1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

Not Rated.
Double IPADouble IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

300 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 300
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 32 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 300 | Reviews: 77 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smakawhat
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Very light IPA, bright lemon yellow and almost like a banana with some light orange towards the top, with an opaque body and fine carbonation rising. Head is quite shocking and bright white to match, with four fingers of fluffy retention and soapy pin head bubbles. Classic ringed island puck while settling, spotty lacing. Pretty bright looking IPA, nearly like a white IPA.

Solid hop nose, and sense of honey sweetness. Slightly sticky sensing, with hints of tropical and grapefruit and a bit of lemon. Slightly spicy sensing, fairly controlled, not much sensing malt presence or distinction that stands out. Looking solid.

For a double IPA this is quite light and refreshing on the palate. Staying away from booming heavy qualities, there's very light malts and almost light wheat crispness to this. Hop angle continues the citrus character, and tropical bunch flavors. Very minimal bitterness and sugars as well, leaving for an interesting light and refreshing hop palate.

It comes off as a hoppy wheat ale without the chew, no doubt to minimal wheat content if any, and lighter malts. For a Double IPA it's very refreshing and almost like a solid hoppy wheat ale minus the wheat density. Very nice.

Photo of sw000p
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jaeone
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this! Initial thoughts were this was way too smooth for a DIPA, however the more I drank, the more the "D" showed itself! Nevertheless, the Hanger 24 folks produced an extremely drinkable beverage (session DIPA?). Too bad I can't get this bad boy in NC...but if you find yourself in Riverside County, Ca, do yourself a favor and give this one a go!

Photo of crnhusker
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BillyStills
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Sneslage
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That was a fairly delicious beer. Not exactly why I expected from the flavor, but it was good! It was tasty, so I would drink it again. It's not your typical DIPA. I'm not sure how long this comment is supposed to be... So I'm continuing to write to increase the length.

Photo of jrsvid4
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of carmike813
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of richardwood76
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cdog707yo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a little over two fingers of head on a cloudy straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is mostly orange and some grapefruit.
The taste moderately bitter beginning to end. Some sweetness breaks through towards the end. Nice profile.
The texture is thicker with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

Photo of BryanCDM
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NickD208
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of TomStottman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Flashyspoons
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DRTBrewster
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of paulnumber1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.