dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Has a pretty good hop aroma. Looks fine. The flavor is hoppy, but certainly not overly so, a pretty good balance, although maybe a bit more malt at times than I like. Still pretty solid. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Cask at the brewery. Rating #1 and the very first cask beer that H24 has produced. Love the way cask beer looks, nice gold color with that fantastic cascading action and a rich full creamy white head. Aroma was very fragrant, sweetness from the honey and a beautiful hop presence. Creamy mouthfeel, light sweetness from the honey and a nice hoppiness, good stuff. (1038)JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2008 Total Score: 4
Big hop presence, but does not assault the taste buds. Very nice head, coats the glass all the way down. A beer you could drink all day. Brilliant!
Rated from Keg I got for New Years. Pours a very clear golden color with a very nice head. Aroma is very nice and hoppy. Taste is malty and hoppy, very crisp. I could drink this stuff all day and will.....because I have a half keg left and its just me and my brother right now. ChadPolenz (1816) - 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.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
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.
Light and smooth. Highly drinkable. Really needs to notch up the flavor though. It’s good for what it is, but it could be so much more.
Itzjerm (2863) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Not a bad pale ale. reminds me of a mild ipa, Very like Dales Pale Ale, enjoyable. great flavor. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a deep yellow. Nose is pine and sweet malts. Some yeast. Flavor is a sharp pine resin bitterness, sweet smooth malts. Reminds me of pliny at times. Very good Pale. Insanely drinkable. This could be my go to pale ... to bad they aren’t in FL. I originally rated this as the IPA. From my notes, I didn’t think that there was any way this was just a Pale. Impressive. mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
On cask with crystal hops at Hangar 24. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is lots of citrus and a strong nutty malt character. Flavor is smoothly bitter and resinous with pine,citrus, and more nutty malt. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Hanan (86) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Outstanding Pale Ale, not too bitter, smooth, excellent barley malt taste. Slight citrus. Spicy beginnings, barley kicks in nice malt barley aftertaste. So many pale ales dump in the bitters like grapefruit and don’t blend out the alcohol. This is a true pale ale. Hits the tongue better than first smell, first aroma not a good blend of citrus, barley and hops. After aroma through nose pleasant. Fresh, solid brewery upcoming. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from local grocery store. Pours a translucent brass color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is soft and indistinct with mild grains, grass and a hint of melons. The flavor, unlike the nose, is fairly assertive, with complex citrus--I get oranges, mangoes and papaya. The malt base is bready and compliments the hops nicely. The palate is a bit on the lighter side which is appropriate for the style, and the carbonation is lively. Finishes short and dry. Overall: I’m impressed, this pale ale rocks.