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Deceptio | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Retsinis on 04-04-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
27.72%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brewery says this is made with dark roast wheat malt. Hops are Simcoe and Crystal. Very dark mahogany color in the glass. Less fully carbonated than average; pours with little head. Very fragrant with the spicy and flowery hops. Not particularly bitter, certainly not in the usual IPA sense. I will have to disagree and call this an American Black Ale and it would make a good showing in that category.

At Local Habit in San Diego, where they say they occasionally have a Hess beer on tap, but the brewery is pretty low production for now. Definitely clean and promising beers.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

7/15/2011

On tap at Hess

A: Deep crimson tinged brown in the glass with a froth of brown sea foam rising an inch above the liquid.

S: An aromatic blend of pine, grapefruit, and orange, with near balancing roasted malt. Perfumy and floral with light chocolate notes.

T: Sweeter than I expected, with almost a sugary quality. A dry moderate bitterness accompanies notes of pine and orange pith. Malt is roasted with a dash of chocolate. The finish is bitter and lightly roasted with some evident astringency. Bitterness is pithy and dry.

M: Upper medium body with carbonation to match. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: A solid effort. The flavor failed to match the implied promise of the aroma.  

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Deceptio from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.
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