Mike Hess Anno Unum Belgian-Style Oaked India Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Mike Hess Brewing Company
San Diego, California USA
9.2% · Belgian Strong Ale · 7 Ratings · Series Seasonal ·
Happy birthday to us! The beer you are holding, Anno Unum, represents a significant milestone - it is the first in what we expect to be a long line of Hess Brewing’s Anno-series birthday celebration beers. We opened our doors one year ago as San Diego’s first production nano-brewery and now we’ve poured everything we have into this bottle. You hold in your hand a beer that honors the tradition of craft brewing and exemplifies the reputation we’ve worked so hard to garner - a reputation for delicious, well-balanced craft brews.

What is Anno Unum? Big. Belgian-Style. Hoppy. Unexpected. Uniquely Hess. It is, like everything we brew, Great Beer. No Exceptions. No Excuses.

Belgian-style IPA made with Pilsner, Rye & Munich malts, Chinook and Falconer’s Flight hops, San Diego water, yeast and a whole lot of love.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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