Hangar 24 Orange Wheat | Hangar 24 Brewery

Hangar 24 Orange WheatHangar 24 Orange Wheat
BA SCORE
33.8%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 376 ratings
Hangar 24 Orange WheatHangar 24 Orange Wheat
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#39,789
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
376
Liked:
127
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
16.57%
Alströms:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 376 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of avwrite
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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 tourdot
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of middkid45
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -4.9%
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 -4.6%
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 -4.6%
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 Viaduck
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy yellow orange, malty aroma. Slightly sour & salty, ok

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -3.4%
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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Photo of jordanimal
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joshuasamantha
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was their first bottle offering...I think it's great they use local oranges for their beer so every batch is slightly different. Not a big heff person, but this beer is very easy to drink and palatable to many different tastes. Very cloudy in appearance with an orange fragrance. Thick head, but medium in quantity with no noticeable lacing but probably had a slight amount. Good to try it's your first trip to the brewery!

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Photo of Tony49er
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type from a bottle poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance- Unfiltered wheat color, hazy, almost an orange hue to it

Smell- Orange zest, wheat, citrus peel

Taste- Wheat, Orange and citrus zest, clean smooth refreshing taste an overall easy sipping beer very enjoyable

Mouthfeel- Smooth, light body easy drinking "California Hefe" or wheat beer with orange

Overall- Very good I have had this beer several times and it does not dissapoint, Hangar 24 keeps pumping out great beer

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Photo of JordanSchuetz
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer would be very refreshing for a hot day, however I am a much bigger fan of dark beers. For the price, I couldn't justify buying this beer over the cheaper competitors. The taste of the beer is similar to watered down orange juice with a hint of ethanol added to the mix. It's definitely better than a Bud, but doesn't scream crafted beer to me. I prefer other Hanger 24 products over this.

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Photo of Duff27
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bone white inch tall head on a soft orange opaque body. Small sticks around for awhile. Small amount of lacing.

Lemon zesty citrus in the aroma but you really gotta get your nose into it.

Apparent citrus but subdued. Wheat aspect stands out the most. An easy drinker built for the summer.

Has a unique spritzy(?) carbonation to it. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

A perfect beer for a shandy drinker to try. Thanks for the CA beer kojevergas.

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Photo of ElSid
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The Beers of California

#76

Bottle Date: None

A: Hazy pale golden with a white, micro bubble head of foam. The bubbles leave a rim and a trace lace on the glass. There is a trace amount of lace on the rim and the glass.

S: Strong lemon and orange zest which floats on top of a honey wheat base.

T: Honey and orange juice sweetness ushers in moments of wheat and cracker maltiness. There are hints of clove and black pepper spice. The finish is clean and earthy. Simple, sweet and well executed.

M: Light feel and somewhat chewy. Could have used a bit more carbonation to add to the brew's lightness and brightness.

O: A sweet wheat ale and a refreshing session brew for hot summer days. Picked this up to celebrate the start of spring, which is really the start of Southern California's Summer.

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Photo of beerserk
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radome
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aoampm
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ehammond1
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Hangar 24 Brewery
Redlands, CA

Cloudy golden yellow. Initial foaming white head that doesn't last for long.

Pungent aroma of oranges. They certainly delivered on their promise of an orange and wheat beer, though there is little else here to smell but the orange.

A sweet wheat beer dominated by orange flavor along with a touch of astringency and bready wheat character.

Light to medium mouthfeel, though it seems a touch syrupy.

A flavorful and sweet orange wheat. I couldn't drink a ton of this, but they certainly deliver on their promise of this beer being "orange" and "wheat."

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Photo of Modernrickk
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biegaman
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Though it has 'orange' in the name this Hangar 24 offering has an aroma that smells an awful lot like lemon curd. Even its appearance is most definitely yellow (not orange) and it, too, has the complexion of pie filling. It's a most turbid, thick-looking wheat beer and it's topped with a meringue whip of its own.

Granted, there's little (naturally or artificially) sweet about this fruit beer; my mind quickly turns off dessert and onto breakfast. The bouquet smells plenty like marmalade and orange blossoms, rose petal herbal tea, and also has a hint of the citrusy tartness of a breakfast grapefruit.

Sweet is arguably the most satisfying of all flavours. It's often quite satiating too (think of a rich chocolatey dessert). But nothing is more refreshing than tartness, and this beer drinks something like a grapefruit radler. It's a very tangy quaff, combining a moderate base of grainy, lightly sweet malt with a citrusy quality that can border on lemon-like sour on some sips.

Not all sips, mind you. Some have a total absence of tartness. And flavour for that matter. Indeed, this beer shows flashes of being an excellent hot weather quencher - that, I assume, is the intention behind this brand - but there's concern over its consistency; impressions vary from 'wow this is delicious' to 'wow this is flat'.

Overall, however, Hanger 24 Orange Wheat is as pleasant as the sunny summer afternoon it aims to accompany. Those hellbent on getting as much intense, sweet fruit as possible should ask for a couple extra orange wedges, but anyone simply looking for easy-going, mindless refreshment should enjoy it just fine. I sure liked it.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 33.8% out of 100 with 376 ratings
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