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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

252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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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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
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Souleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-09-2012 02:26:28 | More by Souleman
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nealbert

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2012 06:06:11 | More by nealbert
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Philousa

California

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours super pale, especially for a DIPA. Almost like a Pils. Very clear. Dense, rocky head settles at about a finger and retains well. Not much lacing to speak of. Aroma is piney, floral, nectary. No question about the hoppiness of this beer, although it's more floral than most hop forward beers. Malt isn't hard to find either. Biscuity with some honey. Somewhat spicy with a swirl. Light biscuit malt flavor starts things off, but is soon taken over by the hop flavor. Piney, resinous, vinous, like a bitter weed. The bitterness is intense and lasts a good while at the back of the tongue. Balanced feel, dry finish.

The appearance was the big difference with this beer. I couldn't believe how clear and light it looked. The aroma is very different from the flavor, in that it's balanced in the aroma, but it's extremely bitter on the tongue. Although I'd call the taste a bit of a one note disappointment, I still like this beer and would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 02:09:41 | More by Philousa
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BeerShman

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-16-2012 17:00:49 | More by BeerShman
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks Steasy66 for this one. Reviewed blind.

Golden colored with an alabaster head; good retention, ok lacing. Smells of hops in a weird way... as if the hops were struggling or lacked the aroma component to begin with. I am digging the malt character way more than hops... biscuit, cracker type :-/

Very malt forward with sticky sweetness but strong ale like firm bitterness. Rather heavy on the palate without much of a character... not bad but fails to impress. Not a poorly made beer but doesn't fulfill the expectations from an IPA.

4, 3.5, 3.5, 4, 3

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 12:34:35 | More by tewaris
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kornkid8600

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-09-2012 20:51:04 | More by kornkid8600
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Steasy66

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 03:06:44 | More by Steasy66
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drjman


4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown pour with a nice head. Not too thin, not thick.

S: Very floral, Piney and smooth earthy smell

T: Very smooth, small bite and a little taste of all the different hops. More piney of a nose than taste. Much more floral than say the Avery Maharaja. In fact that is a good comparison beer. 24 wins out with taste for sure. Its a smoother feel on your tongue with less bite.

M: Small bite and smoothe. The pine opens up towards the back and the aftertaste is earthy and long lasting.

Overall a good beer that compares to others in its class.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 00:24:49 | More by drjman
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-29-2012 06:59:49 | More by Mister_Joshy
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-27-2012 23:50:33 | More by GRG1313
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Buick222

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-24-2012 19:25:33 | More by Buick222
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold with nice white head and lacing.

The smell is of citrus, caramel, and toast.

The taste is a little sweet with a big burnt caramel and orange peel bitterness. Maltier than I expected but I can't believe how well it works in the favor of this one as I usually don't care for that style.

Heavy on the caramel malts for sure but it balances the hops so well. Medium mouth feel and goes down so well. Easy drinking so make sure to grab two. I couldn't find any dating though which I could be blind or it could just be a negative.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 22:52:38 | More by Eriktheipaman
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-03-2012 20:44:38 | More by nickfl
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FeliciousDoyle

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-03-2012 05:43:15 | More by FeliciousDoyle
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Gilmango

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-02-2012 04:28:24 | More by Gilmango
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rawfish

California

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy honey gold with a nice fluffy cream colored head, about 2 and a half fingers high. Decent retention and lots of messy uneven lacing left on the glass.

Quite muted but pleasant. Citrus and pine, herbal dankness with some wet forest floor and vegetative aromas. A lot of centennial and citra in the nose. Honey malt breaks through enough to blend with the orange peel to liven it up a bit.

Honey malts are relatively in balance with the hops and do a good job keeping the sweetness down. Pine and citrus hop presence that keeps in step with the nose. Some herbal notes here and there. Quite a bit of alcohol in the finish along with decent bitterness that is long lasting.

Solid carbonation complements a heavier body touched up by the yeast. Doesn't dry well at all and the alcohol sticks around with the bitterness. Gets very tiring by the end of the bottle.

A decent DIPA that reminds me quite a bit of palate wrecker that turns down the bitterness a couple of notches. All sorts of hops here with adequate malt but the high alcohol presence and the heavier body do this no favors towards drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 02:50:23 | More by rawfish
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coldriver

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a medium amber with fluffy white head and great lacing. Aroma is lemon, orange, and cotton candy. Taste is bitter piney hops with grapefruit and subtle honey. Malt is borderline oversweet, 9% alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is good and thick but harsh on the finish. This is a very good DIPA which I think could be great if the harsh finish were toned down.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 18:50:28 | More by coldriver
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cavedave

New York

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks, again, to exraided for yet another delicious brew. Live review.

A cloudy golden beer is topped with a long lasting 2 fingers of thick, off white foam. Gradually the head relaxes and leaves thick slathers of lace.

Citrus dominates the aroma, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon, with light notes of pine, floral, and herbal bitter floating atop some nice neutral sweet.

All the flavors of the nose come on immediately, but the pine is stronger in the mix. Less sweet than I anticipated, which is good, and the sip really has clean flavors that are strong and bright. End of sip is pine resin kick boxing with bitter pith for dominance, and I am the winner of this battle.

Nice bright carb., perhaps just a tad too much, nice thick body, perhaps not quite thick enough, and an excellent finish. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Quite a nice beer, one that shows that even the second tier of left coast offerings are outstanding. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 21:34:46 | More by cavedave
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mrelizabeth

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-27-2012 07:15:33 | More by drewone
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outlaw1323

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-22-2012 22:49:36 | More by outlaw1323
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-19-2012 15:01:46 | More by drummermattie02
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.