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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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78 Reviews
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Reviews: 78
Hads: 339
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
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Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-08-2010

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Reviews: 78 | Hads: 339
Photo of mindspin315
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three finger sized off white head. Lacing all over the glass, very hazy, and a murky yellow body.

Pineapple, pine, orange, grapefruit, sweet malts, and a light floral aroma. The Simcoe is a giving off a very strong presence here.

Sweet pine flavor, citrus fruits, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, and pine. Nice dry finish with a mild lingering hop bitterness. Some spice on the palate as well, which to me is a negative aspect here. I do enjoy hop and yeast spice but this feels slightly out of place. Medium body with a touch of sweetness that seems to be more from the malts than the honey. The honey might be smoothing out some aspects but overall it doesn't seem to be a huge factor.

A pretty standard DIPA, but well executed. Nothing here that is gonna blow your mind, but certainly this is an enjoyable beer. No complaints, but I can think of plenty of other DIPA's I would pick over this one.


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Photo of Murrhey
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap as part of a flight at the Bruery Provisions. Poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Light, watery white head. Orangish color and cloudy.

S- Very floral and fruity. The smell was wonderful and had notes of papaya and other tropical fruits. Best part of the beer.

T- Bitter and it loses much of the flavor in the nose. But booziness and acidity don't ruin the flavor entirely. Average.

M- Light bodied but some fizzy carbonation.

O- Fails to capitalize on the smell, which is top notch. Otherwise a very average beer.

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Photo of Sammy
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange coloured body, with a generous retained cloud of a head. Great fruit aroma, orange and tropical. Tremendous flavour, and gets better as it goes, great with several courses of my dinner, complementing the fish, the veal, bread, soup. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and tropical. tremendous DIPA without the full frontal assault on the palate. Very smooth. I would have this again and soon. This bottle alone worth the baggage check-in loading up on bottles from my recent LA trip.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

O: B+

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.33/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of CEnterPound
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.


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Photo of rtaps
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of bradford
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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!

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of comfortablynumb1
4/5  rDev +5%
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...


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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5


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.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of Cavery
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of Cinderbike
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of Klym
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.