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Grim Ave IPA | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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Grim Ave IPAGrim Ave IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Boone757 on 03-27-2014

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 8
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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MickeyHops
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a decent foam in the Affligem chalice. This is not the most aromatic of beers, for actually sniffing the stuff, especially with all the hops. Quite sudsy with each pour. A little sharp on the tongue. Cascade, Centennial, and Meridian hops according to the label.

Light malt taste with a touch of biscuits and honey. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel with the aromatics filling the nose as you sip. Light melon taste with a sharper note and a touch of passion fruit and apple. This just seems like an excellent balance of hop flavors with a more drinkable bitterness.

I think they are on to something that seems to be in the wind lately-- more hops, less bitterness. I have to admit that the Hess beers seem to be getting better, compared to three years ago, and this is a good example. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine for five bucks. They should swap this for one of their other less interesting canned beers.

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Photo of Brown120
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elm_tree
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GeoChase90
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a taster at the Miramar brewery in San Diego. Bitter taste. I'll stick with the Habittus double IPA. My favorite.

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Grim Ave IPA from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
3.83 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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