Mission IPA | Mission Brewery

Mission IPAMission IPA
543 Ratings
Mission IPAMission IPA

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Stoneman78 on 11-04-2007

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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of KYGunner
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden coloring yields a bubbly yet thick head that collared quickly.

Light grain and hints of grapefruit touch the nose. Lemon is hidden deep inside the toastiness of malt and light pine.

This started off very malt and grain intensive with a pine aftertaste. As I drank further into the bottle I began to discover some grapefruit and citrus. As I went even deeper an earthy hop flavor revealed itself. Unfortunately, I never had a taste and went "Wow". Perhaps a bit boring, but it's relatively drinkable and vaguely interesting. (If that makes sense)

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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Magery
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BrySoChi
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of peabody
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden with a foamy ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving modest lacing.

Bready malt, pine, and citrus zest form the initial aroma. Somewhat reminiscent of furniture polish. Hints of caramel and resin add complexity.

Underpinnings of lemon, grapefruit, and lime are overpowered by deeply toasted, bready malt, finishing slightly resiny and decidedly bitter. Fairly earthy overall.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and slightly astringent graininess.

Citrusy, malty, and bitter, but the flavoring hops lack complexity. A little overly bitter for my liking.

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Photo of Leinie
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, dank, oniony hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a a big piney, resiny hop finish. There's a little onion but not as much as expected from the nose. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. It has good bitterness but a bit of onion.

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Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of rringler
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very clear dark straw color, with about a 1/4 to 1/2 finger of white, medium sized bubbles. The head dissipates quickly into a fine film that covers about three quarters of the surface. It leaves very little lacing on my chilled glass.

S: Lots of grapefruit sour and bready malts. This is smells quite big.

T: Does not taste nearly as big as it smells. It does have a (mild) grapefruit start, and a bready middle, followed by a mild+/moderate hop finish, but the taste is no where near as intense as the smell. No boozy taste at all, which I wouldn't expect from a 6.8% abv.

M: Medium-/Medium body, a little quicker and slicker, but maybe that's because I drink a lot of DIPAs. Carbonation is just shy of average, but still fits the style. Unlike most DIPAs, I could probably drink two or three fo these before my tongue cries uncle.

O: My biggest complaint with this beer is I wish it delivered on that great smell. Lots of things going for this beer, but I'd like to see the taste kicked up a few notches. Good brew, but it's only going to tease your sour/sweet/malty/bitter buds. :-)

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Photo of domnalbrecc
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Gkitt
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BigJim5021
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of siddhartha
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 543 ratings
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