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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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very good

78 Reviews
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Reviews: 78
Hads: 344
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 24.67%
Wants: 19
Gots: 57 | 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

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Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-08-2010

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Reviews: 78 | Hads: 344
Photo of DWolf
4.94/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of Reema
4.77/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great local option, brewed with honey. Nice orange, citrusy taste while not being overpowering. Great opaque orange coloration with good carbonation, which delivers a nice mouthfeel. The alcohol is hidden extremely well (be careful, it creeps up on you!). This is an excellent DIPA and is a staple in my beer fridge. At $6 a bomber, this is a steal.

As another reviewer said, "blind-folded, gun to head" I would rank this DIPA along with greats like Pliny.

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Photo of bradford
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold with nice white head and lacing.

The smell is of citrus, caramel, and toast.

The taste is a little sweet with a big burnt caramel and orange peel bitterness. Maltier than I expected but I can't believe how well it works in the favor of this one as I usually don't care for that style.

Heavy on the caramel malts for sure but it balances the hops so well. Medium mouth feel and goes down so well. Easy drinking so make sure to grab two. I couldn't find any dating though which I could be blind or it could just be a negative.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky orange gold. Yellow highlights are present. The smallish off white head leaves behind tons of lacing.

Smell is grapefruit, tangy, citrusy. There is a hint of the malt, flowers and booze.

Taste is juicy, tropical. Clean and powerful. Finished with a pithy bitterness.

The brew is perfectly carbonated, almost light and easy, yet powerful. A clean crisp finish makes me want more.

Easily the the DIPA I have tried since PtE. Bitter, juicy, easy to drink. A great punch in the face. I will definitely be getting more.


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Photo of Wowcoolman
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Hangar 24 pint glass at Steingarten LA. Orange color with an ample white head that holds on. The aroma is a mix of citrus, tropical, with some cotton candy thrown in as well as some fresh bread notes. The taste follows this theme- this is one highly drinkable brew with only a slight bitter character. Orange Blossom Honey is used in the recipe to give the malt backbone a gentle push in the sweet direction. Citra, Simcoe, Columbus, and Centennial hops are used, making the beer quite aromatic and floral.
This beer will start making appearances in bottles soon. That's good news for beer fans and another great addition to the Southern California IPA style.

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Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: It pours hazy gold with a 1” fluffy head that is fairly persistent
S: Honey, a little resiny, citrus.
T: Start with a mouth full of creaminess and then a wave of honey and malty sweetness emerge followed by an astringent hop bitterness that lingers.
F: Soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation, medium body.
O: The big hops, malt and alcohol all play well together. Its bottle conditioned with sediment on the bottom so pour carefully.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a tinge of orange with a soapy white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus an tropical hops.

Tastes of the bright hops with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and orange. Touches of pine and flowers sneak in. Hops give way to caramel malts which add to the fruits with a little syrup. Hops and malt come to a nice a balance on the end with a little spiciness coming through. Finishes with a touch of lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a very nice DIPA which hits a lot of good notes. If you like a fruity and balanced DIPA, then this is a must try.

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Photo of OTB
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this beer gets lost in all the hype surrounding all the other west coast offerings. There is another DIPA that uses honey that gets all the love here. But you know what ? Fuck the hype machine, this is a damn fine DIPA. The color is burnt orange with a nice cap that leaves nice lacing as I drink down. The nose is a mix of tropical fruits, a little sweet pollen and some pine. The flavor profile is similar, nice tangerine,bitter grapefruits, and that lovely little touch of honey. The mouth is balanced without being to oily due to the honey and density of the brew. This beer deserves more love here and I'm going to give it up.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Bright California orange sunset, one finger slightly off white head and some sticky lacing

S - Very sweet, tropical fruits and flowers, slight resin, pine, tons of citrus, a slightly toasted malt nose and a slightly sweet yeast note

T - Wow, this is great, fresh and refreshing! Nice sweet up front, citrus, tropical/island fruits and flowers, weed, crisp water, very nice pine, roasted malts on the back bone and more sweet.

M - Medium bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, medium minus acidity and nice refreshingly medium plus finsih

D/O - Really nice, refreshing CA DIPA/Imperial IPA. For the hop head, give this one a try. I saw the rating and reviews, what were they reviewing? This isn't the Columbus IPA or the single hopped DIPA. It has great hop, a nice malt and very sweet and sticky

Final Thought - $6 a pop, 9% abv and very tasty and refreshing! I need to pick up a few more! Loves it!

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Photo of DM1293
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste - Hops on the front and ride hard, but on the backswing, it really pulls back and the sweeter, citrusy-honey notes come forward. They said they used orange-blossom honey, and it does show up on the finish.

Overall - Impressive. The Double IPA, to me, isn't really THAT much different than a regular IPA...but in this category, I do say this is now the top beer I like. The sweet aftertaste really does wonders for enjoying the beer for me, and because its a honey-taste, it works with the citrusy notes of the hops.

Enjoy in moderation, because the taste does not indicate a 9.00% ABV.

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Photo of Somebody_Else
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saw this at Trader Joe's; saw the ABV of 9.0%; figured "What have I got to lose?"

I don't rate appearance so I just averaged out the other ratings and that's what it gets.

Popped the crown of this bomber and got hit with a very pleasant and strong citrus/pine/floral nose. I knew I was in for a good drink! There was something else in that smell...

First drink: Yes! Fine fresh strong hops and... what was that?... not really floral but...

Ah! The honey! I read the bottle: brewed with generous additions of local orange blossom honey. For anyone who has even been in an orange grove in spring, that orange blossom smell is as intoxicating as nature can deliver. This beer hammers on the hops in no uncertain terms, but it is very well balanced with the malts. And the honey, which is very evident in the taste, though not distracting, just caps the complexity of a finely crafted brew.

Overall: recommended! It is high in alcohol so, you know... beware and all that. If you crave the big hops, this is not a bad way to go.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, tropical, citrus, and grassy hops with some sweet caramel malts and some honey.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange hop with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops come through with some more bitterness and some honey and biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, orange, and grassy hops with some resiny bitterness, sweet caramel malts, honey, and a hint of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice citrus hop profile and good bitterness throughout. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of Sammy
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of 360logic
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Grass, corn, lemon

T: Citrusy, with lemon and grapefruit and some corn. Maltier than I expected. Hops are aggrasive but milder than other DIPA's, equivalent to about a Racer 5. Very well balanced DIPA.

M: Medium body. Just ever so slightly chewy. Decent amount of carbonation. All that combines to make this go down with a pleasant heaviness.

One of the best local DIPA's I've had. Definitely the best thing to have while at the brewery.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this! Initial thoughts were this was way too smooth for a DIPA, however the more I drank, the more the "D" showed itself! Nevertheless, the Hanger 24 folks produced an extremely drinkable beverage (session DIPA?). Too bad I can't get this bad boy in NC...but if you find yourself in Riverside County, Ca, do yourself a favor and give this one a go!

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery a few days ago. Poured from a swing top growler into my Hangar 24 tulip. A careful pour (due to the funky swing top contraption) results in a vigorous inch and a half of foam which subsides to a decent ring and nice lacing. The beer is an opaque orange, amber color, what I'd expect from a beer of this style. The nose hits me immediately. A citrus bomb for sure. Orange, tangerine, mango and guava. The beer smells juicy! Taste follows the nose, citrus fruit abounds, backed by a sweet malt presence. Bittering hops enter mid palate but are balanced by a strong malt backbone. Finish is juicy and bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a medium level of carbonation that works well here. Drinkability is good given the refreshing taste of this beer and the completely hidden alcohol content. Really enjoying this one. Well done Hangar 24!

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Photo of drjman
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown pour with a nice head. Not too thin, not thick.

S: Very floral, Piney and smooth earthy smell

T: Very smooth, small bite and a little taste of all the different hops. More piney of a nose than taste. Much more floral than say the Avery Maharaja. In fact that is a good comparison beer. 24 wins out with taste for sure. Its a smoother feel on your tongue with less bite.

M: Small bite and smoothe. The pine opens up towards the back and the aftertaste is earthy and long lasting.

Overall a good beer that compares to others in its class.

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Photo of noahfree
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from bevmo $5.99, no date.
Pours cloudy orange with great big chunks of yeast.
Smells great; apricots, honey, and grapefruit.
Tastes amazing, just like the nose with a little alcohol aftertaste. Not bad,I actually like it. Very much like old school Mongo before Port ruined it.
Highly recommended, buy it if you can get it.

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Photo of rringler
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Out of the Park Pizza

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

S: Nice citrus hops, particularly grapefruit and tangerine, along with some tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango. Somewhat sweet, but there is still a nice pine note. Not really any maltiness.

T: Piney hops are noticeable throughout the sip and provide a sufficient bitterness. Lots of fruit notes between the citrus of grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines and the tropical notes. Perhaps just a bit of bready malt.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a solid bitterness on the back end.

O: Solid double IPA here, but quite under the radar, like a lot of Hangar 24 beers are.

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Photo of cavedave
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks, again, to exraided for yet another delicious brew. Live review.

A cloudy golden beer is topped with a long lasting 2 fingers of thick, off white foam. Gradually the head relaxes and leaves thick slathers of lace.

Citrus dominates the aroma, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon, with light notes of pine, floral, and herbal bitter floating atop some nice neutral sweet.

All the flavors of the nose come on immediately, but the pine is stronger in the mix. Less sweet than I anticipated, which is good, and the sip really has clean flavors that are strong and bright. End of sip is pine resin kick boxing with bitter pith for dominance, and I am the winner of this battle.

Nice bright carb., perhaps just a tad too much, nice thick body, perhaps not quite thick enough, and an excellent finish. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Quite a nice beer, one that shows that even the second tier of left coast offerings are outstanding. Recommended.

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Photo of bpasquini
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: amber and slightly copper in color, leaves nice head but goes quickly, leaves good lacing on the glass

S: lots of pine, slight citrus, and a little bit of sweet malts

T: predominantly piney, some citrus makes an appearance as the bitterness kicks in, moderate bitterness level, bitterness lingers a little in the after taste and some sweet malts accommodate the bitterness

M: feels very light and oily, doesn't leave your mouth too dry, a little bit sticky too

O: solid DIPA, hard to tell it's %9, would recommend trying it if you can

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Photo of heymikew
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked one up on the way home with a pizza.

Perfect match for a Friday dinner. Smooth and flavorful, medium intensity DIPA. Enough hoppy bitterness to stand up to the pepperoni, but not too much. The hop combination is what sold me 3Cs (Centennial, Citra, Columbus) with Simco!!

A bit of Orange Blossom adds a slight citrus note.

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Photo of Trilogy31
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty hazy sunset orange with a creamy 3 fingers of fluffy white head. A finger of cap stayed through the duration of drinking this beer. Nose starts with rich malt and a bit of alcohol esters followed by mandarin, citrus pith and a touch of watermelon rind. The taste is bright orange citrus, some light watermelon flesh, fresh pine needles and malt. The finish is drying, shows a bit of alcohol and has a big bite of hoppy bitterness. Oddly, i really get no honey from this beer, possibly fermented out. Minus the finish and a bit of the smell this is a great big ipa and something i would drink again regardless.

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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.