Hangar 24 Orange Wheat | Hangar 24 Brewery

Hangar 24 Orange WheatHangar 24 Orange Wheat
376 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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Photo of IBUnit63
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, I was watching 24 tonight so why not break out this Hangar 24 offering so graciously included in a trade with gcphilli.

Very light coloring that can only be described as chartreuse. Moderately viscous with ample carbonation and yeasty wisps up top. Somewhat cloudy. Definitely looks like a pale wheat ale of the American persuasion.

Maybe the yeastiness isn't as doughy as something like Oberon but it's there. Can definitely find the bitter orange peel in there. Perhaps the wheat electricity is a little more quiet than in a crisper hefe but there's a good brightness to it. Dough gets a little more prevalent with warmth.

This is a lot cleaner than crisper than the look and scent indicates. Wheat electricity abounds with a solid carbonation and brings out the orange zest very nicely. Not huge doughiness to this but that's OK - it's quite quenching. Maybe a little heavy on the orange but hell, it's called "orange wheat" and it's not overbearing. Mission accomplished.

This gets better with each sip. Carbonation isn't salty - it actually serves as a synergy agent to tie together the wheat, yeast and orange...and maybe a hint of hop pininess (but seriously, this has to be like 5 IBUs or something). Sure, there might be a slight hint of astringency from the orange peel but nothing to bunch up your scivvies about.

Really, this is what including locals as trade extras is all about. Something a little off the beaten path from a place I never heard about, and y'know what? It's pretty damn good. Great for a lawnmower, beach, gateway beer or whatever you want to call it. Could easily snag a 6er of this and head to the beach. And I'm guessing there's a full day's supply of Vitamin C in here.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pperez38
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the BJ's in Loma Linda. Typical wheat ale appearance, but definitely on the lighter yellow/orange side.
With strong orange aromas, this brew is quite smooth, has a great mouthfeel but on the thin side in comparison to other wheats. Lots of orange/citrus on the palate, with a clean crisp finish.
Certainly not overly complex, this a light wheat with high drinkability.

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3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like effervescent orange juice when held up to the light. Not a lot of foam, very good lacing.

Smell: Grainy malts and (surprise!) citrus hops.

Taste: Grassy/grainy malts and orange, like a good Hefeweizen with an extra citrus kick.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, smooth, and refreshing.

The Verdict: Very good. Well balanced and tasty, this is what Shock Top could taste like if it wasn’t made by a big conglomerate. Can’t wait to down a few of these when the heat of summer kicks in.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 376 ratings
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