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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

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

04-09-2009 04:55:59 | More by BigBry
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fox227

California

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Discovering that Firestone Walker brews a Trader Joe's six pack IPA for 5.99 makes me feel like that World of Warcraft nerd who found the leather belt. "5.99 sixer Firestone Walker IPA? AAAAHH!!! EHHH!! OOOHHHH!!!!" Sorry about that one.

A: Darkish golden color with a small head. It looks like a good IPA, nothing much more than that.

S: Very nice citrus laden, fresh hoppy smell. Makes one glad to be on the West Coast.

T: I get lots of grapefruit and lemon. The hops are nice and forward, and the malt offers little in the way of sweetness, which means that this beer won't be very popular with customers who just want cheap, easy drinking beer at Trader Joe's.

M: Medium carbonation, and a long lingering bitterness on the tongue. Moderately dry finish.

O: Overall I would say that this is a fine IPA for any day. But if I were to drink it all the time simply due to being so affordable that I was surely get tired of it. It's Firestone Walker brewed. But it's no Union Jack, for that matter.

06-15-2011 18:22:28 | More by fox227
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

08-08-2014 00:10:08 | More by dbrauneis
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Mediumish copper depending on the light, clear, head settles to nice covering foam and sticks pretty easily to the sides of the glass, not in big sheets but just enough

S: Slightly sweet smelling, it makes the hops seem fruity, but judging by the flavor they aren't really, more of a light pine/resin aroma combined with the slight malt sweetness, a little mild for an IPA

T: Same sentiments as the aroma, good malt honey sweetness to support a moderate hop bitterness, the hops again are sticky and resiny, pretty good flavor, but the bitterness is not where I expect it and the flavor could be turned up a bit

M: Not nearly as dry as some IPA's, just a little bit to keep the palate clean, easy to drink

O: A good "kind hoppy" beer when you wants something thirst-quencing and easy to drink. Not much of an IPA though, especially when compared to the better versions of the style. I'm definitely the first to admit that I don't like all the imperial beer craze, but this tastes more like a pale ale.

05-19-2013 02:17:52 | More by dpodratsky3
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-10-2013 04:40:56 | More by InfernoBoss
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brewerburgundy

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz bottle, wine glass, bottled 6/29/11.

The looks deliver on classic American IPA; yellow to copper hues with a creamy light beige head on top. The foam fades down to be a little sparse on top but sticks immensely well to the glass.

Bitter yellow grapefruit sticks to the classic theme while the rest of the hops go a little tropical, guava, lemon. The malt is salty whole wheat cracker.

This is a balanced IPA. Grapefruit bitterness keeps nutty caramel malts in check and there are some more interesting pineapple, fruit cocktail hops. That this beer is such a steal has to be kept in mind; it's close to busting into a hop extravaganza, but then it wouldn't cost $5.99 a six pack at Trader Joe's.

Mouthfeel is the weak point here. It lacks any real body and it's hard for the good level of bitterness to cope with that. Carbonation is soft and creamy.

While this is a really good deal, beers such as Torpedo and Union Jack are worth the $2-5 more per pack. However, it's all relative. This would be a good gateway IPA because of it's balance.

08-02-2011 02:42:14 | More by brewerburgundy
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-21-2014 00:42:14 | More by hooliganlife
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wrentmore

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-27-2014 12:42:23 | More by wrentmore
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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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

The body is very clean with a thin paleness but the head mounts thickly.

The aroma is bitter and floral but gives off a sour fruit. Grapefruit and lemon, pine resin, pithy rind and caramel malts can all be found.

The flavor is more to the bitter herbal but a sour grapefruit rind exists. Deeply underneath a tea leaf malt flavor runs thick. The hops are pithy bitter but not brash and deeply resined.

The feel is slick, bitter but not too astringent.

This was a very inexpensive craft beer but had a lot of good hop bitterness and sufficient malt support.

04-11-2014 21:32:38 | More by KYGunner
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-20-2013 13:21:07 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Johnnyutah713

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-03-2014 23:44:41 | More by Johnnyutah713
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cdog707yo

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2014 08:12:57 | More by cdog707yo
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-26-2013 02:35:13 | More by EnronCFO
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avckc

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-16-2013 21:22:46 | More by avckc
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-31-2014 21:52:57 | More by hopkrid
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GratefulNole

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-03-2013 14:01:01 | More by GratefulNole
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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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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-18-2013 19:23:48 | More by TonyY
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Zanico

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-08-2013 00:39:37 | More by Zanico
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-07-2012 01:26:27 | More by ssimpson89
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours clear and cooper in color. Not a lot of head, was worried at first it may be flat but it was ok. Decent lacing with what little head there is and good retention too. Smell was pleasant. Very nice mix of caramel malt and piney hops with some pineapple citrus to it. Taste was good but not as good as the smell. Some malt, slightly dry, with a sweet, citrusy hop kick to it. Definitely a west coast IPA. Mouthfeel was slightly oily and smooth, not too full. Overall a good beer and easy drinker. Not the best IPA every but I would revisit this one.

04-07-2010 02:45:44 | More by bunnyhustle
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-22-2013 16:19:23 | More by RBorsato
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-30-2013 01:45:41 | More by JohnnyForeign
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cre83

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-01-2013 18:43:54 | More by cre83
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.