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Double IPA | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Replaced by Iconic

Added by t0rin0 on 06-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
360
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
24.87%
 
 
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19
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 360
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky orange gold. Yellow highlights are present. The smallish off white head leaves behind tons of lacing.

Smell is grapefruit, tangy, citrusy. There is a hint of the malt, flowers and booze.

Taste is juicy, tropical. Clean and powerful. Finished with a pithy bitterness.

The brew is perfectly carbonated, almost light and easy, yet powerful. A clean crisp finish makes me want more.

Easily the the DIPA I have tried since PtE. Bitter, juicy, easy to drink. A great punch in the face. I will definitely be getting more.

DOA

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Photo of MrHirschybar
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar 24
1/24/11

A - Lighter in color than the IPA offering, medium amber, golden amber color - like one would expect from an adjunct in a way - light orange color at the darkest...

S - Sweeter citrus nose than that of the IPA offering - less piney, and more of a mild scent

T - Sweet, light honey, initial piney hop biter with definite grapefruit taste and citrus hops with a little bit of that grapefruit hop bitter finish

M - Really light, less carbonation than that of the IPA offering, lingering light bitterness on the finish - less in your face than the IPA

D - Mild DIPA, much more citrus and less pine, which I typically prefer, this just didn't do it altogether - girlfriend's not a fan of DIPA's as much and she chose the DIPA over the IPA stating it was sweeter and less bitter than grabbing the IPA...

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this! Initial thoughts were this was way too smooth for a DIPA, however the more I drank, the more the "D" showed itself! Nevertheless, the Hanger 24 folks produced an extremely drinkable beverage (session DIPA?). Too bad I can't get this bad boy in NC...but if you find yourself in Riverside County, Ca, do yourself a favor and give this one a go!

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Photo of Trilogy31
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty hazy sunset orange with a creamy 3 fingers of fluffy white head. A finger of cap stayed through the duration of drinking this beer. Nose starts with rich malt and a bit of alcohol esters followed by mandarin, citrus pith and a touch of watermelon rind. The taste is bright orange citrus, some light watermelon flesh, fresh pine needles and malt. The finish is drying, shows a bit of alcohol and has a big bite of hoppy bitterness. Oddly, i really get no honey from this beer, possibly fermented out. Minus the finish and a bit of the smell this is a great big ipa and something i would drink again regardless.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery a few days ago. Poured from a swing top growler into my Hangar 24 tulip. A careful pour (due to the funky swing top contraption) results in a vigorous inch and a half of foam which subsides to a decent ring and nice lacing. The beer is an opaque orange, amber color, what I'd expect from a beer of this style. The nose hits me immediately. A citrus bomb for sure. Orange, tangerine, mango and guava. The beer smells juicy! Taste follows the nose, citrus fruit abounds, backed by a sweet malt presence. Bittering hops enter mid palate but are balanced by a strong malt backbone. Finish is juicy and bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a medium level of carbonation that works well here. Drinkability is good given the refreshing taste of this beer and the completely hidden alcohol content. Really enjoying this one. Well done Hangar 24!

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Photo of comfortablynumb1
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up two bottles from the brewery...

Poured from a bomber into a Bruery snifter...

A - Pours a darker orange with a one finger off white head. Head retention is decent, and there is a good amount of sticky lacing to be had...

S - Lots of citrus notes. Tangerines and grapefruit with some sweet malt in the mix...

T - Grapefruit, oranges and some tangerine. Malt comes through and balances this one out nicely with a little pine in the finish...

M - Super smooth. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carboantion...

O - If you're looking for a hop bomb, look elsewhere. This one is very well balanced, and drinks really smooth. Definitely something I will be buying again in the near future...

Cheers...

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Photo of Klym
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

A: A darker gold with an almost two finger head and curtain lacing that drips off quickly and leaves a thin ring of foam on the glass.

S: Unexpectedly, lots of dank, especially noticable on slightly more distanced whiffs. A little tropical fruit/tangerine sweetness in the background and even a sense of citrus tree leaf.

T: A tangerine/tropical fruit infused slightly sweetened hop hit that quickly mellows out into a mildly sweeter, more citrus-pulp version and finally peaks with a hop/citrus spritz bitterness pop and fades out. The flavors here are really pretty good and the sweetness and bitterness are both really well handeled. My big complaint though as that it's kind of a sound and fury signifying nothing. Drinking this is kind of similar to sliding down a slide. Starts out sort of exciting and then you come down and that's it.

M: A little oily with a medium body and light-medium carbonation, some citrus bitterness tingles on the tongue after the drink.

O: This is honestly probably the best beer I've ever had from hangar 24, but it still frustrates me so much for many of the reasons other hangar 24 beers do. It's as though they feel they have to make every single one of their beers chuggable. The body, the carbonation on all of their beers never goes above medium and the tastes, while often good, are so short-lived and lose so much punch so quickly that the best way to enjoy them is to not stop drinking. Hangar 24 has a way of taking microbrew flavors and packaging them in a way that is becoming to beer-pong. I'd recommend giving this DIPA a shot if you encounter it because like I mentioned before, some great flavor here, but if you're looking for a real hidden gem I'd still say this has some work to go.

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Photo of bpasquini
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: amber and slightly copper in color, leaves nice head but goes quickly, leaves good lacing on the glass

S: lots of pine, slight citrus, and a little bit of sweet malts

T: predominantly piney, some citrus makes an appearance as the bitterness kicks in, moderate bitterness level, bitterness lingers a little in the after taste and some sweet malts accommodate the bitterness

M: feels very light and oily, doesn't leave your mouth too dry, a little bit sticky too

O: solid DIPA, hard to tell it's %9, would recommend trying it if you can

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Photo of Cavery
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped in to hangar in a drive through Redlands. My brother and I figured we might as well stop in.

Noted dated July 24th 2011.

Servings were all in plastic cups.

A: Sunshine in a glass, light morning rays with microfiber bubble foams. Finger and a half head with a weaker pour. Surprisingly crystal clear appearance for the style. I'm getting mixed signals in the visual, but it doesn't look bad at all. Wish I had a real glass so that I could get a better feel for the head retention/lacing. Beggars can't be choosers.

S: Nice floral citrus in the nose that comes off more like orange blossom than anything. Some welcomed balanced sweetness in the nose. Authentically fresh ingredients give into orange infuses caramels. Nice and soft on the nose with clean whiffs.

T: I have to admit I got a funky nori taste that dominated the introduction. Light floral notes that avoid medicinal notes rather well. Bitter mellow citrus rinds that have been scraped clean of their zest (sadly). The hops do a nice number on the fading rinds by blending with them for an unexpectedly fresh linger.

M: Soft spoken mouth that is light with a fairly drying finish. Water deludes honeys to leave a semi-glazed mouth. The coating and viscosity of the liquid makes for a pleasant feel, but the body still feels too light. This might be more reasonable for a single IPA, but as a double this falls short.

O: When it comes to hangar beers, I think this is probably my favorite. While I haven't been the biggest fan of their beers, I think this is a very drinkable offering in style. I'd definitely say it's one of hangers better beers where they maintain their easy-to-drink manifesto in reasonable balance with a flavor profile. I think far too often their beers are brewed with lightness in mind, and it can intrude a bit too much on the style. This actually has some good flavors, and just because the mouth isn't chewy doesn't mean it can't be a good DIPA. I'd say this would be a good beer to start off someone new to the style with. It's not going to give them as raw of an experience as many other offerings, but it certainly doesn't have its training wheels too low to the ground.

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Photo of rtaps
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a murky golden (straw like) in color. white head with ok retention.

a lot of tropical fruit ( mango, pineapple) citrus hops. with a mild malty backbone

this is definitely a hop bomb, fruity (pineapple) and some pine notes.

light bodied and high carbonation

overall it's a nice year round DIPA, nothing to get to excited over though

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Photo of DM1293
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste - Hops on the front and ride hard, but on the backswing, it really pulls back and the sweeter, citrusy-honey notes come forward. They said they used orange-blossom honey, and it does show up on the finish.

Overall - Impressive. The Double IPA, to me, isn't really THAT much different than a regular IPA...but in this category, I do say this is now the top beer I like. The sweet aftertaste really does wonders for enjoying the beer for me, and because its a honey-taste, it works with the citrusy notes of the hops.

Enjoy in moderation, because the taste does not indicate a 9.00% ABV.

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Photo of Reema
4.77/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great local option, brewed with honey. Nice orange, citrusy taste while not being overpowering. Great opaque orange coloration with good carbonation, which delivers a nice mouthfeel. The alcohol is hidden extremely well (be careful, it creeps up on you!). This is an excellent DIPA and is a staple in my beer fridge. At $6 a bomber, this is a steal.

As another reviewer said, "blind-folded, gun to head" I would rank this DIPA along with greats like Pliny.

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Photo of heymikew
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked one up on the way home with a pizza.

Perfect match for a Friday dinner. Smooth and flavorful, medium intensity DIPA. Enough hoppy bitterness to stand up to the pepperoni, but not too much. The hop combination is what sold me 3Cs (Centennial, Citra, Columbus) with Simco!!

A bit of Orange Blossom adds a slight citrus note.

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Photo of drjman
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown pour with a nice head. Not too thin, not thick.

S: Very floral, Piney and smooth earthy smell

T: Very smooth, small bite and a little taste of all the different hops. More piney of a nose than taste. Much more floral than say the Avery Maharaja. In fact that is a good comparison beer. 24 wins out with taste for sure. Its a smoother feel on your tongue with less bite.

M: Small bite and smoothe. The pine opens up towards the back and the aftertaste is earthy and long lasting.

Overall a good beer that compares to others in its class.

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Photo of ikantspel
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

24oz bottle into a Duvel tulip

pours a golden amber color that leaves a mediocre head with lacing all over the glass

heavy hoppy smell of pine, earth, lemon, and bubble gum

starts off with a bitter hoppiness that seems to linger. the gets piney and sour and finishes dry and malty

overall not too shabby. a decent local brewery DIPA.

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Photo of mrelizabeth
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had on-tap at local habit.

a- screams ipa. more translucent gold with just a touch of amber at it's deepest point in the glass. decent head.

s- slightly muted hops. doesn't set off your ibu sensor, but does hint at a medley of hops.

t- and that hops medley works well together. they've done a great job balancing out the malts and hops. very, very drinkable with or without food. not going to wreck your palate, not going to leave you wanting more bitterness.

o- will happily drink this anytime. a solid double ipa. doesn't try to make you suffer, and doesn't have a clever name. just delivers.

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Photo of bradford
4.64/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I feel like maybe I am drinking a different beer than everyone else on here. I found this beer to be pretty fantastic. Good spicy aroma, great white foam head. Citrusy, hoppy taste. Severe bitterness in a good way that stays on the tongue just long enough. Refreshing, yet dry. Overall, I found this beer to be way better than expected after reading reviews.

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Photo of Cinderbike
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hanger 24.

A - Clear, dark gold with a bit of hop oil on top. The head was thick but dissipated fairly quickly.

S - Unsurprisingly, lots of citrus and pine on the nose. The pint I had didn't scream dry hop so I was a bit underwhelmed.

T - Drinkable, and much more of an east coast DIPA than something from the IE. Much more balanced and I really liked the malt backbone behind this one.

M - Like other H24 beers, a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Decent carbonation (medium to high) made up for it, but I can't help but shake the feeling that it tastes watered down.

O - A solid DIPA, but with beers like Pliny or Knuckle Sandwich readily available I'd probably choose those over this one again.

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Photo of Steasy66
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into pint glass, thanks to Scalene for sending this.
A- Straw with minimal white head
S- Hint of citrus, fairly muted.
T- Slightly bitter, malt forward, nothing special
M- Crisp, a little thin
O- Decent beer, nothing special, wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of mindspin315
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three finger sized off white head. Lacing all over the glass, very hazy, and a murky yellow body.

Pineapple, pine, orange, grapefruit, sweet malts, and a light floral aroma. The Simcoe is a giving off a very strong presence here.

Sweet pine flavor, citrus fruits, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, and pine. Nice dry finish with a mild lingering hop bitterness. Some spice on the palate as well, which to me is a negative aspect here. I do enjoy hop and yeast spice but this feels slightly out of place. Medium body with a touch of sweetness that seems to be more from the malts than the honey. The honey might be smoothing out some aspects but overall it doesn't seem to be a huge factor.

A pretty standard DIPA, but well executed. Nothing here that is gonna blow your mind, but certainly this is an enjoyable beer. No complaints, but I can think of plenty of other DIPA's I would pick over this one.

[85/100]

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Photo of MacPhergus
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear & light for a DIPA, great lingering foam. Aroma a mix of pine & citrus, moderately strong. Flavor edgy smooth, pleasant, full of hop influence and less malt. Body is good, no alcohol burn.

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Photo of OTB
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this beer gets lost in all the hype surrounding all the other west coast offerings. There is another DIPA that uses honey that gets all the love here. But you know what ? Fuck the hype machine, this is a damn fine DIPA. The color is burnt orange with a nice cap that leaves nice lacing as I drink down. The nose is a mix of tropical fruits, a little sweet pollen and some pine. The flavor profile is similar, nice tangerine,bitter grapefruits, and that lovely little touch of honey. The mouth is balanced without being to oily due to the honey and density of the brew. This beer deserves more love here and I'm going to give it up.

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Photo of rringler
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Medium to medium+ hazy, straw color. Pours with about a 1/2 finger head of fine white bubbles that dissipate quickly.

S: Smells like zesty grapefruit rinds up front, with some sweety malts in the rear. Very little indication of hops from the smell.

T: Not too far off the smell; a bit of citrus acid up front, and then (milder than smell) malts, finished by (more intense than smell) hops. The hop finish isn't very intense compared to other beers, it's just much more prevalent in the taste and not in the smell. Doesn't taste boozy at all, despite the 9.0% abv.

M: Pretty sticky; thick to thick+ mouthfeel, and a little slow. Carbonation is good (medium to medium+). Pretty much what you want out of a DIPA.

O: Nice beer. I wish I could brew DIPAs that were this light in color. Not a ton of hops, but it still balances well even at 9.0% abv.

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Photo of Somebody_Else
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saw this at Trader Joe's; saw the ABV of 9.0%; figured "What have I got to lose?"

I don't rate appearance so I just averaged out the other ratings and that's what it gets.

Popped the crown of this bomber and got hit with a very pleasant and strong citrus/pine/floral nose. I knew I was in for a good drink! There was something else in that smell...

First drink: Yes! Fine fresh strong hops and... what was that?... not really floral but...

Ah! The honey! I read the bottle: brewed with generous additions of local orange blossom honey. For anyone who has even been in an orange grove in spring, that orange blossom smell is as intoxicating as nature can deliver. This beer hammers on the hops in no uncertain terms, but it is very well balanced with the malts. And the honey, which is very evident in the taste, though not distracting, just caps the complexity of a finely crafted brew.

Overall: recommended! It is high in alcohol so, you know... beware and all that. If you crave the big hops, this is not a bad way to go.

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Photo of flooshmander
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks like sweet liquid gold in a glass. Head was of medium size, pure white and contrasted very well with the beer.

Definately smells hoppy as an IPA should.

Tastes like a regular not a double IPA... Hoppy, sweet, bitter. Being a 9% abv I exected a strong alcohol taste, but didn't get it; Muy bueno! I like the 9% because I dont have to drink as much liquid.

Mouthfeel was avg. Thin/ avg feel.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs.

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Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.
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