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The Bruery / Hangar 24 Ichigo Highway

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Ichigo Highway is a collaborative beer that we created with Hangar 24 Brewing from Redlands, CA. The base style is a sessionable sour red ale that we aged in oak barrels along with a whopping amount of strawberries, most of which were picked from the fields besides Hangar 24’s brewery. Aged for approximately 8 months, this beer has developed a pleasant funk and a delightful acidity that is balanced by the intensely sweet aroma and flavor of the strawberries as well as a unique dryness achieved by using a sake yeast along with our house strain along with souring bacteria. Available in November. 5.5% ABV, Best enjoyed fresh due to the fleeting aroma and flavor of the strawberries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear matt medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, apricot - strawberries, tart. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, strawberry, appricot, funky, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130427]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
75 cL bottle, Pours hazy brown to orange with a small white head. Aroma is citric and apples fruity. Tart and citric. bitter and citric finish. tart and citric finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30737) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of burnt plastic and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, burnt plastic, and straw, leading to a very tart finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23811) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and berries. Fruity and light acidic flavour of berries. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19518) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart berry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody berry finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Cloudy light brown beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Smell pretty grim! Sweaty socks! Bleh! Palate is light and dry. Taste pretty much follows the nose but add dusty strawberry. Finishes dry. A stinker. As a Bruery advocate - I feel let down here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draft at the source. Cloudy maroon briwn color, off white head. Aroma of sour berries. Taste is similar, with a touch of sweet fruitiness at the start. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Yesp’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Berries, sticky body, nice acid, rather sour, rhubarb sourish, rubber, dark berries, caramel, wooden, oakey, strawberries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - ’’thanks’’ to Ken. Pours murky orange with a quickly-fading cream head. Smells of stinky Danish cheese (which ranks among the stinkiest of cheeses, mind you), rotten strawberries, sour fruits. Light sweet flavor with heavy sourness, some funk, vinegar, acetic burn, dry and leathery fruits. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sour finish with more leathery fruits, sweat, moderate acid burn. So so. It looks bad and smells worse, but the flavor saves the beer ever so slightly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Turbid orange-tinted red pour withan off-white head. Huge strawberry aroma to this. Very nice fruit, lactic tartness, mild oak, some grass, and a bit of jam. Somewhat funky, too. Tastes of strawberry jam, lemon zest, and some grass. Nice lactic sourness, mild oak, a hint of earthy funk, and a very nice fruit character.

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