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Mission IPA - Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA

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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

beerman999999, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

FosterJM, Feb 24, 2012
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.

plaid75, Feb 18, 2012
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.

Gueuzedude, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Edgewater
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Edgewater, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Independant
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Independant, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours an orangey amber color with a thin head and above-average lacing.

S - Piney hops, some citrus. Light caramel and biscuity notes.

T - The pine resin and citrus flavors such as pineapple and grapefruit stand out, a little sweet caramel balances out the slight bitterness from the hops.

M - A little thinner than medium bodied, ok carbonation. Somewhat dry in the finish with a crispness that prevents this from being smooth and all that drinkable.

O - I found Mission's IPA to be an enjoyable example of a standard west coast IPA. It has noticeable hops flavors and is pretty assertive.

WMEugene, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of cycoduck
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

cycoduck, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh bomber purchased at the brewery.

App: Clear golden brew with a big fluffy white head, lots of sticky lace. Nice looking pour.

Smell: Citrusy, pineapple aroma, pine notes, biscuity malt.

Taste: Initially strong fruity hoppiness, typical west coast citrus and pineapple bomb, but the flavors oddly fade away awfully quickly. Lacks depth and an appropriate level of bitterness. Booze is there just underneath everything and is a little too apparent. Malt has a toasty character and is fairly subdued in the manner of a typical west coast IPA. Strange how I thought this would be very good but the flavor just kind of dries up and disappears.

Mf: Medium bodied, good carbonation, drinks pretty clean and crisp, without much of an aftertaste. Not a lot of lingering bitterness, fairly dry overall.

Overall: Solid IPA but not top notch or even particularly artful. This comes from the land of artful IPAs so this one kinda falls short. I haven’t been all that impressed with this brewery to this point but I feel like they do other things better than IPAs and DIPAs. I know it’s San Diego but maybe they’d be better served concentrating on the other stuff, like the pretty decent German style beers they make, rather than competing with the local hop masters.

tobelerone, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of beerborn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

beerborn, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of pvsob
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a light gold/brass color with a one inch head that has great retention and leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

S- Light pine resin, oranges, very light caramel, and some brown sugar. Not very assertive, but well balanced.

T- Bitter pine/citrus up-front followed by a lightly toasted malt flavor that balances out the bitterness. Finish bitter and dry with some alcohol.

M- Medium feel with light carbonation.

O- I'm glad I gave this IPA a try, but there just isn't anything to it to distinguish it from the hundreds of other IPAs that are currently available. I don't see myself revisiting this one anytime soon. Cheers.

pvsob, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the old toad in Rochester. Pours a golden color with a hint of orange. Not very much head, weak retention and no lacing. Beautiful color, however.

Has a great citrusy smell of hops.

Tastes very much the same- citrusy hops with a mellow malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel is good- light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. This is a very enjoyable IPA.

Hopdaemon39, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of likeemdark
4/5  rDev +9.6%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a foggy yellow and light bronze with a hint of orange in the middle

S: Slight hints of pine and of oranges that arent to strong but nice in it's subtlety.  

T: Beautiful mix of light of oranges intertwined  with a light hint of biscuit malt that lasts on the taste buds and complements the pine hop notes. Not very bitter but is enough to get the job done.

M: Gracefully soft on the tastebuds with a great balance of hops that is far from overwhelming

O: A very solid pleasantly drinking ipa that i could see enjoying a lot of without my taste buds exploding. 

PatrickSwayze, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -17.8%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber/ deep golden color.

Aromas of light citrus and toasted grain.

Tastes like sweet malt first then some citrus and resinous hops. I'm surprised this isn't more hoppy for a West Coast, but that's just a generalized bias I suppose.

Medium body with a sweet fruity silky hop slide on the tongue and a bitter hop finish.

I'm dumb.

dedrinker, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

drewone, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a brassy amber color with crystal clear clarity. A finger of off white head is produced from an average pour. Decent retention.

S- classic cascade and centennial aromas. Pine and a touch resin blend with a floral citrus zest. Biscuity and slightly doughy malt character provides a balanced nose.

T- very balanced IPA but with some nice hop flavor and dry malt characteristics. Leafy piney hop flavor with a touch of earth, floral and bitter citrus peel hits the palate at first. Dry biscuity malt blends in to bring some serious balance. Nice hop bitterness on the semi-dry finish.

MF- slick mouthfeel with a light medium body and medium carbonation.

D- balanced drinkable IPA. This came from San Diego!?!

Viciousknishs, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ckeegan04, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev -17.8%

funkel81, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of quantumcipher
4/5  rDev +9.6%

quantumcipher, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of heresy22
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

heresy22, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of 1DP
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

1DP, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Errto
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Errto, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mark5252, Dec 31, 2011
Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.