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Mission IPA - Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA

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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 38 | 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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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A golden amber color with tiny suspended particles and a decent white head and great lacing. The aroma has mild nutty pine-malt, very pleasant. Flavor wise I get a more grassy hop with caramel lemon-wheat. It’s medium bodied with fine carbonation and a fairly heavy feel for what is generally an easy drinking IPA. The flavor is not my favorite but is okay. A little too leafy maybe. But really not bad at all.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 03/17/12:
Code on bottom of bottle: 15/22/304/11/0548/S; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - One inch off-white creamy and fairly fluffy head with pretty good retention; Light amber and caramel colored with a slight haze within the glass; Good showing of speckled lacing left behind

S - Nice balance of malts and hops here; For the hops, there's lots of grapefruit, some apricot, and just a bit of floral and spice; As for the malts, there's sweet caramel, biscuity, and toasty notes present

T - Good balance of malts and hops here as well, but both have enough presence to hold their own; Lots of sweet, sugary grapefruit with a bit of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit, and just a faint wave of bitterness; Plenty of toasty, biscuity, and caramel malts step forward that mesh really well with the hops; Aftertaste is very pleasant that still shows the malt/hop balance

M - Good amount of carbonation; Medium bodied; Leaves the mouth a little sticky and pretty dry

O - This southern California IPA showcases a much more balanced flavor than many of its west coast counterparts. However, I think this brew packs enough hops that, while balanced by the malts, still satisfy my craving for hoppy flavor. Not only is there a great balance, but the hops and malts really play off each other well to make the sum greater than the parts. I don't normally see Mission offerings in my area, so I wouldn't mind grabbing a few more of these before they disappear for good.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear Shaker pint glass. No obvious freshness date.

A: Clear orange-amber with frothy nearly white 1-2 finger head with good retention and copious lacing.

S: A very fruity aroma with citrus and lemongrass hoppiness meeting a light caramel pale malt grain.

T: The flavor is full of orange and lemon citrus, floral texture, and pale maltiness with a soft caramel note. It is fairly crisp and clean flavored, but lacks some depth. The bitterness is moderate.

M: The mouthfeel is medium with a clean feel without much coating quality. Carbonation is reasonably high for the style.

O: Not a bad beer but not really up to the top tier or two.

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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
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1111th Review on BA
Draft to Goblet

@Anthology San Diego

App- A very lemon juice/orange juice blend with a good 1-1/2 finger head that fell quickly without any cling or lace.

Smell- Much more caramel than I was thinking. A moderate amount of pine/hop resin come up and are balanced by kind of a soft citrus nose. Wasnt the most in your face but seemed off.

Taste- Again, not the best not the worst IPA. Right down the middle with some good flavors and layers of citrus and pine. A little malt came through on the end with some bitter notes.

Mouth- A soft think medium with a medium carbonation. A bit creamy citrus remained.

Drink- A solid low cost offering in San Diego. Was free for a work party so can't complain. Wont buy another one though.

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Mugs, Bklyn.

Poured a sparkling copper hue with a wispy white cap.

The smell featured a moderate piney hop with a supporting soft maltiness.

The taste was pretty well balanced with a slant toward the drier and herbal side. Good residual bitterness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty user friendly IPA.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at 1702 Tucson; August 2011
Arrives from the tap with a pale, quarter-finger thick, pale off-white colored head. The beer is a nice gold hue that shows a lightly hazed, bright gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of pine and Meyer lemon zest during my first quick inspection. The beer has a definite citrus character to it, but doesn’t seem to have as much of floral / tropical fruit aroma as many an American IPA has.

The beer tastes of bright citrus, pine like herbal notes and a solid bitterness up front; this last also lingers around into the long finish. The malt only plays a supporting role here, it barely is noticeable as a dry, cracker like malt character; this beer is very dry with only just a touch of malt sweetness that lightly accentuates the citrus zest character. The citrus notes remind me of Meyer lemon zest and tart grapefruit zest; there really isn’t much of the juicy fruit character that I really like in an American IPA though.

My guess is that if this had a touch more residual malt sweetness (not even enough to be really noticeable), it would accentuate an expressive tropical fruit character that is in the hops; as it is this really seems to not be quite as vibrant as it could be, though it is certainly an aggressively hoppy beer. This is still a very nice, aggressively hopped IPA. I could see this hitting the perfect spot when I am in the mood for a not too fruit focused, very dry IPA. The dryness really makes this an exceedingly quaffable beer though.

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Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.