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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPASolis Occasus - West Coaster IPA

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very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djaeon on 10-10-2013)
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Very good. Nice hoppy taste but not floral.

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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured can into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours crystal clear orange with a three finger off-white head that is creamy and dissipates with nice lacing.

S-Aroma is light grass, citrus, and passion fruit. Very nice.

T-Flavor is full and firm with unwavering hoppy goodness. I get sweet juicy passion fruit and orange wedges that are surrounded by resiny pine and bitter grapefruit hops.

M-Medium body, creamy front and grainy at the end. Very nice carbonation.

O-My first time having Hess, reminds me of OTWOA! If this is a example of their work, I will buy more.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried it really fresh (straight from the brewer).

Appearance: Very cloudy straw with a fat white head that left plenty of lace.

Smell: Strong floral and piney hops.

Taste: Bitterness is pronounced right up front, balanced well by a dry malt backbone. Alcohol is imperceptible, just some residual hop flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: By the book strong West Coast IPA (I probably would not be able to tell it apart from many others). Very good when fresh.

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Pint can batch 27 poured to pint tumbler

Appearance is crystal clear golden, 1 finger of light tan head that lays down to a film, Some small amount of lacing.

Aroma is orange and orange blossom with some sweet malt nose.

Flavor is hop forward, bitter. Orange peel, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Hibiscus-like floral note as it warms. Good stuff!

Mouthfeel is medium thick on body, not a lot of snap from the carbonation

Overall: damn decent hop bomb, rotating recipe IPA's always interest me, and Solis is no exception. Although I'm probably a little more intrigued by hopping in some of the past batches.. Be nice if they had something other that a QR code to identify the batch... some of us Luddites aren't packing around mini-computers

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - golden with some lacing in the glass
S - smells bold and hoppy
T - sharp with more hop hit on the backside without being all hop
M - great lingering hoppy taste and not to heavy on the tongue
O - Love the can and the unique label, its a beer worth locating

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
87 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.