Essence - Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm trying to only use the "Hads" but this one is sufficiently good where it should have a score so I'd like to help it out.

In a nutshell, I completely agree with UCLABrewN84 whose review is below, although I think it looks pretty darn good, as well.

This beer is, in my opinion, one of the best I've had from Hangar 24 and I've been there and tasted a lot of their stuff. This may be my favorite from them, to date.

Nose is big, full and friendly. Mouthfeel is rich, bold and inviting. Taste is just what you want - rich, bold and very well balanced - one of the best balanced brews I've had in a long while, while still retaining big fresh rich character and flavors.

You may not love it but this is at least one to try.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a murky deep orange, nice full lace, good looking beer.

S: Tons of citrus peel, tangerine and orange.

T: Kumquat, orange and grapefruit. I get what's advertised. Not overly bitter, a lot more straight up fruit, though it's not super intense with flavour.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, medium aftertaste, resiny, oily citrus.

O: A nice experiment and a good beer. Could be a starter DIPA in a way since it is not overly bitter, but still enjoyable to the hardcore fan of this style.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at drewone’s tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit extract. Taste is very similar with a medium amount of bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good citrus forward DIPA with some nice aromas and flavors.

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Essence from Hangar 24 Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.