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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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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
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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Photo of henrysunset


3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

seriously pale, pale ale with huge white head. The head doesn't last but it does leave nice lacing.

Smell is great, like a light IPA even. Nice hoppy smell is a bit bitter but mostly floral, a bit of sweet malty smells too.

taste is good but a little off. It is exceptionally thin in taste as it was in color. There is some nice floral hoppy tastes, but it is mostly just bitter and dry. Not bad at all, but not very flavorful.

Entirely drinkable, but not in the slightest bit exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2004 01:03:18 | More by henrysunset
Photo of ReDave


4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full white head that dwindles down. Very light golden color. Malty aroma with a hint of fruit (?). Light lace that is not sticky, and slips on down the glass. This is a great beer for after a long afternoon in the hot sun brush cutting. Very little hop action [ could be my hop head talking] Nice for summer brew

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2006 01:59:57 | More by ReDave
Photo of thedifferencemaker


3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-03-2014 23:02:24 | More by thedifferencemaker
Photo of WestValleyIPA


4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Zatec fluted glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Got 3 fingers of soapy head and a dark golden color. Smells strongly of lemon and floral hops. Definitely a citrusy flavor, and a bit of nice lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel was creamy and a bit soapy. Good deal at 5.99 a sixer. I do believe this to be the same beer as Firestone Walker Pale 31.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 02:47:19 | More by WestValleyIPA
Photo of industrialswill


3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a nice "beer yellow" color to it.
Yes indeed, some foam was created during the pour.
The smell reveals that a good old fashioned beer is sitting in my glass waiting to be consumed.
There is something about the flavor that I'm not totally in love with. Overall, the balance of hops and malt is very nice, but I'm picking up a slight amount of spice flavor.
Every other aspect about this beer is good, if not very good. I'll gladly drink the rest of the six pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 01:52:57 | More by industrialswill
Photo of JimmyTango


3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-17-2012 19:59:41 | More by JimmyTango
Photo of zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-22-2014 15:18:10 | More by zp6167a
Photo of porterwoobie

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: light gold color, clear, slime head, minimal head with very slim lacing

S: balanced, moderate smell of maltiness and citrus hops

T: citrus/orange like characters in the flavor. finishes slightly bitter and dry. hop flavor doesn't last too long and the bitterness dissipates quickly.

MF: medium bodied and moderate carbonation

Drinkability: decent beer. easy drinking. i would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 22:26:40 | More by porterwoobie
Photo of mwagner1018


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden light honey copper color, inconsistent slow rising carbonation jumping off the bottom of glass, small very light cap of white head on beer, less than 1/2 finger at pour, little to no lacing down glass except sitting at lip of beer location.

S- Light buttery ester, light yeast, mild citrus with moderate banana and pineapple.

T- Light carbonation, medium bitterness finishes clean, moderate malt sweetness up front but finishes dry, low grassy essence, slightly watery, mild hop bitterness that presents as lime to me.

M- Slight butter texture, smooth on tongue. Clean finish, not very complex, light earthy grassy finish, mild bitterness.

D- Crisp, refreshing, not too exciting, but does fit the APA profile. Low ABV allows for close to a session beer experience. Doesn't keep my attention too long, but is a decent option that represents a moderate APA at a very affordable price.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 22:33:27 | More by mwagner1018
Photo of BoilerUpNavy


3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-25-2013 23:00:43 | More by BoilerUpNavy
Photo of JJOVa


4/5  rDev +12%

05-23-2012 13:31:18 | More by JJOVa
Photo of TeamUgly


4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-09-2012 22:38:21 | More by TeamUgly
Photo of Thullin187


3/5  rDev -16%

11-14-2013 12:32:32 | More by Thullin187
Photo of bgildea


3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky yellowish amber with little to no head that faded quickly.

S: Smells very good, sweet start that lasts for a while.

T: Enjoyable beer, nice balance of sweet and hops. Starts with a strong sweet taste and finishs with a faint hint of hops. Tastier than I expected.

M: Chewyer than expected, with a hearty feel for an American Pale Ale

D: Definitly drinkable, the sweetness though makes me hesitant to have too many.

Overall: Good beer, nice sweet taste with a hint of hops. Good balance and smell, but the sweetness makes me only want to have one or two. If you like hoppier beers, than this might not be your ball of wax.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 23:06:20 | More by bgildea
Photo of Cane4Beer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

04-28-2012 14:40:55 | More by Cane4Beer
Photo of Bcant


2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

According to the label “Beers should be great tasting and have a good price.” Well, this beer as a good price, something like $4.50 a six. But a great taste….

Appearance: golden, slightly oily looking, with a small white head made of tiny bubbles that dissipates rapidly but leaves some lacing.

Smell: strong hop odder, very piney.

Taste: thin, no malt depth. The hops bidder but do not give tremendous character.

Mouthfeel: watery though also slightly greasy.

Drinkability: rather refreshing; quenching with some lingering bitterness to wheat the palate.

….is ok. Probably a good bet if you are entreating and need to buy lots of beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2005 04:18:56 | More by Bcant
Photo of MDM


3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 02:04:06 | More by MDM
Photo of itsiilegal


3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-01-2013 01:58:52 | More by itsiilegal
Photo of angeepangie


2.5/5  rDev -30%

02-28-2014 00:44:37 | More by angeepangie
Photo of cre83


3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-23-2013 03:27:41 | More by cre83
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 18:39:17 | More by ironlung
Photo of GregBlatz


3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

6'er from Trader Joe's for $5.99. I heard that this is brewed by Firestone Walker, a brewery I have heard a lot about lately but they don't distribute in OH. Also bought the IPA and haven't tried it yet. Firestone Walker has a great reputation and the price is cheap for craft beer. Hope I like them.

A - This is a very light golden colored beer. More straw than golden. Extremely clear beer. Head is thin and wispy.

S - Mild aroma. Some floral hop aroma is noticeable. Fruity esters.

T - Nice mild pale ale. Not sure if my sample was real fresh because it has that stale hop taste. Nice mild malt backbone.

M - Thin and strongly carbonated.

D - Very drinkable. This could be a session beer if you were in the mood.

Overall it is a nice simple beer. Nothing really stands out. It does have a nice hop aroma and flavor. It is an easy to drink beer that you could go back to. Should be good on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 22:31:52 | More by GregBlatz
Photo of MrBallz


3/5  rDev -16%

10-02-2013 19:49:56 | More by MrBallz
Photo of kdawg105


4.65/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really good pale ale. It pours to a somewhat amber color with a thin lace that sticks to the glass. The smell is of hops and some floral notes. The taste is pretty good except it was kinda lighter than I expected it to be. The mouthfeel is nice it is smooth and goes down clean which makes for a very nice drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 15:56:04 | More by kdawg105
Photo of bosox941827

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into Ayinger oversized 0.5L glass; like others picked this up at Trader Joe's for $1.00/bottle (got a bunch of their "house" beers to try).
A - Pours a crystal clear light orange, with a bit of a head that foams up off the pour and then fades to thin lacing
S - Pretty substantial candy-hop nose; sugary grapefruit is how I'd characterize it
T - Quite sweet on the first taste, mixing with that grapefruit-y hoppiness that you get on the nose. It is not too prominent however and is quickly washed away, though the finish is dry. Sweetness carries throughout and is really more pronounced than any hop flavor I can discern.
M - A bit on the thin side, but smooth with fairly low carbonation.
There's something just a bit "off" with this one; not a bad PA, but not really assertive enough for me and almost a bit watery. Would try it again, but am glad I didn't pick up a full sixer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 23:21:18 | More by bosox941827
Mission St. Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.