Mission IPA | Mission Brewery

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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: 542 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Pencible
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly clear gold with a little off-white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and pineapple, with some honey and mango.
T: It tasted the same as the scent, with lots of sweet tropical hops. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste with a little sweetness.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Nice body.
D: This was a very nice IPA. I loved the scent and taste...nearly ideal for me personally. The body was solid, and the finish was very smooth, so it was super easy to drink. Highly enjoyable brew that I would definitely recommend.

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Photo of dpmacd
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden orange with a thumbs width white head and nice lacing. A thick doughy aroma mixed with some citric fruit and an underlying sweetness in the finish. Taste is pretty malt forward, felt more English IPA than American. A huge pie doughiness throughout, mixed with some more sweet and juicy than tart lemon, and some caramel. Medium bodeid, crisp, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a definite fan of this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. About two fingers of head. Color was orange hazy caramel. Nice amount of white lacing on the top. Some bubbles in the middle, but long lasting. Wet and spongy film on the sides. Lots of it.

Smelled a sharp whiff of tangerine hops. Also got some pine. Some caramel notes in the nose as well.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. In fact, it reminded me a bit of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale (which I thought was a bit overrated). Still got the tangerine hops and light pine.

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

I have to say I was hoping for a bit more. Just an OK IPA.

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a 16 oz American pint.

Pours a very nice, medium, ½” thick head, with an off white color.
The color is a medium dark amber, quite appealing and true to type.

The aroma hits you with medium distinct, spicy, hops, with a piney and bitter character. This is followed by medium distinct, rich, malt with a toasted character. Really a very pleasant and enjoyable nose.

Crisp, bitter, entry on the palate of distinct hops, with some light pine and even more distinct resin character, bitter and delicious. Followed by medium distinct, rich, resin tasting hops, West Coast in character. Followed by medium distinct, rich, refined, typical West Coast toasty malt. Ale yeast and a spicy character finish off the flavor. The body is medium, balanced with nice medium carbonation and very lightly sweet aftertaste. Quite tasty.

Medium long finish of bitter hops and toasty malt, some hop oils linger with the malt holding its own

A very good and very enjoyable IPA. While it could be said there is nothing exceptional here it is a very solid, tasty, and very drinkable IPA.
A session or “house ale” for sure.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-05 in Columbia, PA

A - The pour from the top of the bottle was mostly clear golden-orange with a 1.5-finger white head and moderate ringed lacing. There was sediment on the bottom, which when poured, clouded the remaining beer in my glass.

S - Not much aroma although the little bit of hop floral, honysuckle and lemon is pleasant.

T - Pale malt, orange citrus, leafy and gooey hops, mild orange tart. Aftertaste is an orange creamsicle surpased by a good amount of lingering hop bitterness. Dries nicely.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty crisp and a touch prickly.

O - Pretty tasty. Too bad the smell is weak. I dig it though and would have it again.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Sicem99
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of kaelingirl
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of codon2004
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Beerme09
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Durge
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A golden amber color with tiny suspended particles and a decent white head and great lacing. The aroma has mild nutty pine-malt, very pleasant. Flavor wise I get a more grassy hop with caramel lemon-wheat. It’s medium bodied with fine carbonation and a fairly heavy feel for what is generally an easy drinking IPA. The flavor is not my favorite but is okay. A little too leafy maybe. But really not bad at all.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TechTriumph
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 03/17/12:
Code on bottom of bottle: 15/22/304/11/0548/S; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A - One inch off-white creamy and fairly fluffy head with pretty good retention; Light amber and caramel colored with a slight haze within the glass; Good showing of speckled lacing left behind

S - Nice balance of malts and hops here; For the hops, there's lots of grapefruit, some apricot, and just a bit of floral and spice; As for the malts, there's sweet caramel, biscuity, and toasty notes present

T - Good balance of malts and hops here as well, but both have enough presence to hold their own; Lots of sweet, sugary grapefruit with a bit of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit, and just a faint wave of bitterness; Plenty of toasty, biscuity, and caramel malts step forward that mesh really well with the hops; Aftertaste is very pleasant that still shows the malt/hop balance

M - Good amount of carbonation; Medium bodied; Leaves the mouth a little sticky and pretty dry

O - This southern California IPA showcases a much more balanced flavor than many of its west coast counterparts. However, I think this brew packs enough hops that, while balanced by the malts, still satisfy my craving for hoppy flavor. Not only is there a great balance, but the hops and malts really play off each other well to make the sum greater than the parts. I don't normally see Mission offerings in my area, so I wouldn't mind grabbing a few more of these before they disappear for good.

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Mission IPA from Mission Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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