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Mission IPA - Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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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
Photo of ckeegan04
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
Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12/12/2011

On tap at Mission brewery.

A: Transparent yellow gold with a finger of white foam. Lacing is scattered.

S: Big orange and grapefruit notes blend with tangerine, apricot, and mango. Hop profile is great. Malt is light and faintly bready.

T: Moderately bitter with notes of orange flesh and tangerine. Alcohol is well hidden and malt is light. Finishes with a burst of citrus.

M: Lower medium body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A damn fine IPA. Citrus is bright and expressive.

HopHead84, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of leprakhan
3/5  rDev -17.8%

leprakhan, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of CHickman
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a huge pillowy foamy 2 finger white head that faded very slowly and looked like melting snow by a river as it went down, leaving excellent creamy lacing sticking to the sides of the glass and rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, piney hops, light caramel, grains, brown sugar, spices like mint and pepper and graham cracker; the alcohol was hidden by the hops and spices, so this smells nice like a typical West Coast IPA.

Tastes like it smells with citrus hops up front, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, coriander, piney hops/pine cone, herbs, grass, floral hops, mint, caramel, malt, lightly roasted grains, brown sugar, spices like cinnamon and pepper, and some light alcohol with mild heat; the oily citrus hops and heat scream West Coast IPA, which is exactly what I was looking for in this brew. Malt backbone provides enough balance to make this drinkable, even after the light sizzle from the spices and mild heat, but not refreshing enough to be a session beer.

Mouthfeel creamy and slick with light carbonation, a medium body, a chewy feel, and a sweet bitter finish that was almost tart from the citrus flavor and yet left a grainy taste after each swallow.

Good drinkability, this is an above average IPA that I’d drink again. I wish the finish had more hop presence and less malt/cracker, but it’s still a solid beer.

CHickman, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Daveychu
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Daveychu, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of azdback
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten tumbler glass. A bit hazy and bright orange color. Tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a huge three finger, bright white colored firm rocky head. Lace is super sticky and I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon.

Smell is sweet and overripe citrus. Pink grapefruit and blood orange. There are also some biscuit and earthy smells. Smell is too yeasty and not enough hop, especially from the West Coast.

Taste is initially bready and musty yeast, but some of the citrus hop comes out, but in a very overripe to almost rotting flavor. Taste is also bitter and quite sweet.

Mouth is crisp with almost spritzy carbonation. Body is delicate to medium and the finish is quick and dry.

Overall I really thought I was going to love this but didn't. I think that's because it's from San Diego and is an IPA. If I blind tasted this I would guarantee it was made in PA or NY. East Coast must and yeast made in San Diego??? Why?? Try it for the tick, at a decent price.

azdback, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on tap, in a shaker pint glass.

appears a hazy golden yellow color with soapy white head. aroma is typical of west coast ipas, big hop presence, citrus flavors.

the tap menu described this beer as having a malt backbone to balance it, but I didn't think so. I didn't really pick up much malt in the taste at all. I thought it was a bit thin and lacked balance, definitely room for improvement. moderation carbonation.

jmdrpi, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of jonetone
4/5  rDev +9.6%

jonetone, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of tubeman
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tubeman, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of hpthebull
5/5  rDev +37%

hpthebull, Nov 20, 2011
Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.