Easy Glider IPA
Hangar 24 Brewing

Easy Glider IPAEasy Glider IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,935
ABV:
4%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,542
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 8.82%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
From:
Hangar 24 Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Easy Glider IPAEasy Glider IPA
Notes: The new IPA was specially made to give craft beer imbibers a clean, hoppy west coast IPA, at an alcohol level that can be enjoyed for many hours. This is the first year-round core brand to be added since Betty IPA was added in 2014! Like other year round beers, Easy Glider will be distributed to retailers in six packs and draft.

Taste: Pronounced citrus, tropical fruit and floral aromas from three hop varieties pair with a notably crisp malt body. Easy Glider has complex character that showcases the unique hybrid, Equinox.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opened late June, 2016.

Look: Clear yellow with a fluffy, soapy-looking head. Tons of lacing, decent retention 4.0

Smell: Kind of a hop bomb for a "session" IPA. I can smell the hops from several feet away as soon as I pour it. I'm getting a little citrus, butter, some pine, and another smell that I'm having a hard time naming... it's almost like a light funk. 3.75

Taste: Surprisingly light flavor considering the hop-dense smell. There is still this strange other note that I can't quite place. It makes me think of toasted sesame seeds, although that's not really what the flavor is. 3.75

Mouthfeel: Pretty much what you'd expect from a session IPA. There's a nice tingle from the carbonation, and while the beer is on the lighter side, it's not watery. 3.75

Overall: The hop bomb smell when first poured was surprising, but it's a pretty easily drinkable beer, which is what you'd want from a session IPA. 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey gold with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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2.99/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Transparent honey, turns sharp yellow when held up to light. Very pale, see-through.

Aroma: Far more hop-forward than citrus. Of the citrus, however, there are mainly notes of ripe mango, some grapefruit, dried apricot, and dark berry. Hint of passionfruit, but this aroma is far outweighed by the hoppy, piney, sweet-Christmas-tree farm hops.

Taste: My first impression was "thin." Obviously very crushable at 4%, but I must disagree with the commercial description; not a "West Coast IPA" to me. Although it's hop forward, it's not very strong-tasting. Difficult to taste malts. This would be a nice beer to down over a few hours at a BBQ.

Mouthfeel: Significant carbonation, effervescent and bubbly. Very calm, smooth, light-bodied, easy to drink.

Overall: a decent IPA, but fairly middle of the pack, especially when compared to a traditional West Coast IPA. Nice, pleasant session beer to enjoy when some friends come over for a BBQ and some football.

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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: on tap at the brewery

Pours an opaque golden honey color. Smells of tropical fruit, citrus oil, along with some hops dank. Taste reflects the smell. Heavier citrus oil flavor/bitterness, tropical fruit sweetness, milder hops bitterness, along with a small bread/cracker like finish. Feel is extremely light (almost water like) with ample carbonation that reminds me of sparkling water. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer with good tastes and aromas.

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Easy Glider IPA from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings