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Missile IPA - Champion Brewing Company

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Missile IPAMissile IPA

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: seanchai on 08-11-2013

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Reviews by Zraly:
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3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium gold with a two finger head. A bit of pine and citrus peel in the nose.

Malt is slightly sweet with a subtle buttered toast note. Medium-boded. Carbonation is nice. Finish is assertive and a bit astringent. Dry. A bit rough around the edges and has an element that is a bit "unclean" to my palate. It's decent but not necessarily a "go to" IPA for me. The market is saturated with IPAs -- and many good ones at that -- it might be hard to convince me to buy another six pack of this. But if offered or dealing with a limited selection, I could definitely deal with this for an evening.

Probably not bad with some crackers, mustard and sharp cheddar cheese.

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Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned June 12th 2014.

Deep bronze orange, and hints of peach colors, with a good amount of clarity. Nice slow rising carbonation, bubbles are quite thin to match. Head is light and slightly khaki colored with moderate retention, and a small three finger very soapy head that slowly settles, with no lacing.

Very closed bouquet, but there are some aromas here. Malt seems to hit first with a bit of toasty bread and sweet cinnamon. A little doughy a bit too. Hop angle seems very indistinct and hard to detect. A bit of dank quality peaks out, and there's a sense of burnt grain on this.

Palate isn't really bringing the goods. A bit of a watery base to it. Malt and hop action comes off dry, but also with a very light and extremely chalky aftertaste. Parching. Hints of malt sweetness are completely lost on this adding no more to the flavor.

For an IPA this fresh this is extremely lacking in the hop department for starters. Unfortunately the other qualities of malt presence and the watery body really don't help either. Not horrible but this is a bit of a dud.

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Missile IPA from Champion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.