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Habitus - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Boone757 on 03-27-2014)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: Draft
Glass: Tulip
From: Southpaw Social Club in San Diego, Calif.
Price: $4 (w/ Happy Hour, $6 regular)
Purchased: June 3, 2014
Consumed: June 3, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured caramel, orange color with 2-to-3 fingers of foamy, creamy white head. Slight bubbles coming up from the bottom. Nice amount of layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention.

Smelled floral hops, citrus hops, rye hops, iced tea and orange notes.

Tasted rye hops, malty, earthy notes, citrus hops, orange and some tropical hops.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

A pretty decent IPA. I’d have it again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.71/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Slightly hazed ruby orange body with a nice sized cream colored head sits well amongst the top of chalice, I'm drinking from. Aroma has notes of spicy rye, herbal mellow hops, a bit of citrus pith and that's it. The can is awesome If I was on top of the photo sizes and adjusting those I would definitely add a pic of the can adorned with Mike Hess's name and two griffins with a Hess family shield. Flavor has citrus, mixed with some rye malts, pretty sweet it states that there's 86 IBUs here I just believe that. A bit cloying with malt/rye sweetness coating the palate between sips, hard to sip on definitely the weak link of the bunch from 16 ounce pounder cans in California. Mouthfeel let's the hop oils and lack of carbonation sit on the palate creating some sensation of residual sugars left behind to spoil the experience a bit. Overall, an ultra weak impressionistic young rye IPA from SoCal.

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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, ok... not bad. Got that rye that makes a playa want to say Ay yie yie, and it has enough juice to give you a kick in the caboose. Raul's not trippin', Raul's not trippin' at all; but it's aite enough like popping an Advil PM when your your baby mama starts talking about her mama.


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Habitus from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.