Solis Occasus - Grapefruit | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 28
Photo of kornkid8600
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Murky orange, unfiltered look, not too pale not too caramel. Blossoming foaming white head, comes back easily.
S - Lots of grapefruit, bitterness from the peel, slightly sweet and citrusy.
T - Like eating grapefruit and it's rind. Good bitterness
F - Bone dry, a bit too dry for the style, but even more dry than some of the driest saisons.
O - Solid beer, I think some dry hopping and slightly less dry finish would do a lot for it. As a grapefruit forward IPA, it's in the middle of the pack.

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Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Tempe BevMo in mid-April for $6.99. Bottled on 03/24/16. Refrigerated since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is fresh grapefruit which is coming out as the brew warms.

Taste is grapefruit forward with a nice citrus hop bite finish melded nicely over pale malt base.

Feel is light to medium bodied and lively on the palate.

Overall a pretty well brewed fruit infused brew that is worthy of a shot.

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Photo of MathChef
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Better than Grapefruit Sculpin, and possibly the best store bought IPA. Also, we really like the 16oz cans, which my wife and I split so we can have a couple of different beers before we've had our fill, or just a strong 8oz for a light night of enjoying a craft brew.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 0476 into a nonic pint. Pours hazy copper with a half finger of white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is all grapefruit but subtle and enjoyable. Taste is straight up Squirt, smooth crushable grapefruit magic. Not a whole lot of malt backbone, drank almost like a session beer. Mouthfeel on the thinner side likely adding to its crushable character, carbonation on point, and finishes slightly dry with citrus astringency. Definitely would buy again, especially in a better size format.

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Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden amber with a brief foam and some bubbles streaming in the Affligem chalice. Very attractive grapefruit scent. Sudsy mouthfeel is inviting as well. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine on Adams Ave.

This has both the tartness and the sweetness of a good grapefruit. In fact that's pretty much all the flavor you get. It just seems more bitter than you'd want your grapefruit juice. I think I'd prefer a shot of mescal with my juice to this, but it's really extremely gulpable.

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Solis Occasus - Grapefruit from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 28 ratings