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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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358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aforbes10 on 12-28-2008

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Photo of qcghost
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of steveh
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to try this TJ's brand after I received some good reviews from trusted sources -- sounds like I should have grabbed some of the APA as well -- next time.

Bottled 5/25/12 -- not bad. Steinhaus Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA. Funny, I seem to recall another small, well-received brewery in Paso Robles...

A -- Clear, deep gold to near amber with a good, light tan head that settles to a very appetizingly creamy cap.

S -- Mellow, but prominent piny hops with some good biscuit malt in the balance.

T -- Beautiful balance of spicy, bitter hops and mellow caramel malts at first taste. Resiny, piny hops linger into the finish and aftertaste in an assertive, but not overpowering manner. There's some light lemony citrus between.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium to heavy body and a dry finish from hops, alcohol, or both.

O -- Those who know me at BA know that I think there's a glut of IPA on the shelves these days, but I have to say that this is one nice beer. The balance of the caramel malts and bold hops, without being extreme, is very appealing -- and at $7 a six-pack, well worth a try.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American IPA from a bottle into a pint glass. It poured a clear amber color, produced a decent white head, below average head retention and a little lacing left behind. The aroma of this AIPA has notes of toasted malt, and piney hops. The taste is light in body, esp for an IPA. There is some flavor of toasted grain and sweet caramel, but the star of the show here is piny hops, citrus fruit and apricot. Slightly bitter, very easy to drink, nice mouthfeel. Great intro IPA...I like my IPA's to have a bit more of a foundation but you can't go wrong with this great session beer at an awesome value...$1.25 a bottle. Prost!

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd say that this is a fairly average IPA overall, but also that there's nothing too offensive about it, so it's pretty enjoyable. Pours a nice orange color with decent white head and retention. Smells of hops, some nice pine notes, with a bit of caramel maltiness in the background. Not too strong, though. Taste is good, although not too robust--pine and grapefruit notes are nicely balanced by caramel/bready malts. Mouthfeel is nice, medium body with some stickiness to it. And this one drinks well--easy drinking IPA here. Not over the top on any flavor, this one is about balance and it is nicely done.

Photo of Evarigan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Thin, white head with no lacing. Dark amber in color.

S: A bit weak for an IPA, but malt bill is shown.

T: A heavy malt profile, with a slight hop finish. The beer is very much like APA.

M: Silk feel, which has a short lingering taste. dry on the finish.

D: Crisp with a creamy finish. Not as easy going as other IPAs but holds up to the bigger malt body.

Photo of RWNay
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with lots of giant particles and a two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes and left a nice film. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt with pine and citrus hops.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and solid bitterness. Pine and citrus hops. Sort of flat flavor with a touch of alcohol.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Not a bad IPA. There were a bit too many particles for my taste, and the taste was kind of flat to me.

Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Enjoyed while pressing the most recent batch of grapes.

A-Pristine amber brew. Orange-tan head, 2 cm off the pour, receded kind of quickly but remains as an attractive layer with some sparse lacing.

S-Thick with resiny, piney hops. Biscuty toffee is apparent underneath.

T-A big bang of resiny, piny hops takes the lead in this flavor, accompanied by a nearly lip-smacking bitterness. This hoppiness is very much so the main character of this beer, with the malt essentially absent.

M-Medium-bodied beer, thick with hoppiness. Medium-high carbonation, as is evident from numberous bubbles rising within the glass, though it seemed to be just a bit too much.

D-Nice brew, though not quite as balanced as I'd like.

One bottle of a mixed-sixer I received from my parents for my 26th birthday.

Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Zanico
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hreb
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cold 12oz bottle pours a pleasing orange amber into my pint glass. Aroma is immediate and rich but hoppy, reminiscent of a 90 minute IPA (though surely this can't be *that* good).

First sip reveals a surprisingly light mouthfeel. Crisp, citrusy IPA flavors. Not one-dimensional like many low grade IPAs: this is a TWO note beer. :)

Label reads 6.1% alc/vol. Taste betrays no extra burn.

Drinkable, refreshing, and reasonably priced. But not a fantastic find.

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Casey10
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I heard that this was Fireston Walker made under the Trader Joe's house Brand name and at 6.99 a six pack I had to try it.

This is a really nice beer copper color with nice lacings on the glass when poured from the bottle.

S - Malt, citrus a bit of roastiness.

T - Not blown away but not bad either not a bad way for someone to go that is just getting into IPAs.

M - Leaves a bit spicy slight citrusy feel not bad.

D - Gave this a bit higher ranking due to price being better than almost any beer of this quality that I have seen.

Photo of photomike
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My go-to "I'm feeling cheap but want good beer" brew. A buck a bottle, readily available at Trader Joes, and brewed by a respectable brewer (just saw em bottling it at Firestone on Friday, actually).

This is the perfect beer to kick back out of the bottle with friends while playing ping pong. Poured into a glass its a brownish orange with a little spider-webby head.

Aroma is really big...I expected a pretty flimsy IPA the first time I tried this, but its nice! Piney, citrusy, delightfully west-coasty.

Taste is pretty big hops too! Floral pine develops quickly into a rather bitter finish. Sort of like a toned-down Racer 5.

Clean finish with a bit of a puckering sensation from the bitterness.

Can drink a bunch of this. I like it, and drink it quite often.

Sometimes, hanging out with friends and family, I don't like to insist on the best. I don't want to insist on glassware. I don't want to analyze every aspect of the beer, and I just want a beer that meets my personal needs for quality. This is that beer.

The perfect complement to a victorious session of pinging and ponging.

Photo of leprakhan
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
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 sacrelicio
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a pleasantly surprising IPA. The aroma leapt out of the bottle as soon as I popped the cap, the scent of pine and citrus shot up to my nose and filled it with hoppy goodness. Very good smelling beer. The pour is a pretty decent amber with an average head. The taste is solid, not super hoppy, but enough fresh piney flavors to satisfy. The mouthfeel is ok, and drinkability is quite good. Easy to have a few of these if desired. And for the price, quite nice.

Photo of AwYeh
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
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 pathead
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Snellgg5
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.