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Carrack - Mission Brewery

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 08-06-2013)
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4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This imperial red is almostlike a mix of an ipa/ red imperial with a pefeclty balanced light sweetness with a nice hoppiness! This beer is one of the smoothest well balanced 10 percenters i have had. Color is a great slightly dark lighter red color. By far the best red i have had and i would also rank it among some of e better ipas i have had. The mouth feel is nice and rich and an amazing aroma. This is a must try for anyone that likes beer with flavor!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 17:58:59 | More by Llcruserll
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4/5  rDev +7%

07-16-2014 00:45:53 | More by hiphopandhops
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

06-28-2014 02:28:40 | More by ArmyATCBrewer
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-26-2014 05:25:33 | More by Jasoncolliver
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, slighly hazy amber, piles of head. Tons of cling lace. Root beer could do no better.

S - Sweet, maltiness sharpened by rye.

T - More malt than rye in the tast, but both are present in quantity. Nice bittering in end.

M - Medium body, good carb, nice balance. I like how it goes from sweet malt to rye to hops. End is more hops and rye than clean or sweet, which is fine with me.

D - Oh, it's a keeper. Glad to try it. It's not even that hot, considering the ABV.

Serving type: growler

06-15-2014 04:09:32 | More by srandycarter
Photo of leantom


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just sampled the Carrack red ale by Mission Brewery. The taste is still fresh in my mind, so I'll right a quick review before it fades. Here goes:

A: Deep, dark amber. Very little light gets through the beer; it's practically opaque. The protein content was also good, as evidenced by the persistent head. Very nice to look at. Unfortunately, the beer falters somewhat from here.

S: Very malty. Hardly the presence of any hops, which is funny considering that it's a "red ale," a style that often tries to balance hop and malt characteristics. Almost sickly sweet. Definitely robust amber and lightly-kilned caramel malts.

T: WHOA! Definitely not like Killian's. Since I was expecting a slightly heavier Killian's Irish Red, I was shocked at the robustness of malt flavor. This beer is not at all well-balanced. It's incredibly thick. There's very little hop character. Mostly, the beer consists of a deluge of caramel and amber malts.

M: Thick and creamy. Certainly good, but not what I was expecting. Oh well, back to Killian's.

O: Good, but not what I was expecting. A little thick and creamy for a red ale, but I guess I should've expected as much given the alcohol content. Enjoyable, just make sure you have it on a cold day or with chocolate desert. Serve at room temp. to get the most flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 03:36:29 | More by leantom
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2014 03:23:20 | More by mpenske
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-26-2014 19:43:09 | More by petermethot
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North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer's taste profile is right in my wheehouse. Murky and red as it pours with very little head. Aroma is of caramel and pine tar. Mouthfeel is warm and balanced with lingering alcohol. Taste is just superb, the malt sweetness restrained by the piny and flowery overtones of the hops. Sturdy as the vessel it's named for, this will be ae mainstay in my stash for quite some time...

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 00:03:28 | More by euskera
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-16-2014 03:29:36 | More by Andkr3w
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Korea (South)

4/5  rDev +7%

05-07-2014 04:01:02 | More by mskline1
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

04-29-2014 14:31:08 | More by wooddogg922
Photo of Vierenner


4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not one for hops and this beer has plenty, but it seems they are kept in check by the high alcohol content ... there is a fine balance. I really like this beer. It kind of reminds me of a barleywine ... not sure why. The carbonation is just right, flavors are unique and fulfilling, and there is somewhat of a malty sweetness. Quite impressed!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 01:03:27 | More by Vierenner
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-23-2014 01:49:42 | More by Omer4176
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-17-2014 02:33:37 | More by Mikus
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-16-2014 23:55:51 | More by wellsnb
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-02-2014 15:43:24 | More by GOBLIN
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-01-2014 06:10:00 | More by NickBeery
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-31-2014 15:38:24 | More by sendbeer
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-21-2014 20:53:21 | More by brycevolk
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3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Hazy, deep reddish brown. Maybe a finger's width of off-white head to cap it off.

S: Deep, toasted malts, a hefty hit of hops, and lots of alcohol. Rich and sweet smelling, but not a ton of complexity.

T: Heavy amounts of sweet malts upfront, and also a lot of hop flavor, though not as much bitterness as the beer seems to require. Notes of oak, and hay.

M: Moderate amount of carbonation, the body is thick, and buttery, almost chewy.

O: This is definitely a big beer. A lot of Sweetness, and a fair amount of bittering hops. I wish the hops were a little more assertive, to balance out the front. A decent beer, but with the flavors all rushing together, it comes off as a bit of a mess.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 17:42:28 | More by DaveBlack
Photo of 57md


3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a sludgy reddish brown with a finger of beige head. The head dissipated slowly and left some intricate lacing on the glass. The nose has some hop notes, but nothing terribly pronounced. The body is surprisingly thinner than most of the style and the flavor profile is overwhelmed by a sour alcohol presence that lingers (not in a good way).

This beer is somewhat a hot mess – too amped up for its own good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 03:55:14 | More by 57md
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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Holly crap a 10.2% red ale? Hope its worth the $3.29 I spent for it.

A - Such a deep amber brown very hazy with some sediment that ended up in the glass. A 1/4 inch of head is all I get but it does have some great lacing.
S - Smell is rather hoppy with a strong malt smell but very little sweetness.
T - Well I agree it is rather boozy especially for a red ale. It does have a decent hop bite and the malts play pretty well. No sweet caramel taste its like a DIPA of a red ale.
M - Like I said its boozy with a medium body, so its kind of drinkable but in a way not really. Kind of hard to sip at times.

Overall I am not sure why this beer sucks they make a kick ass Imperial stout and their DIPA is pretty tasty. Not worth picking up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 02:02:27 | More by DrDemento456
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2014 02:12:26 | More by prock180
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-10-2014 01:02:13 | More by joemcgrath27
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Carrack from Mission Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.