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Habitus - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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85
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-25-2014 01:34:57 | More by mjstacker
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.71/5  rDev -28.7%

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.

06-30-2014 22:56:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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pumptrick

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-21-2014 14:34:08 | More by pumptrick
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jworkman

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-31-2014 01:47:36 | More by jworkman
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-16-2014 06:30:05 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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jburns301

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-18-2014 04:23:21 | More by jburns301
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-27-2014 04:08:51 | More by terpinsd
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EliotRosewater

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-11-2014 03:07:38 | More by EliotRosewater
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DblDiamond

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-06-2014 03:57:07 | More by DblDiamond
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-24-2014 20:20:34 | More by Booner818
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2014 07:26:08 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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RaulMondesi

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

Peace!

07-05-2014 01:05:03 | More by RaulMondesi
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-09-2014 02:38:28 | More by largadeer
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-11-2014 04:07:28 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-25-2014 15:14:57 | More by Beerbuddy21
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-20-2014 16:40:35 | More by BGsWo22
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ronn

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-26-2014 04:33:56 | More by ronn
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-24-2014 15:58:57 | More by JMUbrewz
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Pecafaced

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-26-2014 10:29:12 | More by Pecafaced
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-07-2014 04:16:49 | More by chefbigjon
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%

16 oz. can obtained on trade (thanks John Serra!), unknown bottling date but from the first pressing, drank over 30 minutes out of my FFF Teku glass

A: 3/3 - orange/amber coloration, slight hop haze (cannot read or see through), initial eggshell white head settles into a retained glass lacing that readily reconstitutes on swirling, moderate carbonation for style

S: 9/12 - moderate citrus and pine hop aroma with some dankness; some pale malt character and slight alcohol distant in the background

T: 15/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a moderate bitterness that is quickly followed by citrus and piney/resiny hop flavors; moderate-to-high rye character that both accentuates and dries out the hops; finishes dry and inviting in a classic West Coast IPA fashion

M: 4/5 - hop resins coat the tongue and provide fullness; moderate bodied with high drinkability; moderate carbonation

O: 8/10 - solid rye IPA that is certainly better than an 83 (Californians all kind of spoiled ;)!); this brewery wasn't on my radar on trip to San Diego about one year ago and I'm now looking forward to cracking the Grazias (Vienna-style pale ale); thanks again to a great friend and trader for the opportunity!

TOTAL - 39/50

06-29-2014 02:12:48 | More by MNishCT77
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Brohal

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-26-2014 01:22:53 | More by Brohal
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mre4b

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-10-2014 03:16:02 | More by mre4b
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Sndvl1999

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-12-2014 04:33:36 | More by Sndvl1999
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-22-2014 01:47:34 | More by jeff1973
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Habitus from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.