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Mission IPA - Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA

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448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stoneman78 on 11-04-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

IkeMan90, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Tyrawlings, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

randysandals, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of anon
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

anon, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is a thickly clouded dark yellow-orange color. The head, tinted yellow, is almost one finger tall and shows some substance. Retention is good, and stick is quite good as well, some patchy lacing left nicely.
It might be a little strong on the malts, but it has a solid hops presence overall. Toffee and caramel sweetness balance the mostly resinous hops, some orange in there as well. There's a doughy biscuit note in the malts, too, and a bit of musk.
The falvor carries over pretty much the same. It's pretty good, but could use a more hop-forward approach as well as depth.
The body is medium and there's a firm crispness. It's also pretty smooth. The one thing that detracts is that there's a bit of slickness to it.

Brenden, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed light orange brown color. Just under one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and just a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Citrusy hops - orange, mango, and papaya. A touch of sugary hops as well. Light caramel maltiness and some bready yeastiness. Smells good, but doesn't stand out among the myriad others.

3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. Citrusy hop flavor with the fruits mentioned above. Bready yeastiness and a mild caramel sweetness.

3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, but a little bity. Light creaminess and a bit chewy from the yeast.

3.25 D: Again, solid all around, but it loses some zeal from the style being ubiquitous.

DavoleBomb, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bigclydeoliver, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

crbnfbr, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

juicebox, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Farky87, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

bwarren82, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

scott2269, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

elkinbrown, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

PositivePest, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

AnotherBeerGeek, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

mpalestino, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

rturkaly, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

justinbrown, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is gold, nice effervescence, head is 1/4 inch thick dissipating to a ring, light lacing.

Smell is hop dominated with very solid hop bitterness, more resinous, piney. Malt is present in the background, clean, light toast or biscuit.

Taste is pretty clean, again hop bitter dominated, mostly resinous, some grapefruit; malt flavors are pretty clean, not too sweet, nice toast noted but very clean flavors.

Mouthfeel is on the stronger side for ipa, very bitter, but worthwhile because the hop flavors are enjoyable, not too sweet or cloying.

Overall, a very solid ipa, clean flavors, somewhat subdued malt presence with a heavy dose of resinous/piney hops.

mvanaskie13, Jul 24, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. San Diego breweries showing up on Alberta store shelves unfortunately eat into my plans for visiting that fair city in the near future. I'd say 'stop it!'. But don't, seriously.

This beer pours a glassy, medium-dark golden yellow hue, with two fingers of restrained puffy, bubbly, kind of anemic dirty white head, which leaves a semi-complete vista of dripping paint lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of bready, lightly crackery pale malt, a bit of watered-down caramel, orange and grapefruit citrus zest, a slight meaty fruitiness, a hint of aged lemon, some wet pine needles, and a further musty floral essence. The taste is again quite understated - no big hoppy how-do-ya-do, no blast of citrus or pine, just a subdued version of the same. The fruitiness is muddled and again kind of meaty, which retards its expected elan, with the malt equally bereft of big caramel/toffee notes, content in its pale, grainy maltiness. No evidence of the near 7 points of ABV, so, well, good.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, just a mild prickliness here and there, the body a supple medium weight, and actually decently smooth, the hops not that sort of boy. It finishes off-dry, the middling citrus hops and caramel-aspirant malt in a duel of the increasingly dull.

I hate to sound off so ill on this particular brewery, but this IPA leaves my skirt secure in its draping limpness. It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it could use a hefty dose of crispness, sass, and fruity bitterness. Without that, this unfortunately seems to be a gateway IPA, from a surely Champagne room purveyor.

biboergosum, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Ami-Kate, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ScottieD, Jul 17, 2013
Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.