OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Hophead22 -- thanks.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Didn’t realize this was such a seldom-rated beer when I tried it -- interesting! Thanks for the ultra-local hookup.
Pours a nice copper with a foamy near-white head. Good citrus aroma, rich caramel malts coming through as well. Very nice. A bit of skunkiness in there too, unfortunately, but still, pretty impressive. Flavor is more non-descript. Yep, a pretty nice APA leaning toward amber ale.
A solid pale ale. Medium bitterness. Maltiness is strong here. I am starting to prefer the single hop pale ales. I can see this as a summer beer for the BBQ. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Thanks Tim, pours pale gold with a nice rocky white head that lasts. Aroma and flavor are much the same. Grassy, toasted malts with nice bright hop notes of resinous pine. BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Typical if uspectacular version of a California Pale Ale - light golden color, decent citrussy hop nose and palate, very light malt and body. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Italian bread and a little yellow fruit aroma. Flavor is not so hot; cardboard, light butter, dried oregano hops. This beer kinda sucks.
Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 24, 2014
Good stuff this. Clean modern PA with an excellent cut of grassy minerally zingy hops. Not heavy dumb or sweet, just ultra refreshing. Really hit the spot.
kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Golden color with a nice white foam. Aroma is citrus and melon. Light body. A little bitter for a pale. Grapefruit and orange with little malt sweetness. Overall not bad. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a amber orange with a small off white with a little lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, bready malts, citrus (grapefruit & orange) and a little pine. Taste is well balanced with toasted and bready malts, grapefruit & orange, some pine, and a little fruitiness. Has a medium-light body with a slighty creamy mouthfeel and a dry, well balaced moderate finish. Overall, a pretty decent pale that might be a little thin but is still tasty and refreshing. ChadPolenz (1819) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
There’s so much hype about IPAs these days that the classic pale ale tends to be forgotten about. Once in a while a pale ale comes along and reminds me how good the style can be. A good example would be Hangar 24 Amarillo Pale Ale - a beer that has plenty of flavor, bitterness and is highly drinkable without making a big deal about it.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Clear, bright orange/amber hue. Plenty of visible carbonation. Forms an average-sized, off-white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.
Smell: Sweet, orange candy-like aroma with a general floral bouquet. Clean, but not intense.
Taste: Hangar 24 Amarillo Pale Ale is exactly what I expect in an American pale ale. Plenty of hop character throughout the palate but without the raw density or chutzpah of an IPA. The Amarillo hops give it a distinct orange flavor all around - slightly sweet candy-like flavor up front with a slightly sharper, dryer bitterness through the middle. The malts are muted, imparting a light sweetness to balance out the hops. There’s a quick hop bite at the apex which linger for just a few moments before finishing cleanly.
It’s interesting how much flavor is here, yet at the same time I would not consider this a super robust beer in general. It’s satisfying and enjoyable at the time and seems to have good re-drinkability in that you could drink many of these without it wearing you out.
Drinkability: Half the enjoyment of this beer is how pleasantly drinkable it is. The body is medium, there’s a perfect level of carbonation to give it noticeable, but contained, energy. It’s crisp and refreshing while in the mouth and goes down smooth. I was surprised to see it’s "only" 5.5% ABV as it has so much flavor, but without the weight of something bigger. This might be dangerously drinkable in the summer.
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with an offwhite head.
Aroma: Citrusy and dank.
Taste: Bitter floral hop, caramel and burnt caramel. Finishes piney.
Overall: Awesome drinking, refreshing and flavorful.