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Mission St. India Pale Ale - Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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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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.

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3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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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.

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Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.