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Double Betty | Hangar 24 Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 06-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,080
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
30
pDev:
7.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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 mflamar
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -13.8%
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 -8.6%
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 +7.9%
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 Drew_V_dt
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Santosizer
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
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 LXIXME
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.23/5  rDev +1%
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 kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lanedlr
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reema
4.4/5  rDev +5%
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 teraflx
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dddddddd
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewone
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Modernrickk
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertConway
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Siggy125
3.36/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BG24
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Raziel313
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Double Betty from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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