Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
22oz bomber with no bottle date. Poured this one into The Bruery snifter (RIP), both thanks to beerman4!
A: Pours a cloudy, unfiltered orange color. A finger plus of fluffy white head. Not a lot of lacing or alcohol feet.
S: Lots of orange and citrus notes. A little bit of grapefruit. And definitely the normal DIPA malt backing.
T: Actually tastes more like a single IPA. You get some hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. But yes, the sweet malt balance of the DIPA comes through in the middle. Close is actually sweet and not overly bitter. It's actually a really pleasant for a DIPA.
M: Medium bodied.
02-10-2012 15:44:23 | More by inlimbo77
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
3.25/5 rDev -15.6%
Thanks to breaks808 for hooking me up with this one. Cheers!
Medium orange, slightly hazy with a one finger head that leaves light lacing. Pretty good head retention for the abv.
The aroma is very light and only when the beer gets to be pretty warm does it release some pineapple. Juicy citrus flavor that is quickly overtaken by an aggressive bitterness. Very peppery and sharp. The components of a nice dipa are there, but they seem to get in each others way.
Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Nice body for the 9% abv.
Some potential here, but I think this brew needs some tweaking to keep up with the tough competition in this area.
02-05-2012 13:49:22 | More by CliffBrake
3.35/5 rDev -13%
A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with 2 fingers of beige head that sticks around a looong time. Minimal lacing.
S - Lots of citrusy hops on this one. Grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, a touch of grass in there as well. Malt is present, but definitely not anywhere near the hops. Really nice smelling beer.
T - First sip is of nothing but bubblegum. Further sips bring on more of the bubblegum, and also a bit citrus and a good amount of alcohol. Not what I was expecting at all.
M - Light bodied and good carbonation. Leaves your mouth nice and dry.
O - A decent DIPA. The bubblegum taste is kinda off-putting for me, but the beer behind that is a nice one.
01-30-2012 20:14:13 | More by CEnterPound
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
01-24-2012 07:27:43 | More by Wowcoolman
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
Pours murky orange gold. Yellow highlights are present. The smallish off white head leaves behind tons of lacing.
Smell is grapefruit, tangy, citrusy. There is a hint of the malt, flowers and booze.
Taste is juicy, tropical. Clean and powerful. Finished with a pithy bitterness.
The brew is perfectly carbonated, almost light and easy, yet powerful. A clean crisp finish makes me want more.
Easily the the DIPA I have tried since PtE. Bitter, juicy, easy to drink. A great punch in the face. I will definitely be getting more.
01-22-2012 03:53:20 | More by Drinkerofales
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
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
01-22-2012 03:08:09 | More by rtaps
4.68/5 rDev +21.6%
Wow, I feel like maybe I am drinking a different beer than everyone else on here. I found this beer to be pretty fantastic. Good spicy aroma, great white foam head. Citrusy, hoppy taste. Severe bitterness in a good way that stays on the tongue just long enough. Refreshing, yet dry. Overall, I found this beer to be way better than expected after reading reviews.
01-21-2012 01:09:17 | More by bradford
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy bone color head that settles to an island of foam on the top of the beer. Thin tightly packed rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. A small amount of sediment is floating around in this one. Smell is all about the hops: floral, herbal, citrus zest, and some tropical fruit aromas as well. Taste up front is of the hops followed by a sweet malt backbone. The label says this one is brewed with honey but I am not getting any of it in the smell or taste. There is an assertive and astringent hop bitterness that sits on the top of the tongue with each sip. This beer has a medium body with a light and crisp level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA that would be better in my opinion if the bitterness was dialed back a bit.
01-15-2012 00:00:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
Bomber to a FW pint glass
*No bottling date however the shop clerk mentioned this one was packaged on/or around Christmas
A: Pours a soft golden hue with some slight haze to it and a perfect two fingers stack of off-white heady foam. Slips down slowly into a halo never fully dissipating. Leaves some tracked beads of lace across the glass.
S: Smell leads with pine then grapefruit and citrus with a tropical mango/papaya twist to it. Sweet caramelized malts and some alcohol. Reminds me kind of like Hopslam.
T: Taste is pine and fruity hops up front as well. Lots of grapefruit and some pineapple. Bitter melon with a little bit of dank herb and spice midway. Tropical with some sweet breaded maltiness. Moderate bitters. A touch of alcohol in flavor as well. A bit sweet but with a lighter dry finish. All in all pretty good. A little clumsy balance wise but tasty.
M: Medium body with a real creamy texture and even carb. Makes for a lighter frothy mouthfeel. Slight oily resinous coating. A bit of a harsh drying finish.
D: Overall a pretty solid DIPA with lots of nice pine and tropics. The hoppiest brew to come out of Hangar 24 yet. Still needs some refining IMO with a bit too much sweetness and a dry harsh alcohol finish. Very reminiscent of a more tropical Hopslam with the sweet orange blossom honey. Not sure if I am a real fan of honey additions in an IPA but this ain’t half bad.
Would pick up again at $6/bomber.
01-09-2012 23:43:47 | More by Nugganooch
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
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
A - Bright California orange sunset, one finger slightly off white head and some sticky lacing
S - Very sweet, tropical fruits and flowers, slight resin, pine, tons of citrus, a slightly toasted malt nose and a slightly sweet yeast note
T - Wow, this is great, fresh and refreshing! Nice sweet up front, citrus, tropical/island fruits and flowers, weed, crisp water, very nice pine, roasted malts on the back bone and more sweet.
M - Medium bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, medium minus acidity and nice refreshingly medium plus finsih
D/O - Really nice, refreshing CA DIPA/Imperial IPA. For the hop head, give this one a try. I saw the rating and reviews, what were they reviewing? This isn't the Columbus IPA or the single hopped DIPA. It has great hop, a nice malt and very sweet and sticky
Final Thought - $6 a pop, 9% abv and very tasty and refreshing! I need to pick up a few more! Loves it!
01-05-2012 09:58:38 | More by whatthehull
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
22 oz. bomber,
A: Pours orange with a medium white head. Good retention, great concentric lace.
S: Definite notes of orange and lemon zest, citrus, really no malt character.
T: Fair amount of mint upfront, spicy hops with a lot of grapefruit and lemon. Hop forward this is West Coast all the way even coming from the Inland Empire. Good, not blowing me away.
M: Medium-bodied, frothy carbonation, has some booze on the back end which gives a somewhat solventy finish instead of a powerful hop aftertaste that I like in DIPAs. Low-medium finishing length compared to others in its style.
D: With Columbus, Citra and Simcoe (3 of my favourite hops) in the brew I was real excited to try this. A solid West Coast IPA, that's what it is. Not too expensive, under $6 a bomber which is great in the style nowadays. Worth a try.
01-05-2012 02:04:24 | More by Halcyondays
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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