California Spring Beer | Hangar 24 Brewery

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California Spring BeerCalifornia Spring Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 02-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of claybob43
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAbastard760
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reema
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint

Pours a golden yellow with the slightest of haze. Smell is of citrusy hops, pleasant wheat, slight citrus oil scents. Taste reflects the smell. Initial citrus hoppiness, prevalent wheatiness, slight hops bitterness at the end mixed with a wheat aftertaste. Refreshing. Feel is light, amply carbonated which compliments the lighter flavors well. Overall, this is an amply named beer that is light and easy to drink.

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Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tzieser
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

L: hazy golden in color with a fluffy white head that never really goes away. Nice looking beer

S: malted wheat with citrus hops. Notes of lemon peel. Good hoppy wheat aroma.

T: soft, subtly sweet malted wheat nicely balanced by lemony hops. Grapefruit and lemon peel bitterness. Bright and flavorful. Well done

M: full mouthfeel, slightly dry finish.

O: a good hoppy wheat ale. This one was expertly paired with an 82°F February afternoon in Tucson whilst grilling some carne asada tacos, thinking of the poor bastards back home shoveling. Who said it's too early for spring beer?!

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Photo of kornkid8600
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sankykid
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucnifter
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raziel313
2.06/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Really bitter for 20ibu beer. Not a fan

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Photo of jsimozar
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

light beer. Slight hops. Body is just right

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWVegas
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Modernrickk
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this extra.

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 1/2 inch of head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is floral hops and tangerine with some wheat, banana and cloves. Tangy. The taste is tangerine, orange peel, banana, and cloves. Some light spicy wheat followed by some floral hops. Finishes with some orange peel, banana and light spices. Lightly carbonated with a body on the lighter side. Almost tastes like a happier version of a Hefeweizen. Overall, a solid warm weather beer.

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Photo of sjmad23
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of cmgage
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of StoutChaser7D
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of MilkManX
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but assumed 2014 bottling. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass; with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, light pepper, light coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hops, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, light pepper, light coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light floral/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, bread, light coriander, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and pale malt flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale wheat ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of hops, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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California Spring Beer from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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