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California Spring Beer - Hangar 24 Brewery

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 02-27-2012)
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DoubleJ

California

4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 03:53:58 | More by DoubleJ
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California

5/5  rDev +39.3%

07-05-2014 23:38:34 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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California

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

07-01-2014 23:25:54 | More by cmgage
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06-13-2014 00:54:42 | More by StoutChaser7D
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but assumed 2014 bottling. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass; with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, light pepper, light coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hops, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, light pepper, light coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light floral/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, bread, light coriander, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale wheat ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of hops, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 03:42:04 | More by superspak
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California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-17-2014 04:09:01 | More by LoFiDave
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-10-2014 23:16:52 | More by SerpentX
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California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-25-2014 22:24:43 | More by largadeer
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California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2014 17:34:21 | More by SocalKicks
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California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-04-2014 23:28:10 | More by rudedude985
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travolta

California

3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A hazy orange color with a very nice head and lacing. Head is chunky and has very nice retention.

Nose: Fresh orange, banana, and some mint at the end.

Taste: Lots of orange up front, some herbs in the middle, and it ends with some belgian yeasty tingle. Some crushed aspirin in the middle.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 00:58:35 | More by travolta
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-30-2014 04:55:56 | More by jmccraney
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TrojanRB

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-08-2014 20:23:33 | More by TrojanRB
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rob99er

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-27-2014 06:16:54 | More by rob99er
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-06-2014 04:51:35 | More by zbooks
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humulusphile

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-12-2013 10:02:42 | More by humulusphile
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California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-09-2013 22:09:11 | More by anon
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2013 06:35:55 | More by ste5venla
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-23-2013 05:48:35 | More by moonknight31
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TheSixthRing

California

4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 02:13:31 | More by TheSixthRing
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VictoriaAnne

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-06-2013 05:26:44 | More by VictoriaAnne
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California Spring Beer from Hangar 24 Brewery
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