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Plunder! | Mission Brewery

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3.78/5
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34 Ratings
Plunder!Plunder!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States
missionbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
In times of battle, few rules apply. Plunder is no exception. Hopped with nine treasured varieties, this IPA has a refreshing bite with aromas of citrus and pine. With a lighter body and bright hop profile, this San Diego brewed IPA leaves no questions that it is a treasure worth seizing.

Added by Wowcoolman on 10-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,433
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
34
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep gold, bronze-ish hue. Thick two finger head on the pour with nice retention. Lace coats the side of the glass on the way down. Real good looking brew.

Light malt presence on the nose, with the meshing of hops giving this one a heavy earthy, citrusy smell. The main notes of a typical IPA are here: grapefruit, citrus zest, pine. Also picking up some tobacco and baked bread.

Heavily hoppy on the tongue, with a dry bitterness of citrus zest and pine resin. The tobacco presence also comes through here and makes for an almost chewy mouthfeel. Fresh cut grass, pineapple, guava, crackers, baked bread, malt.

Finishes quite dry with a lighter mouthfeel - which they intended. Not a bad IPA, one of the better brews I've had from Mission.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

you know, i have never been to high on these guys and this new one (to me) is sort of more of the same. it is clear and blonde and pretty looking in the glass under its pillowy white head, and the aroma is great, west coasty, juicy, oily, fresh, a whole bunch of cool hop strains aggressively dosed. the flavor though just doesnt follow that trajectory, instead of this tropical hop profile the nose teased, its so bitter that there is nothing else to taste. they really got the balance and proportions wrong here, and only the self tortuous bitter lover will find redeeming properties here. for me, i wanted it to taste like it smells, and its not even close. nice and light in feel though for being a bit on the stronger side, and well carbonated. this is close to being a great ipa, but thats kind of how i feel about their other hoppy beers, they are all just a step away from really being as good as they should be. not all bad though, the price is right and it packs a punch. similar to other mission releases, nothing special.

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Photo of dannydetox
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

this beer is no longer retired! wine warehouse rep was kind enough to drop off a sample 22oz bottle. an amber colored brew with a thin, off white head, plunder does not seem to have much carbonation evident in the glass. aroma reminds me of baked cinnamon rolls, with orange and grapefruit notes in the back. i get a generous scent of pink grapefruit on the attack, with a medium body malt rounding out the mid palate. the beer is not overtly bitter, but far from cloying and sweet. i find it on the flatter side, with too little carbonation. drinks like a red ipa with plenty of citrus zip, but lacks a strong mouthfeel.

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Photo of buzzy
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle a clear golden under one-inch thick white head which fades slowly and leaves splotches and spots of lace. Aroma is mild citrus, herbal, pine and floral. Taste is malty, piney with some grapefruit. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a bitter and resiny note.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markhobbs1
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickeyHops
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear and attractive golden beer with plenty of white foam in the cider flute. Seriously hoppy stew. After it warms us a little there is a peculiar fishy note. I got a clean glass out and poured another dose but it's an oddity. Aromas of citrus, mango, and cedar.

Warm and a little sweet. A lot of malty depth. Quite bitter finish that lingers long into the aftertaste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in North Park.

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Photo of Daniel_Abbner
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of chicagoish
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brycevolk
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Promenade Beer & Wine Festival in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but the mouthfeel is a bit flat and diminishes the drinkability for me.

Serving type: on tap.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BreweryRun
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Totalpackage411
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bnoise11
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham

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Plunder! from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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