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Hangar 24 Local Fields: Essence

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Essence, the third release in the Local Fields Series, takes the citrusy character of a traditional West Coast Double IPA and amplifies it with the addition of Southern California citrus fruits. This IPA, already brimming with intense hop aroma from the Cascade and Zythos, gets an additional boost of bright citrus from generous additions of fresh, local Navel & Blood Oranges and Grapefruit. Essence, while intense, is equally refreshing and enjoyable with a pleasant, lingering bitterness. Additional Information: This beer represents the “Essence” of Southern California: fresh, local citrus in a hoppy IPA. It also represents the “Essence” of Hangar 24 and how combining citrus with beer has fueled our success. We source the best fruits from the top farms in Southern California to bring you this one of a kind drinking experience.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Troupis (37) - - JUL 3, 2014
If tasted without other IPAs and on a summer day I think probably great. Small (at best) hints of fruit. Subtle hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gtb1973 (22) - - FEB 19, 2014
qa double ipa for a fortnight and a day #10...Smell is muted fruitiness and a vaporous boozy quality that I’m not excited to pull from an over 8% brew. If this is dry hopped, I’m not getting it. Heavy solvent taste and bittering hops. Seems the Bittering hops are taking center stage. I realize balance is overrated, but this is an astringent mess. For the alcohol level, this beer does nothing to hide it. Mouthfeel and drinkability pull an average. Feelin a bit confused by this beer. Really don’t enjoy slamming a beer, because there are so many good beers, great brewers, and it’s a tough gig. But, this is a major letdown.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bob! Pours a hazy deep orange with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grapefruit and resin with a hint of underlying sweet citrus. Flavor starts with bitter grapefruit and has a growing sweet citrus note as well as a touch of pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle. yellow orange pour, citrus forward flavor & aroma. orange, grapefruit pith, juice & zest. fruity floral bitterness. very drinkable, medium bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s on Christmas morning thanks to Suzie. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of orange, lemon and a dash of salt. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy orange amber with an attractive beige head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10765) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a creamy off-white head. Mixed fresh citrus came as the cap left, and the pour smells of light caramel and lots of citrusy zest. Med body or better. It starts with instant hop burn, shows a little caramel, does citrus then moves on to zest and mixed citrus fruit. Finishes dry and bitter. And citrus. Wow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tortman18 (183) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours a very hazy, copper/golden with a big 3 finger, pure white head. A ton of lacing and slight carbonation. Nose is all citrus. A lot of grapefruit with some tangerine, pineapple and slight floral notes with some resinous qualities. Mouth is almost identical. A lot of grapefruit, bitter hops and orange peel. Some resin. A really good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. Lots of citrus in this one. A little bitter with some rind. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle. I really loved their DIPA, so I had high hopes for this one as well. Pours clear amber orange with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is very herbal, some grapefruit and floral notes. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet, light bitter, somewhat spicy and herbal. Medium body. Not really doing it for me.


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