Mission St. Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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:
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(Beer added by: xlperro on 01-07-2004)
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Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mtnwesdew
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a fair dose of cascade and centennial hops with a moderate sweetness.

The taste consisted of round malts and a rather potent hop spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the creamier side of the style.

Overall a pretty tasty and well priced APA. Think SN PA light.

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden color with a medium white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind spotty lace and a lot of foam floating on top of the beer.

Smell: Biscuity aromas dominate, with a healthy smell of floral hops.

Taste: Begins buttery and sweet with slight herbal and floral flavors, finishing with well-rounded herbal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with balanced carbonation and a refreshing, slightly dry finish.

Drinkability: A solid pale ale, though nothing too special. Very sessionable, and possibly a good starting point for beginners. Bonus points to this one for being dirt cheap.

Photo of BretSikkink
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Decently carbonated head, tan color, over a clear copper body. Nose is hoppy, with lots of citrus and hints of pine. Surprisingly dark malt notes of caramel and toast as well.

Pretty highly carbonated, this one starts dry and a little metallic. The prominent flavors are hop-driven: grapefruit, lemon, with hints of menthol and pine resin. Somewhat sweet, with malt notes of caramel providing some backbone. Bitterness is short of bracing, but it does into the finish; this, however, is too dry to get the lingering hop juices to really penetrate the palate.

Pretty solid effort here, with the ease of drinkability balanced nicely by the hop-forward flavor.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours gold with a medium full white head, good retention, spotty lace.

S: As with the IPA, very vibrant. Citrus with a hint of mango.

T: Some bready malt with a nice hop backbone. Grapefruit, some melon rind. Piney in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy, light aftertaste for the style.

O: Quite similar to SNPA, a good budget pale ale 6er choice.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.17 at Trader Joe's in Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a dark yellow body with noted clarity and a thinnish, white head.

Smell: Simply scented. A whiff of pale malted barley which easily slides into a juicy, fruity citrus hop aroma.

Taste: A start of particularly pale malts, lightly biscuity, and sensibly sweetened with a thin drizzle of golden syrup. Fruity, lightly floral hop character akin to lemon and orange citrus peelings with an almost imperceptible tartness off in the distant background. Medium bitterness. Lightly resinous. Slightly bitter, dry, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: While not outstanding, it is pretty decent, well-balanced, and refreshing. Yeah, you could find other pale ales out there that would beat it in the taste department, but probably not when it comes to price.

Photo of ironlung
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Recession-Proof Beer"

A: Nice bright amber. Perfect pour. Perfect head.

S: Super light, just a faint "beer" smell.

T: Taste is awsome for a 5 dollar 6-pack. This is a surpriseing, and well-balanced brew.

M: Crisp. Refreshing.

D: This beer is perfectly drinkable. It would be a great all-day beer. I can drink a ton of this cheap surprise!

Photo of gopens44
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pretty basic. Had about half an inch of head at pour, but it ran off like a scared puppy. Straw colored and clear enough to watch T.V. Through (actually can identify Kramer throughit).

S - Not much more than faint hops and a trace floral scent.

T - I am pleasantly surprised by this little number. I wasn't expecting much, but what I got was a pretty basic pale ale with all the makings of a good all around anytime drinker. Not so hoppy as to throw off your taste, decent citrusy balance with a touch of biscuity fun time. There is a tinny element there someplace, but it's not enough to taint the experience too much.

M - Not anything too special. Some medium to high carbonation with a smooth finish. Biscuity aftertaste.

D - this thing was cheap and good enough to fill a cooler for a day full of drinking I'd say.

Photo of eberkman
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pilsner-like pale yellow with a fairly large white head that shrank slowly and left a little lacing. Smell pretty much floral and piney hops. Tasted like it smelled. Dominated by the same hoppy notes with s somewhat citrusy-sweet malt background that was still a little overpowered by the hops. Almost an IPA. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. But quite drinkable and packing a surprising amount of flavor and heft for something below 5 pct ABV. Also pretty cheap at Trader Joes. Good value even if it's not the most memorable beer. A very poor man's SNPA.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bought at Trader Joes

A: Very pale golden color with some good lacing.

S: Citrus hops, grapefruit, some hop resins.

T: Pretty light, but agreeable. Citrus hops upfront and then a lot of pale malts, which hit a little too hard to let the hops really shine. The finish has a buttery, bready feel with a bit of hops for a slightly bitter finish. Very easy to drink and not a bad pale ale. Definitely one of the better beers at TJs.

Photo of jimmah120
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle only a couple months old.

Look is clear, pale, golden, with a small and sticky head. Smell goes kind of metallic for me: pear, oranges, alcohol. Taste is juicy and sweet, without any off flavors. Orange peel, thick malts, crisp and bready with a bitter finish.

Very good for a tj beer.

Photo of Floydster
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle purchased as a single from the Trader Joe's in Manhattan Beach for $1, poured into a pint glass

A-Golden orange color that is relatively light, 3/4 inch foamy white head that stood its ground for a few minutes, decent retention, some lacing
S-Pine hoppiness, orange peel, hint of spice, soft malt backbone, other citrus aromas, grass, straw, and
T-This one is almost bitter like an IPA, starts off with pine, some oranges and light maltiness in the middle, then more hops lurking in the finish, not much complexity but an attractive flavor, would prefer it to be a bit thicker and have more of a punch but it is good for what it is
M-Thin body and that was my complaint with this one, it just seemed watered down at times, nice level of carbonation still though, dry and slick mouthfeel
D-Could drink a lot of these with its low alcohol content, they go down way too easy, light on the stomach, makes a nice session brew, just ask my dad

I know I heard that this brew won something recently but I cannot remember, maybe an award at the LA Fair, anyways this is good stuff for six dollars a six pack, will be buying this again, went well with the BBQ food we had tonight, recommended for the price especially

Photo of wedge
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with a tight, creamy head. Hoppy aromas of citrus juice and lemon zest along with a toasty base. Crisp, balanced flavor...floral, citrusy, and lightly sweet. Fresh and zesty with a subtle maltiness. Smooth, even creamy, medium body. SNPA-esque overall. A fine session beer, especially for the price...

Photo of samyoung
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great beer to snag from your local Trader Joe's grocery store. I have seen other BAs quoting the price at $5.99/six-pack. I wish. Here in the Big Apple it will cost $6.99/six-pack. Oh well - its still eons cheaper than comparable six-packs in the NYC region.

A - Golden with amber hues.
S - Nice grapefruit and hops scent. Was almost convinced I was about to drink an IPA.
T - Clean and hoppy with hints of citrus.
M - Sticky and sweet at first, evaporates quickly.
D - Smooth and easy-drinking.

This is the kind of beer that I wish that I always had on hand. Its a classic American Pale Ale. Cheers to Steinhaus!

Photo of magictacosinus
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle has no freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a light amber color with a small ring at the top.

Smell: Floral and soapy with lime hues, similar to the same scent as Mission St. IPA yet not as intense.

Taste: Much more flavorful than expected! This beer essentially tastes like a honey-drenched biscuit, with light caramel and toffee tones. There are enough hops present in this brew that make it so that it doesn't taste too malty as it warms up, which can generally be a problem for me with pale ales.

Mouthfeel: I love the thickness that this beer has, despite its relatively high water content. The nice balance of hops and malts are what ensure that this beer maintains its flavor. The hops are not excessive on the tongue, yet are a major factor in determining its biscuit-y taste. The beer is surprisingly warming.

Overall: What a nice beer! It's very tasty for any casual setting. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a humble yet flavorful beer that can be enjoyed on any occasion.

Photo of Callenak
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Been meaning to review this beer for some time.

Available at Trader Joe's for a great price and a good beer for the price.

A: Pours a very pale/golden. Crystal clear with a small white head.

S: A mild hoppiness to it, with a little crystal malt coming out. Nothing to robust.

T: A good all around APA. A decent balance of hoppiness.

M: Thin and crisp. Not an amazing beer, but very refreshing.

I'm an IPA guy so of course it will seem tame to me, but for the style it's quite good. Something to keep a six pack in the fridge of for hot days or working on the car. Refreshing but tasty enough.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the bottle with a golden color and a small white head. Aromas are a nice pale, slightly toasty maltiness with a bright citric, piney Cascade hop wafting out of the glass.

First sip brings a pale, slightly biscuity malt flavor which flows into a sturdy citric, herbal Cascade hop punch. Finishes with a good touch of bitterness. A good, clean pale ale overall that's hopped well.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good stable carbonation. Medium bodied and easy to drink. A solid offering that would make a good everyday brew to have sitting in the fridge. Thanks to Callenak for the bottle.

Photo of richkrull
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this one while making my rounds at Trader Joes. I have to say this is a good solid pale ale. Good flavor, good amount of hops. Very balanced beer. And definitely a drinkable beer. For the price, you can't go wrong with this one. Nothing flashy, but a good beer.

Photo of mpyle
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fairly pale golden color, brilliant clarity. Pours a good sized white head with some retention.

Aroma dominated by west coast hop notes: piney primarily.

Minimal malt flavor - almost all hops from the first taste. Turns comfortably bitter at midmouth, and has a lingering hop bitterness.

Light to medium body, medium-to-high carbonation. Light and fizzy on the tongue. Carbonation accentuates the hop bitterness, and could be reduced.

A nice little hop bomb in a low alcohol setting. Really quite a nice, drinkable hoppy ale. Seems a bit steep for a Trader Joes offering (~$7/ six pack), particularly for a 4.6% beer, but definitely worth a look.

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in pint glass. Label reports ABV = 4.7%

Pours clear and golden with a rather sparse head. Head has some retention but leaves almost no lacing.

S - somewhat weak but very pleasant mix of citrus, hops and sweet malt.

T - Clean and fresh. Like the smell, this beer has a very nice flavor but I do wish it was stronger. Nice malt/hops balance; perhaps too balanced for a pale ale. Good finish with a light amount of lingering bitterness.

D - easy and inviting.

M - a bit thin but nicely soft and smooth; medium carbonation.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Figured I'd give this guy a try, seeing that he completed my Trader Joe's mixed sixer. He pours a clear pale straw topped by a relatively transitory finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, orange zest, coriander, light pine, and some rich caramel. The taste increases the pine's share a smidge, but leaves the rest of the nasal elements untouched. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a rather nice pale ale made even nicer by the approachable price tag.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a off-white head that thinned out leaving a few trails of lacing behind.

S - tropical fruit aroma.

T - tart tropical fruit taste with light bittering finishing things off.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - I'd drink this regularly if there weren't so many other good beers out there.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of leprakhan
4/5  rDev +12%

Mission St. Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.