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Carrack - Mission Brewery

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84
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

12-18-2013 04:32:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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dwagner003

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

08-08-2013 22:36:46 | More by dwagner003
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-13-2014 03:07:12 | More by ejimhof
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-28-2013 18:24:12 | More by msubulldog25
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-28-2013 07:14:51 | More by jenray
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bcerv-ca

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-05-2013 00:37:08 | More by bcerv-ca
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-05-2014 16:58:20 | More by mmulebarn
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HalfFull

California

3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber served into a large wine glass. The Carrack pours a clear deep brown with some luminescent red in the light. An inch of off white cap lingers nicely. Aroma is hop forward with a light malt presence. Piney and earthy and more so when muddled with some caramel malts in the Carrack. Bit sticky overall.

Taste is so so given the initial hop bomb delivery of things and a rather bland malt complexity. This isn't an Alesmith Yulesmith brew by any means. Offers a firm hop aroma but it dies there as the bitterness is quite light on the finish. Touch of sweet cherry at times as expected but a rather dry finish follows. A bit one dimensional though a good spin awakes some hop notes for a time.

Feel is generally a bit thin and offers a moderate sweetness, though still belying a 10% brew, yet a certain stickiness remains on the finish as a window to the true strength of this brew. In the end a bit sticky and a bit boring yet quite capable of its task, just not great.. Expected more from an 'Imperial Red' but not feeling the love so much..

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:16:22 | More by HalfFull
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-31-2014 22:18:13 | More by TTripp725
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-18-2013 00:55:01 | More by tallfellapgh
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-16-2014 23:55:51 | More by wellsnb
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

11-25-2013 06:54:06 | More by largadeer
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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-13-2013 21:30:59 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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kyle86

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-21-2013 02:07:23 | More by kyle86
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DaveBlack

Virginia

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
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy reddish amber with a small light tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet nutty malts and some cola with a lot of piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malt with noticeable alcohol and a big resiny piney hop finish (no over the top Summit). The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a nice big nutty hoppy boozy imperial red.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 06:49:49 | More by Beaver13
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57md

Pennsylvania

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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rawfish

California

3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark mahogany and notably viscous. Red highlights when held up to the light. Small off white head leaves specks of lacing and average retention.

Aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malts with notes of dark fruit. DIPA strength hop aroma with full citrus and pine. Alcohol blends well with the sweet citrus and malt.

Swamped with sluggish toffee malt, raisins, prune puree and molasses that somehow is able to be combatted with the strength of pine and solid orange citrus hops. I feel fortunate that this bottle was rather fresh so the balance was there. Alcohol is present but not a big factor, slick, heavy malt doesn't promote drying. Lacks the spiciness and complexity of a typical red, bland but points for balance and hop strength.

Wicked low carbonation, deapite the average body it comes off as sluggish and heavy. Alcohol is controlled and as noted not much drying.

Carrack is a red DIPA but with barleywine viscosity and low carbonation. The flavor and hops were done nicely but the sludgy body was a challenge to fight through. Alcohol is deceptive, but you'll feel it after.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 06:29:18 | More by rawfish
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-02-2014 15:43:24 | More by GOBLIN
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norinco

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-31-2013 22:35:14 | More by norinco
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MJSJr

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-25-2014 03:42:45 | More by MJSJr
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shand

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-26-2013 23:16:47 | More by shand
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-11-2013 09:34:01 | More by SocalKicks
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Omer4176

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-23-2014 01:49:42 | More by Omer4176
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-31-2014 02:23:23 | More by dlin0sbb
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Carrack from Mission Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.