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Habitus - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Boone757 on 03-27-2014

17.0° Plato
86 IBU
8.0 ABV

Winner of the gold at the 2014 World Beer Cup® in the rye beer category, Habitus is a very drinkable, high gravity, crisp and spicy rye IPA, hopped generously throughout the brew process and then dry-hopped with over a pound per barrel of Sterling and Chinook hops. Earthy and spicy notes from both the hops and the rye malt, complimented by the floral and piney aromatics.
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Photo of Bwagner1122
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of bready malt, orange family citrus and light tropical fruit, citrus and piney hops. Flavor is bready malt, rye, resinous piney and citrus hops; finishes with citrus rind and resinous hop bitterness. A nice rye IPA with a supportive malt body that stays in the background, good moderate rye flavor and slight tartness, resinous, but not very herbal hop flavor. Nothing really stands out, but covers all the flavor range I expect from a rye IPA. First beer from this brewery and I'll be watching for more.

Photo of jhartley
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salcedo
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
L: Beautiful deep orange color. Crystal clear. Nice thick head
S: Sweet. Citrus. Toasted grain.
T: Sweet. Toasted. Malty.
Lots of hop bitterness as you would expect in an IPA.
Can definitely taste the 8% alcohol
F: Fairly heavy body.
Well carbonated
O: Excellent example of an IPA. Though at 8% ABV (which you can taste), to me it's more of a double or imperial IPA.
There is a lot of hop bitterness, but I didn't get much hop aroma even though the can says they dry hop with over a pound of Sterling and Chinook hops per barrel.

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbc5
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobbabar
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full of flavor but unique in its flavor in a good way. A little sweet but a lot of depth of flavor while still going down easy. Probably my new favorite but hard to find.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLOPEZ_641
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barhoc11
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilfluff
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stokastic
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really hoppy intial taste but alittle too boozy. It also falls flat on the finish but pretty good overall

Photo of mklisz
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frlrv1020
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDave
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sholbert
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of davelag
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bjouan
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Habitus from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
86 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.