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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 FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1028th Review on BA
Bottle to Hangar 24 2nd Anny glass
22 oz

2011
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.

FosterJM, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

CelticAleMan, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of whatthehull
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip

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!

whatthehull, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Halcyondays, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of HellesGood
4/5  rDev +3.9%

HellesGood, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't know what to expect from this one. I like this brewery but haven't been very impressed with their IPA's.

A - Dark yellow and kinda cloudy.

S - Smell some citrus hops and not much else.

T - You get the citrus hops up front and then kinda of nothing in the middle and it ends with some hops bitterness.

M - it's ok; a bit thin.

O - This is a double IPA that can use some improvement and just doesn't excite me at all in any way. Disappointed with this one.

Popp24, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of comfortablynumb1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up two bottles from the brewery...

Poured from a bomber into a Bruery snifter...

A - Pours a darker orange with a one finger off white head. Head retention is decent, and there is a good amount of sticky lacing to be had...

S - Lots of citrus notes. Tangerines and grapefruit with some sweet malt in the mix...

T - Grapefruit, oranges and some tangerine. Malt comes through and balances this one out nicely with a little pine in the finish...

M - Super smooth. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carboantion...

O - If you're looking for a hop bomb, look elsewhere. This one is very well balanced, and drinks really smooth. Definitely something I will be buying again in the near future...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Jaacob
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jaacob, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Rckmo10
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Rckmo10, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of baybassboy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

baybassboy, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of ineva
5/5  rDev +29.9%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of BucannonXC5
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company. Color was hazy dark orange. Maybe an inch of head once I got it. Healthy amount of lacing on the top that lasted throughout. Lots of film on the sides and uneven throughout.

Smelled lemon citrus hops. Also some orange in there, maybe tangerine. Also light whiff of honey.

Initial taste was a heavy, heavy alcohol bite, almost rubbing alcohol like. There were some citrus hops, but the alcohol just dominated the taste. Bitter ending.

Medium body. Thin texture. Average to lively carbonation. Bitter finish.

I didn’t like this beer at all and I wish I’d just bagged it and tried another one. It ruined my taste buds for the rest of the day. That includes a Pliny Elder. Stay away from it.

BucannonXC5, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

10/10/11

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark orange with a finger of white foam.

S: Aromatic orange with tangerine and bready notes. Not much alcohol in the aroma.

T: Orange flesh and bready malt. Moderately sweet with a lower moderate bitterness and a lot of alcohol flavor.

M: Medium body with upper low carbonation.

Overall: Just okay. Nothing terrible here, it's just not good and I wouldn't care to drink it again.

HopHead84, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On Tap

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.

ehammond1, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of Cavery
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped in to hangar in a drive through Redlands. My brother and I figured we might as well stop in.

Noted dated July 24th 2011.

Servings were all in plastic cups.

A: Sunshine in a glass, light morning rays with microfiber bubble foams. Finger and a half head with a weaker pour. Surprisingly crystal clear appearance for the style. I'm getting mixed signals in the visual, but it doesn't look bad at all. Wish I had a real glass so that I could get a better feel for the head retention/lacing. Beggars can't be choosers.

S: Nice floral citrus in the nose that comes off more like orange blossom than anything. Some welcomed balanced sweetness in the nose. Authentically fresh ingredients give into orange infuses caramels. Nice and soft on the nose with clean whiffs.

T: I have to admit I got a funky nori taste that dominated the introduction. Light floral notes that avoid medicinal notes rather well. Bitter mellow citrus rinds that have been scraped clean of their zest (sadly). The hops do a nice number on the fading rinds by blending with them for an unexpectedly fresh linger.

M: Soft spoken mouth that is light with a fairly drying finish. Water deludes honeys to leave a semi-glazed mouth. The coating and viscosity of the liquid makes for a pleasant feel, but the body still feels too light. This might be more reasonable for a single IPA, but as a double this falls short.

O: When it comes to hangar beers, I think this is probably my favorite. While I haven't been the biggest fan of their beers, I think this is a very drinkable offering in style. I'd definitely say it's one of hangers better beers where they maintain their easy-to-drink manifesto in reasonable balance with a flavor profile. I think far too often their beers are brewed with lightness in mind, and it can intrude a bit too much on the style. This actually has some good flavors, and just because the mouth isn't chewy doesn't mean it can't be a good DIPA. I'd say this would be a good beer to start off someone new to the style with. It's not going to give them as raw of an experience as many other offerings, but it certainly doesn't have its training wheels too low to the ground.

Cavery, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of Cinderbike
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hanger 24.

A - Clear, dark gold with a bit of hop oil on top. The head was thick but dissipated fairly quickly.

S - Unsurprisingly, lots of citrus and pine on the nose. The pint I had didn't scream dry hop so I was a bit underwhelmed.

T - Drinkable, and much more of an east coast DIPA than something from the IE. Much more balanced and I really liked the malt backbone behind this one.

M - Like other H24 beers, a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Decent carbonation (medium to high) made up for it, but I can't help but shake the feeling that it tastes watered down.

O - A solid DIPA, but with beers like Pliny or Knuckle Sandwich readily available I'd probably choose those over this one again.

Cinderbike, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of Klym
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

A: A darker gold with an almost two finger head and curtain lacing that drips off quickly and leaves a thin ring of foam on the glass.

S: Unexpectedly, lots of dank, especially noticable on slightly more distanced whiffs. A little tropical fruit/tangerine sweetness in the background and even a sense of citrus tree leaf.

T: A tangerine/tropical fruit infused slightly sweetened hop hit that quickly mellows out into a mildly sweeter, more citrus-pulp version and finally peaks with a hop/citrus spritz bitterness pop and fades out. The flavors here are really pretty good and the sweetness and bitterness are both really well handeled. My big complaint though as that it's kind of a sound and fury signifying nothing. Drinking this is kind of similar to sliding down a slide. Starts out sort of exciting and then you come down and that's it.

M: A little oily with a medium body and light-medium carbonation, some citrus bitterness tingles on the tongue after the drink.

O: This is honestly probably the best beer I've ever had from hangar 24, but it still frustrates me so much for many of the reasons other hangar 24 beers do. It's as though they feel they have to make every single one of their beers chuggable. The body, the carbonation on all of their beers never goes above medium and the tastes, while often good, are so short-lived and lose so much punch so quickly that the best way to enjoy them is to not stop drinking. Hangar 24 has a way of taking microbrew flavors and packaging them in a way that is becoming to beer-pong. I'd recommend giving this DIPA a shot if you encounter it because like I mentioned before, some great flavor here, but if you're looking for a real hidden gem I'd still say this has some work to go.

Klym, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Out of the Park Pizza

A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: Nice citrus hops, particularly grapefruit and tangerine, along with some tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango. Somewhat sweet, but there is still a nice pine note. Not really any maltiness.

T: Piney hops are noticeable throughout the sip and provide a sufficient bitterness. Lots of fruit notes between the citrus of grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines and the tropical notes. Perhaps just a bit of bready malt.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a solid bitterness on the back end.

O: Solid double IPA here, but quite under the radar, like a lot of Hangar 24 beers are.

womencantsail, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of MrHirschybar
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar 24
1/24/11

A - Lighter in color than the IPA offering, medium amber, golden amber color - like one would expect from an adjunct in a way - light orange color at the darkest...

S - Sweeter citrus nose than that of the IPA offering - less piney, and more of a mild scent

T - Sweet, light honey, initial piney hop biter with definite grapefruit taste and citrus hops with a little bit of that grapefruit hop bitter finish

M - Really light, less carbonation than that of the IPA offering, lingering light bitterness on the finish - less in your face than the IPA

D - Mild DIPA, much more citrus and less pine, which I typically prefer, this just didn't do it altogether - girlfriend's not a fan of DIPA's as much and she chose the DIPA over the IPA stating it was sweeter and less bitter than grabbing the IPA...

MrHirschybar, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of Sideswipe
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery a few days ago. Poured from a swing top growler into my Hangar 24 tulip. A careful pour (due to the funky swing top contraption) results in a vigorous inch and a half of foam which subsides to a decent ring and nice lacing. The beer is an opaque orange, amber color, what I'd expect from a beer of this style. The nose hits me immediately. A citrus bomb for sure. Orange, tangerine, mango and guava. The beer smells juicy! Taste follows the nose, citrus fruit abounds, backed by a sweet malt presence. Bittering hops enter mid palate but are balanced by a strong malt backbone. Finish is juicy and bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a medium level of carbonation that works well here. Drinkability is good given the refreshing taste of this beer and the completely hidden alcohol content. Really enjoying this one. Well done Hangar 24!

Sideswipe, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
2.45/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap in an oversized snifter at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:

Light orange colored with solid head and retention, a few thin half-rings of lace stay around. This type of glass I have difficulty with head formation and retention, so this obstruction may have caused the same thing here. Even so, there's little excuse for an aroma like this. Hangar 24 IPA is a tasty, hoppy experience, but something's not right in this imperial version. There's a little bit of pine, however it smells more like funky cheese rind. Not a good sign.

It tastes better than it smells though, but better is a relative term. I'm missing the hoppy sensation but a wide margain, but at least it doesn't taste like cheese rind! Weakish flavors and pine needles and tangerine highlight the show, and the malt doesn't do anything interesting except increase the alcohol. The bitterness is middleish. Speaking of alcohol, it is hidden well. That and a smooth medium body attempt to salvage the showing, but it's not enough.

I like the beers of Hangar 24, so this offering saddens me, especially since the style has a very strong appeal to most beer geeks, including myself. Sure, I'd rather drink this than a Corona, but in the land (or is it waters?) of Double IPA's, this ends up as a potential cellar dweller,

DoubleJ, Nov 21, 2010
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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.