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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
good

339 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 7
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 dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

dbrauneis, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of KyleSweetsema
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

KyleSweetsema, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Johnmanciniband
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Johnmanciniband, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CreedeSon, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Dogismycopilot, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of GeoChase90
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

GeoChase90, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of bricarr74
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bricarr74, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Knoxrb12
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Knoxrb12, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Johnnyutah713
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Johnnyutah713, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of wrentmore
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

wrentmore, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of baiser
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

baiser, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kell50, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of SunBernBrewing
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

SunBernBrewing, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of spoonhawk
1/5  rDev -72.9%

spoonhawk, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of chadwickwb
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

chadwickwb, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of FrozenJoe
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was over at Trader Joe's today. I got this beer and a couple of others to try. I continue to be impressed by the value and quality of the Trader Joe's beers.

Appearance
Thick off-white head. Decent retention. Very good lacing. Orange amber body. Small to medium sized carbonation bubbles that are quite lively. I was hoping for some cloudiness but there was none. Beside that this beer looks very nice.

Smell
Strong hops aroma that is pine dominant but also has a citrus character. Faint bread-like malts.

Taste
Strong hop flavor. The taste is similar to the aroma, but the hops have a bitterness that is not present in the nose. Quite bitter. Tastes like bitter pine hops with a little bit of grapefruit peel. Faint malt presence at the end.

Mouthfeel
Pretty full bodied. The hops bitterness lingers. There is an oiliness that remains. Robust carbonation but it does not sting.

Overall
A very hops forward beer. High bitterness. The malt body is there in the mouthfeel but is somewhat lacking in the taste. IMO this beer needs more of a malt presence to balance out the hops. Maybe that says more about my views on IPA's than it does about this particular brew. Around here this beer sells for about 70% the price of say Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and comparable craft brews. Good value. Good beer. A little too hops forward for my palate.

FrozenJoe, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mission St. IPA has a thin, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, somewhat bubbly, orange appearance, and a little bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of piney hop resin, and the flavor is of that, plus sweet white bread. Bitterness is moderate. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Mission St. IPA finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and refreshing.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SteveB24, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

hopkrid, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

cd34, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tdm168, May 26, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden hue with a huge head into my glass. I'm hoping this will edge out their pale ale.

Light and crisp with a HUGE dollop of citrus. It reminds me of other beers with a similar profile.

Very tasty with grapefruit and sweet, bready malt.

Finishes clean with that great citrus hop bite.

Much better choice here.

Brad007, May 23, 2014
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.