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Mission IPA - Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

436 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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LloydBobBoozehound

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-28-2014 06:48:15 | More by LloydBobBoozehound
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JoeyStats707

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-27-2014 18:05:15 | More by JoeyStats707
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prock180

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-26-2014 18:01:39 | More by prock180
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oilcan01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2014 01:40:39 | More by oilcan01
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MisSigsFan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 21:12:44 | More by MisSigsFan
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2014 17:41:19 | More by OnryAndMean
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balinor

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2014 00:04:22 | More by balinor
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-09-2014 18:18:06 | More by tbone1384
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-05-2014 01:53:36 | More by buzzy
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Purchased a six pack for about $10. Bottle has a respectably cool label, and lists ABV at 6.8%, and I do like my IPA's right around 7% so I'm good with that. Also says it won the bronze at the '07 GABF - almost 7 years ago now but I guess that's still somewhat relevant. Lists cascade and centennial as the hops, and also promises balance from light malt. Let's see.

Poured into a Chimay goblet, golden, honey-colored, clarified, average effervescence, slightly off white head that reduces to a fine sheet of bubbles and a collar around the rim of the glass fairly quickly (but these Chimay glasses are short so I didn't go for a huge pour).

Nose is dry, obviously hoppy, some light fruit underneath, a few candy/berry-like notes, but not presenting itself as a big, juicy, tropical IPA.

First sip: nice, almost delicate citrus profile, and it's good. Second sip and I notice more citrus but some of the malt the label advertised as well, and it is somewhat balanced, though I'd say leans more towards hops. Citrus definitely deepens as you go further in, with orange and tangerine. Carbonation is light-medium, medium mouthfeel with a little airiness to it, and bitter finish. Light booze throughout, and there is also some floral character.

Overall I like this. I've had IPA's that were just big and malty and hoppy, and I don't think Mission achieved this, but it is definitely a good IPA. Probably not going into my rotation, but this is solid and makes me want to try some of their other offerings.

03-04-2014 02:26:59 | More by BeerWizard
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BrawnyBear

Missouri

1/5  rDev -72.6%

03-01-2014 22:30:28 | More by BrawnyBear
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habaceeba

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-01-2014 22:29:41 | More by habaceeba
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mjrex77

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-26-2014 19:42:50 | More by mjrex77
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-19-2014 00:10:11 | More by crowsnest
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rawfish

California

3.14/5  rDev -14%

22oz bomber. Pours a shade above amber, good clarity with a thin white film of head. Retention isn't really there and the few flecks of lacing on the glass have very little staying power.

Big malt profile of bready grain, caramel sweetness and honey crackers. Hops follow up with citrus and pine, fruity notes follow. Tangerine and orange citrus, very sweet, pine is balancing and there is a whiff of apricots/soft stone fruit. Alcohol is dampered, full profile on the nose, just rather boring.

Balanced, bready malt with honey crackers and some stale grainy bits. Hops really rock a strong tangerine and sweet citrus note to start. There it begins to devolve into pine and herbal flavors and bitterness. Aftertaste is flat orange citrus and earthy/muddy bitterness that the alcohol only serves to strengthen. West coast hop IPA that comes off as muddled.

Typical of Mission brews that I've had to this point it has a substantial body, definitely above average for the style. Lacking in carbonation to adequately lift the hop flavors to make them pop. Malt is sticky and muddy bitterness provides some drying that gets brightened with alcohol.

A really clunky IPA, drink cold for best results. Mission puts in a nice west coast hop profile that has its bright citrus and stone fruit moment. Then gets swallowed up in the malt, low carbonation and earthy bitterness, when warmer this beer was very difficult to put down.

02-18-2014 04:02:37 | More by rawfish
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-18-2014 02:27:30 | More by Snellgg5
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Auslander

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-10-2014 21:21:37 | More by Auslander
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2014 23:49:29 | More by LuckyJohn
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2014 21:47:39 | More by sonnydeezy
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-07-2014 01:58:52 | More by RobinLee
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Mark88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-03-2014 13:37:50 | More by Mark88
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-03-2014 04:29:40 | More by salinasa
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mpenske

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2014 02:48:11 | More by mpenske
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-24-2014 01:55:00 | More by GDBEERMAN
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Bartos

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-19-2014 19:23:10 | More by Bartos
Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.