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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by NickMunford on 10-10-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
127
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
26.61%
 
 
Wants:
8
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -8%
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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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Despite being fooled into thinking the dude from Social Distortion brewed this, it had great carbonation and a very citrus forward taste. Well worth checking out and sampling.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma of citrus notes with light bitter notes is pleasant enough. Taste is dominated by citrus hops notes with some bitter notes discernable with some light grainy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed but doesn’t really stands out from the pack of IPA out there.

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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quality and easy drinking beer that goes well with the outdoors.

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3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
3.87 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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