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Mike Hess Deceptio Imperial Black IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This a dark colored ale with a strong hoppiness that is complemented by a slight roasty note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2015
22oz bomber (8.8%) pours with a dark brown to mahogany colored body that supports a full tall dark tan head. The aroma offers up thin dark roasted malts, spicy to earthy floral hops, a dash of citrus and then a pleasing milk chocolate note. The taste is similar with a hoppy blend of citrus, spicy onion like hops and floral hops floating around amid nice chocolate malts, some dark roasted malts and thin black patent burnt maltiness. It leaves behind a pleasant toasty toasty sensation with persistent hops. Nice CDA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at the Santee Bluegrass Festival. 2nd of two black IPAs on the field today. The aromas and flavors were very subtle from what I expect from an IPA. They were hoppy and citrus, just a little understated I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours a cola brown colour with a small head. Aroma of honey melon, citrus and some roastiness. Flavour of crisp citrusy bitterness, licorice, roastiness, leather and grass. Full bodied. Rich and strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, San Diego. Aroma is sweetish with rye tones and resiny malt. Flavour has leathery notes, rye, licorice and some resin. Finishes with strong lingering hoppiness. A solid BIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Tap @ brewpub, San Diego.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Licorice and dark fruits on the nose, piney hops and some orange. Caramel malt flavor, salmiac, hops and resin. Decent, hides alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Draught @ Mike Hess North Park, San Diego, CA

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, chocolate, hints of grassy hops. Taste is heavy, roasty and hoppy with some salty licorice, chocolate, coffee and hops. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and malty with some licorice. Okay, quite heavy black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4595) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at the North Park location. It pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has roasted malt, toast and some citrus. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt with a little floral/piney bitterness. I would’ve thought this was just a hoppy porter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie North Park): Chocolat lointain perdu dans une torréfaction résineuse et herbacée. Le corps est bien rond et facilite les choses mais on sent un peu trop bien l’alcool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Draft at the brewpub/industrial workshop. Awesome dark pour with a solid head of tiny brown bubbles. Nice aroma of dark malt and light hops. Great balanced flavor that reminds me of Mandarin oranges with a lingering bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Nitro at the Tasting Room. Pitch black beer with a great lasting beige head. Hoppy licorice aroma, caramel, grassy, floral, cocoa, chocolate, citrus, some pine. Chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, hops, citrus, pine, floral, cocoa, mango notes. Very nice Black IPA.

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