Deceptio - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
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3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
Brewery says this is made with dark roast wheat malt. Hops are Simcoe and Crystal. Very dark mahogany color in the glass. Less fully carbonated than average; pours with little head. Very fragrant with the spicy and flowery hops. Not particularly bitter, certainly not in the usual IPA sense. I will have to disagree and call this an American Black Ale and it would make a good showing in that category.
At Local Habit in San Diego, where they say they occasionally have a Hess beer on tap, but the brewery is pretty low production for now. Definitely clean and promising beers.
11-11-2011 05:51:50 | More by mactrail
3.2/5 rDev -17.5%
On tap at Hess
A: Deep crimson tinged brown in the glass with a froth of brown sea foam rising an inch above the liquid.
S: An aromatic blend of pine, grapefruit, and orange, with near balancing roasted malt. Perfumy and floral with light chocolate notes.
T: Sweeter than I expected, with almost a sugary quality. A dry moderate bitterness accompanies notes of pine and orange pith. Malt is roasted with a dash of chocolate. The finish is bitter and lightly roasted with some evident astringency. Bitterness is pithy and dry.
M: Upper medium body with carbonation to match. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.
Overall: A solid effort. The flavor failed to match the implied promise of the aroma.
07-16-2011 02:09:06 | More by HopHead84
3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
On tap at Hess Brewing in San Diego, CA.
Pours an opaque brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.
01-21-2013 20:28:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Black IPA, just to be clear. They listed it as a Cascadian Dark Ale, but this "American IPA" was the closest style to this on BA, as it is not an Ale.
Had this as part of taster flight, and I got about a 5 to 6 oz pour. Served on tap at the brewery.
The beer pours a deep murky brown, with a foamy 2 inches of head, that slowly faded, leaving nice lacing on the glass.
The aromas are of floral hops, lighly roasted malts, and a bit of very light coffee.
The flavors mirroed the nose. Floral hops up front, and mild roasted malts in the middle, with a creamy finish.
The mouth is also creamy with light to medium carbonation.
Overall, probably the best black IPA, I've had to date. It's it s growing style, but some were just a one and done for me, but this was very nice. A few of their beers have this creaminess to them and their beers are indicated as Organic, and it's pretty clear they are unfiltered as well, so they pack a lot of flavor.
04-04-2011 23:43:18 | More by Retsinis
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
On tap at the brewery in san diego
A dark body with no head really whatsoever
S-dark malts and some hops
Tall hops and no malt. Can't out my finger on what the hops are. Very smooth
M-medium body and smooth
O-nice beer that goes down crazy smooth
11-09-2011 23:45:34 | More by brew3crew
Deceptio from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.