Mission St. India Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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4.94/5 rDev +33.9%
This is my first time trying an IPA.
Poured from a bottle into a glass mug.
A- Nice filtered amber color, slightly ruby. Two and a half finger head that fizzles to a light froth. Small bubbles streaming up. Leaves good amount of lacing.
S- Piney and floral hops. Very pleasant to the nose. It reminds me of a pine forest mixed with marijuana.
T- True to the smell. Grassy, floral, piney hops. Has a sweetness to it. Some malts. Very little bitterness. I really enjoy this flavor. Hoppy and bready aftertaste.
M- Good amount of carbonation. Medium light mouthfeel.
O- Overall, this is a very tasty beer. I really enjoyed it. I didn't know that I'd even like this beer.
11-29-2013 05:24:38 | More by Treath
4.65/5 rDev +26%
I believe this is the only IPA currently under $1 a bottle (12 oz) and it is better than many selling for twice or 3x the price. Complex floral aromas with slightly dark malt. Aftertaste is on the light side, which separates it from the best IPAs (Green Flash, Pliny, Stone). The aroma makes it superior to any IPA made north of the Spanish Mission line. (I have no idea why north coast IPAs are so un-IPA-like.)
12-12-2010 08:05:33 | More by CAcreeks
4.6/5 rDev +24.7%
A great American IPA! Thanks to Trader Joe's for offering this for $5.99 a six pack.
A great blend of hops makes this a very "Drinkable" IPA.
It's not overly heavy and is great on a Hot Summer Day!
Hint's of Floral Notes with some cinnamon spice with a very clean finish.
07-20-2010 22:52:34 | More by IPAisBliss
4.5/5 rDev +22%
Appearance- Beautiful clear, copper color with a slightly off white head and a small amount of lacing. 4.5/5
Smell - Piney and grassy hops. Accompanied by a caramel malt backbone. Small bits of citrus as well. 4.5/5
Taste- Good piney, grassy bitterness fills your mouth and throat. The caramel malt smooths it out. The bitterness stays with you until you want another sip. 4.5/5
Mouthfeel- Damn near perfect mothfeel. Good carbonation. 4.5/5
Overall- This is a great IPA. Especially for $5.99 per six pack. Of course, Firestone Walker rarely makes a beer that I don't like. Next time you are at Trader Joes, do yourself a favor and pick this beer up. 4.5/5
05-11-2011 02:36:39 | More by MADhombrewer
4.5/5 rDev +22%
Living on the Central Coast, this beer is something I have really fallen in love with! At $5.99 a sixer at Trader Joes, this is a great beer!
The best way to describe MS IPA is that it is a cross between Firestone Walker's Pale 31 x Union Jack. If you like each, you'll love this effort. Not as pronounces as Union Jack, but more so than Pale 31, this is one of my favorites "session" IPA's. In a world of lighter IPA's this is a star- period!
Don't let the off brand fool you! Its a show of FW Brewing excellence! Its not a big beer, but its big enough! Most hop junkies seeking an "evening off" should find the freshest bottles of this they can!
Grade: A/A- !
05-29-2012 23:43:36 | More by TriggerFingers
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
I was half-expecting this to be a malt-forward IPA with the dreadful butterscotch flavor abound. $6 a sixer at local Trader Joe's, so I took the chance a grabbed myself a sixer.
Boys was I mistaken. This is one hoppy west-coast IPA, I surmised my bottles must be very fresh. The vibrant orange color and the earthy finishes dry completed this wonderful experience.
Priced considered a bargain compared to the other IPA, this might be my new go-to IPA!
12-19-2010 01:08:47 | More by vince4953529
4.45/5 rDev +20.6%
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.
01-29-2010 06:25:58 | More by MadeInOregon
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
I Got this at Trader Joes for a very good price of $5.99. It has a very smooth taste, not as Bitter as something like a Stone IPA. (Apples and Oranges)
I like this Mission St IPA alot and also like Stone IPA. I think of Stone as a more premium IPA but Mission for $5.99 Vs $9.99 makes Mission tastes even better.
07-15-2010 22:49:37 | More by PSROCKS
4.4/5 rDev +19.2%
A solid pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces an almost three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that has some staying power. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, very pretty ruby-red, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of a mix of floral, fruity and herbal hop components; the herbal and pine notes seem to just about have the edge over the other notes, but each is quite noticeable and plays a significant role. Specific notes of orange flowers, big lychee aromatics, spruce, pine needles, tangelo, honey-suckle and herbal pepper notes (that are not quite green pepper like, but sort of something like that). When sticking your nose deep into the glass the herbaceous notes really become much more noticeable with touches of menthol as well as some dank "hemp"-like notes.
Served on the cool side of chilled the beer tastes crisp and bitter, but does finish with a caramelized malt sweetness. The bitter hop notes are accentuated by herbaceous hop notes that manage to be quite clean; flavors of pine play a big role, but there are some supporting notes of hemp oil and perhaps a hint of menthol and some pepper in the finish. The fruit flavors play a bit more subdued role here, but are still quite noticeable with notes of lychee, tangelo zest, ruby-red grapefruit, floral peach and really just a bright, expressive fruit character that is quite nice. This beer is very quaffable, it is nice and light, dangerously drinkable for the alcohol, and is something I could drink all night.
This is an incredibly solid IPA, considering that this is just about the cheapest IPA on the market this beer is frigging fantastic. I wish the bottles of this had a bottle date on them, if they did I would be purchasing a lot more of this. Once again I am thoroughly impressed by these "Mission Street" brews.
10-06-2010 14:18:55 | More by Gueuzedude
4.28/5 rDev +16%
Pours a copper penny color. Nice little white head, wispy lacing on top of the beer, and down the glass as consumed. Lush nose of fresh hop oils, carmel. Entry is full - blasts out over the palate with crisp bitterness. Just enough maltiness to balance - then the hops roll in with a crisp, long bitter finish.
This beer is not a slap you around ipa, rather a hop accented flavor and bitter finish with just the right balance to keep from being hop stew.
A real bargain.
03-06-2011 03:54:57 | More by sweethome
4.25/5 rDev +15.2%
I've always been curious about these beers at TJ's, but skeptical since they're never refrigerated. I ventured to pick one up, since it was remarkably fresh (~3 weeks old), bottled 12/31/2013, and at $5.99/6 pack it wasn't going to break the bank - so why not!
Poured at fridge temperature from a stubby 12oz bottle into my pint glass.
A - Looks clean and slightly amber in color when held up against light. About an inch of head that receded after a minute or two, and left some lacing as it went down. Good stuff!
S - Oh yes, very piney and floral. Getting some malty caramel as well. Some lemon and grass notes detected as well. This one leans towards the citrusy side on the aromatics.
T - Follows the smell. A very good balance between the malt and the hops. I detect slight sweetness upfront but the hops kick in rightaway and from then on it drinks like a grapefruit juice. The beer finishes dry, with lasting grassy bitterness on the palate. I detect some mint in the finish as well. Just the way I like my IPAs. I imagine this would pair extremely well with some meat dishes - grilled and slightly seasoned. Very well done!
M - Medium and creamy. Impressive again!
O - This is an excellent brew, and at that price I see myself buying this over and over again. Easily compares to some well known IPAs that retail at a slightly higher price point.
01-23-2014 19:04:27 | More by gshak
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
A - Poured into a pint glass. A crystal clear, copper color with a small, off-white head of foam. Thin trails of lace spot the glass.
S - As soon as I poured this...an aroma cloud enveloped an area 2 feet around the glass! Awesome smelling. Pine, citrus, and some bready notes. Very impressed.
T - Hop bitterness on the outset. The middle lets out some grapefruit notes. The finish is sweetbread and bitter. Beautifully balanced and decent complexity. Tasty bread and biscuit flavors linger. Amazed that this much flavor can be had for a $ 6.99 sixer.
M - Medium light body.Crisp and clean! A dry, bitter finish with subtle sweetbread notes in the rear. The only thing lacking is a bit more carbonation.
D - This is a really fine IPA but at $ 1.17 a bottle...mind blowing! For the price of half a cup of ice and water-downed soda at a fast food joint...you could get this!! I love this beer. This beer is definitely a rotation beer and could well graduate to sitting alongside the Two Hearted in my fridge. It is that good. And the PA is also amazing. Firestone Walker truly knows their PA and IPAs! KUDOS!
03-01-2011 04:03:12 | More by Brunite
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
Pours an amber/orange with nice off-white head. Head recedes to some nice edging and lacing.
Smells of piney hops, grapefruit, even some pineapple.
Tastes better than I expected. A little bitter grapefruit, and some grassy/piney hops. Not very much in the way of citrus (other than the grapefruit), but still nice.
Good mouthfeel, and definitely very drinkable. For only 5.99 a sixer, will have to work this into the rotation.
05-23-2010 02:17:31 | More by felipe2toes
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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