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Hangar 24 Orange Wheat | Hangar 24 Brewery

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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

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Added by Floydster on 03-22-2008

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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of quadhog
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Jaldama
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Raseky
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of imagineiii
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Extra in a trade with gcphilli. Thanks!

A: Pale yellow. surprisingly hazy. ehh lace, ehh retention.

S: Very interesting nose. Smells like fresh cut orange slices. you know, the kind you used to eat out of ziplock bag at soccer games when you were 8??? why did everybody eat orange wedges at soccer? i dunno, but i digress. very one dimensional nose.

T: Slightly sweet, slightly thin, not much bitterness. Oranges and orange rinds are tart and very refreshing. Not a bad wit or wheat beer.

M: Mouthfeel is thin but style appropriate, great summer beer, not what im looking for the other 9 months of the year tho.

D: Very drinkable at first but sweetness catches up to your palate. could use some hop drying bitterness.

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Photo of hopdog
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle acquired in trade with hophead22 (thanks!).

Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of cereal, wheaties, lighter citrus, and 'sweaty'. Tastes of wheatiness, citrus (more than the aromas and defintely oranges), and sugary sweet. This was surprisingly enjoyable!

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Photo of IPAbastard760
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hhylkema
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BradExtreme
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
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 +6.3%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +5.7%
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 +5.7%
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 +5.4%
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 +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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 BeerBobber
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured from a 12 oz. bottle a nice golden color with a half finger of crackling white head that quicly goes away.

Smells bready and something like biscuits with a citrus like lime smell.

Taste was a bit sour. Tastes like a a lime flavored water with half of the carbonation.

Mouth was like water and finishes like water.

Seems like it wants to be something with a lot missing. Is it a orange shandy, a weissbeer attempt, or does it want to be a flavored wheat ale. Crap I do not know! Perhaps me and the wife got two off bottles as she said the same.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev +4%
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 Andrii
3.64/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Monty__802
3.64/5  rDev +4%

Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 379 ratings
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