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Missile IPA - Champion Brewing Company

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Missile IPAMissile IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: seanchai on 08-11-2013)
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richobrien

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-05-2014 00:03:41 | More by richobrien
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qchic

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appears clarified amber with a head that mellows to the surface with some lacing.

Aroma is juicy, caramelized tangerine with some peppery pine.

Tastes way different from the aroma, with the grassy hops stepping front and center, overpowering with a hint of dry orange extract. Some astringency. Spicy finish.

Mouthfeel is right on with a nice medium body and prickly enough carbonation.

Overall, started very promising, but i ended up feeling indifferent about this one. Fortunately, I only bought a single.

Serving type: can

07-29-2014 00:43:52 | More by qchic
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themegamancave

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-26-2014 12:21:41 | More by themegamancave
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EnkiduBrew

Virginia

5/5  rDev +33.7%

07-22-2014 19:59:01 | More by EnkiduBrew
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2014 19:11:41 | More by MrBeige
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JothHu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

07-19-2014 02:22:36 | More by JothHu
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-17-2014 18:07:33 | More by fthegiants
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dsigmon

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

07-17-2014 01:17:04 | More by dsigmon
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-17-2014 00:36:16 | More by millerbuffoon
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2014 22:53:38 | More by sonofliberty2
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-15-2014 21:56:58 | More by pjs234
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-12-2014 22:40:11 | More by sammyg832
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-12-2014 02:01:46 | More by sebaastionb
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JayQue

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An ok IPA but nothing noteworthy. Pours a crystal clear light copper color. Small to medium sized white head with average retention and some bands of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is mild citrus hops..The more floral Simcoe hops probably provide most of the aroma.

Taste is ok. There is some bitterness there balanced by bready malts. Mouthfeel is a bit weak and watery, Somewhat crisp and bitter, but definitely lacking.

Good thirst quencher but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 23:14:39 | More by JayQue
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-09-2014 17:19:44 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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77apm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2014 00:18:15 | More by 77apm
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 oz can into a wine glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazed copper color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade and a texture reminiscent of cola. Despite the bubbly, rough looking head, retention is actually good.

S: This seems to be rather piny in particular. I'm getting twinges of grapefruit, but the pine is what dominates. It's also pretty malty, bringing plenty of caramel and toffee. What I don't particularly like is that it's less than a month old, and it already smells like an old IPA. Wut...

T: Again, it's malty. The caramel notes are pretty heavy handed, with the piny hops only there to balance rather than be showcased. My fears were assuaged: this is far too malty. Even worse, the malty flavor is nondescript burnt grain notes, rather than defined caramel, nuts, or brown sugar. Something is wrong if the dominant flavor in an IPA are burnished crystal malt notes...

M: Malt sugars cling on the palate and don't let go. It doesn't go down easily at all, and that's criminal for an IPA. It's pretty well carbonated, but that's no help at all.

O: Yikes, beers like this are exactly why I don't like super-malty IPAs. And it's fresh, to boot! This just shouldn't taste like some mediocre amber ale. There are far too many IPAs on the market for me to give this a second chance, frankly.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 21:00:38 | More by ThisWangsChung
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a red brown body with good head and lace patches on top of a citric hopped aroma with minor caramel sweetness. Beer isn't bad and isn't that hard to drink but it's mostly hops, no real sweetness or balance, the hops don't give off much flavor other than some earthy, citric flavors that just leave you drinking a dry hoppy beer (thankfully not nuking your tastebuds). Nothing spectacular but by no means a train wreck, either.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 17:42:23 | More by clayrock81
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BeerGreg

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

07-03-2014 01:04:56 | More by BeerGreg
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Bubbalito

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-02-2014 22:10:19 | More by Bubbalito
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Seanecy

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

07-01-2014 01:04:56 | More by Seanecy
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-28-2014 22:46:11 | More by BogBoyJD
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B33randen

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Champion's flagship beer. Have not had a chance to try it in a can, but this beer is a lot better than most people are making it out to be. Up there with Virginia's best IPAs (not that Virginia houses the best). Expect to see this making it around - especially considering how quickly this microbrewery is growing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2014 19:25:32 | More by B33randen
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

06-25-2014 21:45:26 | More by mkirkland80
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-25-2014 20:50:35 | More by bacher468
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Missile IPA from Champion Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.