Habitus | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

HabitusHabitus
BA SCORE
69.3%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 212 Ratings
HabitusHabitus
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
17.0° Plato
86 IBU
8.0 ABV

Winner of the gold at the 2014 World Beer Cup® in the rye beer category, Habitus is a very drinkable, high gravity, crisp and spicy rye IPA, hopped generously throughout the brew process and then dry-hopped with over a pound per barrel of Sterling and Chinook hops. Earthy and spicy notes from both the hops and the rye malt, complimented by the floral and piney aromatics.

Added by Boone757 on 03-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,821
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
212
Liked:
147
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
9.64%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
45
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 28
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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt and fruit with floral rye hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt with fruit and rye and a piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent DIPA.

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Photo of barhoc11
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of G_Shoe
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Slightly hazed ruby orange body with a nice sized cream colored head sits well amongst the top of chalice, I'm drinking from. Aroma has notes of spicy rye, herbal mellow hops, a bit of citrus pith and that's it. The can is awesome If I was on top of the photo sizes and adjusting those I would definitely add a pic of the can adorned with Mike Hess's name and two griffins with a Hess family shield. Flavor has citrus, mixed with some rye malts, pretty sweet it states that there's 86 IBUs here I just believe that. A bit cloying with malt/rye sweetness coating the palate between sips, hard to sip on definitely the weak link of the bunch from 16 ounce pounder cans in California. Mouthfeel let's the hop oils and lack of carbonation sit on the palate creating some sensation of residual sugars left behind to spoil the experience a bit. Overall, an ultra weak impressionistic young rye IPA from SoCal.

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Photo of acurtis
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of salcedo
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
L: Beautiful deep orange color. Crystal clear. Nice thick head
S: Sweet. Citrus. Toasted grain.
T: Sweet. Toasted. Malty.
Lots of hop bitterness as you would expect in an IPA.
Can definitely taste the 8% alcohol
F: Fairly heavy body.
Well carbonated
O: Excellent example of an IPA. Though at 8% ABV (which you can taste), to me it's more of a double or imperial IPA.
There is a lot of hop bitterness, but I didn't get much hop aroma even though the can says they dry hop with over a pound of Sterling and Chinook hops per barrel.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of JoeyDubs
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EliotRosewater
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Habitus from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 69.3% out of 100 with 212 ratings
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