Betty | Hangar 24 Brewery

BettyBetty
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 301 ratings
BettyBetty
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by olympuszymurgus on 03-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,827
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
301
Liked:
275
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
8.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
132
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of kevanb
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, undated but known to be fresh, poured into a 14oz snifter glass. Enjoyed on 4.4.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a dark copper color, orange hues with a mild chill haze and a foamy white head, good retention and lace. The aroma is pleasant, piney hops, spicy citrus peel with some resinous sappy qualities, hop spice with strong caramel and biscuity malt. The flavors follow well, piney bitter hops, earthy, leafy and green with some citrus juice, spicy peel, a touch of spicy hop oil, lingering grapefruit against a backbone of assertively sweet and sticky malts. The mouthfeel is good, coats nicely with a medium body, smooth texture, ample carbonation with a dry and crisp finish.

Verdict: A good example of a West Coast IPA from Hangar 24. Showcases the "c" hops fairly well with ample bitterness, perhaps just not quite as well developed as I'd like and the malt profile is a bit on the heavy side.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is a pretty enjoyable IPA--there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. But it is a tough category with stiff competition and I don't think this one quite measures up. There are plenty of hops with moderate bitterness and a pretty average flavor profile, mostly grapefruit and pine and some tropicals coming through. Some malt to balance but not much. Feel is medium bodied, medium carbonation. Finishes pretty dry.
Hopheads won't quite be satisifed. On the other hand, people who value "balance" may find it too hoppy without enough malt to smooth it out.

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Photo of puck1225
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap served up by one of my favorite Inland Empire bartenders. She poured a beautiful clear yellow beer into a pint glass with a nice head. Just right. The beer has great lacing. The smell and taste are intensely citrus with grapefruit, orange, lime. Not overly bitter. This is an excellent IPA!

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Photo of G_Shoe
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmurph8941
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

For the longest time I had been eyeing this up but was strangely reluctant to do so before finally diving in to a 6-pack. Glad I did.

Strong citrus notes right out the gate and the taste continues along that path. Moderately hoppy and with a light, airy mouthfeel. I could picture myself enjoying more than one of these on a sweltering summer day. Pour leaves a decent sized head. Lacing likewise is decent bordering on something greater. 7% ABV just feels right for this beer with the only drawback being that beneath the inviting head the beer itself appears somewhat murky which to my eye felt out of place with the rest of this brews attributes.

A nice beer for those IPA lovers who may be looking to take a break from heavy hop forward IPA's or even a gateway to IPA's for those unfamiliar with the style.

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Photo of Sayb
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Finkline
4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer really surprised me. As i poured it into the glass I knew this was going to be a special experience. The color is a caramel/orange light and vibrant. As the glass fills the activity in the glass is impressive. The head is a solid 1" tall and slowly develops as you pull the bottle away. I hardly ever admire a beer but i could nut help myself with Betty. Then came the Angel test. The aroma is very pleasant and inticing. The taste was very pleasing in the mouth. I had no idea the theme was tropical. As i shopped i thought how amazingly subtle the tropical flavors were.
I enjoyed this beer from pour to burp.

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Photo of thesidewayz01
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afogpll
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Peach and hazy (lots of floaters) with a white foamy head that leaves a pretty nice lacing. Lots of tropical and some citrus in the nose and flavor. A touch of astringency, and a doughy backbone that plays off the mildly bitter hops. The feel is average carbonation, dry, and medium bodied. In the same vein as Racer 5, but not as good, IMO.

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Photo of pants678
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Orange/gold, white foam.

Citric.

Reminds me of Sixpoint's Hi-Res. Sweet malts are prominent. Finish is a little musty for my tastes but taste or orange works well with Simcoe.

Could be heavier.

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Photo of mflamar
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Joshua Tree hiking celebration beer.

Light amber color with a fine head. Smells like agave and orange citrus. A true west coast IPA there's a little hop flavor but plenty of sharp bitterness. It's good. Certainly better than I thought I'd find at a gas station.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours gold with a finger of white head. Plenty of lacing.

S: Citrus, orange, pine, some malts.

T: follows nose. Nice pine bitterness on the end.

F: Quite crisp. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: A top notch IPA. Well balanced, but with plenty of hops. Surprisingly crisp. I'd love to take some home with me.

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Photo of vitALEity
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Usually when I see hangar 24 I immediately look to the next bottle. For some reason I was tempted with trying this and I'm happy I did. It's basically the best of East Coast and West Coast. It pours a copper color with beautiful head. Roma is a little faint for my liking but citrus and pine are noticeable. Taste is a complex balance of pine, citrus and some breads malt. Body is full and perfect.

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Photo of Keeling
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This pours a malty gold. Little aroma and a run of the mill hop profile. Nothing stands out, unfortunately. Found it bland and uninspiring. Pass on this.

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Betty from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 301 ratings
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