Polycot | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Floydster on 09-01-2008

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1/5  rDev -72%

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2.64/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ the bruery provisions

Look: Murky yellow in color and semi translucent with a 1/8 inch white head and some spotty lace

Smell: Very light apricot nose with just a touch of wheat not impressed

Taste: Ok this beer flavor wise is a straight miss. It has a soapy water kind of taste with just the slightest amount of apricot. If I did not know this had apricot in it I would never had guessed thats how lack luster it is

Mouthfeel: Thin body and mild carbonation and a touch dry

Overall: Not Hangar's best offering

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of austincsuf
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- really fruity look, looks like an apricot...

S- smells fruity as you would expect

T- fruit notes and a little sour but not overwhelmingly sour

M-would be refreshing on a 105 degree day (i love in Socal)

O- not as pleasing as a hef or their orange wheat but average

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Photo of Vanlingleipa
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I don't know what happened between the first and second batch, but this beer is not what was described in the initial reviews.

The strong, apricot flavor described in the earlier batch seems to have gone by the wayside (first poster actually described a candied apricot flavor).

The first pour hints at apricots, it settles into my four oz taster glass with a big head and an orangish-yellow body. The scent of apricots and grain is mild but present.

As is the taste. Nothing to see here. It's an average wheat style brew with even less fruit flavor that is yielded by the average belgian yeast. Full, satisfying mouth feel, a definite citrus tickle on the back of the tongue, wheatiness, but apricots? Way in the background of this flavor picture.

On the other hand, not wanting to waste my bomber, I half-filled a pint glass with Polycot, added 2-3 oz of lemonade and topped with ice. Fantastic.

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a murky whitish yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and a slight apricot fruitiness. Taste is the same with the apricot being very subtle flavor wise. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a very mild apricot presence in the aroma and flavor.

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3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Photo of Cavery
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the release, there was a lot of hype on the first years batch, so I figured I'd drag some family out for a local tasting.

from notes dated July 30th 2011; poured into beer cups.

A: A mix of sprite and orange juice with a constant flow of bubbles. the beer is more transparent at the bottom with a gradual darkening towards a pulpy orange core. It really does look a bit like a gob of concentrated orange juice in the middle. A pleasantly clean whip cream head remains on the top of the cup for a bit.

S: Sweet wheat cereals with a dry helping of apricot skins. The notes are bone dry, with crisp suggestions of in between fruit flavors. Yellow pears, white beans, and slightly bitter greens. Some slightly oil hemp cereal pairs reasonably with dried fruits.

T: Not too sweet wheat crispness with an ambiguous fruit note. I'd say it's like a lychee apricot hybrid. A mild hop that fuses with the pale wheat background for a seeds in white wine dressings taste. Champagne mustard suggestions from underwhelming apricot lingers.

M: A consistently creamy film over the beer makes for a gentle whipped cream layer. Once you penetrate this for a taste you are welcomed with a drying mouth with moderate bubbling. Optimistically, I'd say this was a medium-full body. The cloudy cream head improves the overall feel, once that thing goes the beer feels significantly lacking.

O: Overall, it's really just mediocre. There were a few rips over the course of my drinking that were significantly better than others, but it was mostly pretty tame. Honestly I thought there was a pretty small apricot character to this beer. It shows up more in the aftertaste than anywhere else, but even then it wasn't so identifiably apricot. The flavors were vague, and it left me confused. I'd say make this imperial and throw in way more apricots. I hope this is a work in progress, because it didn't drink like a presentable product. I'll give it some credit in that even non-beer drinkers would be able to get this down without trial.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very thin head. Smells very sweet like apricot. It's also faintly citrusy. Quite an enjoyable aroma. The flavor is actual rather thin, given the bold nose. It tastes upfront like a standard wheat ale. That is quickly followed by an apricot presence. It's good but simple.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I would have loved for this beer to have a pure and refreshing moment, mid-quaff, of juicy apricot flavor. I had to settle for some subdued notes, mostly smacking more of dried apricot than fresh, yummy apricot.

I also would have liked to see a little head retention; it quickly dissipated into an off-white ring around the hazy orange-yellow beer. The beer did look refreshing.

And along with that bright note, the body was light and smooth. Some earthy, light hops lingered on the palate but mostly it finished clean with traces of the fruit. I would not have suspected the beer to be 7+%.

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3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Polycot pours very hazy with a quickly receding head, not very attractive in the glass. Aromas of dried apricots don't dominate but are definitely apparent, no hop aroma. Palate is earthy and musty, again some apricot. Light mouthfeel.

The appearance was a bit of a turnoff and the flavors and aromas of apricot felt subdued, worth trying but not repeating.

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Polycot from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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