Grapefruit Solis | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
42
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 42
Photo of Buck89
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a wine glass. We realized after we bought this that it was 6 months old. Great look - crystal-clear golden color with a creamy white head. Great retention. Aroma was bright grapefruit pith and not much else. The taste was better than expected - a nice bitter grapefruit flavor and a bready malt backbone. Not nearly as malty as I expected. Medium bodied and dry. Would love to try this one fresh.

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Photo of Squire
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear rich gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of grapefruit first and it's a very fresh scent with a touch of orange in the background.

Taste on entry is boldly grapefruit intermingled with hops that come across as both sharply citrus and firmly hoppy without going overboard either way. The best way I can describe the overall flavor is there's a lot of it and it's all good. There's plenty of malt in there as well, just singing more softly than the brighter flavors.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

This is a big, beautiful strawberry blonde with personality and great curves.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep gold with rich white head and sticky lacing.
S: Wow the nose is awesome, rich grapefruit/citrus, hops, and lemon zest.
T: Follows the nose, the flavors are so rich and no bite. This could be one of my top Grapefruit style IPA.
M: Light/Medium
O: Fantastic IPA, all flavor minimal bite, smooth sailing. Recommended to me and it was worth the purchase.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have seen this around in colorado a little bit since these guys have come around i think, certainly seen some mike hess stuff, but it took a trip to california to actually get into it. this really impressed me, surprisingly awesome, i dont know why i expected less from it, but its exceptional. the grapefruit really jumps out in the nose of the draft pour, fresh and zesty, more natural but also more intense than almost any other beer i have had in this style, and there are a whole lot of them out there now. its fleshy and tart and acidic even a little bit in the flavor, incredibly honest. i like how it cuts through the sturdier malt base here, its refreshing for its size, and the balance is awesome. the brilliance here is the grapefruit and the hops together, more softly citrusy hops here, lemony, they accent the grapefruit and the grapefruit accents them. its insanely fresh tasting, and really clean for being kind of stronger. bitterness lingers a little with the fruit at the end, along with a light vegetal grassiness from the hops. wonderfully high carbonation too and dryness for a fruit beer. this is a winner, and i will buy it when i see it next!

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Photo of bradnboujee
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/23/17
Drank from the open top can.

Strong grapefruit scent, smells like they got a whole grapefruit in each can. Hard to detect hops.
Orange color with minimal lacing on the inside of the can.
Very smooth feel in mouth, grapefruit flavor comes close to overpowering the beer.
Bitter finish, imagine orange/grapefruit zest in liquid form.

Overall, a very grapefruit dominant beer. Very light and flavorful, but lacking in hops. Interesting flavor that keeps me coming back for another sip.

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Photo of stoumi
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from the can as recommended, love the "open mike" can idea. Not the first time drinking this brew. Everything from MHB is excellent! Nice golden orange look in he can. Fruity smelling with hints of grapefruit. Taste is a wonderful mix of grapefruit with a bit of bitterness from the hips but nothing that overpowers the palette. Drinks smooth and finishes with a grapefruit/orange flavor. Another solid offering from SoCal. Thanks MHB!

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Photo of Bigsucculenta
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a can dated 3 weeks ago.

Pours a golden orange with good lacing though the head disappears almost immediately. You could shotgun this from can to glass and not worry about overflow.

Smell is hops and grapefruit and taste follows with just a touch of sweetness in the middle from the malts and there is some awesome bitter grapefruit in there that hits the back and sides of the tongue.

My favorite IPAs are those mixed with fruit (grapefruit, blood orange, etc). I've tried many of them and this is the favorite I return to again and again. A wonderful summer IPA.

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Photo of ChuckTom
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a shandy, overall good but I prefer the regular solis by a wide margin. Good bitter feel. Cloudy orange copper color with thin lacy head. I'd drink it on a hot day but wouldn't go out of my way

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Grapefruit Solis from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 42 ratings