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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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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of photomike
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

photomike, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

sonofliberty2, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of leprakhan
4/5  rDev +8.4%

leprakhan, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of AwYeh
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

AwYeh, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of gopens44
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%

A - when poured, the head rose up to say hello with a foamy vanilla colored handshake, only to return to it's seat atop the clear coppery red liquid.

S - Obviously the hops are present but there is also a presence of an Earl Grey tea type of smell (what is that, bergamot?)

T - ditto with the smell. More hoppy than Earl Grey with a malty finish.

M - Not bad. Smooth, medium carbonation and very little left after the swallow.

D - Ehh, probably. The price makes it attractive for a session IPA, but if I am specifically looking for a strong bitter taste, I would likely hit up something different.

gopens44, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of sacrelicio
3.8/5  rDev +3%

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.

sacrelicio, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +8.4%

dominic4beer, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GreyGhost4, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of hreb
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

hreb, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of pathead
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

pathead, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of jpd026
4/5  rDev +8.4%

jpd026, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

brewerburgundy, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

TonyY, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of StoneTSR
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

StoneTSR, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

mpenske, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of sweethome
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.

sweethome, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +8.4%

cd34, May 31, 2014
Photo of Snellgg5
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Snellgg5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of loupap
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

loupap, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of bunnyhustle
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours clear and cooper in color. Not a lot of head, was worried at first it may be flat but it was ok. Decent lacing with what little head there is and good retention too. Smell was pleasant. Very nice mix of caramel malt and piney hops with some pineapple citrus to it. Taste was good but not as good as the smell. Some malt, slightly dry, with a sweet, citrusy hop kick to it. Definitely a west coast IPA. Mouthfeel was slightly oily and smooth, not too full. Overall a good beer and easy drinker. Not the best IPA every but I would revisit this one.

bunnyhustle, Apr 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

monkeybeerbelly, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

terence, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Zanico, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ejh06752, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of baiser
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

baiser, Jun 23, 2014
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.