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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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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-16-2012 01:57:55 | More by ithinkimasofa
Photo of elNopalero


3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an understated brew that I find is a good value for its price.

It pours a toasted golden straw in color with a nice topping of foam.

There’s a pleasing, though muted, hop aroma. More on the citrus side with some cut grass.

Hops on the palate are piney and grassy, with some bitterness, but the flavor drops rapidly. It’s not bad but it doesn’t wow like their pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 20:48:07 | More by elNopalero
Photo of jakjak711


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-04-2012 00:43:41 | More by jakjak711
Photo of ButtomsUp


4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-22-2012 04:40:30 | More by ButtomsUp
Photo of Sharkophile

New York

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, appears a light amber color with an off-white head with decent retention.

S: Very nice, hoppy nose. Pine, citrus and fruit make the smell very appealing.

T: Starts off quite well, with caramel and light tropical fruitiness, then come the hops with pine and grapefruit flavors which are very nice until the finish, which is a bit watery.

M: Pretty light bodied with a nice, moderate carbonation. But that watery finish hurts the beer in this department.

O: For 7 bucks for a six pack, this is a very decent IPA. Great value again at Trader Joe's. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 01:43:23 | More by Sharkophile
Photo of sharpski


3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-15-2012 22:47:06 | More by sharpski
Photo of OleJohnnieAle


3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear light copper with a two finger off white head that dissipates quickly. Not too much lacing left behind.

S - Piney hops, citrus fruits, sweet caramel, and floral hops

T - Good amount of caramel and citrus fruits up front. Hops are not as strong as I would like but definitely still present. Ends with grapefruit and sweet malts.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied. Decent resin left in mouth.

O - For the price, can't go wrong. A good IPA, picked it up at Trader Joes, may get it the next time too!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 00:42:10 | More by OleJohnnieAle
Photo of HopHeadAndy


4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2012 07:33:37 | More by HopHeadAndy
Photo of omokoro

New York

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 04:25:18 | More by omokoro
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 16:05:38 | More by Dave1999
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-31-2012 04:29:11 | More by TastyIsBeer
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale amber with a foamy 2 inch off-white head that settles to a small cap. Thick chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrus zest and floral hop aromas. Taste is of caramel malt, grapefruit, and citrus zest. A medium bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but nothing too memorable. It's cheap enough though for $1 a bottle at Trader Joe's.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:19:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-13-2012 21:29:19 | More by PaBeerLover
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2012 00:42:43 | More by hoppedupken
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2012 13:08:35 | More by amstelcat
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2012 00:01:36 | More by towlea25
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mission street ipa

A- pour produces a 1-12 finger tan head thy rests atop a light brown /amber body with good clarity. Pretty good retention and leaves patchy lacing   3.5

S- fresh citrusy hops with grapfruit the prdomininant with some tangerine and lemon also. Guava , caramel malt in nice balance. Smells very good 4 

T-  slight bitterness and slight pine upfront greeted with citrus hops with grapefruit predominant again. Caramel malt is in great balance. Great balanced very drinkable ipa that goes down really easily. 4

M- good mouthfeel. Nice viscosity and carbonation 3.5

O- an extremely good deal and maybe the best deal period at $5.99 a sixer. Has immediately become a staple in my refridgerator. 4


Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:02:07 | More by t420o
Photo of FVTraina

New York

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 03:39:34 | More by FVTraina
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear and light amber, with a finger width creamy head.

S: pine and citrus, with a big grapefruit hop overtone.

T: Hop flavor is absolutely dominant in this beer, so i'll start with that. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a complex citrus hop profile. Balanced with a caramel or crystal malt. Dry aftertaste.

M: Light to medium body. Medium to medium high carbonation.

O: A good example of an AIPA, found in trader joes for a buck a bottle. Come on now, thats a fantastic value for a mid to middle high range IPA. I do not mind a big corporation with good intentions competing in the craft beer market, if and only if they will come up with beers like these, at prices like this.

Food Pairings: I would pair this with a pepper steak, chicken stir fry or possibly fajitas.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 11:34:00 | More by rodney45
Photo of Redrover


3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Trader Joes beer to try. Poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is copper with a dense off-white head.

It has a nose of pine, caramel malts. It is fresh and not overpowering.

It is pleasantly old school in both pine based bitterness (guessing C hops of some sort) and caramel malts. It has a touch of apple and hint of tangerine. No off or odd notes. Guessing the IBUs track in somewhere between 40 to 50.

The mouth is slightly oily and coating. I liked this beer. Decent taste and a solid value. Nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 00:08:02 | More by Redrover
Photo of CelticAleMan


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-22-2011 23:47:32 | More by CelticAleMan
Photo of spamages


3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-20-2011 16:03:07 | More by spamages
Photo of cosmicslop


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-18-2011 00:27:22 | More by cosmicslop
Photo of GossageBrewery


3.55/5  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!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 22:58:17 | More by GossageBrewery
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium globe,

A: Pours a clear light amber with a medium white head. Very good lace as the style should have.

S: Impressive, lots of candied orange and apricot. Citrus heavy, hint of mango. Very pungent and enjoyable.

T: Flavour is a bit of a letdown from the nose. Still solid, lots of melon rind and grapefruit, some greeness in there too. Light malt, hint of booze. But a flavour that really grows on me as I drink it.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny aftertaste. Pretty smooth, strong.

O: An interesting beer to discuss. Not my favourite hop profile, but it is big and full flavoured. Reminds me a lot of Union Jack at almost half the price. If you like that beer, you'll like this IPA. Super fresh I could see this killing in a blind tasting.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 06:29:23 | More by Halcyondays
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.