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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
ORANGE WHEAT Crisp, Tart, and Refreshing. Whole locally grown oranges added throughout the brewing process perfectly compliment this unfiltered wheat and barley based beer. Our oranges are purchased through the Old Grove Orange company (affiliate of the non-profit Inland Orange Conservancy) whose main objectives are to save the local orange trees from disappearing, spread the word about the local citrus growing heritage, and to feed the hungry with the unutilized oranges. Please visit them at www.inlandorange.org. All we need to do to save the orange trees is to eat locally grown oranges!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Hazed yellow with white head and lace. Wheaty, sour malt aroma. Flavor mirrors the aroma. A tad thin and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rick_91709 (434) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pale yellow with a fizzy head. Almost no aroma. Citrusy taste as the name implies. A good light summer type beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
On tap at Brodys in Jamul. Pours yellowish orange, and served with an orange slice sitting in the white head. Nose and flavor are all citrus and wheat. Interesting but not really my style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Tap @ Tiger! Tiger!... Poured hazy, pale golden/yellow with a nice forming, fizzy white head. Good wheated flavor here. Clean and refreshing. Definitely on the Amercanized style with low yeast presence and esters and noticeable citrus fruits and orange skins. Some malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (912) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Aroma is not overwhelmingly orange, neither as the flavour. This is actually nice!. Some orange citrus in the flavor, but not too much. Palate didnt finish to sweet. Really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Draft @ City Beer, San Francisco, CA. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity wheat malty orange aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy orange flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy orange finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Hey I like this stuff, It is a little to prickly. Nice wheat with light fruit. More hearty would be nice.Creamy. A little bit German. 2.99 a bomber. I wish I would have bought a couple more. It makes me want Thai food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1672) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at capitol beer. Color pours cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is wheat heavy with a slight orange bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (8117) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap. Pours cloudy yellow, medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus, very mild. Flavor is the same, very light orange, light sweet, no bitterness. Light body, prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1787) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
It seems like every craft brewery makes a fruity wheat beer, most likely to appeal to the non-craft beer drinkers that visit their brewpubs or to have something on the market to appeal to them. I have a feeling Hangar 24 Orange Wheat is intended to attract those who enjoy Blue Moon as its a pale wheat ale literally brewed with oranges. A novel concept in theory, but not a good beer in reality.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.

Appearance: Despite the name its a bright yellow banana-skin hue. Very cloudy once the yeast is mixed it. Large sediment chunks fall to the bottle of the glass. Forms a large, bright white, foamy head which mostly evaporates and leaves on trace lacing.

Smell: Authentic orange aroma for sure, but with a noticeable sour tang - like orange juice that has expired. Not very appealing.

Taste: Beer geeks like me tend to mock the "crafty" fruity wheat beers like Shock Top and Blue Moon for tasting too fake and dirty. Hangar 24 Orange Wheat is the real deal, yet its not any better. Brewed with oranges to capitalize on the natural citrusy flavors often found in these types of beers gives it a sweet, candy-like flavor. However, it fall apart quickly as theres a prominent sourness throughout the palate (and not in that good Brettanomyces way).

Immediate sourness as soon as it hits the tongue. Reminds me exactly of expired orange juice. A bit more authentic wheat beer character through the middle, but finishes with even more sourness on the end. I dont think I got a bad bottle, I think this is how this beer is supposed to taste. It doesnt appear to be made with Bavarian yeast so its lacking the banana and clove components that make beers like this manageable. I could see some people finding this refreshing if drank on a hot summer day, but in the dead of winter its just barely tolerable.

Drinkability: Though Im not a fan of the taste, I will admit that Hangar 24 Orange Wheat is at least an easy beer to drink. Thin, relatively tepid, cold wet body and clean aftertaste would make this an ideal summer beer. And at only 4.6% ABV its sessionable as well (if you can tolerate the taste).

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