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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

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 19 | 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 PriorDoubleDark
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

PriorDoubleDark, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Beerswag, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jeff1973, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of popery
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

popery, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ralphw56, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Yello5
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Yello5, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of charlzm
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

Consumed on February 12th, 2013. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Beer is a cross between light burnished copper and deep honey. Very clear. Lots of carbonation. An off-white, nearly-yellow head a finger high forms and provides excellent sheeting on the glass long after it has subsided.

Aromatic in exactly the way expected: piney and grapefruity hops.

Flavor is big and assertive without being overbearing. A little caramel malt quickly gives way to piney and ruby red grapefruit notes. The beer is surprisingly sweet for all that, however. Bitterness is middling to high, but far less than some DIPAs I've had.

This thing is not a hop bomb, but instead a fairly balanced and drinkable brew.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and a little oily. Decent though not outstanding carbonation and not as dry as might be expected.

Overall, I'd drink this one again.

charlzm, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

gatornation, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Somebody_Else
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

Somebody_Else, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +3.9%

brotherloco, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Trilogy31
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

Trilogy31, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of peensteen
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.

peensteen, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

mactrail, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +3.9%

tbone1384, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

pocat91619, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of OTB
4.35/5  rDev +13%

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.

OTB, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Joshpu, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MickeyHops, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jdmandel, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of BlackTuesday
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BlackTuesday, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
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.

ngeunit1, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

cvp684, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ste5venla, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

ThickNStout, Nov 28, 2012
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.