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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Orange and grapefruit with a hops aroma. Oddly very malty flavor at first. The aroma didn’t match the flavor. Extreme bitterness takes over. Too bitter and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pour out of bottle, hazy orange-amber pour with white head, aroma brought orange peel, orange oils into some lemon, touch of grapefruit into a hint of grass, slight biscuity bread in there as well. Taste was a mix of biscuit, bread and caramel into lots of lemon, tart orange, orange peel with some slight grassy herbal notes, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (596) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a golden orange color with a thick white head and tons of yeast. I was trying to avoid yeast and I still got a ton. Aroma is pretty nice, mostly grapefruit and citrus hops. The taste is honey, grapefruit rind, and alcohol. I’m disappointing with how much alcohol I can taste considering it’s "only" 8.5%. Just ok, I was hoping for a lot more orange flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (754) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle, Just tried this at Hangar 24 this weekend, as soon as I got back home, grabbed a bottle a local bottle shop. Mmmm. Pale brownish orange, with lace. Mixed bouquet of aromas, orange blossoms, fruits, pine, citrus rind. Up front orange and grapefruit peel flavors, with pine. The bitterness matches a honey malt backbone. Some spiciness with the alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1023) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Sample on draft at Neighborhood in downtown San Diego. A semi-fruity brew with maltiness and good hop balance. Pours medium golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
13th October 2014
Hazy gold - amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and smooth with decent fine carbonation. Airy and creamy sweet malts. Nice citric hops, little hop sting too. Rich orange here with some grapefruit and citric peel. Mild floralness. Smooth semi dry finish. Very drinkable DIPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Manufactured grass. Not a great fan. not too much to taste except bitterness. Nothting much in aroma. Palate lean. better stuff out there

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
From a drinkability standpoint, you could NOT tell this was 8.5%. Bright vibrant spice, citrus and florals. Even more citrus in the flavor. Enough bitterness to notice, but not biting. Quite smooth. A nice ipa/iipa."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a nice opaque deep gold body that has a copper core and supports a near white head. The aroma offers up a mix of juicy smelling mango and tangelo and pineapple and then it gets into some resiny pine hoppiness. The taste starts with a mix of resiny pine hops and citrusy orange hoppiness. Toward midway it picks up spicy onion like hoppiness just as it starts to pick up some citrus hop juiciness. It attains mainly a blend of citrusy hops and resiny pine hops that are just not working together 100%. It’s fine and tasty but it doesn’t come together perfectly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2666) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Hazy golden orange with almost 3 fingers of off-white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of floral notes, citrus fruit and peel, caramel. Tastes of orange and grapefruit citrus fruit and peel, floral notes and hops, a bit of caramel and honey. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nivekkcul (15) - - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma was very contrast and happy. Appearance was clear. Taste was good. Not to happy for the style. Very enjoyable IPA.

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