Mission St. India Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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2.15/5 rDev -41.7%
Orange, clear, and lively. Lots of bubbles streaming up through this one. White sticky frothy head leaves behind decent lace and has decent retention.
Toasted pale and caramel malt notes on the nose with some grapefruit hop notes onthe back end.
The taste is just a bit too much sweet caramel malt. The toasty biscuit malt underneath seems to clash with the sweetness. The hops are nice, but not enough to overcome the malt battle up front. A strong bitterness hints towards an unwelcome alcohol warmth/booziness.
The body is pretty hefty feeling, with a slight oily residue.
Overall, this is not wowing me at all.
Even at $6 per sixpack, I will pass on this one.
10-13-2011 01:58:59 | More by AleWatcher
2.53/5 rDev -31.4%
I'm on a budget so I figured for a $1.00 a beer I'll pick up a Trader Joe's 4pk. sampler and decide if I like any of their bargain beers.
Appearance: The beer has a watery somewhat bland rust red appearance. There is a decent head for a few minutes. Then it vanishes.
Smell:The smell is malt sugars and some alpha acids. Hints of apricot and pear.
Taste: Some toasty malts and caramelized sugars. The hops are fairly generic, lacking distinct flavors. Doesn't finish very well. I get a rush of sugar. The bittering hops are fairly distant.
Mouthfeel: Light. Fairly watery for an IPA and on the malty side. Too sugary.
Overall: I was hoping for a decent affordable interpretation of an IPA but instead I'm let-down by a fairly bland sugar bomb. This is too light and lacking in flavor to satisfy my need for lupulin and english style malts. I would rather purchase the Mission St. Pale instead.
10-13-2011 07:07:25 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
2.6/5 rDev -29.5%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Port Brewing sampler glass in me friend's gaff in low altitude Orange, California. Acquired at Trader Joe's in San Diego. Expectations are low.
Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.
A: Pours a garbage head of a half finger thickness and ten second retention. Laughably awful for the relatively low ABV considering the style. Colour is a clear copper. No visible yeast particles.
Sm: Piney, hops - floral as much as bitter, and hints of resin over top clean malts. A mild strength aroma. Pleasant.
T: Pleasantly floral and piney, with some emergent hop bitterness. A clean malt foundation. Nicely balanced and built in spite of the untamed hop bitterness. Pleasant and enjoyable. Boring and simple. Not complex or subtle.
Mf: Smooth and wet. It's too thin. Adequately carbonated. I'd prefer it more crisp. No cream is present, but the style doesn't call for it.
Dr: Drinkable but boring and dull. I wouldn't get it again, but for 50 cents at Trader Joe's, I'm glad I bought it. Excellent for the price. The mouthfeel is awful and thin but the taste is pleasant for what it is.
03-16-2012 02:53:19 | More by kojevergas
2.78/5 rDev -24.7%
Aroma is hoppy, not strong or complex but OK. It pours a clear orange amber with a fairly thick ivory head. Flavor is somewhat hoppy, rather malty, with a hint of fruit, not really that much like an IPA. Texture is smooth, firm-bodied and just a little fizzy. As far as IPAs go, this one is no great shakes, but still palatable.
12-02-2011 22:32:31 | More by Cyberkedi
2.9/5 rDev -21.4%
Pours a copper color with a big tan head that leaves a wide lacing all over the glass. Aromas are big on the grapefruit and evergreen resin. If grapefruit is not your aroma then this is not the beer for you. The taste is sweeter than the nose would suggest, with a good amount of caramel sweetness ultimately failing to support the citrusy hops. I drank it down with a bowl of pistachios and did not enjoy it.
02-18-2010 04:41:02 | More by droomyster
2.9/5 rDev -21.4%
The beer is an orange brown colour with almost no head and few bubbles rising to the top of the glass.
Its smells slightly fruity and grapefruit like.
The taste is hoppy and bitter, not overly complex or flavoursome. Pretty boring but not terrible.
Felt a little too carbonated and a bit watery.
Drinkable but what can you expect at $1 a bottle certainly better than most beers in that price range.
02-01-2012 16:05:38 | More by Dave1999
2.93/5 rDev -20.6%
I would say I am disappointed but to be fair, I can't. For the price this is an excellent IPA.
If I were to try to clone this I would use extracts (HME) exclusively then add something to the boil or dry hop with cascade.
It's crystal clear copper in the glass with a decent off white head that melts slowly and leaves a nice, albeit weak, mapping.
The aroma on the pour is fresh grapefruit hops but smelling the glass it weakens to something a little stale or...ummm...hop extract with only a hint of the sweet amber malts.
Taste is a little thin with amber malt and mellow grapefruit hops that finishes with more of the same...hops never really take over and the mouthfeel is just slightly cloying rather than drying.
Again, for the price, this is a wonderful intro to a West Coast IPA but still seems a little 'canned' or synthetic. I've nothing against extract brews, but this one just tastes like it.
09-23-2010 04:37:30 | More by IntriqKen
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.