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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

Tortman18's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tortman18 (174) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Unclear orange. Fluffy white head. Fruity; Liquid citrus! Bursts with citrus, some tropical fruits. Some pith. Some spiciness at the end. Medium to full body. Moderate bitterness. No alcohol or harshness of any kind. Perfect for one of the first warm days of the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2016
A nice mix of all the different citrus fruits, hops, and a light bitterness. Not too heavy. Nice after a hard days work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark tangerine color with apricot edges and a two finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind. Sweet floral hop aroma that’s slightly faded with lots of citrus fruit followed by sweet caramel malt. Hints of tangerine, apricot and oranges followed by caramel and toffee. Some earthy pine and grassy saaz-like hops as well but it’s more malt forward at this point. Medium bodied and resinous with dry bitterness countered by citrus fruit and a sweet malt backbone. Earthy and more hop forward than expected with grassy pine needle flavor followed by orange peel, apple and grapefruit. Sweet caramel malt backbone with some biscuit, bread and toffee flavor. Decently balanced but the hops are a bit faded and the malt presence is stronger than I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (599) - 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 (841) - 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 (1059) - 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 (20984) - , 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 (111) - 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 (9212) - 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."

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