3rd Anniversary Ale | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Allpe45 on 06-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of kmanjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DeezGunz14
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Sicem99
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap @ The Bruery Provisions

Look: Straw yellow and translucent no head in sight

Smell: Belgian funk some spice and clove

Taste: Some straw and grass notes upfront with a touch of pear and some spice on the backend

Mouthfeel: Thin body and medium carbonation and a bit dry

Overall: For a 3rd anniversary celebration beer this thing is anything but a celebration. The flavors and the nose are very lack luster but the beer does have a high drinkability

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ineva
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Cavery
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had on tap at hangar on July 24th 2011, notes are from that time.

pint glass

A: Looks like a light mix of apple juice and champagne. No head and no lacing, a lot of transparency in this beer. I'm not really getting a Belgian vibe from this beer, but the carbonation seems as least suggestive.

S: Spiced pickled pears with a slight note of skinned apple pie apples. Light note of yeast that comes off like pastry dough. Lots of pears in the nose, but it's not so overly fruity. A decent nose with a plethora of ingredients for grandmothers baked goods. An almost off smell I can only describe as egg-wash, but it's not sulfuric.

T: The yeast in the flavor definitely suggests undone breads and salt dough mixes. Fruit notes are smothered by bitter fruit finishes. Bitter note at the end is a suspicious placement for what seems to be a hop note, but it hits so late. I am a bit baffled by this, there just seems to be so much variance. I even tried my brother's glass and couldn't replicate some flavors sip to sip.

M: Very fizzy and salty in the mouth. Sharp spritzer fizz. Mayber even overly carbonated. The carbonation seems to swarm the light flavors to create gaps in the drinking experience. However, the feel is pretty darn good. If it wasn't detrimental to the light flavor profile I'd be a fan.

O: Not a bad beer, but this could use a lot of refinement. The bitterness seems too heavy without any identifiable source. Some nice mellow pickled flavors mix with the pastry dough yeast very well. Tone down the geyser mouth and balance out the beer a bit; and you'd have a much more reasonable beer.

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Photo of Cinderbike
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had this the other day at the brewery.

A - Crystal clear, nice honey color.

S - Smelled like belgian yeast and some light malts.

T - Very fruity on the up-front, followed by some light malty flavors (pilsen malt to be specific). One of the better beers I've had at Hanger 24.

M - Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation. I don't know why, but all of Hanger 24's beers have a bit of a 'wateriness' to them, which unfortunately effects this one.

Overall though, I found this to be extremely enjoyable and would order it again.

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Photo of Klym
2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewery.

A: A transparent pale gold with a small white head.

S: Has a lagerish wheat smell with some yeast, grain, honey, and orange rind.

T: A rather mysterious bitterness/sourness comes out in the initial taste, I'm initial the say the bitterness comes from the hops but I feel confident in saying that the sourness comes from the yeast and some slight lemon. There's a little bit of citrus spritz and citrus juiciness that helps add sweetness to the mix. Quickly it all fades into a wheatier, lagerish taste profile. The description as a whole probably makes the beer sound more tasty than it is, the slide down into a mediocre taste is almost immediate.

M: As would be expected, a medium-light body with light carbonation and few other immediately noticable features.

O: Always nice to see an American micro brewery playing around with belgian styles but I wouldn't consider this too successful of an experiment. Certainly very far from a world class belgian PA, and even far from being one of H24's better beers.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Light, clear golden yellow with just a touch of haze. No lacing down the glass. A bit disappointing.

What this beer lacks in appearance, it makes up for in aroma; this is a wonderfully aromatic beer consisting of sweet fruit, namely apples and pears with a touch of honey. There's a bit of tangy Belgian yeast and spice. A great aroma.

A great aroma, but a lacking flavor. Though there's nothing unpleasant, the flavors simply aren't as powerful and potent as they are in the nose. Sweet fruit, slight Belgian yeast character, but there's simply not a ton of flavor.

Prickly, tightly-bubbled, relatively light mouthfeel.

A confusing Belgian pale. It has great aromatics, but a lacking flavor profile, though this would certainly be enjoyable on a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of Allpe45
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler, filled at the brewery yesterday, opened tonight.

Appears hazy straw colored with a short head that vanishes quickly, no lacing.

Smells like tart overripe fruit, apple and pear. Yeasty esters, clove and banana.

Taste follows the nose. Tart fruit up front, followed by pale malt, spicy and estery Belgian yeast in the middle, with a clean dry finish.

Very light bodied, well carbonated, dry and crisp.

Flavorful but easy to drink, seems like a great summer beer.

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3rd Anniversary Ale from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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