Hangar 24 Orange Wheat | Hangar 24 Brewery

368 Ratings
Hangar 24 Orange WheatHangar 24 Orange Wheat

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Floydster on 03-22-2008

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Ratings: 368 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of hhylkema
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BradExtreme
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The hazy goldenstraw look of the liquid underpins an inch of marshmallow foam; a few strands of lacing hang around

Smell: Floral, citrusy orange tones waft upward

Taste: Wheat bread forward with a tangy hint of orange; clean finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: If only the beer tasted more like it smelled I would be a happy camper; the orange flavor, is more like an orange facsimile

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Photo of bisq
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Cali local is the last never-heard-of-it beer from my most recent trade. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge wheat beer fan, but I’m always in the mood to try something new. I can’t really read the freshness date on the bottom of the bottle, but I’m sure it’s alright. At any rate, the bottle mentions that whole, local oranges are added during brewing, which sounds great to me.

Thanks again, dmsohyea, for the trade. To oranges, I guess!

A: Orange wheat? More like orange juice. It’s thick and straw-yellow, with just a hint of the redder hues. I probably poured a bit more yeast than necessary, seeing as it’s so hazy. The head was huge, white, and foamy, a tribute to the wheat beer style. Unfortunately, though, it dissipates quickly and thoroughly, leaving no lacing at all. Disappointing…this is starting to remind me of Blue Moon! Aaahhh!

S: Wheat is big, of course, with an obligatory hint of orange (and some Fruity Pebbles). It’s nice, but only covers the staleness of the wheat for so long. It must be tough to get that fresh wheat aroma, because I’ve only had a handful of brews that could capture it in the right light. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here. Not a whole lot of bitters, really, but I wasn’t expecting a whole lot of hops anyway.

T: Wow, where’d the skunkiness go? A refreshing citrus kick in the front end puts the nose to shame; I really like it. The sweetness is very reminiscent of freshly-squeezed orange juice, so it’s very apparent that they added the whole oranges. Again, no hops, but there are some citrus notes that sometimes come across as bitterness. Some decent acidic yeasts come into effect at the very end, and then, wait for it…there’s the skunkiness again. Just a hint, though, so it’s bearable. A pretty good palate for a wheat beer.

M: It goes down smooth, but only because of a certain thinness. I was really hoping for some more carbonation, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be for a 4.6% ABV beer.

O: This is a great, refreshing example of the style. I love the fresh orange taste, and wish more wheat ales had such a cool citrus. It’s not something I would drink all the time, if available, but I could see myself having it in the future sometime.

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Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A breakfast beer-- juice and toast but where's the coffee?

Attractive evenly cloudy appearance in the glass. Pale golden color. First sip very complex. Hint of citrus rind bitterness with some very modest hops. Smells good without overdoing the fruit. Excellent orange oil aromatics in the nose. Wheat is not very apparent. Very light bodied. Interesting and well made, but one glass is plenty.

Great to taste for the pure citrus flavors-- hard to balance the acidity and bitterness of orange with the traditional hop elements.

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I cracked one of these open on a 90 degree day and boy was it refreshing. I was a little scared that it would be a very intense orange flavored beer. Something similar to magic hat number 9 with the intense apricot flavor, instead it was very mellow and blends very well with the wheat. The beer had a nice creamy head to it and a hazy straw like color. The aroma was a subtle orange flavor with some bready notes. The flavor was a slight orange with the wheat notes of the beer being very dominant. The beer has a lighter mouth feel from adding oranges early in fermentation. I would recommend this beer for any hot day.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood - 5/6/2010. Served in a nonic.

Hazy gold-tinged lemon body with a thin fizzy ghost white collar. Light lacing, poor retention.

Orange and wheat work well together - the latter contributes a lemon-like scent which offsets the former. All in all you can't get much in the nose other than citrus, but this is unsurprising for the style.

Fresh navel oranges, a squeeze of oemon and lime, sugar, smooth almost lactic wheat notes, and a hint of hops. Brisk, summery, and approachable.

Medium-light bodied, not overly carbonated, but still a bit prickly with all the citrus. Gently warming but still session-able I suppose.

A step above Widmer's version of citrus-laden "American Wheat" beer, but that isn't hard to top.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap at Beer 39 in San Francisco. I ordered this for my wife because it is the type of beer she prefers. Hazy, orange, with minimal head. The smell is lovely - wheat and orange, but it doesn't quite come together taste-wise. Overall, a refreshing beer that is a nice alternative to a radler.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch bone colored head that fades to nothing. No lace whatsoever. Smell is of wheat, spices, yeast, bubblegum, banana, and a very subtle orange/citrus aroma. Taste is the same except I am not getting any orange or other citrus flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good hefeweizen but the only orange I am getting is in the aroma only.

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Photo of Green_street_hooligan
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Andrii
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Monty__802
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of charlzm
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed November 6th, 2013 at The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA.

Beer is a light, lemony yellow. Slightly cloudy. Long lived one finger white foam head. Good sheeting but not very sticky.

Aroma is tangy wheat and sweet orange.

Flavor is the same as aroma: mild wheat, mild sweet orange. Finishes with a dash of bitterness that doesn't linger.

Slight dryness and tingle on the finish. Medium mouthfeel.

Great beer for light drinking, but not the kind of thing I usually go for.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a hazy gold. Light white head, solid retention.

S: Lemon, lots of citrus, wheat.

T: Fairly innocuous wheat flavour. The citrus is good, for me more lemon than orange, but quite refreshing.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, good for the summer.

D: Nice little beer. A little out of place in November when they showed up in stores but in June, a solid offering.

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Photo of dmsohyea
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle to Stone taster glass 4/18/11.

A: Unfiltered light orange color. Extremely murky, cannot see through this beer at all. Less than one finger thick, thin, pearl white head. No retention.

S: Nose is orange peel and German style yeast. Some faint banana and bread. Very few, if any, hops on the nose. A bit above average for the style, as I prefer orange styles to banana styles.

T: Taste follows the nose for the most part. A good twang from the yeast and an orange fleshy finish. I would suggest this beer finishes more like orange juice than anything else. Some banana and orange flavors linger on the tongue.

M: Mouthfeel is mediocre and thin. Moderate/low carbonation, and nothing special here. I guess to be expected for such a low gravity brew.

O: A good orange whit beer, but nothing special. If I was blinded next to other orange whits I'm not sure I could point it out.

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Photo of lunalover
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy, pale orange with a white, half finger head. Sub-par retention. Leaves a near smooth surface, with bubbles clinging around the edge of the glass. Spotty lacing, with little stick.

Smell - Simple but fair aroma of wheat and watered down orange juice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderate wheaty flavor backed by a mild orange juice character. A hint of spice. Faint mint on the finish. Simple, straight forward flavor profile.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with crisp carbonation. Clean, smooth finish.

Overall - Definitely a summertime beer. Light and refreshing. If I were looking for something to drink in the sun, though, this wouldn't beer my first choice. Not enough meat on this bone, so to speak.

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Photo of Stretch270
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served into a pint glass from 12 fl oz bottle

Appearance - a cloudy and hazy pale orange color with a cloudy white head that fades rapidly.

Smell - nothing too fascinating, orange comes through as does the wheat. Also, there is a spiciness to it that comes through as well.

Taste - this is a solid beer. I think I would have preferred a more intense orange flavor, but the wheat and orange are balanced nicely, just not spectacular.

Mouthfeel - it has a nice light and carbonated flair to it that I found enjoyable.

Overall - when I'm in a bind and all I have time fior when shopping for beer is at a local Von's and I want something to take to an event, this would be a decent beer to go for. In other words, solid all around, just can't say it's a must try.

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Photo of MJamieson
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured beautifully out of the bottle, with a nice head that sadly disappeared quickly.

Pale straw in color, but head was very nice bright color when in place.

Does not have an overly pronounced orange taste but does have a bright citrus edge to it. Those that enjoy a Lost Coast Great White will like this beer a lot.

Looking forward to distribution throughout the state of Arizona on this brand.

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Photo of Taologic
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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