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Mission St. India Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. India Pale AleMission St. India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%


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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blackie

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: low head over a copper-amber beer

s: very nice tropical fruit hop aroma supported on a nice malt body - a thoughtful blend of pale and caramel, balanced and solid

m: medium carbonation, body on the lighter side

t: falls a little flat here in comparison to the aroma - same characters but a bit on the weak side for my preference, nice tropical hop flavor supported on a pale malt body with touch of caramel, moderate bitterness

d: no problem

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 05:20:17 | More by blackie
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a golden-amber color, topped by a small, thin ring of bright white head. Aroma of sweet, biscuity malt that is somewhat overshadowed by a strong hop profile redolent of grapefruit.
Palate is a flourish of sweet biscuit malt up front that quickly recedes into a noisy hoppy bitterness. Notes of grapefruit, grass, and a hint of sourness are present. The finish is a lingering bitterness from the hops, but not particularly pleasant.
Body is full and slightly creamy, with just a touch of stickiness. This beer goes down fairly easy, but the hop profile is not particularly well-crafted. The bitterness is strong but noisy - it looks like they have a bit more refining to do with the recipe. Still, for less than five bucks for a 6-pack, it's not a bad deal.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 05:48:03 | More by ElGordo
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youngblood

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a nice coppery amber. Average head that disappates quickly. Nothing exceptional here so far.
Smells actually pretty nice. Quite piney. Mostly piney, small citrus and very very minimal malt notes.
The taste is pretty one dimensional. Hops. In fact, its a bit out of balance for an IPA. The malt profile should have been kicked up, but all you get is hops and then nothing. Leaves a man a little disappointed. Very weak mouthfeel. Feels more like a light beer than an IPA. Could be very nice on a hot summer day though. Low ABV makes this very drinkable.

For $5.99 a sixer, I won't complain about this.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 12:39:48 | More by youngblood
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ThePortlander

New York

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a clear orange-gold with about a finger's worth of white head.

The smell was actually pretty decent. The caramel malt comes through. but there are also enough floral, grassy hops to make it interesting. Also, very slight citrus, which I always enjoy.

The smell does not mislead. This is a good, grassy IPA, with a nice malt balance. Like their APA, I would love to taste some additional citrus flavor, and maybe a thicker mouthfeel. But, this is still a good beer, especially for $5.99 a six pack. I'd say a bit better than their APA, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 01:07:26 | More by ThePortlander
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with no visible freshness dating from a local trader joes. into a standard pint glass.

A- this one pours a clear golden to amber colored body with a finger of bright white head.

S- the nose is mostly hops. lots of citrus, and some floral. there is a small caramel malt backbone that comes through at the end.

T- the taste is alot more balanced than the smell. lots of caramel malt upfront with plenty of citrus hops at the end. loads of grapefruit. no trace of alcohol.

M- crisp, clean, and refreshing. light bodied, almost watery. no trace of alcohol.

D- easy to finish, enjoyable, cheap, and always available. this ones a keeper. ill certainly check this one out again at $1.17/bottle. a hidden gem among the rest of the trader joes label. check this out if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 04:26:56 | More by jwinship83
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bbothen

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear rust/caramel like color with a small 1 finger deep bubbly white head.

Smells of citrusy hops, sweet caramel maltiness, nice tropical hop aroma.

Sweet maltiness, toasted malt, caramel, subdued tropical & piney hoppiness in finish.

Light to medium bodied, nicely carbonated, dry finish.

Anotehr $5.99 sixer I'd buy again. Not out of this world, but a serviceable IPA for when you're looking for quality on the cheap or are having a bunch of people over & have to supply the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 22:36:24 | More by bbothen
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up six at the San Jose Trader Joe's, price was right at $5.99, recommended by a helpful staffer.
I drank a couple there, and knew it was very good (good enough to send in a trade), finally getting around to a proper review.
12 oz brown bottle, label as pictured.
Clear, copper colored body with a thin, off-white head. The foam slowly dissipates to thin floating cap, thin lace.
Smells of pine with some herbal hops. Caramel and toasted malt also apparent. Lots of hoppy bitterness, pine resin, citrus, grapefruit. Enough bready malt to keep things in balance. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, dry finish. Nice hoppy aftertaste.
Good drinkability: an all-around good, easy to drink IPA, a nice suprise.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 04:55:59 | More by BigBry
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Genghis22

California

3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: 2-11-09

A - Pours a translucent golden color. Nice and golden honey looking, but completely see through. A slightly agressive pour resulted in a solid finger's worth of a white head that quickly disappeared. Beautiful lacing all the way through.

S - Nice hop smell and with a clear malt presence. Very small hints of pine, more smells of ripe citrus.

T - The taste reveals much more piney hops then the smell would lead you to believe. The flavor is nice, but not very strong, and as quickly as you take it in, it is gone. The aftertaste is nice and bitter with a slight drying effect. Nice pine resins on the back of the tongue.

M - Medium bodied beer with moderate to low carbonation. This is not a DIPA, so I feel this is slightly under carbonated. With a medium body beer I would like to have a bit more carbonation.

D - This is solid representation of an American IPA. Nothing to write home about, but nothing to turn away either. This beers hits the spot, without being overwhelming, and the price can't be beat: $5.99 + tax.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 23:05:52 | More by Genghis22
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sklinger990

California

4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Not much head, but nice delicate lacing on the class and floating on top. Bright bronze in color.

S- I think this is the best part. My girl (not really a beer drinker) said that it smelled like strawberrys. I can see that a little, but I get more of a bright citrus/pine thing going on, with a hint of sweetness... very nice.

T- Slight sweetness with mostly a citus hoppy flavor. But what I really like about it is that it doesn't kick you in the face with bitterness. There is enough to support the flavor and give it a back bone, but it doesn't cling to your tounge or blast all of the other flavors away.

M- Light and a little dry. Its nice compared to other sticky feeling IPAs.

D- I could put down quite a few of these easily. This is the second time I have bought this beer and it wont be the last.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 06:29:48 | More by sklinger990
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photomike

California

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 06:25:39 | More by photomike
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixer of this at the local Trader Joe's. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear, copper body with very thin, sticky, off-white head on top. The head dissipates to a mere halo after about thirty seconds. Light lacing.

Smell: Tart orange and pine with some herbal notes. Caramel and toasted bread as well. Classic cascade hop aroma reminds me of SNPA.

Taste: Bitterness kicks in immediately, fades momentarily, and then returns in the aftertaste. Resiny herbal hops, caramel malt, and pine are most predominant, with orange zest, toasted bread, and grapefruit sprinkled throughout. Pretty standard IPA with nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Resiny with crisp carbonation. Active, dry, and medium-light in body. Finishes dry and leaves a bitter film in the mouth.

Drinkability: This is an okay IPA. I was hoping for a bit more since it's contract brewed by Firestone, but oh well. Better than the standard IPA, but not by a lot. Kinda boring. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 01:53:40 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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MiScusi

California

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 2/13/09, so about a month old.

A- Really clear orange. Nice fluffy white head that dissipates fairly fast, good lacing.

S- Not a whole lot comes through in the aroma. Some faint citrusy hops and caramel malt.

T- A nice maltiness to it. Some juicy hops in there, though fairly subdued. This tastes like a good pale ale, though nowhere near the quality of the standard palate wrecking IPA's we know and love. Finishes with a toasty maltiness. The bitterness is really clean, and pretty mild. It's really a less bitter Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

M- Nice body for an IPA, light still, carbonated well.

D- Good beer when not in the mood for something too abrasive. But it'll be pretty dull if you're expecting a huge flavored IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 22:21:59 | More by MiScusi
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Troyone

California

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear somewhat light apple juice color with minimal white head, some carbonation, and no sign of sediment.

Has a slight fruity hop smell of pine with some caramel malt aroma in the background.

Has a well balanced taste of caramel malt some fruity hop esters of mainly grapefruit with a hint of a chalk finish.

Medium bodied, resinous feel, with lively crisp carbonation.

A bargain session IPA, for the price at TJs, that is crisp with adequate fruit and caramel malt. A good transitional craft beer, for macro hypers, that can be bought for $1 a bottle. Try this one, the price is right.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 23:29:03 | More by Troyone
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Only 5 reviews for this beer so far? That's crazy!

Copper body with a decent white head and some nice lace. Piny aroma, with hints of caramel is quite inviting. Really nice balance between sweet caramel malts and piny grapefruit c-hops. In fact, superb balance, and a refreshing change from some of the cookie cutter hop bombs that are being produced. This isn't an IPA that will overwhelm you with bitterness, but I appreciate how it keeps the IBUs in check with some quality malts. The body is perhaps a weak point, bordering on the light, but it does make this a very easy drinking beer. I'd be happy to have access to a sixer of this.

Thanks to BigBry for schlepping this back from the States and then shipping it to me. I liked it!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 16:32:54 | More by bobsy
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LongBeachHopHead

California

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at refrigerator temp from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance is a nice rich golden color with decent head and good lacing through out.

Smell: I was surprised given the price $5.99 a sixer at Trader Joe's in Long Beach. Clean fresh hop, with citrus tones and a hint of sweet grapefruit.

Taste: I like the taste. It's not a huge palate wrecking IPA but one that is sessionable and won't knock you out in two beers. Bitterness is nice and inviting, not overwhelming. It was not refrigerated at the store, so I'm surprised that it tastes so fresh. I don't see a date on the bottle but I'll keep looking.

Mouthfeel: It's a mild IPA. Nothing is punching through. Light in consistency and just enough bitterness to separate it from the Mission Pale; it's close cousin.

Drinkability: I really like this one. I would drink it as my regular session IPA since most are around $10 a sixer now.

If you're not in the mood for a huge Hop Bomb, this is one for your Wednesday night. Save the big ones for the weekend!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 03:34:28 | More by LongBeachHopHead
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Overlord

California

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

5.99 a sixer. Keep that in mind.

Pours a nice reddish orange. Big white foam head. Actually has an aroma! Surprising in a cheap IPA. Smells like grass with a bit of pine.

The taste is also, surprisingly nice. Gentle grassy hops with a tad bit of pine. No real citrus, and while that's a bit of a problem, still very pleasant. Some nice bittering grapefruit in there, too.

Nice mouthfeel, very drinkable. This beer just keeps growing on me. This is joining Alesmith IPA and Union Jack IPA in my IPA session rotation.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 06:58:57 | More by Overlord
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xhcadamx

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - copper with hints of red with a small head and minimal lacing

S - Pleasant bouquet of floral and citrus hops and a small amount of pine

T - Floral and citrus hops and a balanced amount of bitterness. All the flavors of great IPA just turned down a little bit

M - thin for an IPA

D - Pretty high because it's not super chewy and the hops dont kick you in the face.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 04:38:50 | More by xhcadamx
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JoshuaCain

California

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle is dated 11/18/08
pours a golden amber with a fairly meager head. moderate lacing.
aroma is a nice pine-y fresh spring breeze. very clean and crisp.
taste is nice, if not understated. a very mild flavor, with pine and grass notes up front with a little citrus on the finish, low bitterness. definitely not the tongue scorching IPA that seems so prevalent these days.
medium body with mild carbonation, easy to drink.
the price is also low, which gives it higher marks in general.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 07:50:29 | More by JoshuaCain
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aforbes10

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Trader Joe's in Sacramento. Pours a nice rich amber, glowing golden. Short white head with sticky lacing around. Nose is grassy and piney, nice hops...Flavor shows off the hops too, with a nice piney bitterness on a decent caramel malt body. Some sweetness. Moderately fresh-tasting and easy to drink. A nice find.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 23:25:04 | More by aforbes10
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.