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Pale Ale | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Pale AlePale Ale

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Floydster on 04-08-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Peter_M_Morris
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of koakley
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of moonknight31
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Chopman50
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of smoothaftertaste
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of heresy22
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a RR snifter...

A - Pours a golden orange with a one finger off white head that dissipates at a hasty pace. Lacing is minimal...

S - Lots of bready/toasted notes with a little citrus in the mix...

T - Bready malts up front with a mellow citrus fruit presence. Finishes with mild bitter hops and some lingering malt...

M - Pretty thin. On the lighter side of being medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation...

O - Love H24, but this one isn't doing it for me. To much bread, and not enough of a citrus hop presence. Think i'll stick with their other brews...


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Photo of sponger
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands, CA.

Pours a clear golden color with an off-white head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Smell is of malt and some herbal/pine hops. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pale ale that is pretty tasty.

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Photo of seasmokiee
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Popp24
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of match1112
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: cloudy golden orange color. head was half inch at best but quickly disappeared and left a thin white ring atop the beer.

s: kinda faint but there is citrus and a bready grain smell.

t: citrus hops with kinda a burnt biscuit taste to it. also taste oats.

m: kinda thick body with very little carbonation also leaves a burnt bitter aftertaste.

o: decent beer at best, not one i would seek out.

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3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a super clear light amber with a large soapy white head. Excellent retention with good lace.

S: Grapefruit and orange rind with a bit of ashiness that wasn't too hot.

T: Sweet orange oil, almost creamy at points. Definite floral aspect. A little light, but gets better as warms.

M: Crisp biting carbonation, frothy, light-bodied overall, thin at times, but refreshing.

O: My first impression was atrocious, but it really worked itself out. Strange how that can happen with beer (and wine too). Still pretty much an average pale ale, but it has its moments.

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4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle cracked during the Great Power Apocalypse of 2011 and poured into a snifter.

A: Pale gold with a mountain of white foam. Retention is very good. Lacing is scattered.

S: Biscuity malt lays a respectable foundation for a plethora of citrus. Tangerine blends with peach and orange. The hops are bright and vibrant.

T: Smooth upper moderate bitterness with a dash of biscuity sweetness. Pine is faint, but there are strong notes of tangerine and orange. The beer is very smooth with no harshness, alcohol, or astringency. It's pretty balanced, but the malt is not heavy bread and caramel so it's pretty nice.

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: This was surprisingly good. Light, hoppy, refreshable, and highly drinkable. Recommended.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from your standard 12 oz. bottle. Shows a deep straw in color with a bit of haze. Finger of nearly white foam offer decent retention and rather light lacing.

Initially offered some yeast and hop notes on the aroma with yeast settling out pretty swiftly. This is followed briefly by some citric hop aromas but soon settles to and remains rather odd in nature. Not bad but not good, maybe not fresh? Bit dank at times.

Flavor is decent, though quite light and uninspiring with a flash of orange on the finish. Body and feel are light for the style. Finish is lightly grainy and brief, with a touch of lemon. So so overall, but nice to see a Pale Ale that's actually pale.

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3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

707th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

Grog shop in whittier, $1.50 single

App- A mix of golden orange with some light yellows. At most a 1/4 in of head and fell very quick to leave a few trailing bubbles on top.

Smell- Deep and damp because of the barley and agressive dry hopping. A bitter note as well. Faint whisps of some muted citrus.

Taste- A bit thick and dense. The barley adds an oat like bread note for me. For an APA its a bit big and loses a brightness and a quenching note.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Leaves a thick malty aftertaste to it.

Drink- Hangar 24 has been hit or miss on some brews for me. This was a miss but will like to try more from them.

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3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It reminds me of apple juice when I look at it with a 1/8 head and no retention

Smell: bitter and piney hops are the first thing I notice with a bready finish

Taste: The beer for me has very little taste. Some piney hops and it has just slight traces of nuts bread and citrus

Mouthfeel: Light body and moderate to high levels of carbonation, just a bit dry on the finish

Overall: It is actually not a bad beer but it just lacks in all departments

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3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Eureka! Burger
Redlands, CA

Slightly hazy golden, orange and yellow. Thin but present off-white head and lots of lacing down the glass. Beautiful beer.

A slightly citrusy and bready aroma. Appropriate for a pale ale, though this beer isn't hugely aromatic.

Slightly more bitterness than I would have expected, some mild citrus flavors, and a somewhat chewy and bready malt bill. Extremely well balanced and very tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. Clean, crisp, refreshing, incredibly easy to drink--was wonderful and went down fast after a long car ride and some frustrating traffic.

A very good staple IPA. Along with the chocolate porter, this has been my favorite Hangar 24 beer to date.

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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with over one finger of persistent white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Hops are freshly grassy and herbaceous, slightly piney, with light crackery grain and a trace of carbon dioxide-laced sweet apple esters.

T: Begins dry, with early acidity that keeps to a restrained presence and focused pale malt that starts husky but turns more vinous in the middle. Hop presence is fairly muted, herbaceous in a hay-like way. The hops show most character toward the finish, but without much bitterness present at all.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and mildly acidic but staying smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: A worthy attempt at an appealing but malt-focused pale ale. Malt stays light in quality, but is delivered in robust quantity. Despite the malt's starring role here, it stays gentle and approachable, aided by mild and appropriate acidity.

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2.61/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks goes out to chickencoop for sending me this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, skunk, fruit, and a nutty character. The flavor was of sweet malt, skunk, and nutmeg. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this one was not really that good. All of the aspects of this one were weak for my kind of APA. Really didn't enjoy this one too much, but am glad I got a chance to try it.

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