Sunday, March 24, 2013
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Double IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Double IPA.
From the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery website: “Assertive and drinkable. Double IPA is California’s gift to beer lovers. Ours is brewed with four distinctly American hops: Centennial, Citra, Columbus and Simcoe, all beautifully balanced by five malts and generous additions of local orange blossom honey. An intense sensory experience — the fresh aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit with the bold taste of hops and sweet honey.
This beer was first brewed to celebrate American Craft Beer Week in 2010. The Double IPA style is distinctly American, and so are the flavors of the specific hops used. This beer was an instant hit (Southern Californians do love their hops!) and we plan on brewing it throughout the year whenever our production schedule allows it.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a golden orange with a large off-white head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Great hop scent to include a mix of citrus and tropical fruits with sweet caramel and toasted malts and a faint hint of honey.
Taste: Hops hit first with a nice mix of grapefruit, pine, citrus and pineapple followed by sweet caramel malt, biscuit malt and a nice honey finish. Malty and hoppy and sweeter than I expected this is a winner.
Overall: Well balanced and very drinkable, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Double IPA is another solid beer from the Redlands, CA brewery. At 9% ABV this beer is a real treat and one that I would recommend seeking out. Keep your eyes peeled, Bay Area…Hangar 24 Craft Brewery beers will be available locally very soon. Pick some up!
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