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Hangar 24 Orange Wheat | Hangar 24 Brewery

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79 Reviews
Hangar 24 Orange WheatHangar 24 Orange Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Floydster on 03-22-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
361
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
35.41%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
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Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.27/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ Hanger 24

Look: Straw yellow with a touch of orange no head

Smell: Orange peel

Taste: For me the beer tasted like watered down orange juice with a touch of wheat

Mouthfeel: Thin body and mild carbonation

Overall: This beer is not for me

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Photo of seanion
2.36/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i dont like it. it tastes and feels diluted, the orange flavor is weak and one-dimensional, it has an unbalanced sourness, and has an overall taste and finish that seemed cheap to me. a six pack has never lasted over a week in my fridge before

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Photo of ccoyle
2.46/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Our local grocery recently added a craft brew section, and I recently chose this brew for one of my infrequent beer indulgences. Wish I hadn't. The beer starts promising, with a pleasant, hazy straw-yellow color and plenty of head. The experience went downhill from there. Despite the heavy smell of citrus and the tangy, well-carbonated mouthfeel one would expect from this style, the taste was, at best, unremarkable. Nothing stood out for me, neither wheat nor citrus. In fact, it was rather like a very weak lemonade with some alcohol thrown in. Very disappointing, and not a brew I will be having a second time.

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Photo of Cinderbike
2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap at the Hanger 24 brewery.

A - Light orange and very hazy. A thin white head stuck around for a few minutes.

S - Smells of yeast, citrus, and light malts.

T - Puckering sour, citrus orange flavor, followed by light malt and yeast flavors. The orange flavors linger on the finish.

M - Light bodied, very high carbonation.

O - I was not impressed, to be honest. It tasted way too "orange-y" to me. I don't mind fruit in beer, in fact I love it, but I feel that H24 may have gone overboard. It tasted too much like a mimosa to me.

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Photo of gregb13
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this one (replete with accompanying orange slice) with a burger at Red Robin. Looks a little strange in the glass; maybe a little too opaque and not enough carbonation for the style? Nose is absent; the only thing I could smell was the orange slice. Taste is basically absent, although not off-putting. Not exciting at all. If Blue Moon is an option, go for it over this one.

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Photo of seasmokiee
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The brewery is right down the street, and I had this on tap in the tasting room.

Appearance - Meh. Normal for a wheat beer. Little haze

Smell - Meh. Normal, nothing special, no Orange.

Taste- Meh. not bad/ not good. no orange. no wheat

Mouth feel - Meh - meh

Overall - Why the 2 you ask. Found out that the Hanger is using their yeast for 13 generations. They rode the craft beer wave long enough while putting out a substandard product. Comodification and marketing are the only thing this place has; obviously no pride in the mutant beer they are providing. Shameful. Not to mention you could brew better beer by using pre-hoped extract in a Mr. Beer machine.

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Photo of MrHirschybar
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar 24
1/24/11

A - Murky orange hefeweizen appearance - typical of the style unfiltered, our pour had little/no head

S - Light orange scent, with what smelled like baby powder - confirmed with others just to make sure...

T - Sweet, orange/orange peel, and a definite pronounced wheat taste in the finish

M - Light, unfiltered texture, a little sticky in coating, and a little alcohol warmth/taste in the finish odd for a 4.6% ABV

D - Very popular with the locals, similar to a Blue Moon type beer - this is the number one seller for them enough so this small brewery bottles and distributes this and is their main tap beer outside of Redlands... Bland to me, the nose wasn't appealing, I wanted to like this as it's a nice summer style and I have had other Orange Wheat style beers -- had this well before the brewery visit at a Red Robin once - a sip from someone else that would normally like this style and they weren't a big fan either. Though my brother loves Blue Moon and he likes this enough he'll order it if the other isn't available...

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Photo of chugalug06
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very light yellow. Lots of foggy yeast. No head... No lacing.

S - Lemon-y and orange. Not very spicy.

T - Smooth and enjoyable. Orange and lemon dominate. Nothing memorable.

M - Slight over carbonation... No bitterness.

O - Not a memorable brew... A typical (slightly below) average wheat. Recommended as an easy drinker. It would be delicious on a hot summer day. For what it is, it's not that great, but for the style they're going for it's pretty decent... It could be a little more unique/spicy.

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Photo of Celtics17
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is an okay wheat beer. It's much different from the first bottle I had. The first bottle had a strong vegetable taste to it. It tasted more like a Lemon Shandy, then an orange wheat beer. Poured a yellow orange straw color. The yellow straw color comes out. Smelled orange, orange rind. Maybe this beer is more like an ORANGE/LEMON Shandy.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yep, so Raul did it. That moment of the party where someone takes your last Mirror Pond so you are left with what's left in the ice trough - and Hangar 24 Orange Wheat it is.

Flavor was kind of like how Raul likes NickelBack CDs: muted. It was there, but it was fainter than a mid 19th century wife wearing an extra small corset. Aroma, mouthfeel... all around the same.

It's drinkable and at least it not repugnant like the macro offerings in the same style.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass, 10-18-11

A: Thick bubbly head. Finger and a half width, spotty lacing and extremely long retention. Crazy carbonation and thick bubbles. Pale orange coloration with thick cloudiness. Some of the bottom bits didn't roll out, so they are sticking to the bottom of the glass.

S: Heavy on the citrus smells, and knowing this beer's brewing process, with fresh oranges throughout, it makes sense. The wheat comes through nicely as well.

T: Bitter. I was expecting a sweeter beer, and this one doesn't match the smell at all. Crisp and sweet at first sip with the bitterness rolling onto your tongue after.

M: Good thickness, extremely well carbonated as well which gives it a champagne sort of quality.

O: My buddy told me this was the local drink of choice in Redlands. Not sure about that, but a solid Wheat Ale. Might try it again if I was in the mood for a citrusy Pale Ale

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Photo of womencantsail
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a very light and very cloudy yellow sort of color with a white head.

S: A very strong aroma of bitter orange peels and some slightly sweet and slightly sour wheat.

T: The same intense orange peel character is there providing quite a bit of bitterness and astringency. The base beer is pretty much your usual mediocre, slightly sour pale wheat ale you find at brewpubs.

M: The body is light with a high level of carbonation.

D: Not a fan of this one, but for some reason it sells really well around here.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Review from memory. On tap at Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach. Hazy gold color with white head that vanished quickly. Aroma of orange, wheat malt, doughy yeast, spice. Flavors follow the nose with less orange/more lemon citrus notes. Moderate sweetness. Crisp, light body, wet, refreshing.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this one on tap at a fairly decent Irish pub in Temecula, California a little less than 2 months back. Poured a hazy orange color with a fluffy white head on top. Aromas of wheat, orange juice and Belgian spice. On the palate, this one was light bodied and under flavored, with a light orange and some Belgian wit character.

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Photo of DM1293
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - A light orange-tinged gold. Practically zero head.

Smell - Very little orange smell, with more of a general ale characteristic than a wheat.

Taste - The only way I can really sort of describe this is...if you mixed a corona with orange and it didn't suck. Now that by no means makes it a great beer or a bad beer, but its drinkable. Any wheat characteristic is extremely muted.

Mouthfeel - very light and clean, with a lingering citrus bitterness.

Overall - Its a decent enough drink, but I don't count myself as a fan of it. I've had better orange wheats.

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Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Castaways...

A - Pours a light honey color with a one finger off white head that dissipates at a hasty pace. No lace to be had here...

S - Oranges and various other citrus fruits. Don't detect much else as the citrus scent is so prominate...

T - Oranges, wheat, and maybe a hint of honey. Ends on a sweet orange note. Not much in the way of complexity here...

M - Definitely light bodied. Pretty watered down. Might be a good one to drink on hot summer day...

D - Not sure why this brew gets so much love down here. A pretty average beer from where I stand. A definite session beer, but probably not something I will be revisiting in the future...

Cheers...

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Photo of psrafa
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yuuuck. Not experienced drinker, but this was bad. Nice color aroma and orange citrus flavor, but so much carbonation. Its not tasteful enough to drink many nor is it smooth. Im from the area and I wish it would have tasted better.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1728th Review on BA
Bottle to Hangar 24 Tulip
12oz

Single bottle from Total Wine, Brea, CA

App- A very light and straw yellow and very hazy. Very bubbly inside the glass with a lot of carbonation bubbles coming from all sides. A pure white head with a lot of pull apart. A nice amount of stick down the sides.

Smell- This was very grainy and grassy. Smelled like the Orange zest but retained a bit of too much thin wheat on the back.

Taste- Its better than average for a beer style I dont normally drink. Was going back to a beer I hadnt had in a while, nor reviewed. A good wheat base, a bit grainy and earthy with a bit of orange zest. Exactly what its supposed to be. Light, crisp and fairly dry for me.

Mouth- A lighter body with a prickly medium-high carbonation. Good amount of residual orange zest and dry grass take hold.

Drink- Its as advertised. A nicer light beer for BMC fans. Ill stick with the DIPA and Chocolate porter.

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Photo of avwrite
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A good looking wheat bear. Light in color and a little cloudy, but nice.

S - Orange smell is very strong. Couldn't smell anything else, so I knew I was in for full fruit flavors.

T - As citris beers go, this one was a bit sour. The orange taste didn't blend in very smoothly, and came off a bit too robust for my liking.

M - The citris taste lingers in the mouth. It's probably the most prevalent thing about the beer.

O - Great beer for a summer's day, but not for other occasions.

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Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to OKComputer for this one. Poured into nonic. Poured a cloudy dull gold color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and no lace.

The aroma was a soft and light wheat scent, no yeast notes picked up, and a just noticeable and mellow orange scent. On the tongue, all the soft and subdued notes were apparent again, the at the front and the orange having the back end, but overall, the beer was pretty well balanced.

The body was good, smooth, and even, with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was good, 12oz disappeared quickly. Overall, a pleasant enough brew, one I'd have again if local to me. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of Jedimaster1
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Re-reviewing.

A: A hazy, straw yellow like someone else noted here. HAs a hint of orange tinge in the color.

S: Smell of citrus. Not strong, just a faint smell.

T: A little thin but refreshing. It has a hint of orange and wheat. It seems to be a good beer for that hot afternoon. Would be great to have in the summer.

M: Thin, but good.

d: Easy to drink and smooth. Could have a few of these during a good barbecue.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle acquired for cheap at the Trader Joe's in Culver City, California. Reviewed live. 4.60% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white colour thin head of no real cream. Retention is above average (~2-3 minutes). Body colour is a cloudy witbier-esque pale yellow; nontransparent yet translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Meh. Standard fare. No overt flaws.

Sm: Light aroma of blood oranges, pale malts, wheat, and maybe clove. A simple yet balanced and appealing aroma. Fresh and inviting. The clove may be from yeast, but I don't get any yeast from the aroma in the biscuity bready vitaminy sense. An average strength aroma.

T: Light refreshing wheat body, with light floral hops and clove atop. Where's the blood oranges I wanted? Nowhere to be found. Pale malts. Clean refreshing barley. Well balanced, fleeting, and light - but simple. The simplicity holds it back, but I think the balance is commendable. Lacks complexity or subtlety, but it's damned refreshing and pleasant. I wanted more blood orange; a friend's brother works for Hangar 24 and informed me recently that Hangar 24 stopped using their trademark local oranges in order to increase output - and that the flavour suffered as a result. Regrettable, but I like the flavour profile the way it is now - not having had it before.

Mf: Smooth, wet, light, and well carbonated. Suits the flavour quite well. Maybe it's a bit too thin and weak, but I think it works for it.

Dr: Sessionable as hell. Extremely drinkable; I could down it all night (and I have, before). I think this one is overlooked because of its availability, but it's a rather good beer for what it is. I'll be recommending this as a budget buy to friends. It doesn't blend in with the crowd; there's more to it. Interesting stuff that renews my faith in Hangar 24. I'll try to seek out their other offerings in the future. I already want more of this; it's just so drinkable. This deserves more attention than it's getting. Would make a great beer for a kegger.

B-

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a touch of nice wife head. Fairly pretty especially for a wheat ale. Smells wheaty and lemon zesty. Lots of citrus. Overall well carbonated but not really that impressive. Not something i would try again but there are far better wheat beers

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 1/2/2010. Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a hazy deep goldenrod with a small white head. Aroma of wheat malt and fresh oranges. Flavor with nice mellow oranges and light bready malt. A little minerally. Not as orangey as I would have liked and kind of bland.

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Photo of Zorro
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a small cotton ball white head.

Smell is lightly sour with an orange blossoms orange scent. Not a super aromatic beer. Soda cracker malt aroma.

Starts out starts out mildly sweet with a soda cracker malt flavor. Mild orange flavor, an American Wheat Ale with a nice orange accent to it. Not overpowering you will not mistake this one for an Orange soda.

Mouthfeel is light and airy, good for a summer beer.

Overall a good beer for a hot summer day. Mildly flavored it could be more spicy by brewing with a Witbier yeast but it is refreshing.

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