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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
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3.81/5
Very Good
135 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#16,441
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
135
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of acurtis
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, pineapple juice, and dirty berry aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, tropical fruit, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a lot of different fruit forward hop qualities that make this one tasty.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of spycow
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is Batch 35, though it could be Batch 34

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a frothy white head; nice retention and clumps of lace

Smell: Very pithy, with tropical fruit and pineapple tones as well

Taste: Clean malt with lemon pith and tropical fruit tones building; bitterness builds with an aspirin quality in the finish; pineapple in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice clean west coast IPA

Thanks, fthegiants, for the opportunity

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
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 redfox405
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jschott75
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
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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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Solis Occasus - West Coaster IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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