Double Betty
Hangar 24 Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #797
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,480
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
38
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Hangar 24 Brewing
 
California, United States
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Notes: This bombshell drops a tropical arsenal on your palate. Coupled with citrus notes and featuring six hops, our Double IPA explodes with flavor. Galaxy and equinox round out the hop profile, delivering intensified notes of stone fruit, grape fruit, orange and lime. Surprisingly drinkable and incredibly balanced, this beer has a big, complex character that leaves a lasting impression on the palate.
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Photo of markjknowles
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

beautiful golden amber with slight white foam dotted lacing. citrus smell. tropical fruit punch(the punch being its 10% ABV) I can definitely taste the alcohol to a fault or it'd be a 5 on taste. pleasant carbonation. Love that the malt sweetness balances the hops but oh that alcohol burn. Lower the ABV and this would be absolutely perfect for my taste.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip.

Appearance: rich orange hue with just a touch of haze; head is three fingers of frothy, pillowy ivory foam with a good lace left on the glass and good retention. I dig it.

Smell: dank, herbal, earthy and sweet. The hop character is good but the sweetness is too heavy for my taste.

Taste: very herbal and earthy in nature, with more of that dank hop character. I like it, but as in the aroma, it is too sweet. It's mitigated a bit in the flavor by the hops (although this beer is not super bitter), so it's still a good-tasting brew.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: good hops, interesting flavor profile, but to sweet.

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Photo of beergoot
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, orangish-copper colored body topped with a thick, billowy, white head. Strong hop aroma; lots of peach, orange, pineapple. Toasted grain, fruity flavors, and a well-balanced hop bitterness round out the taste. Heavy body; smooth on the palate; mostly dry finish.

This is a well-done DIPA, well-balanced with a nice blend of lightly roasted grain taste with a nice, prominent presence of hop bitterness.

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy golden copper pour. Two big fingers of fluffy white head. Outstanding retention and lacing.

S: Caramel malts and dank fruity hops. Lots of mango and grapefruit.

T/F: Caramel and bready malts give a semi-sweet backbone which is a nice setup for a tropical bitter hop bomb. Loads of grapefruit and citrus... mango, papaya, and pine. Medium in body... sticky and oily on the tongue. A little warming but really hides the ABV well. Super balanced.

O: A big tropical DIPA... very balanced/drinkable... goes down far too easy for a 10% beer. Really nicely done.

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Whole Foods in Cupertino, CA. A very balanced DIPA with lovely malt backing and a full, swirling complement of explosive hop flavor. Impressed.

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Photo of pkalix
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

off-white/bone-colored head.... medium carbonation.... malty-sweet aroma which continues through to the tongue. very easy and smooth. a little hot; but i suppose that's to be expected from ten percent. overall, a decent one for the abv.

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Photo of anon
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Always been a fan of the original Betty, was glad to finally pick up a bottle of her big sister. Deep golden, amber\honey hue. Head stands an inch tall with excellent retention and a good amount of lace sticking around.

Smells a bit sweet, dank and earthy. Light tropical fruit. Taste follows through with a nice dank, sticky sweetness up front. Pine, hops, oranges, toffee, spice. Light lemon candy, baked bread and a hefty helping of grassy, earthy flavour. Hefty malt backbone shines but still allows the hops to do their bidding. Balanced quite well.

Big, brash, piney, grassy lingering in the finish. Medium bodied. Booze comes through but not overbearing. Overall, just a hair above it's younger counterpart.

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Photo of jooler
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell there and taste is pretty damn good though. For being a 10%+ beer, it is well hidden. Very smooth. It is sort of like port hop-15 but a lot better and smoother. A+ to hanger 24 again.

Ps, people should stop comparing this beer to the original Betty. These two beers are in two different categories. One is an Ipa and one is a dipa. So compare it with other dipa

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Photo of Santosizer
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

reviewing this beer after giving it a 2/5 when it was first released. I gotta say, I'm impressed.

A: Pours a classic West Coast IPA gold. Slightly off white head, about 2 fingers worth., that will dissipate fairly quickly.

S: Immediately grapefruit. Candy, like a pink or red starburst. Lemon. Mango. Canned pineapple. Canned peaches.

T: Very much like the smell. However, I will add that you can taste the malt. Very bready towards the backend.

M: First poured from the tap, it's very silky, smooth, light bodied, dry at the backend. Now here is where the dynamic of the beer changes, the temperature. As it warms up it becomes a completely different beer, very roasty, dry, a little heated, and sticky.

O: This beer is a fantastic DIPA. At 10% dont expect the normal betty. This is cave dwelling, beard growing, wood chopping beer, with a refinement. I feel like this can be better though, leave it unfiltered, and if unfiltered for distribution is not an option, maybe only in the brewery?

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler pour. Looks like a double ipa meets amber ale, nice head, 1/2" white, growler held carbonation just right for about 100 hours. Aroma was leaning heavy on the orange.

Taste drops more orange, really a substantial and very noticeable amount in a style with a plethora of orange droppings, this one still leans heavy. Relatively light body, hides the alcohol very well at 10%, drinks effortlessly.
Some light pine notes accompany the citrus, this isn't massively bitter either, soft touches in a big beer.

Never heavy malt feel on the backend, stays light and citrusy at all times. Very well done.

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Photo of Reema
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: on tap at the brewery

Pours an opaque honey amber color. Smell is heavy tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, slightly catty, somewhat vegetal hoppiness, ample piney and dank scents as well. Taste is superior to the smell. Heavy pineapple and tropical fruit, somewhat heavy pine and dank tastes, moderate bitterness, along with a honey like sweetness. Initial fruit flavors flow into hops bitterness and dankness, finishes with a slightly bitter sweet taste that lingers for a while. Feel is thick and oily feeling, which fits with the juice like fruit flavors and the heavier pine flavors and scents. Overall this is a great imperial version of an already good IPA.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As a huge Betty fan, this was everything I hoped it would be. Deep golden color, slow fizz of carb and pours almost syrupy. Smell is ridiculously dank, like macerated hops. This beer is just wonderful, a sipper and something I wouldn't mind seeing in a 4-pack as a seasonal release.

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Photo of Radome
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Fairly hazy, nice dark gold color. Not much head.
S - Good blend of grapefruity hops and bready malt
T - initially all grapefruit, orange and hops but sweet malt balances late in palate
M - Medium body but surprisingly dry astringent finish. Then some low sweetness in aftertaste. Moderate alcohol presence. Creamy carbonation.
O - Great balancing act between citrus, hops, malt and alcohol

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Double Betty from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 38 ratings