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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Polycot is a wheat beer brewed with hundreds of pounds of organic apricots grown in Southern California’s High Desert. We brew this beer during the very small window of time when the apricots are at their peak of freshness, usually early July. The pureed apricots add a wonderful fruit flavor to the beer and combine with the wheat for a refreshing tart finish. This beer goes down smooth, but at over 1.5 times the alcohol of the Orange Wheat, it will sneak up on you. Additional Information: The name Polycot (Poly=Many cot=Apricot) is a modification of the original name Paulycot. Paul-yicot was named for owner Ben Cook’s friend Paul who provided the apricots for the initial batch. Hangar 24 would also like to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who spend hours pitting (and de-stickering) thousands of apricots for the brew. We couldn’t make this wonderful beer without you!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle; poured a ruddy gold color with an off white head; at first appeared a bit murky. Aroma of wheat, must, apricots, and a bit of earth and vanilla. Flavor was pretty balanced for the style; alot of wheat, with only subtleties of apricots. Would of liked a tad more sweetness. Ok, but not too flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazy yellow/straw color with a tall white head. S: I don’t get quite as much fruit as I anticipated. Plenty of wheat and yeast with a light grassy note. The fruit is a bit softer and in the background, but it does provide a nice bit of sweetness. T: The fruit flavor comes through a bit more, which is nice. Soft apricot and almost white peach flavors on top of sweet wheat and bread. There is a light yeast note, mild grass, and almost no bitterness. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Slightly sweet, but still fairly light and refreshing. Much better than Hangar 24’s more popular fruited wheat offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Hmm. Not a lot of aroma surprisingly. Very cloudy appearance. This is pretty strong in terms of apricot flavor and tons of wheat; way too much of each for my stomach. I really couldn’t drink much of this at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wchesser (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Dude...sick! Oh, Hangar 24...why must you do me this way...I spent 5 years in Redlands and so want to think of you as a decent brewery, but alas your good beers are only good in comparison with your other crappy ones, of which I would count this number. Funky wheaty apricot nose. Cloudy and disgustingly sweet finish. I’ll stick with Pyramid if I ever want an apricot beer. Find something, anything, please, and do it well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Tasted on 8/19/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours a super cloudy yellow-orange with an average off-white head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is lightly tart apricot with some light wheaty malt and just a hint of earthy yeast. The flavor is pretty much the same with the wheat malt coming through a little more powerfully and the lightly tart apricot underlying. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long lightly tart apricot and wheat malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
[Draft @ brewery] Clouded orange appearance, decent head formation. Fresh fruit and grainy malt nose. Pretty citrussy style wheat beer, fruity orange and tropical apricot towards the end as well as mildly noticeable alcohol. Pretty sugarry in the aftertaste. Decent fruit beer, not sure the extra alcohol really plays much of a role.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Growler… Pours murky and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The fruity, grainy bouquet is mainly of pale malts and wheat up front, but the apricots really shine brightly as the beer approaches room temperature. Medium to full-bodied and milky with tender carbonation. The flavor provides a truckload of refreshment as sweet apricots and tart apricot skins meld with crisp wheat. Lengthy, lightly sweet, mildly acidic finish. Kudos to DuffManSW for shipping this growler my way!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Apricots are there but it is more of the bitter part of the fruit as opposed to the sweet. This is a little dry but quite refreshing. Good to see fruit beer done this way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2010
growler thanks to Hophead22, pours light orange with a thin white head. Looks just like orange juice in the glass. Aroma is wet grass, wheat, oats and of course, apricots. Faint notes of alcohol as well. Flavor is very nice, this is creamy as hell, pale malts, sweet wheat and apricot with a mild tartness in the vein of orange peel in the finish with not a trace of the boozy aroma. This is delicious stuff, light and delicate but with tons of good flavors going on and would be very nice in the morning or served with a brunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
On tap at the pizza shoppe in Redlands. Cloudy bright yellow with a creamy white head. Peach orange and apricot aroma and taste with a wheat bread finish.

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