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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
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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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terence

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-18-2012 14:59:30 | More by terence
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nyrfan2323

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-18-2012 00:21:21 | More by nyrfan2323
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kojevergas

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Port Brewing sampler glass in me friend's gaff in low altitude Orange, California. Acquired at Trader Joe's in San Diego. Expectations are low.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

A: Pours a garbage head of a half finger thickness and ten second retention. Laughably awful for the relatively low ABV considering the style. Colour is a clear copper. No visible yeast particles.

Sm: Piney, hops - floral as much as bitter, and hints of resin over top clean malts. A mild strength aroma. Pleasant.

T: Pleasantly floral and piney, with some emergent hop bitterness. A clean malt foundation. Nicely balanced and built in spite of the untamed hop bitterness. Pleasant and enjoyable. Boring and simple. Not complex or subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. It's too thin. Adequately carbonated. I'd prefer it more crisp. No cream is present, but the style doesn't call for it.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and dull. I wouldn't get it again, but for 50 cents at Trader Joe's, I'm glad I bought it. Excellent for the price. The mouthfeel is awful and thin but the taste is pleasant for what it is.

Low C-

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:53:19 | More by kojevergas
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Murrhey

Montana

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a taster glass. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white head. Light and crap retention. Some lacing. Palest of gold color, clear as heck.

S- Floral hops and some honey notes. Sweetness but some distinct bitterness. Lacking a lot of complexity.

T- Light and hoppy, with distinct sweetness. Surprised.

M- Very thin feel, only respite is the chunkier carbonation. But watery and too thin for my liking.

O- Wonderful deal for the price (so I'm told by Kojevergas), and a surprise from what I thought was going to be a junk beer. Nice. Give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:48:07 | More by Murrhey
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Texas

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
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jakjak711

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-22-2012 04:40:30 | More by ButtomsUp
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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
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

Minnesota

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
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HopHeadAndy

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2012 07:33:37 | More by HopHeadAndy
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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
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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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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

California

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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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-13-2012 21:29:19 | More by PaBeerLover
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hoppedupken

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2012 00:42:43 | More by hoppedupken
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amstelcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2012 13:08:35 | More by amstelcat
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2012 00:01:36 | More by towlea25
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t420o

California

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

B+

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:02:07 | More by t420o
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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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rodney45

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
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Redrover

Illinois

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
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-22-2011 23:47:32 | More by CelticAleMan
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.