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Mission IPA | Mission Brewery

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Mission IPAMission IPA
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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 drpimento
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA! Served with a nice thick, creamy, foamy, cream-colored head that settled to a creamy (ouch - what's a synonym for creamy?) cover and lots of fine, sheeting lace. Color is a clear amber with loads of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is an aromatic blend of hop and caramel malt with a hint of fruit. Flavor's like nose, has limited sweetness, perfect balance between bitter, carbonic tang in front, with that sweet just to compliment. Body and carbonation perfect. Finish is a little long and pleasant, very drinkable, and only the suggestion of alcohol. I want more!

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jackrodgers77
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jonathanogden
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jlogan7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer from this brewery. The beer poured a clear medium gold and produced a eggshell white creamy head about one and a half fingers high. good lacing after dissipating.
The smell is fruity, citrus ,pineapple and some lemon.
The taste is fruity hops up front. Those pineapple and citrus flavors are balanced by a malty backbone. The finish is a nbice combination with good hopiness in the back.
Very nice medium bodied IPA, very refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First taste for me from this brewery. I really wanted a good, solid ipa and that's what I got. Well balanced with deep citrusy hops. Grapefruit, orange/lime. Some sweetness with some resinous. Straightforward and enjoyable. I'd get this again. People expecting a "west coast ipa might be disappointed because it isn't as blunt with hops but I'm cool with it.

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Photo of frozenjogurt
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of hirliman
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this beer in Totowa never having tried anything from Mission before. This poured wonderfully but was so much different than other IPA's that I've had, and it was only because it was so different that I didn't rate it higher. By itself, this was fine but those who are into the style might be a bit disappointed by the lack of punch in this.

The hue was a radiant gold with lots of head, a decent amount of lacing, and a fair amount of sediment that shone in the light as well. Not much of an aroma to this and the taste was quite balanced. A nice soapy mouthfeel could be felt here and this had a fair amount of resin to this but the bitterness wasn't really present here. Some resin and grapefruit were here and the aftertaste was just a bit earthy. This was solid in taste but just came as a surprise to me given that I expected when I bought it.

The same went for the alcohol, which couldn't be detected in the taste at all. Even though this felt more like a Pale ale, I enjoyed it and found it to be a welcome change from the norm. It's just not typical of what comes out of West coast Breweries.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring into a snifter at cellar temp. This 12 oz bottle exhibits a bright clear copper to gold hue and a fizzy eggshell white head of 1 cm upon entering my glass. The head fades slowly to a sturdy edge layer and leaves tightly packed lattice on my glass the entire time I drink the beer.
Aroma is grapefruit rind and some pine sap. Nice hop aromas with a little grainy caramel buried in the background.
First sip reveals a silky textured beer with fine spacious yet tingly, carbonation. Leaves a slightly sticky residue on my palate after each sip.
Flavor is briefly sweet malt with caramel and maybe a brief hit of fruit actually, surprising yet nice.
This rolls to some bitter hops with pine sap and grapefruit mixing. The beer finishes very dry on the palate and leaves a slight astringency after each sip.
A nice straightforward IPA. Good mix of flavors, not a one dimensional brew, and fairly interesting throughout my sampling.
I would buy again.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Mother Earth tulip glass.

Bought this beer on a whim from our local wine shop, and I wasn't looking for anything to heavy. Here you have it, a west coast IPA that doesn't live up to its genre. When poured into the glass, it gives off a nice honey amber color with an off-white three finger head that goes away quickly, but leaves a decent amount of lacing.

The aroma was undoubtedly the best part of this beer. You get a lot of fruit when put to the nose, including orange zest, pears, pineapple, some biscuit malt aromas, and fresh cut grass. It seems very inviting, but the taste just doesn't live up to it. You get a kick of bitterness up front, and you think it immediately disappears... but it lingers around in the back of your tongue for a while. You can definitely taste the citrus hops, a little bit of pine, and some biscuit malts.

All in all, this beer doesn't compare to any of the other west coast IPA's I've had, and honestly is a pretty bland IPA. It entices you with its fruit aromas and goes down smoothly (although pretty carbonated), but leaves you wanting to drink something else in the end.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New as far as I know to the Milwaukee area.

A - Hazy amber with a thin white head.

S - Very light citrus and pine notes with some biscuity malt.

T - Slightly bitter with fruity and citrus hops followed by toasted malts.

M - Medium body with good carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

D - Standard West Coast IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BellyBrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of eawolff99
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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