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Essence - Hangar 24 Brewery

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85
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is the essence of Southern California. A traditional West Coast IPA with a distinct copper hue, enhanced by generous additions of navel oranges, sweet blood oranges and grapefruit, all grown in Redlands, CA. The citrus flavors and aromas intensify the zesty Cascade and Zythos hops to deliver a one-of-a-kind drinking experience. An invigorating beer with a pleasant, defining bitterness, perfect for warm weather.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-05-2012)
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JonAdams

New York

3.6/5  rDev -5%

08-27-2014 23:29:11 | More by JonAdams
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jakecattleco

California

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-24-2014 05:58:27 | More by jakecattleco
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mostfadedone

California

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%

08-19-2014 04:24:14 | More by mostfadedone
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Furlinator

California

2.86/5  rDev -24.5%

08-18-2014 17:23:36 | More by Furlinator
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-18-2014 01:05:44 | More by Bnoise11
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1424IpA

California

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-13-2014 18:55:41 | More by 1424IpA
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nathan-mcwherter


4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-10-2014 07:19:45 | More by nathan-mcwherter
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travolta

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Appearance: A hazy orange apricot with chunky yeast floaters. Bright white head with rocky body and very nice lacing. Normal head retention.

Nose: Grapefruit, lime, orange fruit. Some malt.

Taste: Orange fruit, orange rind, grapefruit. Citrus pith.

Notes: It grows on you, give it some time.

08-08-2014 04:42:29 | More by travolta
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-06-2014 04:59:29 | More by zestar
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Jamcwherter


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-03-2014 01:23:40 | More by Jamcwherter
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-02-2014 05:22:56 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Bwagner1122

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-31-2014 03:00:03 | More by Bwagner1122
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jwswigs

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-26-2014 04:36:41 | More by jwswigs
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OoReFLuXoO

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-20-2014 21:11:14 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-11-2014 19:37:58 | More by nealbert
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MRgnar

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-07-2014 01:10:50 | More by MRgnar
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-05-2014 23:37:28 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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richj1970

Alabama

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

A: Pours a golden orange with two finger white head with lasting retention and sticky lacing.

S: Fairly big citrus - oranges and tangerines. Pine hops.

T: Mix of blood orange and other sweet citrus notes. A touch of honey sweetness.

M: Medium body leaving a bit of hop oils on the tongue.

O: Nice citrus forward DIPA.

07-05-2014 21:09:42 | More by richj1970
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-28-2014 19:54:04 | More by bsuedekum
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BillyStills

California

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-27-2014 23:58:35 | More by BillyStills
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Celtics17

California

4.41/5  rDev +16.4%

Very little to no malt taste. Big orange peel, orange zest. Slight pine notes, and slight grapefruit. Some floral notes. It taste like a bitter glass of orange juice. Solid DIPA all around. Not one of the best, but unique in it's way..

I love the fact that there is zero malt flavor in this DIPA.

06-27-2014 06:07:43 | More by Celtics17
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-24-2014 05:44:11 | More by bigred89
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overthestars

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-22-2014 02:45:47 | More by overthestars
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givemeastout


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-20-2014 20:03:29 | More by givemeastout
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Thomas_Greiner


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-20-2014 05:26:12 | More by Thomas_Greiner
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Essence from Hangar 24 Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.