's deepest point in the glass. decent head.

s- slightly muted hops. doesn't set off your ibu sensor, but does hint at a medley of hops.

t- and that hops medley works well together. they've done a great job balancing out the malts and hops. very, very drinkable with or without food. not going to wreck your palate, not going to leave you wanting more bitterness.

o- will happily drink this anytime. a solid double ipa. doesn't try to make you suffer, and doesn't have a clever name. just delivers.

04-14-2012 21:38:04 | More by mrelizabeth
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-27-2013 21:44:54 | More by Tuckersmth
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-08-2013 23:03:39 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a hazy light orange coloured body, with a generous retained cloud of a head. Great fruit aroma, orange and tropical. Tremendous flavour, and gets better as it goes, great with several courses of my dinner, complementing the fish, the veal, bread, soup. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and tropical. tremendous DIPA without the full frontal assault on the palate. Very smooth. I would have this again and soon. This bottle alone worth the baggage check-in loading up on bottles from my recent LA trip.

02-12-2012 03:29:18 | More by Sammy
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-13-2014 01:02:38 | More by dougieboy
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-05-2014 05:23:12 | More by dirtylou
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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a little over two fingers of head on a cloudy straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is mostly orange and some grapefruit.
The taste moderately bitter beginning to end. Some sweetness breaks through towards the end. Nice profile.
The texture is thicker with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

05-19-2014 01:16:52 | More by Fatehunter
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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%

Wow, I feel like maybe I am drinking a different beer than everyone else on here. I found this beer to be pretty fantastic. Good spicy aroma, great white foam head. Citrusy, hoppy taste. Severe bitterness in a good way that stays on the tongue just long enough. Refreshing, yet dry. Overall, I found this beer to be way better than expected after reading reviews.

01-21-2012 01:09:17 | More by bradford
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-26-2014 14:27:24 | More by earlholman
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-15-2014 03:49:52 | More by trubeernick
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2014 04:52:10 | More by jmccraney
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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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