Missile IPA - Champion Brewing Company

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Missile IPAMissile IPA

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82
good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | 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:
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(Beer added by: seanchai on 08-11-2013)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Canned on 5/20/14

A - Pours a nice crystal clear light copper hue with a one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a very thin blanket. No real side lacing at all.

S - Aromas of malty sweetness, maybe some light herbal earthy hops, faint caramel and floral notes. Nothing really jumpy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. The malty sweetness isnt quite as assertive, and there is a faint faint bitter finish. The hops are more floral than herbal now, light earthiness. Alcohol hidden well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, though still someone feels a bit on the watery side. Alcohol still hidden.

O - Overall, this isnt a bad IPA, especially from the state of origin. Still though, would like say a different hop profile than what this one has going for it. That being said, it is quite drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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 115 ratings.