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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 228
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%


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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RaulMondesi

California

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Out Of The Park in Animalheim, CA.

First things first and Raul sat his slender 6'3" 145 pound frame down with a H-24. Appearance was bright and sunny like a Twinkie on acid - I mean, this cold sun of a gun was vibrant. Scent was aite like a newborn grapefruit, while the taste was pretty juicy, but a bit astringent like my baby mama while using a bottle of windex (which is rare, my children).

Fairly pleasant, but a bit harsh overall. If you're going to play with a freak, there is the possibility that it is going to bite.

Peace!

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2013 23:59:17 | More by RaulMondesi
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LoremasterJ

California

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 06:28:03 | More by LoremasterJ
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mactrail

California

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Hazy amber in the plastic cup at the brewery in Redlands. Gigantic hops but suffused with the warmth of the equally big malt. Rich flavors full of lightly roasted malt and all the citrus fruits plus peelings. Makes me think of marmalade needing a lot more sugar.

Excellent mouthfeel with a nice spritz, though on the lighter body side. Good for a few slurps but so over the top I'd call it virtually undrinkable. Hop will want to try this, however, it's a serious entry. Brewery says it's 118 IBU, if you're keeping score.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 04:06:22 | More by mactrail
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360logic

California

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 02:30:08 | More by 360logic
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beerpadawan

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The most notable characteristic of the beer, from the nose and particularly throughout each quaff, is grapefruit and citrus zest. The hazy golden color with foamy whitish head is a pretty and inviting sight.

Hangar 24's website notes an addition of "local orange blossom honey" to the bill. There is a non-malt sweetness that peeks through in the finish, which occasionally creates a thick or syrupy sensation at the backside, but overall the beer seems pretty drinkable for it's strength. The alcohol itself was occasionally noticeable.

"Centennial, Citra, Columbus and Simcoe" hops definitely add bitterness but also tropical fruit notes in addition to the grapefruit and citrus. In fact, when I noticed tropical flavor at one point, I was reminded of when Starburst first released their "tropical" line, without the weird soapy flavor that the tropical Starburst came with. Many beer aficionados on BA may be too young to make such an association.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 16:09:02 | More by beerpadawan
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mrelizabeth

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 21:38:04 | More by mrelizabeth
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Murrhey

Montana

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap as part of a flight at the Bruery Provisions. Poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Light, watery white head. Orangish color and cloudy.

S- Very floral and fruity. The smell was wonderful and had notes of papaya and other tropical fruits. Best part of the beer.

T- Bitter and it loses much of the flavor in the nose. But booziness and acidity don't ruin the flavor entirely. Average.

M- Light bodied but some fizzy carbonation.

O- Fails to capitalize on the smell, which is top notch. Otherwise a very average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 07:09:36 | More by Murrhey
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.3/5  rDev -39.8%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 19:50:06 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Wowcoolman

California

4.47/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 07:27:43 | More by Wowcoolman
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rtaps

California

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a murky golden (straw like) in color. white head with ok retention.

a lot of tropical fruit ( mango, pineapple) citrus hops. with a mild malty backbone

this is definitely a hop bomb, fruity (pineapple) and some pine notes.

light bodied and high carbonation

overall it's a nice year round DIPA, nothing to get to excited over though

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 03:08:09 | More by rtaps
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BucannonXC5

California

2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 07:28:48 | More by BucannonXC5
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HopHead84

California

3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 15:02:29 | More by HopHead84
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ehammond1


3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 15:05:16 | More by ehammond1
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Cavery

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped in to hangar in a drive through Redlands. My brother and I figured we might as well stop in.

Noted dated July 24th 2011.

Servings were all in plastic cups.

A: Sunshine in a glass, light morning rays with microfiber bubble foams. Finger and a half head with a weaker pour. Surprisingly crystal clear appearance for the style. I'm getting mixed signals in the visual, but it doesn't look bad at all. Wish I had a real glass so that I could get a better feel for the head retention/lacing. Beggars can't be choosers.

S: Nice floral citrus in the nose that comes off more like orange blossom than anything. Some welcomed balanced sweetness in the nose. Authentically fresh ingredients give into orange infuses caramels. Nice and soft on the nose with clean whiffs.

T: I have to admit I got a funky nori taste that dominated the introduction. Light floral notes that avoid medicinal notes rather well. Bitter mellow citrus rinds that have been scraped clean of their zest (sadly). The hops do a nice number on the fading rinds by blending with them for an unexpectedly fresh linger.

M: Soft spoken mouth that is light with a fairly drying finish. Water deludes honeys to leave a semi-glazed mouth. The coating and viscosity of the liquid makes for a pleasant feel, but the body still feels too light. This might be more reasonable for a single IPA, but as a double this falls short.

O: When it comes to hangar beers, I think this is probably my favorite. While I haven't been the biggest fan of their beers, I think this is a very drinkable offering in style. I'd definitely say it's one of hangers better beers where they maintain their easy-to-drink manifesto in reasonable balance with a flavor profile. I think far too often their beers are brewed with lightness in mind, and it can intrude a bit too much on the style. This actually has some good flavors, and just because the mouth isn't chewy doesn't mean it can't be a good DIPA. I'd say this would be a good beer to start off someone new to the style with. It's not going to give them as raw of an experience as many other offerings, but it certainly doesn't have its training wheels too low to the ground.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 20:35:55 | More by Cavery
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Cinderbike

Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hanger 24.

A - Clear, dark gold with a bit of hop oil on top. The head was thick but dissipated fairly quickly.

S - Unsurprisingly, lots of citrus and pine on the nose. The pint I had didn't scream dry hop so I was a bit underwhelmed.

T - Drinkable, and much more of an east coast DIPA than something from the IE. Much more balanced and I really liked the malt backbone behind this one.

M - Like other H24 beers, a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Decent carbonation (medium to high) made up for it, but I can't help but shake the feeling that it tastes watered down.

O - A solid DIPA, but with beers like Pliny or Knuckle Sandwich readily available I'd probably choose those over this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2011 00:44:05 | More by Cinderbike
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Klym

California

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

A: A darker gold with an almost two finger head and curtain lacing that drips off quickly and leaves a thin ring of foam on the glass.

S: Unexpectedly, lots of dank, especially noticable on slightly more distanced whiffs. A little tropical fruit/tangerine sweetness in the background and even a sense of citrus tree leaf.

T: A tangerine/tropical fruit infused slightly sweetened hop hit that quickly mellows out into a mildly sweeter, more citrus-pulp version and finally peaks with a hop/citrus spritz bitterness pop and fades out. The flavors here are really pretty good and the sweetness and bitterness are both really well handeled. My big complaint though as that it's kind of a sound and fury signifying nothing. Drinking this is kind of similar to sliding down a slide. Starts out sort of exciting and then you come down and that's it.

M: A little oily with a medium body and light-medium carbonation, some citrus bitterness tingles on the tongue after the drink.

O: This is honestly probably the best beer I've ever had from hangar 24, but it still frustrates me so much for many of the reasons other hangar 24 beers do. It's as though they feel they have to make every single one of their beers chuggable. The body, the carbonation on all of their beers never goes above medium and the tastes, while often good, are so short-lived and lose so much punch so quickly that the best way to enjoy them is to not stop drinking. Hangar 24 has a way of taking microbrew flavors and packaging them in a way that is becoming to beer-pong. I'd recommend giving this DIPA a shot if you encounter it because like I mentioned before, some great flavor here, but if you're looking for a real hidden gem I'd still say this has some work to go.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2011 23:53:54 | More by Klym
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2011 22:59:46 | More by womencantsail
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MrHirschybar

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2011 10:06:10 | More by MrHirschybar
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DoubleJ

California

2.45/5  rDev -35.9%
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,

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2010 02:48:12 | More by DoubleJ
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 03:26:34 | More by ocelot2500
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wethorseblanket

California

3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Part of a H24 tasting at WF Venice.

A: Poured from a bomber bottle a slightly hazed orange with a 1" thick white head which left spots of lace.

N: Juicy tropical and citrus hops, slight sweetness, floral, faint pine.

T: Caramel malts, mildly sweetish honey notes, citrus and pine.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes with some bitterness and mildly sweet malts.

O: A big DIPA that packs a punch. Loads of hops and balanced by some honey sweetnees. Make sure it's fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 05:58:47 | More by wethorseblanket
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AgentMunky

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A: Two fingers of rich, tight head. Hazy orange-gold. Good lacing.

S: Boring-flat hops. This beer might be old(ish). Tangerine. Orange peel.

T: Oh yum. Very orange-citrus forward, with intense, herbal-citric bitterness. The honey smooths things out just a bit without being obvious. Citrus is sweet, tangy, sharp, sour, and bitter. I like it a LOT. The body is full and carbonated.

O: Delicious DIPA. Sweet and bitter and strong. Loads of orange peel here. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 05:51:25 | More by AgentMunky
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.94/5  rDev +29.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 04:00:38 | More by DWolf
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heymikew

California

4.1/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 02:07:34 | More by heymikew
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Hendry

Vermont

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy apricot color, 1 soapy finger of bone white head,decent retention & lacing.

Aroma is an even balanced mixture of candied tropical fruit and malt.

Taste is pretty much what you expect from the aroma with candied grapefruit slices, and malt.

Mouthfeel is medium and slightly grainy,not overly dry in the finish,decent drinkability.

If your tastes run towards an even blend of hops and malt, this will be a winner for you. If you prefer a hop forward IIPA with the malt lying low, this won't send you.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:45:13 | More by Hendry
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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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