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Betty | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by olympuszymurgus on 03-13-2014

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Reviews by OneBeertoRTA:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a nice dark orange with two fingers of head.

Had this at Red Table in Huntington Beach after a terrible IPA to start the night off. I've never been impressed by any of Hangar's IPAs before, but this is an exception. Reminds me of Sculpin many years ago and Double Sunshine minus.

They just got the keg in so it was ridiculously fresh, but damn I was impressed. I'm going to buy a bottle to compare but this will definately get me thinking about this brewery in the IPA game. Didn't taste huge malt like the heavy backbone their IIPA has.

Great job, need to see more.

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Photo of Calikeane
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Juiciest year round IPA I've come across in So Cal. The ratings are low because the west coast palette looks for different flavors than some other parts of the country. If you like juicy New England and Vermont style IPAs, this is a west coast version of that. There is still bitterness but the body is all orange hop juice. Very surprising from this brewery and very welcome.

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Photo of sentimetal
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an imperial pint glass. I had heard this was an overlooked and underrated IPA.

Look - A hazy orange with a eggshell white head. Lacing is somewhat soapy and thin as it lines the glass

Smell - Swirling the glass produces a very fruity orange scent. After settling, the beer takes on a bitter pine scent.

Taste - The reason this is an overlooked IPA in my opinion. The taste starts off briefly tropical and swiftly turns into pine and grapefruit with some nuttiness from the malt.

Feel - Slick and thin. Somewhat creamy but not highly carbonated like a lot of west coast IPAs.

Overall - This is a very complete IPA - it's bitter citrus and pine yet balanced with malt and nuttiness. Whether you're a fan of hop bomb west coast IPAs or you're looking for an all around IPA like Bells Two Hearted Ale, Hanger 24 Betty IPA can go toe-to-toe with the big boys. Highly recommended. My only complaint is the lack of bottling dates. Best by or bottled on dates are crucial, especially for hop-heavy brews. What if someone who is finally getting into IPAs gets an oudated malt bomb that's been sitting on a shelf for far too long? What about IPA fans who want the freshest experience possible? Bottling dates are crucial, especially to IPAs. Regardless of the rant, this is a fantastic IPA that goes toe-to-toe with the likes of Two Hearted Ale.

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Photo of SmellTheGluv
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beerswag
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks a nice clear ruby and golden tones. Head is a off-white. Smell is fruity and piney, some carmel notes in there, getting some straw, and stone fruit. Taste is balanced notes of citrus, pine, and straw, with some fresh grass flavors coming through. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a smooth finish. Dry hopped profile is nice. Pair with burgers, hot-dogs, great-poolside 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 aquazr1
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of Stebow1289
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BenHesk12
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy copper from the bottle into a Ball jar. Very floral scent, I suspect it is dry hopped. Frothy white head is inviting. Soft easy going mouth feel, pleasant bitterness, much citrus. A straight forward well crafted IPA that I would be happy with any time.

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Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Studfarm69
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Honey copper colored with a long lasting foamy head that leaves a decent trace as it moves down the glass.
Very nice west coast IPA aroma with citrus and pine dominating.
Dry taste laced with citrus and pine notes which is pretty much what I like in IPA's.
Drying aftertaste keeps you going back for more, very well done IPA.
If you like IPA's, put this on your short list.

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Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of samtrillo
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sw000p
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adeezy4495
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of GetMeAnIPA
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking beer. The appearance is what I love to see in my IPAs. Bright hazy orange/golden color with white frothy head. The aroma and taste are a pop of big citrus notes with some tropical and dank flavors, but most just an orange citrus bomb. Body is pretty light with a good amount of carbonation. Beer finished pretty dry with some lingering bitterness.

Overall - my favorite non barrel aged offering from hanger 24 and love that it comes in six packs. Had a good amount of hop flavor but balanced enough to be very drinkable.

Now if hanger 24 would bottle date their beers I would reach for this more often.

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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Appearance - Pours semi-hazy and golden in color with an off-white finger width head that exhibits fair retention before dying down to a thin layer of suds across the surface and a decent ring around the edge. small, spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Aroma is quite the fruity bouquet with peach, orange, pineapple and grapefruit notes abound. Sweet, bready undertone. Hints of peppery spice.

Taste - Less profound than the nose, though not by much. Grapefruit, stone fruit pit and orange are the main flavors here, with hints of pineapple. Light, bready malts do just enough to add a bit of balance. Touches of black pepper and pine resin hits toward the finish, then a light pith aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat silky before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - A bit underwhelming in flavor when it was still cold, but it opened up beautifully as it warmed. A really good IPA. A bit reminiscent of Drake's core "pale" line-up with that dry stone fruit pit character. I believe I paid less than $4 for this at Winco? Will likely buy again.

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Photo of Raisingfable
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Betty from Hangar 24 Brewery
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