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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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 12-28-2008)
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Photo of AwYeh
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into shaker pint. With my recent beer budget cuts, this has been a staple in my beer diet over the last several months.

A: Pours a clear golden-amber color with a half inch or more of foamy off-white head. Quite decent looking for a supermarket brand, other than the head fading quickly it could be a challenge to tell this apart from bigger, more renowned brews.

S: Good deal of hops here– lemon citrus and grass stand out. The citrus lends a sweet tone that complements the light caramel malts nicely. Quite pleasant.

T: Hoppy and bitter on the way down, though the lingering finish is rather mild. Some floral notes show up too.

M: Very ordinary but nothing wrong with that; goes down easily, but it's hard to pinpoint any outstanding characteristic here. A bit above average overall, even if I can't say why (average smoothness, average carbonation, average dryness, etc... but with nothing bad, it all works).

O: Very easy beer to drink for an extended period of time while remaining enjoyable; the price point at $6 a sixer can't be beat either. I'm a big fan of Mission St. IPA, and will continue to buy it, even if it isn't one of my all-time favorites.

Photo of StoneTSR
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Brilliant and transparent orange-copper with a thin, quickly dissipating, big-bubbled head.

SMELL: Mild to medium scent of almost all pine.

TASTE: Above average bitterness to start, followed by a brief, but intensely sweet burst of pine and hops. It all settles out into a slightly metallic and dry aftertaste. As the beer went down it seemed to sweeten up a bit all the way through.

MOUTHFEEL: Rich and syrupy, in a delightful way.

OVERALL: Well balanced and solid IPA. Nothing that knocked my socks off, but a good, very drinkable beer that represents the West Coast IPA very well. Plus, Paso Robles is a beautiful place if that counts.

Photo of FVTraina
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Trader Joe's on Long Island, NY. Appreciated that they let you mix and match six-packs.

A: Poured into a pint glass. Orange straw color. Almost no head, tiny bit of lacing. Occasional bubble or two floated up.

S: Smells like a package of pellet-ized Northern Brewer Hops, with a citrusy tinge.

T: Quick peak taste of hops quickly subsiding to a malt flavor.

M: For very little head retention, and little lace at all, surprised to feel tiny bubbles. Quickly going to a dry mouth feel.

O: Overall, a good IPA, and for the price of $1, a good value. Interested to know the contract brewer for Trader Joes.

Photo of tastybeer
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nutty amber hue, clear, with a very nice tight head on top. Its a good two fingers high and leaves some slick lace behind as it fades. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and flowery. Nutty caramel malts topped with refreshing orange, lemon, pineapple, and floral notes. Maybe a little green apple too. Taste is mostly well rounded. Fresh array of hop flavors, good bitterness, and enough malt to hold up the hoppiness. Smooth texture with fairly mellow carbonation and medium body. Overall I enjoy this beer. Could certainly make a great session beer. Just hoppy enough to keep it exciting while enjoying a few in a row.

Certainly worth the $7.49/six pack I spent a t TJ's.

Photo of omokoro
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured copper, pale amber color, with very little head. There was a very pleasant hop aroma, with sweet malts on the nose. As with most American IPAs, the dominant flavor is hops. This beer is balanced between both citrus and grassy note. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. For about a buck a bottle, this is a great value.

Photo of BigBry
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up six at the San Jose Trader Joe's, price was right at $5.99, recommended by a helpful staffer.
I drank a couple there, and knew it was very good (good enough to send in a trade), finally getting around to a proper review.
12 oz brown bottle, label as pictured.
Clear, copper colored body with a thin, off-white head. The foam slowly dissipates to thin floating cap, thin lace.
Smells of pine with some herbal hops. Caramel and toasted malt also apparent. Lots of hoppy bitterness, pine resin, citrus, grapefruit. Enough bready malt to keep things in balance. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, dry finish. Nice hoppy aftertaste.
Good drinkability: an all-around good, easy to drink IPA, a nice suprise.

Photo of fox227
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Discovering that Firestone Walker brews a Trader Joe's six pack IPA for 5.99 makes me feel like that World of Warcraft nerd who found the leather belt. "5.99 sixer Firestone Walker IPA? AAAAHH!!! EHHH!! OOOHHHH!!!!" Sorry about that one.

A: Darkish golden color with a small head. It looks like a good IPA, nothing much more than that.

S: Very nice citrus laden, fresh hoppy smell. Makes one glad to be on the West Coast.

T: I get lots of grapefruit and lemon. The hops are nice and forward, and the malt offers little in the way of sweetness, which means that this beer won't be very popular with customers who just want cheap, easy drinking beer at Trader Joe's.

M: Medium carbonation, and a long lingering bitterness on the tongue. Moderately dry finish.

O: Overall I would say that this is a fine IPA for any day. But if I were to drink it all the time simply due to being so affordable that I was surely get tired of it. It's Firestone Walker brewed. But it's no Union Jack, for that matter.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear bronze-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of earthy, pine, and herbal hops over the top of a light to moderate aroma of sweet caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet rich caramel malts with the slightest hint of light fruit sweetness as well. That is followed by moderate flavors of hops - lead by herbal then followed by pine and earthy. Light amounts of bitterness which fades relatively quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Solid beer at a very reasonable price - easy to drink and enjoyable. Definitely worth grabbing, especially considering the price.

Photo of dpodratsky3
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Mediumish copper depending on the light, clear, head settles to nice covering foam and sticks pretty easily to the sides of the glass, not in big sheets but just enough

S: Slightly sweet smelling, it makes the hops seem fruity, but judging by the flavor they aren't really, more of a light pine/resin aroma combined with the slight malt sweetness, a little mild for an IPA

T: Same sentiments as the aroma, good malt honey sweetness to support a moderate hop bitterness, the hops again are sticky and resiny, pretty good flavor, but the bitterness is not where I expect it and the flavor could be turned up a bit

M: Not nearly as dry as some IPA's, just a little bit to keep the palate clean, easy to drink

O: A good "kind hoppy" beer when you wants something thirst-quencing and easy to drink. Not much of an IPA though, especially when compared to the better versions of the style. I'm definitely the first to admit that I don't like all the imperial beer craze, but this tastes more like a pale ale.

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, wine glass, bottled 6/29/11.

The looks deliver on classic American IPA; yellow to copper hues with a creamy light beige head on top. The foam fades down to be a little sparse on top but sticks immensely well to the glass.

Bitter yellow grapefruit sticks to the classic theme while the rest of the hops go a little tropical, guava, lemon. The malt is salty whole wheat cracker.

This is a balanced IPA. Grapefruit bitterness keeps nutty caramel malts in check and there are some more interesting pineapple, fruit cocktail hops. That this beer is such a steal has to be kept in mind; it's close to busting into a hop extravaganza, but then it wouldn't cost $5.99 a six pack at Trader Joe's.

Mouthfeel is the weak point here. It lacks any real body and it's hard for the good level of bitterness to cope with that. Carbonation is soft and creamy.

While this is a really good deal, beers such as Torpedo and Union Jack are worth the $2-5 more per pack. However, it's all relative. This would be a good gateway IPA because of it's balance.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wrentmore
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body is very clean with a thin paleness but the head mounts thickly.

The aroma is bitter and floral but gives off a sour fruit. Grapefruit and lemon, pine resin, pithy rind and caramel malts can all be found.

The flavor is more to the bitter herbal but a sour grapefruit rind exists. Deeply underneath a tea leaf malt flavor runs thick. The hops are pithy bitter but not brash and deeply resined.

The feel is slick, bitter but not too astringent.

This was a very inexpensive craft beer but had a lot of good hop bitterness and sufficient malt support.

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Johnnyutah713
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cdog707yo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of EnronCFO
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of avckc
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hopkrid
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GratefulNole
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nyrfan2323
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hbchrisg
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.