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Mission St. Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. Pale AleMission St. Pale Ale

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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 01-07-2004)
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Reviews by ThePortlander:
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New York

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

It poured a pale golden yellow, with about 1-2 fingers of white frothy head that died down, but stuck on the edges. OK retention I suppose.

The smell didn't reveal much: a bit of bready malt, light hops, and very faint citrus come through. Perhaps a slight oily pine as well. Not bad.

The taste amplifies what can be detected in the smell in a pleasant way. There could certainly be more hops, but there's enough to balance out the malt. The finish isn't spectacular, but very average. One thing that would greatly benefit this pale is is more citrus flavor-it's there, but it's much too light. The body is medium-light.

Overall, it's not too bad. It's very smooth and easy-going. At the very least I'll finish the six-pack with no trouble. But, there are better beers for around $5.99 a six-pack. I think I'll stick with their IPA from now on.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 19:03:19 | More by ThePortlander
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-30-2014 08:39:13 | More by irthesteve
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3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mission St. Pale Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, noticeable tiny white specs suspended throughout, and some small amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of pale malt, mild citrus, and maybe a kiss of the hops. Taste is the same, with minimal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and Mission St. Pale Ale finishes mostly dry and easy drinking.


Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 13:39:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-13-2014 02:42:39 | More by fannypakit
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-10-2014 03:08:16 | More by dipso123
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-09-2014 00:26:04 | More by KevMo84
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-08-2014 01:59:43 | More by invisiblecamel
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4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One finger thick white head. Average retention. Good lacing. Yellowish golden body. Many small carbonation bubbles.

Piney citrusy hops. Very faint malt background.

This is a very well balanced ale. The hops are moderate in strength. They taste of pine and citrus. There is moderate bitterness to the hops. There is also a moderate floral character to them. This beer has a bready malt body that is somewhat sweet. Medium bodied malts to match the medium level of hopping. Drinkable yet flavorful. Excellent.

Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Hop bitterness and malt sweetness both linger on the palate.

This is a good beer. $5.99 for a six pack at Trader Joe's?! This is an awesome value. This is a solid, high quality brew. Great balance. Great taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 05:30:42 | More by FrozenJoe
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3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

*Review finally entered from notebook. Beer consumed/reviewed years ago:
On-tap at Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse under the name “Pete’s Midtown Pale”. FW partnered with Pete’s to serve the beers they made under their “Steinhaus” name, which is the name of the brewery they give for the contract brews they provide to Trader Joe’s.

Served with lunch in a damn iced pint glass.
A: The color is clear and deep golden beneath a finger of oily bright white head that faded to a thin collar leaving decent lace.
S: Light bready notes of crackery malt with a hint of citrus and earthy hops.
T: Follows the nose with crackery malt dominating. I get some caramel in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of herbal and leafy hops. Light bitterness with a touch of lemon zest. It’s also a bit old tasting (whether it is or not).
M: Medium-light body, low carbonation but tingly, with a drying finish and slick mouthfeel.
O: Not the greatest pale but it’s pretty straight forward and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2014 04:04:30 | More by scottfrie
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3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Found at Trader Joe's.

Pours a mild golden hue with a frothy white head into my glass. Holds true to the style.

Hops are a cross between citrus and pine. At least to my nose. Has a note of buttery malt as well.

Clean with a good pine bite and bready finish. It could be dialed back but otherwise fits.

More on that bready finish, which is actually short-lived and bogged down by the hops.

Not bad for the style. Reasonably priced as most crafts go for over $6.99 a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 23:46:59 | More by Brad007
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2014 21:26:37 | More by spark3148857
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-08-2014 06:03:27 | More by gshak
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2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is the 5th mystery beer in my Trader Joe's pack. I thought at first glass, it look aesthetically pleasing.

A-I'm drinking this one from the bottle so as usual, I will review the packaging. It is simple with no neck sticker. Quite frankly I think it could be unforgettable.

S-The smell is pleasant and has a typical pale ale scent.

T-Refreshing, crisp, and light.

M-A little empty but quite bubbly on the tongue.

O-The beer is okay and I think I would get it again. It would go great to sip while mowing the lawn or messing around outside.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Mission St. Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.