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Carrack | Mission Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 08-06-2013

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.84/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy rich color. Excellent flavor body and finish.

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Photo of LABrewjourneyman
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A summer trip to San Diego would not have been complete if I missed out on visiting one of the many excellent breweries. At the time of my visit there was a pitbull charity event happening and lucky for me, there were a couple beers available on tap before they hit distribution. Steadily finding myself in love with Red Ales the past year, the Carrack was my second (or third, who counts?!) sampling and I couldn't have been happier. There is a great deal of punch to this beer, with some of the familiar notes that come with the red badge and color. The percentage lends itself to a bit of a harsh back end for the first bit of the glass, but in that same vein the percentage also lends you to eventually forget about the harsh back end! Mission scores here for the unique characteristics as it only slightly resembles anything out of the competition in the Red Ale genre. This is also probably the highest ABV Red Ale I've found yet. I have yet to find a local carrier so I can't recommend a food pairing here but it did finish off my beer drinking evening early and nicely.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Nice and smooth imperial ale. Very red

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

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4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This imperial red is almostlike a mix of an ipa/ red imperial with a pefeclty balanced light sweetness with a nice hoppiness! This beer is one of the smoothest well balanced 10 percenters i have had. Color is a great slightly dark lighter red color. By far the best red i have had and i would also rank it among some of e better ipas i have had. The mouth feel is nice and rich and an amazing aroma. This is a must try for anyone that likes beer with flavor!!!

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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer's taste profile is right in my wheehouse. Murky and red as it pours with very little head. Aroma is of caramel and pine tar. Mouthfeel is warm and balanced with lingering alcohol. Taste is just superb, the malt sweetness restrained by the piny and flowery overtones of the hops. Sturdy as the vessel it's named for, this will be ae mainstay in my stash for quite some time...

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4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really excellent hoppy red double IPA. I've been getting kegs of Carrack (originally Warship) since it came out over a year ago and it is the office favorite for sure. It is very drinkable despite the 10.2% so be careful! The hoppiest red I know of with a perfect bitter finish.

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4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not one for hops and this beer has plenty, but it seems they are kept in check by the high alcohol content ... there is a fine balance. I really like this beer. It kind of reminds me of a barleywine ... not sure why. The carbonation is just right, flavors are unique and fulfilling, and there is somewhat of a malty sweetness. Quite impressed!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Carrack from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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