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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
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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
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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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a light orange color. Crystal clear with some visible carbonation pushing north. A two finger off-white cap. Decent retention with sheets of lacing.

Floral and earthy notes with some light caramel and undercooked biscuits. A touch of pine needles pokes through, but the hop aroma is pretty subdued.

On the palate, soft caramel slides in with some floral and earthy hops. Undercooked, doughy biscuits through the middle. The finish is a blend of pine, earth, and flowers.

On the lighter side of medium. Clean and straightforward.

A pretty average IPA in all aspects.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 22:01:55 | More by ColForbinBC
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theJollySin

California

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A nice amber color. Almost red, deeply orange. Little to no head. Bubbling that starts off strong and then fizzles out pretty fast.

S - A very light smell. I didn't noticed it until I looked for it. A light, fruity scent with only a prickle of hops; which is strange for an IPA.

T - Not so hoppy for an IPA. There is a slightly skunky flavor, but perhaps that is a personal bias against IPAs. I'm not sure. The fruity flavor is almost sour, but again that may be normal for a beer.

M - Thin enough to be refreshing. It foams lightly on the tongue.

O -

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 01:08:50 | More by theJollySin
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youngblood

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -16%
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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beertunes

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another of Trade Joes house beers. Poured into 16oz glass. Poured a clean, clear golden amber color with about a half-inch of off white head that didn't have much retention, but OK lacing.

The aroma was a pleasant blend of floral and pine hops, with a trace of malt. The flavor was pretty much the same, pine and floral hops with a nice malt foundation, decently balanced.

The body was typical for the style. Drinkability was above average, you drink these all day without killing your tastebuds. Overall, a decent beer. This may not be the best, or sexiest, or trendiest beer out there, but if you're going to a cook out or tailgating this is a solid beer to take with you. This beer is also an excellent value, at $6 a sixer you'll be hard pressed to find a better beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 23:29:45 | More by beertunes
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mjr5052

California

3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Color and clarity are good, solid head retention.

Aroma is a bit lacking. Classic IPA scents, with a lot less bang.

Taste is pretty good. 6.1% abv but you would think 5% if you didn't read the label. No complaints though, the kind of IPA you can have a few of and not overload your palate. Light, but and actually a bit more malty than hoppy.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, somewhat standard.

Overall this is a very drinkable IPA and a hell of a value. It says right on the label "Mission Street resides at the crossroads of quality and value", and I couldn't have put it better. You lose a bit of the hop punch that more expensive IPAs provide but it may be worth the reduced price.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 01:25:28 | More by mjr5052
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bbothen

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
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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Genghis22

California

3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
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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brewdoc75

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint

A: Orange to gold in color. Nice, solid white head at first, dies quickly. Moderate carbonation.

S: Sweet orange and a hint of tangerine. Candy like sweetness. Not a lot of aroma in this one.

T: Sweetness at first, then some citrus notes with orange and tangerine character. Maybe just a hint of grapefruit bitterness. Finishes with a faint graininess and some caramel. Not terribly complex. Pretty straight forward in the taste department.

M: Light to medium bodied. Fairly crisp. Finishes slightly sticky in the throat from the hops. Not abrasive though.

D: A pretty average IPA. Nothing bad about it, but nothing really stellar. It was a pretty good deal at $6.99 a sixer, but for a few dollars more you could have a world class IPA. I'll pass on getting this again, but it may be worth a try for those who aren't ready for a big IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 01:04:40 | More by brewdoc75
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argock

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass mug. Freshness date 08/20/09 on bottleneck. Single purchased at Trader Joe's (Short Pump, VA) for $1.17.

A: Light rust with 2+-finger head with decent retention and good lacing.

S: Aroma is pale ale-y with some mild pine and floral hops and crystal malt sweetness. With warming, a little more of the citrus hops and malt sweetness comes through a little better.

T: Flavor is not cohesive and pales in comparison to Mission St. Pale Ale, which I had back-to-back with this. Minor pale malt sweetness is cut with pine and citrus hops with an aspirin and soapy finish.

M: Very dry with aspirin/metallic aftertaste and body too light for the style. Mild coating quality.

D: The price is low, but so is the aroma and flavor of this brew. All the good reviews make me wonder about handling, light, and temperature in getting it from CA to VA.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 03:03:06 | More by argock
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GregBlatz

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Stamped 10/26/10

A - Pours a beautifully clear copper color. head is very thin and laces as it settles to nothing.

S - Nice estery and hop aroma. Strong fruit and pine scent. Fruity up front, pungent dry finish. I would categorize the hops as American, piney and resin like. Different than the cascade family of hops which give off the citrus and grapefruit. Noticeable malt backbone that comprises mostly of sweet malt rather than grain or bread.

M - Strong carbonation. Somewhat thinner than an average IPA.

D - Very drinkable IPA. Nothing is too agressive that would stop you from having a few of these in the row.

Overall - This is a nice conservative IPA. I would find it hard to believe anyone would not like it. It isn't very bold or aggressive but for a $5.99 6'er, I'll buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 00:22:10 | More by GregBlatz
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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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DavidHume

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-14-2014 14:22:23 | More by DavidHume
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-12-2014 11:18:10 | More by Noelito76
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-28-2013 01:28:09 | More by JDizzle
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mpenske

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-02-2014 04:42:15 | More by mpenske
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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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Thunderballroom

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-04-2013 21:21:32 | More by Thunderballroom
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-16-2013 00:31:32 | More by carrollmel7
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chadwickwb

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-12-2014 16:48:27 | More by chadwickwb
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amber beer with an average head. Citrus hops, with a touch of pine, dominates the nose. A touch of grainy malt is there as well. Medium palate on this brew. Caramel sweetness up front moves into some hoppiness toward the end. Not a bad brew but not a particularly imaginative one.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 22:50:56 | More by BeardedBoffin
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Thin, white head with no lacing. Dark amber in color.

S: A bit weak for an IPA, but malt bill is shown.

T: A heavy malt profile, with a slight hop finish. The beer is very much like APA.

M: Silk feel, which has a short lingering taste. dry on the finish.

D: Crisp with a creamy finish. Not as easy going as other IPAs but holds up to the bigger malt body.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 12:33:28 | More by GDBEERMAN
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HalfFull

California

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin head. Offers little retention and some random lacing.

Smell is citrusy sweet. Hops and sweet malts intermingle and are a bit confusing. Surely just the combination is unfamiliar. Well agitated the beer is rather hoppy, yet this profile plays second fiddle overall.

Taste is similar to the nose and slightly sweet. A viscous mouthfeel tells me that the malts and the hop oils are working together. Lots of orange citrus, and the hops are subdued and buried beneath, or perhaps contibuting to the buttery malts. In the end the hops are ruined by the 'simple sugar' sweetness of the beer, which, it seems, is partly an illusion from the cascade hop presence.

Tastes like Union Jack 'Lite', yet better.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 06:57:38 | More by HalfFull
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JoshuaCain

California

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
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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mwagner1018

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice copper color, about 1 finger of head, settles down slowly, leaves a nice lacing on the glass and a light cap on the beer.

S- Light hops on the initial nose, mild grassy aroma, but disappears quickly, disappointing smell to be honest.

T- Nice crisp bitterness up front, enough malt on the backbone, not quite as much grapefruit citrus bitterness as I would like. There is a mild acidic almost metalic lingering finish, not sure what the off taste is, but no very appealing.

M- High on carbonation, lots of bubbles rising up. Texture is medium, slightly thin on the finish.

D- Pretty drinkable, too light in my opinion for an IPA, fits more into the Pale Ale category. Not a great beer, and not one I would reach for in the future, there are so many great options out there, it's just not worth it to spend less money on this one when you are getting a much poorer quality product.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 05:36:31 | More by mwagner1018
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This honey-bronze brew struggled to put up even a small collar of foam even after an aggressive pour. As I noticed the lack of head while pouring, I distanced my beer holding hand from the glass to the extent of about ten inches... disappointingly, there was still no head to be seen. The color of the brew is a nice shade of caramel-orange though. Swirling brings up a bit more head than my ridiculously vigorous pour, and leaves a little bit of lace on the glass.

S - Canned mandarin orange, mixed fruit cup (a fifth-grade lunch box favorite), and mango/papaya tropical notes. Not quite as hoppy as others of its ilk... this is more fruit than nose-hair curling hop.

T - The flavor is less mandarin orange and more straight up "regular" old orange.... bitter, like an under-ripe orange that needs a few more days in the fruit basket to sweeten up a bit. For an IPA, these flavors are relatively mild... but still prett tasty.

M - Fruity and slick at first, then more gritty and dry at the finish. Not super palate-wicking dry, but dry enough to really make ya want another sip. Nice lingering taste of tropical fruit and green grass.

D - Kinda "meh" if ya ask me. Nice pleasant tropical summer fruits that suit the high temps here in central Illinois well, but really lacking in what I'm lookin' for in an IPA.... HOPS! Give me my hops dammmit! Not a bad beer, and if I recall the price was ridiculously reasonable at Trader Joe's, so totally worth the $. I'm kind "for-genst" it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 05:13:26 | More by pmcadamis
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.