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Deceptio - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 27.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Retsinis on 04-04-2011

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 45
Reviews by brew3crew:
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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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.

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3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


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.  

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Deceptio from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
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