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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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Strwrs777
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22-oz.bomber into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 1, 2012 (purchased for $4.99 at Bine and Vine in Kensington (San Diego, Calif.) on Nov. 29, 2012. Hazy straw grapefruit with a finger of light gray head that dissipated very quickly. No retention on the top or on the sides.

Smelled apricot, peach, pear, sour fruit, wheat, lemon grass, honey and some skunkiness.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got sour fruit, tart fruit, apricot, pear, peach, lemon grass and still that slight bit of skunkiness.

Light body. Thin texture. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Decent beer overall. Probably about what I expected, but I’d have it again.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Mister_Joshy
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dragonx2099
1/5  rDev -72%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Rudy
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Label is different than what is pictured above.

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a finger thick white head which fades to the rim leaving some splotchy lace.

N: Fruity (apricots - surprise), some lemon/citrus, wheaty grains, faint sweetness and tartness.

T: Wheaty with some very faint chalk. Apricots prominent along with some stone fruit pits. Mildly sour with trace lemon and grass and yeast.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Finishes with yeasty wheat and subtle apricot.

O: Labeled as a wheat-wine style, but correctly identified above as a pale wheat ale. Would like to try fresher as the fruits seem somewhat faded.

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Photo of TheCrowsNest
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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Photo of harrymel
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lists itself on the bottle as a “wheat-wine style ale brewed with fresh apricots”
Bottled: unk

Pours a light golden hazed ale with scatter surface white foams. Smells of wheat, pepper, a little sugar, some hints of apricot blossoms (rather than the meaty fruit I do so love) and a hint of almost American yeast. Pleasant, but simple nose. Flavor is nice and fruity now, a good hit of apricots, very sweet, however. A little bit of the wheat character in the back. Full bodied with low carb and a watery finish. Of the wheatwines I’ve had, this one is pretty decent, but nonetheless, this just may not be my style.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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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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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Murrhey
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Bruery Provisions. Part of a flight, poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Very light, cloudy pale yellow color. Small white head with watery lacing.

S- Light fruits and malts. Hops are very mellow in this beer. Not pungent, but nice and fruity.

T- Fruits, lighter malts and apricot. Not strong on the fruits, but you can't get around them.

M- Thin, but smooth and dry finish. Bubbly carbonation.

O- Tasty, fruity beer.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Khazadum
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good appearance. Bit murky, yellow cough drop body. Creamy neck, needs more retention, needs more lacing.

Light apricot, not peachy, simple with a light wheat finish. Good candied sweetness. Grainy but delightful.

Oooh. Very citrusy without acidic overwhelmingness. Tannins are well placed, not too bitter. Wheat throughout, grainy flavor on finish. Full wheat power

Mediumed body. Crisp opening. Sticky flavors

Simple beer, good flavors. Delightful.

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Photo of Popp24
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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