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Carrack - Mission Brewery

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

blinky1717, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

dwagner003, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

ejimhof, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

msubulldog25, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

bcerv-ca, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Wowcoolman, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

mmulebarn, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of HalfFull
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
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..

HalfFull, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

TTripp725, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

tallfellapgh, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

DoktorEd, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

wellsnb, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

largadeer, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Metal4Breakfast, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

kyle86, Dec 21, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%

Bluescooter, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of DaveBlack
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

DaveBlack, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Beaver13, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

57md, Mar 16, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

rawfish, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

norinco, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

MJSJr, Jan 25, 2014
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Carrack from Mission Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.