Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPASolis Occasus - West Coaster IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
California, United States
hessbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NickMunford on 10-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of deereless
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 02/07/17
ABV: 7.5%

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice hazy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, citrusy, piney. The taste is hoppy, citrusy, with some nice pineyness. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty IPA. My 2nd from this brewery.

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Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz can with the batch all smudged on the bottom. This just showed up in Denver so I would hope they sent something relatively fresh but the flavor tells me this may be a couple months old. Bright yellow color, decent lace andshort head. Aroma is mild lemon and citrus. Flavor rotates between this weird stale malt and a mild orange and lemon flavor. Overall I am pretty sure this is a couple months old based on the flavor.

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Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 10/21/16. Had on-tap@ Alley Katz in Citrus Heights, CA

Appearance - Served up in a pint, this brew is hazy and copper in color with a thin, off-white layer of suds stretching across the surface. Not much for lacing outside a random spot or two.

Smell - Mild lemon peel with a hint of bread and caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose to a degree. Mild lemony character with plenty of toasted white bread following shortly. Lesser spice. A hint of caramel. A bit of fruitiness. The finish hints mildly at lemon dish soap, which I can't get jiggy with.

Mouthfeel - On the fuller side of medium-bodied with slightly bitey carbonation. Sits heavy in the finish, especially for the style.

Overall - Yeah, I'm not feeling this beer. It's not terrible, but there's nothing here that would drive me to want to drink it again. The way this beer finishes has a lot to do with that.

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Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MathChef
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Better than Sculpin. If you want a better beer than this off a store shelf, then get the Grapefruit Solis. The only better regular IPA I've had has been at a local brewery that doesn't bottle their beer.

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned
Pours a lemon jellybean coloured body with nice with foamy head that sticks
Nice candied peel aroma
The flavour is lemon honey cream and and really nice bitter sweet finish
Mouthfeel is great easy drinking but in no way flimsy

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 0276 into a nonic pint. Pours a golden yellow with 1+ finger of white head that left substantial lacing. Nose HEAVY citrus. Taste matches the nose with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, carbonation good, and the finish quite dry and astringent. Solid, but I prefer the Grapefruit Solis.

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Photo of acurtis
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brown120
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
3.84 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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