Hangar 24 IPA | Hangar 24 Brewing

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Hangar 24 Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DoubleJ on 12-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

A: The pour is a vibrant orange color with a big head that is just slightly off-white.

S: An incredibly dank hop aroma to this beer. Big citrus and pine notes with a slight herbal quality to it. A mild malt sweetness consisting primarily of bread.

T: The flavor is somewhat sweet and does not have quite as big of a hop punch as the nose. Some citrus and fruit hop notes and a solid pine character which gives the beer a strong bitterness.

M: Medium in body body and carbonation.

O: Good but not great, unfortunately. With some fine tuning, though, I think this one has potential.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Brewing flute glass. Pours a medium orange amber with healthy carbonation. One finger fine white head with lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and light malt. Flavor follows, citrus and pine hops,grapefruit, light caramel malt. Finishes with a decent citrus and hop bite. Flavors well integrated and the hops are nicely supported by the malt. Medium, somewhat creamy bodied. A very good, enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Royal Falconer Pub in Redlands, on to the beer:

Cooper in color, maybe a bit lighter than bronze...this is what I get when I drink in dark places. The hops seemed fresh, but overall this was sweet for an IPA. It's focus is more on balance, with bittersweet citrus and a bit of fruity goodness. Light and drinkable unlike other IPA's, in fact it reminded me of an East Coast version such as Harpoon IPA. Good and simple to drink; don't expect it to tear apart your palate.

Update: More of a punch in flavor than I remember when re-tried on 10/29/10. Disregard the "don't expect it to tear apear your palate".

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Photo of HopHead84
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel color with a nice 2 finger, off white head. I'm beginning to think The Blind Lady really knows how to pour a beer. The retention is great and the lacing is too.

The aroma is nice and balanced. Citrus hops, mainly orange with a little bit of grapefruit, coexist with sweet, balancing, caramel malt. No alcohol is noticeable. The beer smells fantastic. Like the aroma, the flavor is well balanced. Just the right amount of sweet malt balances a medium level of bitterness. The hops are citrus with a small amount of pine. The finish is surprisingly bitter, and that bitterness sneaks up on me and lingers for a long time, with just a touch of alcohol.

Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. This IPA is light on the palate and dry.

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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Andy. A beer from the IE? Sign me up!

Pouring a surprisingly deep amber-copper with a dense, creamy, beige head that leaves plenty of lacing, this is a great looking IPA. The nose is rather pungently hoppy, rather green with a little bit of chlorphyll present. Minty, herbaceous, and mildly malty with a little bit of caramel, this is a pretty decent IPA. The palate opens with a pleasing bitterness, mildly pungent and definitely minty with some pine and grapefruit present. While leaning more towards the bitterness, there's pretty decent flavor as well. This is where the mint and the herbal character really come through. Medium-light in body with some sweetness, there's a little caramel present, along with some toffee/burnt sugar like character. The carbonation is soft and creamy, making this quite pleasant on the palate. All told, a pretty solid IPA, one that can be improved reasonably easily. I'd definitely drink this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of FosterJM
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

411th review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
22 oz.

App- An orangey amber with yellow highlights and a two finger head with lots of cling to it.

Smell- Very big aromatics with a deep pine, resin and a couple day old ground fruit rind.

Taste- Tastes follows the nose with the single columbus and dry hopping. A lot of pine and some hoppy resin and was quite a bit bitter.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium aftertaste and a lot of resin on the after taste.

Drink- Not a bad single IPA by any means. I think for me I am not familiar with the columbus besides the one columbus IPA I had to really be wow'd by this one.

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4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler acquired in trade with Hophead22 (thanks!).

Poured a medium orangish/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of foral hops, pine, and citrus. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, pine, and caramel. Another nicely balanced IPA for sure!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Floydster
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a fancy growler of this stuff today from the brewery to bring home and share with my dad, it will only cost thirteen bucks to refill it in the future with this stuff now that I have the glass which I am excited about, probably the best looking beer jug I have seen with an embossed label, a big swing top, and metal handles, I poured this into my Hangar 24 pint glass with a mixture of an amber and dark orange color, 3/4 inch creamy white head that leaves a nice pillow and legs, good retention, aroma consists of piney hops, toasted malts, caramel, seems like a single hop was used since the aroma leans toward that way and does not seem to change in the flavor either, smells nice though overall and lets you know that it is bitter, taste starts off with a nice dry welcome, malt backbone is strong in the middle with both bread and very light sweetness, finish is full of pine and bitterness, I enjoyed the dry aftertaste, the taste of this brew is greatly balanced, dry, bitter, toasty, and sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied, nice crisp carbonation, taste lingers, could have gotten close to polishing off this whole growler because this stuff is really easy to drink, alcohol is well masked for a beer that is right around seven percent, smooth and refreshing, taste is both complex and balanced, very good drinkability, I have not a bad beer from this brewery yet, I just wish they would have been open when I was living in town, at least I can indulge while visiting now though, this is one of my favorite styles and they did it quite well, will be drinking more of this in the future, recommended

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Photo of Overlord
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange. Maybe half an inch of off-white head. Looks kinda bleh.

Smells like dank pine and earthiness. Tastes like dank pine and earthiness, with maybe a splash of ground up grapefruit (fruit, rinds, and all).

Nothing particularly memorable, but not bad, either.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw the new bombers on the shelves dubbed Colombus IPA that peaked my interest so I picked one up. After checking the brewery's website looks like this is the same year round IPA offering which I have tried before. But here goes...

A: Appearance is a fuzzy orangish almost pale copper color. Big 'ol 3 finger tan head and massive curtains of lace.

S: Danky aromas of spicy citrus and herbals. Some slight bready notes come through in the background.

T: Flavors are heavy with peppery herb and spice hop character with some bursts of bright citrus notes throughout. A nice chewy sweet malt profile with some destinctable bready cracker character. Definitely resinous and sticks to the throat. ABV is picked up in the end and on exhalation.

M: Sticky-icky smooth with some definite hop astringency that puckers out the palate.

D: A pretty big IPA as far as flavor profile. Drinkability was pretty good but there is some definite hop bitterness that sticks to the throat and may come off a bit harsh to others I would think.

I guess you can't fault a single-hop brew for being sort of one note!?! lol Actually I did enjoy this IPA quite a bit and as a homebrewer that likes using Colombus in my recipes it has also provided a bit of an educational experience. I was expecting way more citrus influence here but the result to me was more that of peppery floral and spice hop character. Personally I would have liked to see the malt character toned down a little bit to really let the hop profile come through but perhaps the Colombus is just too much Alpha for that. Good show!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Hangar 24 IPA from Hangar 24 Brewing
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