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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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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: djaeon on 10-10-2013

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 11
Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is Batch 35, though it could be Batch 34

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a frothy white head; nice retention and clumps of lace

Smell: Very pithy, with tropical fruit and pineapple tones as well

Taste: Clean malt with lemon pith and tropical fruit tones building; bitterness builds with an aspirin quality in the finish; pineapple in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice clean west coast IPA

Thanks, fthegiants, for the opportunity

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of st9647v3
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markgugs
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.4/5  rDev -11%

Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jeff1973
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of rawfish
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.16/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SportsandJorts
2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color. a two to three finger white head with pretty good retention and a streaky lacing left on the side. partly hazy but some clarity.

Smell: strong sweet malts come out first. hops come on fairly strong with citrus and some hop resin.

Taste: opens up with crystal malt sweetness. hops come through with citrus and earthy tones. somewhat grassiness to it. ends with more sweetness with notes of lemon bread and some grains.

Mouthfeel: sticky and somewhat grassy. some sweetness to and a lingering grasst sweetness.

Overall: not sure the ages on this one but it doesn't say so I'll post anyways. way to much malt presence and sweetness, and a strange hop taste. too much grassiness comes through.

Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jwswigs
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.