Umbrix | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Boone757 on 03-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,292
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
pDev:
8.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and hops. Tastes of highly roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate, bitter hops, and toast. Medium heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall a decent imperial stout.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark with a great head. Very rye forward with malty, chocolatey notes. Very good beer!

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

February 7th, 2015 - Hess's truly dark brews are few and far between. They seem more inclined to ambers and hoppy brews and such, but the Umbrix has been a staple personage at the tasting room for some time. With a dark, broody body and a botanical scent, it suggests something more like a coffee stout. I also detect some raw pumpkin (off note?) and some cumin, too, which helps to disguise that squashy, pumpkin guts scent. The flavor is more dry (could be the rye agent) with a nice creamy palate to enjoy. In many respects it tastes similar to a black IPA, with an assertive hop business in the background. The alcohol is also appropriately assertive, and while the overall take is that the flavor seems a little chaotic, it is also tasty and enjoyable.

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late December for $6.99. Bottled on 11-30-14.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head that has some great hang time.

Nose is roasted malts .

Taste is well balanced between the spicy rye malts and a generous amount of hops.

Mouthfeel is full and very satisfying.

Overall this was a very good beer, on par with a lot of the west coast brewers. Definitely try it if you come across it!

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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Umbrix from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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