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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

249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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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cvp684

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-01-2012 01:23:04 | More by cvp684
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-28-2012 20:44:28 | More by ste5venla
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from j47paco (thanks Juan, great extra!). No bottling info. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours a bright clear yellow with almost two fingers near white head that leaves an abundance of lace.

Smells include pine, wet grass and mild tropical fruit.

Taste is mostly piney hops with fresh cut grass, pepper, grapefruit rind, sugary sweetness (the honey, maybe?), bicuity malt and a little orange. It goes down quite smoothly for 9%.

Oily medium feel with moderately sharp carbonation. Long clinging bitter hoppy aftertaste.

A nice overall double IPA. It's far from my favorite (one double IPA brewed with honey in particular comes to mind) but I enjoyed every last drop and wouldn't turn up my nose at another.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 04:44:56 | More by ThickNStout
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ikantspel

California

3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 06:48:08 | More by ikantspel
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:52:37 | More by homebrew311
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fishburn


4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-12-2012 22:24:20 | More by fishburn
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Javier for sending some of the more obscure West Coast DIPAs. Served in a Darkness tulip. No freshness date as far as I can tell.

A - White foam settles to a partial cap, collar, and a few fingers of lace. Transparent golden body with a few stray tiny bubbles.

S - Aroma is somewhat odd; it reminds me of apple cider a bit. I'm guessing that's the orange blossom honey? There's a touch of citrus hop, but this is fairly malt (and honey) heavy. Alcohol is well-hidden, but it doesn't really scream Double IPA from the aroma. There's a slight medicinal vibe as it warms from the honey and hop combination.

T - The taste is a bit more in line with what I was expecting. Citrus, some pine and earthy notes, and more of the sweet honey and cider-esque malt. Bitterness is present, but less than I was expecting from the advertised 118 IBU. Again, well-hidden alcohol but somewhat odd for the style.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, super dry, with some residual sticky hop resins lingering well into the finish. Not much alcohol warmth.

D - Strange beer. No idea how old this was, so it's hard for me to assess it . Not bad, but definitely not what I'm looking for from a DIPA. Would be willing to try again if I was in SoCal and could try it on-tap, but I'd skip this in the future unless they start bottling date.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 05:34:21 | More by MasterSki
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-06-2012 03:30:41 | More by InfernoBoss
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g_jenkins

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-29-2012 07:22:21 | More by g_jenkins
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kdown

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-27-2012 00:19:08 | More by kdown
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Ek0nomik

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2012 00:14:06 | More by Ek0nomik
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-10-2012 03:06:42 | More by t0rin0
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Zorro

California

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pale amber with a medium sized white head. The color is close to golden but not quite. This beer does have a significant chill haze to it.

Smell is strong hops with a decidedly tropical fruit scent. Strong grapefruit ring with passion fruit and some mint. Lesser scents of mango and lemon.

Starts out with a taste of bitter grapefruit rind and a hint of onion. Gets sweeter as you drink it. It is a bit savory on the tongue like soy sauce, must have a high glutamate content. Alcohol is well hidden but you can feel it in the chest. Taste doesn't change that much bitter grapefruit with strong tea and astringent drying.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a beer that doesn't deliver in taste what it promises from the smell.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 01:12:35 | More by Zorro
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expansive


4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-04-2012 00:36:41 | More by expansive
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360logic

California

4.2/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 00:27:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-13-2012 00:04:22 | More by virinow
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travolta

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App: Eggshell colored rocky head. Nice lacing, great head retention. Slightly hazy apricot in color.

Nose: Lemon zest, citrus, green fresh hops, pine.

Taste: Grapefruit, citrus, sweet and a little syrupy, light carbonation.

Notes: A very nice example of what a California double ipa can be. Strong, balanced, big, and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 01:06:48 | More by travolta
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DeezGunz14

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2012 19:12:50 | More by DeezGunz14
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ThePaleRider

California

2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 22:47:15 | More by ThePaleRider
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quetzal013

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-30-2012 02:53:52 | More by quetzal013
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mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-29-2012 23:15:29 | More by mhaugo
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice orange, transparent with a nice white cap, decent amounf of bubbles and lacing present

S: Citrus all the way; mainly lemon zest and orange peel w/ a slight grapefruit note

T: Immediate grapefruit and orange peel up front which stays around until the finish. A little bit of lemon zest hangs in there. The finish is rather nice and clean, a little bit of oil and bitterness. The malt bill seems to be a bit of biscuit, not to heavy but provides enough support to keep it decently balanced as an IIPA can be.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, easy to drink and the taste lingered on the palate well

O: Easy to drink. Would definitely try again. My first Hangar 24 beer was good one

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 19:22:53 | More by barleywinefiend
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ricktizo


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-25-2012 05:12:57 | More by ricktizo
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.