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Mission St. India Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. India Pale AleMission St. India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 12-28-2008)
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MadeInOregon

California

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Saw this at Trader Joe's many a time for a mere $5.99 per 6-pack and finally decided to give it a try. Definitely a good idea...

There is almost no yeast in the bottle at all, unlike most IPA's. Not bad, just different. By just looking at it in the bottle it looks extremely filtered. Certainly the lightest, thinnest IPA I've seen.

Once poured into a pint glass, Mission St. India Pale Ale has a very nice and dense, pillowy white head which does subside almost completely but leaves nice lacing. The body is golden, amber in color and looks very crisp and light. It could pass for a lager or even a Kolsch. It is totally clear; there is absolutely no sediment that I can see. Very attractive.

The smell is of fresh sweet, grass, straw, and hops. Very nice and pleasant.

The taste is great. Finally a drinkable IPA! It is fairly thin and mild for an IPA, but still very smooth. It is very sweet but still has the requisite hoppy bitterness. There is a nice touch of grassy-ness also.

This is definitely not an "extreme" beer, like everyone seems to want to make their IPA's to be--especially those cats up in the NW! If that is what you're after then this beer will disappoint you. However, it is a very drinkable and enjoyable IPA. It could pass for a straight pale ale by some people's standards, but I think it is still hoppy enough to lay claim to "IPA" title.

Don't sleep on this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 06:25:58 | More by MadeInOregon
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Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.