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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

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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DrJay

Massachusetts

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

Clear orange with a short, lasting cap of beige foam. Clumpy, streaky lacing. Pine and grapefruit pith aroma, citrusy and a bit powdery with some caramel maltiness. Moderate bitterness with balanced caramel sweetness and grapefruit/pine hoppiness. Nice flavour profile, but it did seem a little thin - maybe more of a texture thing. The body was quite light, carbonation a little on the low side, fairly dry. Overall though, pretty solid and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 21:47:21 | More by DrJay
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
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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gford217

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of mikeyv35 poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden amber with a hefty white head that remains a cap for the duration and leaves some spotty lacing.

The aroma has some sweet citrus with oranges and lemons leading the way in the nose. There is also plenty of sweet pale malts and a hint of floral pine.

The taste is a little more bland than the aroma and has a big pale malt backbone that has a sweetness that is a bit more dominant than the grassy hops I get. The fruity hops are very fleeting in the taste.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and dry and bitter in the finish, though not a big hop bitterness. It's more like a dull metallic bitterness.

This is an average IPA in my book that lacks a bit in the taste department to stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 02:58:45 | More by gford217
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busterwhite

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden/amber color with a 1 finger head and left some decent lacing on the glass.

Smells sweet with a little grassy, herbal tone.

Earthy and herbal upfront followed by a fairly sweet malt taste and a slightly bitter finish. Flowery (rose?) aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall a decent beer at a good price point.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 12:09:25 | More by busterwhite
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MiScusi

California

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a single of all the traders beers last week an decided to open this one up today. served cold and in a pint glass for lunch.

decent look with a medium amber and a decent head of white capping the top which hung around for a little while. aroma is light, muted citrus hops, touches of bready and sweet malts, touches of buttery notes and a decent rounded profile. medium feel with a light carbonation that led to a small but decent dry finish.

overall a decent ipa, nothing to buy again, but nothing terrible either.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 18:53:27 | More by mikesgroove
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plaid75

New York

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an upfront sweet grainy malt with a secondary dull citrus hop.

The taste was dominated by sweet malts with a strange ligering sugary element. Some decent orangy hops.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent IPA for its price bracket.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 01:14:36 | More by plaid75
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with an off white head. Smells slightly of spicy hops. Taste is toasted malt up front, with a grassy hop middle, and a tart, slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pretty good, low carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good. I would drink this again, but I've had better ipa's.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 23:52:16 | More by tronester
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schlimenhaumer

New York

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude.

A: Pours a clean, translucent copper color with a creamy two-finger off-white head that fades away rather quickly.

S: Strong floral and citric hops with a bit of bready malt in the background.

T: Floral and citric hops all the way through from start to finish on this one. Not much in the way of balance, so it's a bit too aggressive, but there's some good hop flavor to this.

M: Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and a slight bit of dryness on the finish.

D: This beer is abrasively hoppy, but for the price (so long as you have access to Trader Joe's), it's not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 21:33:34 | More by schlimenhaumer
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TheMarkE

California

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good beer, great value. One of Trader Joe’s private label beers, this IPA was produced by local favorite Firestone Walker under the alias Steinhaus Brewing. It’s a solid brew, with all of the hoppiness you expect. It’s no Pliny, but it wasn’t meant to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:04:36 | More by TheMarkE
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mission St IPA 12oz bottle from Naven. Poured into River Horse Shaker. Nice clear amber with small white head that sticks nicely to the glass. Very nice aroma of hops, peaches & apricot. Tastes smooth, very much like it smells. Slightly bitter. Lingering finish. Very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 22:49:01 | More by acurtis
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xhcadamx

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper brown color, tan head of about two inches. Retention and lacing are decent. Nose includes lots of citric hopping but also a significant amount of pine - a slightly larger version of the Pale Ale. Malty sweetness in the form of caramel, and some rich biscuity flavor as well.

Tastes lean a little more towards the pine than the bright shininess of the pale ale. Fairly resinous, with a coating, bitter mouthfeel and finish. Less carbonation as well, which lets the sweetness through. Not a "dry" ale. The hops are piney and herbal, with citric notes up top, and some earthiness down below. Body is medium, leaning to the light side, and the drinkability is much higher when cool. As it warms, the range of hop flavors do emerge, but result in a more bitter experience.

Interesting take on the IPA. Not quite an English take, as it is still quite bitter, but the hops are darker and more full-bodied, while the mouthfeel remains light. Overall, it's not a bad sipper, but the recipe could use an identity.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 03:20:29 | More by BretSikkink
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with lots of giant particles and a two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes and left a nice film. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt with pine and citrus hops.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and solid bitterness. Pine and citrus hops. Sort of flat flavor with a touch of alcohol.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Not a bad IPA. There were a bit too many particles for my taste, and the taste was kind of flat to me.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 01:50:50 | More by SolipsismalCat
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CRichardsMN

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Nice clear orange amber with a decent creamy head that leaves a nice ring of lace at the top of the glass and fades it's way down the glass.

Smell:
Full of citrusy hops and a bit of sweet caramel and malt.

Taste:
Has a nice hit of citrusy hops and fairly bitter tail end. Sweet malty and nutty notes also present. Nothing huge and overpowering like a die hard hop-head would crave but you get the point.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Smooth on the tongue and finishes dry.

Drinkability:
Not usually a fan of IPAs but this one is fairly mild. Good casual brew to swig at.

Comment:
Nothing like free brews from the neighbors! Got a whole variety in one of those "you like these *different* brews" type mixed six packs. Well, yes I do, Thanks!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 23:15:02 | More by CRichardsMN
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-06-2014 20:07:29 | More by LXIXME
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AndyH

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-28-2013 02:54:48 | More by AndyH
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-26-2014 00:58:09 | More by tdm168
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trubeernick

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-05-2014 02:33:21 | More by trubeernick
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SFNC

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-04-2013 00:15:11 | More by SFNC
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-25-2013 20:27:24 | More by sonofliberty2
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Hellyeahimdrinking

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-25-2012 07:11:41 | More by Hellyeahimdrinking
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-10-2013 01:48:07 | More by Snellgg5
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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-10-2013 23:01:22 | More by bca115
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jakjak711

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-04-2012 00:43:41 | More by jakjak711
Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.