Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery
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3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
1028th Review on BA
Bottle to Hangar 24 2nd Anny glass
Purchased from Total Wine Brea
App- A very deep burnt orange with some yellow and gold highlights. Giant 2-1/2 finger head that was a bit off white but left some amazing lush full and sticky lines of cling down the glass.
Smell- Very earthy with some grass, hay, orange and yeast. A bit of a fuller nose and smells very malty as well. One of those malt bombs that doesnt really do it for me. Missing a backing citrus note on the the aromatics.
Taste- This is a big earthy, damp and malty DIPA. Its pretty good for a profile I am not normally drawn too. I picked this up because I want to support local and didn't know much about the beer. It's very boozy with a bit of pepper and a lot of malt and caramel. A tad lacking in balance and slightly sweet for such a large beer.
Mouth- A medium body and a light/medium carbonation. A bit more body to it with some deep earthy and grassy notes. A bit one sided and malty w/o any real balance to a fruit note. The hops and malt create a pretty spicy and thick note as well.
Drink- So between the looks and everything else of this beer, It's a good beer. I don't really lean to this thick full pepper, but this was good. I'd like to see this one on tap.
01-07-2012 02:56:00 | More by FosterJM
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
01-31-2014 05:51:25 | More by AgentMunky
3.48/5 rDev -9.6%
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
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
12-01-2012 04:03:08 | More by ngeunit1
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
Received in trade with time4lunch- thanks man. Poured into Bruery snifter. Appearance is a pale orange with a slight amount of cloudiness. Dense head forms and retains nicely leaving a significant amount of lacing behind. Nose is is heavy on lemon, orange, grass, and apricot with notes of caramel and maple in the background. The taste starts off with a wave of grassy earthy hops followed by a sweet malt profile. Notes of honey and caramel come through and is then followed by a dry cracker like taste on the finish. The bitterness is moderate to high with a pretty nice balance. The mouthfeel is somewhat heavy with moderate carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable brew with plenty of flavor. A little sweet for a DIPA but in no way messy.
11-21-2012 01:52:37 | More by homebrew311
2.3/5 rDev -40.3%
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
02-05-2012 19:50:06 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.85/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-31-2012 16:09:02 | More by beerpadawan
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Picked up a bomber from Total Wine at the end of May for $6.99.
Beer poured a deep golden with a nice white head that is long lasting.
Nose is primarily the sweet honey malt backbone. I am catching some citrus on the back end.
Taste is a grainy malt base that is overrun by a boatload of citrus, pine, and floral hops.
Mouthfeel is incredibly light, carbonation lifts up this big brew quite nicely.
Overall this is a solid representation of the style. Consider giving it a shot if you have the chance.
07-25-2014 01:23:35 | More by arizcards
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
Bottle from northyorksammy
Hazy blonde-ornage colour, a bit more than a finger of white head, good lace as well on the glass. Smell is full of citrusy hops, grapefruit and to a lesser degree orange, some lightly sweet malts and a faint sugestion of honey, also a bit of fuzzy peaches come through as well. Taste starts off malty and lightly sweet with some honey, hops pick up around mid palate and is quite potent, citrusy mostly grapefruit with some orange, dry finish. Lightly carbonated, drying medium body. Solid stuff here very enjoyable, finishing the bomber was done with ease.
01-23-2013 14:58:24 | More by peensteen
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.