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Habitus - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
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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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by notchucknorris:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barhoc11
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev -28%
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of salcedo
4.4/5  rDev +14%
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 jburns301
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Chrislloydsbeard
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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 RaulMondesi
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
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
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