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Mischief - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
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1,362 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 65
Gots: 147 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
formerly known at Mischief #3

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful marriage of blonde style with hoppiness. Mild hop aromas, rich nose of malt. Golden blond with lots of off-white head. SLightly spicy. Just magnificient drinkability, the hot weather and the food made the moment perfect. Above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 02:43:42 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-02-2013 03:14:07 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with an off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is of grain and yeast up front with spice flavors that lingers after each sip. There is a mild bitterness on the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the spices are quite strong in the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 22:08:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

11-27-2011 06:13:32 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice light golden color with a several-finger head and a good amount of lacing on the way down. The nose isn't terribly overwhelming, bringing some light citrus and floral hops. A bit of spice as well.

The taste consists of light floral and citrus hops. In addition, I get a bit of spice and light pear notes underneath. The mouthfeel is light to medium with a nice spicing to it. Drinks quite well overall and is fairly unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 02:01:07 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell has light aromas of peppery spices and yeast along with notes of fruits—pears and white grapes seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but each one of the flavors is a little stronger and all are balanced together. There is a slight amount of bitterness. Little, if any alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very good representation of the style and is pleasant to sip and savor.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:22:43 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2011 03:29:40 | More by nmann08
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a murky light amber color with a rocky head witha high stickage factor that leaves clumps of foam, too

Smell: Fresh grapefruit, pith and all, with subtle undertones of bread and melon

Taste: Melange of grapefruit, melon and fresh bread that builds in fruity bitterness through mid-palate and refuses to let up after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Agree with the other BAs that this is a Belgian IPA; I would argue that it is a Belgian take on a West Coast IPA as it has that wondrous floral grapefruity character to it

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 18:59:36 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very excited to see this one on tap at barleys, i had been dying to try this but just never did get around to it. served in a pint glass and consumed on 08/19/2010.

really just a wicked pour with a nice golden amber color that was very cloudy and hazy but also had a huge head of white peaking up and over the top. lots of lacing up an down the sides of the glass.

aroma is ultra hoppy with loads of pine and citrus bursting at the seems here, really nicely done with a light yeast that brings apples and pears right to the front here, again just what i needed. light, well carbonated an loaded with a pop that was just superb,. each sip starte with a quick hit of light citrus, an smooth mellow fruit notes that were accented by a lovely peppery finish. really just damn, damn good.

overall a perfect light ale for the summer, that 8.5 percent is nowhere to be found, i could have gone for more of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 00:47:30 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy golden color ale with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light sweet Belgian malt with some notes of dry hops with light fruity undertones. Taste is also a mix between some lightly sweet Belgian malt with dry hops notes and light fruity undertones. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Good but I was expecting more of dry hops notes based on the description.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 19:09:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very hoppy for Belgian ales, but not only hoppy- but American hoppy because of the great surge of grapefruit that dominates the session from nose to finish.

Mischief (I love the name) pours a hazy straw color that looks like citrus juices of orange or grapefruit. The beer forms an airy and foamy head that retains very well and laces even better. Aside from the murky haze, the beer has a near-ideal appearance.

Aromas of grapefruit and sharp citrus pith dominate the nose. Accompanying notes of white pepper, fresh cut grass, and light tropical fruit esters provide a rounded nose but without complicating matters.

The grapefruit-heavy demeanor continues in taste where sharp and bitter white grapefruit juice flavors are very well represented. The same grassy, peppery, fruity complexities of the nose find themselves sharing the same character and intensity in taste as well for a very consistent and simplified session.

Full creaminess sets in at the initial sip. Expansive at first, the beer makes a quick transition to a powdery dryness that seems to evaporate on the palate just before the finish, allowing for only the taste of citrus and bitter hops to ride into the aftertaste. Very effortless and enjoyable.

Belgian-type IPA's rarely show this type of power and intensity while not over-complicating the balance or layering of taste. The beer is understood to be focused on grapefruit flavor and bitterness with only periphrial and complimentary flavors and aromas to support the crisp citrus dominance.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 19:03:53 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Despite the fact that the listing has been changed from Mischief 3 to the new bottled version, there are some differences to the beer that I picked up. Since they considerably impacted my feeling on the beer, I am re-rating it.

A: The pour is an incredibly cloudy light golden color with a finger's worth of white foam on top.

S: Like the previous incarnations, the nose on this beer is pure American hops. A lot of wonderful citrus notes with a slight pine coming into play as well.

T: Whereas the previous versions of this beer had a very distinct yeast character, the "final" version is much more hop-centric. The citrus and bitter pine really come through and are the stars of the show. I like this one much better than the previous batches I tried.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: The decreased yeast component really bumps this beer up a few notches for me. I find it to be much more enjoyable and the esters and spice don't conflict with the hop character.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 00:33:44 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-31-2012 08:41:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-01-2011 18:30:47 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-17-2011 02:52:30 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2014 04:23:30 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very large white frothy head with nice lacing on a slightly hazy deep golden body.

S: banana and lemon citrus, light corriander and herbs, light yeast as well. Not getting much in the way of hops but this bottle is 4 months old unfortunately.

T: sweet citrus with a subtle tanginess in the background. Very nice yeast content. Hops are herbal which compliments the mild corriander. The hops also add a little bitterness and earthiness.

M: lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very drinkable with just the right amount of hops on a well made belgian base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:23:22 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2011 00:18:44 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large tulip glass a clear deep golden with a large blooming white head that took forever to subside.multiple layers of lace left behind.Wow what awesome aromas,there is an American twist to this beer no doubt,floral and citric hops all over the place,its perfect as far as Iam concerned.Dry on the palate with grassy herbal hop notes,light spiced phenols but they dont play a big role.This is quenching and bone dry,I really like it.If all beers of this style were like this I would be a convert,the American craftmanship to the Belgian strong pale style in this beer shows thru with great left coast hop flavors.The alcohol lends a little sweetness but its held in check pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 20:34:54 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-28-2012 06:14:20 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours out as a nice looking golden yellow color with a pretty decent head on top. The lacing isn't the greatest but it did have a few scattered bubbles around. The smell of the beer was hoppy and had a good amount of Belgian yeast in there to balance it out. The taste of the beer was a little earthy, but has a big hoppy aftertaste to it. The mouthfeel was smooth at first then it switched over to a more tingly feeling that left the mouth dry. Overall I thought this beer was pretty interesting. It was much lighter in color than I thought it'd be. I'd say it's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 14:51:59 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a three-finger white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace.

S - It smelled fruity with some spicy yeasty. Some sweet bread aroma, too.

T - Very spicy/yeasty with a nice fruity bite. It also had a spicy hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really tasty Belgian Golden Ale. Another fabulous beer from The Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 01:48:04 | More by zeff80
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 22:34:35 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Hot damn! Bruery beer available in Alberta! Whose soul had to be sacrificed for this to happen? Anyways, my ode to the ultimate patriotic American holiday carries on, only somewhat abated (my quarter-breed infant son has that way about him).

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with four fingers of lazily rising, loosely puffy, and silkily foamy off-white head, which leaves a broad array of patchy, sudsy lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of grainy, lightly wheaty pale malt, an apple and pear drupe fruitiness, a tame citrus note, lightly spicy yeast, a subtle uric funkiness, and earthy, grassy hops. The taste leads with the softly bready, grainy pale malt, followed by some edgy yeast, waning in its spiciness, equitable, if fairly indistinguishable orchard fruit, a bit of white pepper, and earthy, leafy, grassy hops.

The carbonation is a tad frizzante, but generally agreeable, the body a hefty medium weight for the style, and straight-ahead, no frills smooth. It finishes off-dry, the grainy malt, combined with a touch of evolving candi sugar ensuring a sweetness that neither yeast, nor fruit offset, nor hop can overcome.

One straight-up - pedantic, even - emulation of some of the best that the Flemish have to offer - all without the usual uptick in unpleasant, astringent booziness. So, yeah, I like this, and not just because I can place this on a mantle amongst the best that the whale society of BA-friendly producers can churn out.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 04:23:52 | More by biboergosum
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2013 21:21:36 | More by largadeer
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Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.