Mike Hess Deceptio Imperial Black IPA
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This a dark colored ale with a strong hoppiness that is complemented by a slight roasty note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2925) - 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 (3334) - 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 (12848) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1233) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours black with brown edges and one finger tam head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coco, espresso, citrus, ans some rye. Taste is similar to aroma but is hoppier and features some nice pine and citrus hop notes to balaced our the hops. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, medium long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, pretty drinkable black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Tap at tasting room. Pours copper in colour, almost brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts and various hops. Taste is sweet at first then mildly bitter and more intense at the end of the sip. Medium body, good carbonation, and a smooth full mouth feel. Overall an enjoyable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
Pours clear black with a decent tanned head. Aroma is lightly dark roasted fruity hoppy. Flavor is spot on dark not too roasted fruity and well hopped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at the desert with Linh. Pours a deep blackish brown body with brown lacing. Aroma is fresh pine hop and very light roast. Mouthfeel is fresh with notes of fresh pine and citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of citrus, chocolate, roasted grain, pine, grass, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, grapefruit, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4824) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Clear black pour with a large off white head. Lots of roast, hint of chocolate, burnt toast, pine, and bitter hops. A dry roasty black IPA, or you could just call it a hoppy dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Draft. Probably one of my favorite cda’s . Very well balanced and easy drinking. I could secession this beer. So good I left with a growler.....a stainless steel growler. Whaaaat??.....yeah that’s right ss growler.....bad ass.

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