Beer Name: Double Betty
Brewery: Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA)
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA) ****bought online
Price: $9.49 for 22 oz bottle
Date Bought: June 29, 2016
Date Received: July 11, 2016
Date Opened: July 22, 2016
When brewed? Special release beer.
What's on the Website: "When you've got a good thing going... why not double it? Double Betty amps up our Betty IPA with the additional of Equinox and Galaxy hops for a huge burst of ripe tropical fruit, citrus, berries, stone fruit, and pine. But really, you already know the most important part: it's the Betty IPA you know and love, doubled up to a whole new level." Read more here!
Where distributed: As of July 2016, Hangar 24 distributes their beer mainly in Central and Southern California, but I have seen certain beers (i.e. Betty) pop up in Southwest Washington. See if Hangar 24 ships to your area!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden-orange into a pint glass. Frothy off-white head. 4.5/5
Smell (25%): Amazing tropical and complementing malt. Detecting orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. This is awesome. 4.75/5
Taste (40%): Very hop-forward with lovely malt. The tropical experience can be felt throughout, and everything works. A bit of dank in there as well. Orange, grapefruit, and pineapple all there. I admittedly only got the octane about halfway through the glass. Full of flavor. 4.5/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Pleasing bitterness lingers on the tongue. 4.5/5
Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. This gets high praise not just for the tropical bliss, but that it retains kickass drinkability for 10.1% ABV. The price may be a bit high compared to other 22 oz bombers I can get. I might feel the octane later, but I regret nothing. 4.5/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.563/5