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Essence - Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
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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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.2/5  rDev -15.3%

Jefe76, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of TATTSNSNAPBACKS
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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!

TATTSNSNAPBACKS, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of M_chav
4/5  rDev +5.8%

M_chav, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JonAdams
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

JonAdams, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

jakecattleco, Aug 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

mostfadedone, Aug 19, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -24.3%

Furlinator, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bnoise11, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

1424IpA, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of nathan-mcwherter
4/5  rDev +5.8%

nathan-mcwherter, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of travolta
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

travolta, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Jamcwherter, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bwagner1122, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

jwswigs, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

OoReFLuXoO, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

nealbert, Jul 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

MRgnar, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of richj1970
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

richj1970, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

bsuedekum, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

BillyStills, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Celtics17, Jun 27, 2014
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Essence from Hangar 24 Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.