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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: djaeon on 10-10-2013)
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Poured from the new Mike Hess tall boy cans, this one with gray trim and the Hess crest flanked by two grizzly bears. Quite bad ass. Batch 27 with Cascade and Centennial hops. A slightly hazy gold body with a two finger high white head. Average retention, maybe a tick below with thin discorded lacing all over the glass.

Not exactly stock west coast style but close. Bready malt is very bright and airy, sweetness is from honey somewhat raw and doughy. Citrus and pine with a backing of floral herbs and wood. Alcohol rises along with the hop aromas, packs a punch.

Bready malt with some honey biscuit sweetness. Loud orange citrus with a light pine that lingers through a clean finish and medium-high bitterness. Quite simple (likely since it's the first batch to be distributed) yet well crafted.

Hess beers tend to have a smoother carbonation profile and a medium body that makes them feel somewhat hefty. This one bucks the trend a bit with moderate carbonation and is easy to put down and have room for more. Decent drying with just a bit of honey malt residue.

A satisfying quaff, a bit too safe if you've been around the IPA block a few times but it makes me excited to know that this beer is ever evolving as a fun and innovative project. Solid IPA, satisfying the hop craving for tonight.

rawfish, May 09, 2014
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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.