Hangar 24 Orange Wheat | Hangar 24 Brewery

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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:
363
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
35.13%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
95
For Trade:
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Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.78/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my friends give me this beer. . It was free and glad it was.

A pperanrace- Orange and very hazy. A white head stuck around for a few seconds though.

Smells: Yeast and fruit

Taste - One better fruit beers on market It has a nice wheat taste to it and real great natural orange taste . Excellent tasting

Moutfeel - It was a light bodied with no carbomation

Overall: I would buy this a agian if the price is right . Excellent tasting beer.

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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 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 TheMarkE
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
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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Photo of ElSid
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
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 spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from Trader Joe's Palm Desert CA for 2$

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is not much lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, lemons/oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some lemons/oranges. There is also a bit of a spiciness from the citrus zest perhaps. It ends with bready/orange aftertaste.

Overall - A beer style that is rarely reviewed highly. It's better than average but won't wow anyone. It's refreshing and a nice change of pace beer. I wouldn't buy it again, but glad I tried.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I’m not a hefe hater. Now that I’ve had several that are simply amazing I know just why people who love the style are so enthusiastic about it. It’s a shame that so much that’s available these days is just subpar tho. While I was not ‘wowed’ by Hanger 24’s take on the wheat beer neither was it a disappointment. I’d be perfectly happy drinking this at a party or on a hot summer day. It pours a cloudy orange color. Foamy! It has a nice note of coriander on the nose. Clear orange-wheat character with a light tartness and a clean finish. One of the better ones.

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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 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 austincsuf
4.54/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into cold pint glass...

A- poured a deep golden orange color with two fingers of head and light lacing

S- smells like your standing in the middle of an orange grove

T- tasty, very light but with flavors of orange and other citrus..

M- light carbonation but REFRESHING

O- could literally drink this beer all day and enjoy it, nothin better on a hot summer day too

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Photo of Gstarkey
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have actually had the pleasure of going to hangar 24 brewery in Redlands California being that i only live about 30 miles away or so. I cant really believe that this was in my backyard the whole time!. The brewery seems like its kind of in the middle of nowhere but when you arrive the parking lot seems full and there are lots of people around drinking lots of fresh beer. The layout is very open and flows pretty freely. You simple walk in and step up to the counter and order what you like.

After promptly ordering a cold pint of orange wheat we then proceeded to take a tour of the brewery which was very educational being that this was my first tour of a working brewery. Now lets rate the beer. Poured a very hazy orangeish golden color. About a finger and a half of white head. The smell was very much of fresh oranges. Some mild hop and malt aromas followed.

The taste was like the smell very much oranges, some small hop and sweet maltiness. But mostly citrus flavors. Very nice beer something i would definitely session on a sunday afternoon watching football or something. This is a beer you should really try along with the rest of what hangar makes and if your close check out their brewery its very cool.

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Photo of tlazaroff
4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is very nice on Orange Wheat. Orange rind combined with this mellow wheat character. Very sweet on the nose, and enticing me to take a sip.

Hazy dark straw yellow in color with a crisp bright white head. No lacing to speak of which is somewhat disappointing. I love when my beer laces. Why can't breweries just throw a touch of victory malt in there to help with lacing and head retention?

Big orange on the palate from start to finish. Smooth flavors with a nice moderate carbonation level and light texture. This is refreshing, delicious, and a nice change of pace from the same-old same-old. Wish I could get this locally.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
4.6% ABV, no bottle date.

Thanks for the brew Tom!

A - Poured, swirled, and poured again, this beer fills the tulip with a completely hazed pale wheat yellow color which is capped by a fluffy cloud-white head. Some gobs of lace are left behind as the well-retained head glides down.

S - Sweet orange peel zest escapes with some little lemon rind hints for an inviting citrus bouquet which softly soars over the delicate wheat aroma and pale malt base. The aroma briefly touches on dry yeast, but over all, its simple, straight forward, and pretty awesome.

T - Bright and refreshing, the light flavor should not be mistaken for being flavor-LESS. Rather, the subtle citrus cleans the tongue without being overwhelming or fruit beer-like. Instead of huge citrus, pale malt and soft wheat almost explode with a pulled punch. Restrained and very well balanced, the flavor is quite a pleasure to roll around on the tongue.

M - Soft, open, and airy, the smooth mouthfeel is accentuated by sparkling carbonation which dances on the tongue gently adding a crisp, refreshing tingle to the finish. In addition to Orange Wheat's wheat profile which really adds a smooth, soft dimension to this beer, the oranges are mildly tart on the palate, drying it out for balance which knocks it out of the park.

O - Every once and a while beer drinkers get in a slump. While still appreciative of their respective greatness, we become somewhat bored or uninspired by even some of the best beers. Having said that, Hangar 24's Orange Wheat has rejuvenated me with it's fresh take on the pale wheat style by adding fresh oranges which play out incredibly well in the flavor, adding terrific balance and a bright citrus characteristic. I really wish a) this beer was available in Wisconsin, and b) that I would have found about it towards the beginning of the summer. Absolutely awesome.

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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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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 Drinkerofales
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy straw yellow, with a huge pure white head, that for some strange reason dissipates rather quickly with no lacing, nor much retention.

Smells as advertised, of oranges. A tangy yeasty beer, pretty close to where it should be.

Tastes like a wheat beer, with and orange-y citricness throughout, which really intensifies at the finish. Nothing overpowering though, and very nice.

Texture is light and crisp, easy to drink, especially as it's a rather low abv. Carbonation isn't too bubbly.

I rather liked the orange and wheat combo, a bit stronger than most wheat's fruitiness, and it fits. That being said, I won't get this again, as it's more of a session beer, and I don't get much chance to session these days.

DOA

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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 Mike100proof
4.47/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer n i thought it had as very crisp taste to it. The only thing i really didnt like was that all the yeast were pretty much on the bottom. I ended up not drinking last couple sips. Overall it wasnt a bad tasting beer. I would def try it again.

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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 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 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 cervesamiester
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time I tried this beer was on tap at a Cucamonga Quakes baseball game with a bag of peanuts. I later bought some at the store but the bottled ones didn't taste as good as the tap version.
They offered to put orange slices in the cup with the beer and I followed with a quick "no thanks".
The orange aroma coming from this beer is very intoxicating but not overpowering as I can still smell the alcohol and wheat.
I was quite surprised by the taste as I was expecting to be overpowered by the taste of Tang and beer. It was actually just a small hint of orange flavor mixed in with a good wheat beer.
A great beer for a hot summer night at the ballpark and alot better than the other diuretics they were serving behind the counter.

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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 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 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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Hangar 24 Orange Wheat from Hangar 24 Brewery
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