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Essence - Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-05-2012

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.
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of charlzm
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at brewery.

Murky light orange. Minimal white head that gives nominal lace.

Aroma is mostly fruit (orange and grapefruit) but not as assertive as expected. Some floral and perfume notes.

Flavor is softly malty with significantly bitter finish. Fruits are present but down in the mix. Flavor not well-sorted.

Mouthfeel average for style: some carbonation bite, slightly tingly. Medium-bodied and slightly oily.

Overall - wouldn't seek out but would drink if easily available.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

A crispt IPA with a taste of orange and lemon to it. You would not think it's a 8.5% IPA. Give it a try!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.86/5  rDev -24.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Essence from Hangar 24 Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.