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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.3/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ Hangar 24

Look: Orange and semi translucent with a 1/4 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Tropical fruits upfront with a touch of caramel malt

Taste: The flavor for me did not work at all. The beer has a medicinal grapefruit character to it with some citrus behind that with a pretty big malty backbone

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: This beer just did not work at all for me probably Hangar's worst offering

DarthKostrizer, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap in an oversized snifter at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:

Light orange colored with solid head and retention, a few thin half-rings of lace stay around. This type of glass I have difficulty with head formation and retention, so this obstruction may have caused the same thing here. Even so, there's little excuse for an aroma like this. Hangar 24 IPA is a tasty, hoppy experience, but something's not right in this imperial version. There's a little bit of pine, however it smells more like funky cheese rind. Not a good sign.

It tastes better than it smells though, but better is a relative term. I'm missing the hoppy sensation but a wide margain, but at least it doesn't taste like cheese rind! Weakish flavors and pine needles and tangerine highlight the show, and the malt doesn't do anything interesting except increase the alcohol. The bitterness is middleish. Speaking of alcohol, it is hidden well. That and a smooth medium body attempt to salvage the showing, but it's not enough.

I like the beers of Hangar 24, so this offering saddens me, especially since the style has a very strong appeal to most beer geeks, including myself. Sure, I'd rather drink this than a Corona, but in the land (or is it waters?) of Double IPA's, this ends up as a potential cellar dweller,

DoubleJ, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of ThePaleRider
2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straight out of the bottle I could see the color was a little lighter than most IIPA's I drink. Pretty decent head when poured into a pilsner glass, but not followed up by much carbonation. Pretty light and easy to drink for 9%, but as far as taste I wasn't really impressed. Plenty of hops in there, but not picking up much citrus. What citrus you do taste is pretty muted. Pretty light mouthfeel. Leaves a slight film that you taste for a while. This beer really isn't anything special and I wouldn't purchase again since there are soooo many other IIPA's in the world.

ThePaleRider, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Liondiscs
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Liondiscs, May 29, 2013
Photo of Amerikon
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Amerikon, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Fresh bottle shared by Darrell Thanks Darrell.

The beer is hazy and light, golden orange with a half inch of white head. The aroma offers floral hops, some dank malt, a touch of lemon zest. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment. Medicinal and astringent, with toothpaste in the finish. Minty hops. Eh...not so much. Next.

Huhzubendah, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company. Color was hazy dark orange. Maybe an inch of head once I got it. Healthy amount of lacing on the top that lasted throughout. Lots of film on the sides and uneven throughout.

Smelled lemon citrus hops. Also some orange in there, maybe tangerine. Also light whiff of honey.

Initial taste was a heavy, heavy alcohol bite, almost rubbing alcohol like. There were some citrus hops, but the alcohol just dominated the taste. Bitter ending.

Medium body. Thin texture. Average to lively carbonation. Bitter finish.

I didn’t like this beer at all and I wish I’d just bagged it and tried another one. It ruined my taste buds for the rest of the day. That includes a Pliny Elder. Stay away from it.

BucannonXC5, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of femastyle
3/5  rDev -22.1%

femastyle, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Tuckersmth
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Tuckersmth, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of kbuzz
3/5  rDev -22.1%

kbuzz, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of MrHirschybar
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar 24
1/24/11

A - Lighter in color than the IPA offering, medium amber, golden amber color - like one would expect from an adjunct in a way - light orange color at the darkest...

S - Sweeter citrus nose than that of the IPA offering - less piney, and more of a mild scent

T - Sweet, light honey, initial piney hop biter with definite grapefruit taste and citrus hops with a little bit of that grapefruit hop bitter finish

M - Really light, less carbonation than that of the IPA offering, lingering light bitterness on the finish - less in your face than the IPA

D - Mild DIPA, much more citrus and less pine, which I typically prefer, this just didn't do it altogether - girlfriend's not a fan of DIPA's as much and she chose the DIPA over the IPA stating it was sweeter and less bitter than grabbing the IPA...

MrHirschybar, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of Gilmango
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Gilmango, May 02, 2012
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -22.1%

bernat1971, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of GAlcaraz1
3/5  rDev -22.1%

GAlcaraz1, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3/5  rDev -22.1%

ILikeGoodCider, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of kmanjohnson
3/5  rDev -22.1%

kmanjohnson, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of ajcantu
3/5  rDev -22.1%

ajcantu, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of sponger
3/5  rDev -22.1%

sponger, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

10/10/11

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark orange with a finger of white foam.

S: Aromatic orange with tangerine and bready notes. Not much alcohol in the aroma.

T: Orange flesh and bready malt. Moderately sweet with a lower moderate bitterness and a lot of alcohol flavor.

M: Medium body with upper low carbonation.

Overall: Just okay. Nothing terrible here, it's just not good and I wouldn't care to drink it again.

HopHead84, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of Steasy66
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into pint glass, thanks to Scalene for sending this.
A- Straw with minimal white head
S- Hint of citrus, fairly muted.
T- Slightly bitter, malt forward, nothing special
M- Crisp, a little thin
O- Decent beer, nothing special, wouldn't get it again.

Steasy66, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ikantspel
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24oz bottle into a Duvel tulip

pours a golden amber color that leaves a mediocre head with lacing all over the glass

heavy hoppy smell of pine, earth, lemon, and bubble gum

starts off with a bitter hoppiness that seems to linger. the gets piney and sour and finishes dry and malty

overall not too shabby. a decent local brewery DIPA.

ikantspel, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a N'Ice Chouffe beer stemflute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor; I didn't anticipate any carbonation issues.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of white colour, fair cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent copper. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Clean and pleasantly hoppy. More floral hops than bittering; mainly citra. Some light orange peel, but not as much as would be expected from say a standard hefeweizen. A mild strength aroma. No alcohol comes through.

T: Hoppy but imbalanced, with bitterness coming through in the third act. Honey helps cover the bitterness on the climax, along with the clean full bodied malts - which is a pleasant touch but just isn't enough. Some grapefruit adds complexity but also a strange balance. Some pine. It does have a lovely citrus undertone that really complements the hops well. No alcohol comes through. The honey was a good call. Decently balanced and pretty well built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and fairly wet, suiting the flavours pretty well. A biteen coarse and dry from the untamed hops. A touch too thick as well. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Drinkable for the ABV and style, but not exemplary. Decently priced. The ABV is very well hidden. I like it generally, but there are far better double IPAs to be had. The untamed bitterness is its biggest problem. I wouldn't have this again, except maybe on draught. Will satsify fans of the style.

C+

kojevergas, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

virinow, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

GRG1313, May 28, 2012
Photo of kdown
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

kdown, Oct 27, 2012
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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.