Mission IPA - Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Stoneman78 on 11-04-2007)
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Phelps
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a shaker at Mellow Mushroom.

Golden-orange, like apple juice, with perfect clarity. One finger of very thick, frothy white foam recedes eventually, leaving a thick top layer and furry walls of lace.

Pine needles and orange pith and grass in the nose — a very bright, vibrant, green aroma. A touch of crackers makes up the only hint of malt, but the hops are fantastic.

They’re less bright and bitterer in the flavor, though. Fat bitterness grips the tongue with meaty paws. A little honey, lots of pith, floral notes like the inside of a flower. Perhaps even a bit of apricot.

High, nearly painful carbonation in a body a shade under medium light. Just a hint of silky fizz. Heavy bitterness. Flavors linger on the tongue for a while after the swallow — it’s not a clean break.

Tasty stuff, but I could use a bit more balance. This is super bitter.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle Into a duvel glass.

A: pours a beautiful hazy orange golden with a finger of nice white head that dissapates nicley into a lingering film, nice lacing as well, a damn good looking beer.

S: lots of tropical fruit here, along with a slight pine, very nice hop aroma profile. Pineapple, mango, other citrus notes. A light hint of grain in there as well, smells very well rounded.

T: yum! Much like the nose, pleanty of tropical/citrusy hop notes, along with a light touch of resinous pine towards the end, nice use if malts here as well, adding a nice light toastyness and caramel notes. very well rounded and delicious.

M: Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation, nice a drinkable. Finishes dry with a touch of lingering bitterness, very nicley done.

O: this is a great ipa, well balanced and loaded with delicious hop flavor. Really enjoyed this one, can't wait to try the DIPA.

Photo of soulhawk
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing beer...I love the smooth finish...sweet yet no smack of alcohol or bitterness...well balanced for that much 9.25% alcohol...I can't really find any typical disappointments to this beer...the only criticism is that I prefer a slightly more pronounced hop in the citrus flavor...I would serve to my buddies with pride.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Intrinsic
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer seems quite underrated on here. It pours a beautiful golden orange colour, with a head that sticks around and very nice lacing. Slightly cloudy. Very appetizing. The smell is OK, but nothing special. I could make out some citrus hops but that's about it. The taste brings it up a notch, however, with amazing pine and citrus hops. Very bitter, probably above 70 IBUs. Very dry finish, great mouthfeel. Overall, I love this beer. Great stuff.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Pencible
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly clear gold with a little off-white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and pineapple, with some honey and mango.
T: It tasted the same as the scent, with lots of sweet tropical hops. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste with a little sweetness.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Nice body.
D: This was a very nice IPA. I loved the scent and taste...nearly ideal for me personally. The body was solid, and the finish was very smooth, so it was super easy to drink. Highly enjoyable brew that I would definitely recommend.

Photo of dpmacd
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden orange with a thumbs width white head and nice lacing. A thick doughy aroma mixed with some citric fruit and an underlying sweetness in the finish. Taste is pretty malt forward, felt more English IPA than American. A huge pie doughiness throughout, mixed with some more sweet and juicy than tart lemon, and some caramel. Medium bodeid, crisp, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a definite fan of this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. About two fingers of head. Color was orange hazy caramel. Nice amount of white lacing on the top. Some bubbles in the middle, but long lasting. Wet and spongy film on the sides. Lots of it.

Smelled a sharp whiff of tangerine hops. Also got some pine. Some caramel notes in the nose as well.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. In fact, it reminded me a bit of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale (which I thought was a bit overrated). Still got the tangerine hops and light pine.

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

I have to say I was hoping for a bit more. Just an OK IPA.

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a 16 oz American pint.

Pours a very nice, medium, ½” thick head, with an off white color.
The color is a medium dark amber, quite appealing and true to type.

The aroma hits you with medium distinct, spicy, hops, with a piney and bitter character. This is followed by medium distinct, rich, malt with a toasted character. Really a very pleasant and enjoyable nose.

Crisp, bitter, entry on the palate of distinct hops, with some light pine and even more distinct resin character, bitter and delicious. Followed by medium distinct, rich, resin tasting hops, West Coast in character. Followed by medium distinct, rich, refined, typical West Coast toasty malt. Ale yeast and a spicy character finish off the flavor. The body is medium, balanced with nice medium carbonation and very lightly sweet aftertaste. Quite tasty.

Medium long finish of bitter hops and toasty malt, some hop oils linger with the malt holding its own

A very good and very enjoyable IPA. While it could be said there is nothing exceptional here it is a very solid, tasty, and very drinkable IPA.
A session or “house ale” for sure.

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-05 in Columbia, PA

A - The pour from the top of the bottle was mostly clear golden-orange with a 1.5-finger white head and moderate ringed lacing. There was sediment on the bottom, which when poured, clouded the remaining beer in my glass.

S - Not much aroma although the little bit of hop floral, honysuckle and lemon is pleasant.

T - Pale malt, orange citrus, leafy and gooey hops, mild orange tart. Aftertaste is an orange creamsicle surpased by a good amount of lingering hop bitterness. Dries nicely.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty crisp and a touch prickly.

O - Pretty tasty. Too bad the smell is weak. I dig it though and would have it again.

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.