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California Spring Beer - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 61
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 02-27-2012

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 61
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hangar 24 has a seasonal now? Let's try it. On to the beer:

Nearly muddy in appearance, with a color that is a yellow/orange melange. Reasonable cream forms on top, which retains okay, and it leaves spotyy lacing around. While the ingredients used don't conjure images of spring, the crispness of the floral notes do. Tagging along are notes of apricot skins, vague spice, and a mimicing flavor of a witbier.

It gets better. It's hard to understate how crisp the hops are in the beer, and you can certainly taste the work. With the blend of two yeast strains, we have a winner here. Delicate hop pedals run all around the palate and provide lip smacking satisfaction. Crisp citrus adds another layer of yum. More crisp hops. Despite all this presence, somehow the beer keeps itss balance. It's light, very crisp, and very quenching to the thirst.

Most of my Hangar 24 experiences have been good ones. However, California Spring Beer takes the brewery to a new high. Without question my favorite Hangar 24 offering to date. This is a definate re-purchase.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden orange color with a white, near 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a thin broken layer of suds across the surface. Fair lacing with little stick.

Smell - Notes of citrus, spice, banana and a bready undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose: citrus notes at the forefront, while lesser clove spice and touches of wheat and banana round it out. Lightly toasted bread. Faint caramel. Finishes with a mild orange peel bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body wih fair to lively carbonation. Smooth; touches of buttery diacetyl. Finishes easy.

Overall - Interesting brew. I'd call it a pale ale / hefeweizen hybrid, at least in terms of flavor. Nice balance. Unique. The best Hangar 24 offering I've had to date. It's one I'll have to pick up when it's first released next spring.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VictoriaAnne
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TrojanRB
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TWStandley
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into my Bruery Tulip..

Poured a very light orange/yellowish hazy color with a pretty thick white head that dissapeared quickly.

Smell is fairly mild, some belgian yeasts can be detected, lemons, wheat.

Taste is very light and refreshing - definetely some lemon/orange notes. Backed with a bit of belgian spice from the yeast. Wish there was just a bit more, but overall pretty good.

Mouthfeel is carbonated and light - very refreshing!

Didn't know what to expect for this one, but am pleasantly suprised! Taste is very refreshing, a perfect session beer for a warm spring/summer day.

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Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hoppy wheat beer, thanks to Tim Johnson for this Growlin' at the Moon bottle.

A: The ale is pale and golden, bright and cheerily appropriate for a spring beer. A thin white head, no more than a band really, sits atop the beer.

S: The nose is strong, hoppier than I was expecting. The bitterness, citrusy, is more than a match for the wheat and biscuit base. That strength is a big draw, making the ale much more appealing, much bigger.

T: The strength of nose, the booze in particular, isn't as upfront here. A spicy, near-Belgian aspect runs through the ale, powering the hops and leading nicely into the wheat finish. The hops, strongest mid-sip, have a vibrant citrus/pine bite. The Belgian aspect, thanks yeast strain, has a fruitiness that pairs nicely with the hops. The lightness gives the beer a lawnmower feel but the strong hops give it street cred.

M: Hoppy, wheaty, and light. The result is plenty of flavor with a spry airyness. Another good experience with Hangar 24.

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Photo of g_jenkins
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a pillowy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of orange notes with some floral undertones.

Tastes of the citrus notes with some underlying wheat and floral hops. Orange zest notes lead off before a bit of pale malt adds some sweetness and bread. Wheat adds in with a bit of a sharp note. Floral hops come towards the end along with a bit of spice. Finishes with a slightly sharp citric note.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, I find myself liking this more with each sip. This is a good take on a usually lifeless style that reaches out to those who like hops.

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Photo of LoFiDave
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjmad23
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PicoPapa
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this extra.

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 1/2 inch of head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is floral hops and tangerine with some wheat, banana and cloves. Tangy. The taste is tangerine, orange peel, banana, and cloves. Some light spicy wheat followed by some floral hops. Finishes with some orange peel, banana and light spices. Lightly carbonated with a body on the lighter side. Almost tastes like a happier version of a Hefeweizen. Overall, a solid warm weather beer.

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Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Zephids
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with a solid white head. A nice hoppiness to it, highly floral, with a light spiciness. Good wheat and bread notes, fairly crisp on the nose. Just a hint of grass. The flavor has a nice touch of citrus along with the more floral and spicy notes. Sweet bread and wheat flavors and a touch of yeast.

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Photo of UnknownKoger
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into Bruery tulip. Appearance is a hazy orange with hues of yellow. Decent pour yields a good head which dies to a nice ring around the glass with tiny islands floating in the middle.

Smells really good. Some spicy, ester notes followed by hop and wheat goodness

Taste is certainly intriguing. You can tell it's a wheat beer. Has an immediately refreshing taste. Lemon, some coriander. Hops are mellow but noticable.

Mouthfeel is great. I could drink a few of these.

Overall this is a really good beer and very sessionable. Another win for Hangar 24

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Lucasperea
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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California Spring Beer from Hangar 24 Brewery
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