Hangar 24 Orange Wheat: I'll bet you can't think of a brewery that made a hef without the use of Orange. I can only think of three. Hangar 24 is a nice little brewery located near an airport, hence the name. I was pretty impressed with the diversity of the beers they produce, and enjoyed this one. It's not as blatantly citrusy as you would expect with a name as such, but it's nice. The whole Oranges are added throughout the brewing process, which seems to have tempered the over bearing fruit down a notch. Granted, the most significant taste you get out of this is the Orange it's just not as bold as I'd expected, it's a nicely unfiltered brew thats an easy sipper and enjoyable. B-.
Highwater Brewing Retribution DIPA: This beer pours a very nice clear crisp caramel amber, and as soon as the bottle is opened, your nose is alerted to the fact that you were ill prepared for this venture. The hops come out in true fashion, as do the lemons involved. It's interesting that the lemon lifts up the drinkability of the beer, and sweetens it differently than other citrus. I found this to be a very good after meal beer, it had a lot of alcohol that was masked by the flavor fairly well. It was a new freshness for me with the lemon intensity, I'd yet to see that in a DIPA. Not bad, but not exceptional. C+.
I think I'll go for a ride.