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Essence - Hangar 24 Brewery

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very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

California

5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

Alabama

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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

California

4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-20-2014 05:26:12 | More by Thomas_Greiner
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Fern13

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-12-2014 22:06:04 | More by Fern13
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logicerror

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

11-30-2013 05:21:40 | More by logicerror
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Khourey's (Las Vegas, NV). 7.99. No bottling date that I can find. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours a hazy pale gold with two and a half fingers of near white head. Decent retention but not much lace. A murky, almost pulpy sediment settles towards the end.

As expected the nose is full of citrus. Definate strong notes of those naval and blood oranges followed by catmelized sugar and sweet bread.

Taste follows the aroma. Dominant blood oranges, mandarin rind, bitter grapefruit, mild pine, grass, slight earthy hay, a little peppery spice and just a pinch of alcohol. A nice blend of citrus and hops with plenty of malt sweetness.

Oily medium body with moderate carbonation. Bittersweet blood orange piney finish.

A really enjoyable DIPA. Pehaps not perfect but it has a distinctive, if heavy handed, blood orange chatacter that I enjoyed. I'm not going out of my way to get anymore but it is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 17:10:31 | More by ThickNStout
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at KnB Wine Cellar in San Diego, CA. March, 2013.

Pours a slightly hazy, dark tangerine color with apricot edges and a two finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Splotchy lacing left behind.

Sweet floral hop aroma that's slightly faded with lots of citrus fruit followed by sweet caramel malt.  Hints of tangerine, apricot and oranges followed by caramel and toffee.  Some earthy pine and grassy saaz-like hops as well but it's more malt forward  at this point.  

Medium bodied and resinous with dry bitterness countered by citrus fruit and a sweet malt backbone.  Earthy and more hop forward than expected with grassy pine needle flavor followed by orange peel, apple and grapefruit.  Sweet caramel malt backbone with some biscuit, bread and toffee flavor.  Decently balanced but the hops are a bit faded and the malt presence is stronger than I prefer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 01:44:29 | More by corby112
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anon

California

4/5  rDev +5%

09-09-2013 22:07:08 | More by anon
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hpthebull

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

09-06-2013 03:50:23 | More by hpthebull
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AgentMunky

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal.

Clear ish orange. Some head.

Grapefruit peel and not much else.

Super hoppy and very fruity. High carbonation, but it works. The first initial sip is sweet. Blood orange is apparent. Then in rush bitter hops that dominate the flavor (with some orange and grapefruit zest) through the aftertaste.

Not nearly as fruity as anticipated. Hugely bitter, but very tasty. Would drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 03:42:37 | More by AgentMunky
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-02-2013 07:02:39 | More by g_jenkins
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Joshpu

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-20-2013 06:20:18 | More by Joshpu
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-17-2013 02:42:12 | More by AlexFields
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-11-2013 20:38:09 | More by ralphw56
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-10-2013 21:58:43 | More by nygannon
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-10-2013 00:48:44 | More by largadeer
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-05-2013 23:38:04 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Essence from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.