Missouri Mule IPA | Piney River Brewing Co.

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Missouri Mule IPAMissouri Mule IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piney River Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
pineyriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Missouri mules hauled hundreds of wagons across the West and packed supplies in World Wars I & II. For decades, mules were also the most reliable Ozark farm hands. Like a Missouri mule, you can rely on our handcrafted India Pale Ale. This IPA packs a hop explosion that will not let you down.

70 IBU

Added by indiapaleale on 12-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Euphoria69
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richbossert
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of morimech
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, hazy amber with only a minimal head form that quickly settles to a layer of suds. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass. Pine and floral hops along with a healthy dose of caramel in the nose. More of an old school type of IPA where malt sweetness was still considered part of IPAs. To balance the caramel malt is a heavy dose of bitterness. To accompany the bitterness the hops bring pine and earthy flavors. Does not seem to be dry hopped as the drinker gets more bitterness than hop flavor or aroma. A larger IPA in body. Has good carbonation that gives some lift to the body. Not really my kind of IPA anymore. But I can understand how some people would enjoy more than me.

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Photo of novamat
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkanne3616
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of karlt
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stlfatguy
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a Great Caramel Orange color.
Thick caramel smell to go along with the color, and continues on with a taste to match. This is a great ipa that does it in its own unique way. at least for me, the malt and sweetness was up front and the heavy hops came in on the tail. Very Nice.

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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tgrmitchroy
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aderousseau
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I take my IPAs very serious, believe Heady is the basis for all to follow so happy to say that I found this one from S. MO. This is an unknown gem. Drinks closely to a Double IPA. Wonderful hop aroma out of the can. Balance of citrus and pine. Orange amber if you pour out of can. Wish the can listed hop bill since I think it's so nice. Right amount of bitter on the back. Well balanced with malt. Buy and try if you can find it. Delicious IPA. I want to vist brewery soon...just gotta figure out where the hell Bucyrus, MO is.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpkrippner
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey-orange colored body; thick, dense head. Bold pine aroma with touches of orange peel. Bready malt tones couple with a fine hop bitterness to make for a well-balanced flavor. Medium-heavy body; slight sugary residuals; finishes dry.

It's nice to come across well-made IPAs from throughout the country. With beers like this, there's no need to be concerned with chasing down (generally) over-priced and over-hyped whalez. From this beer's sticky sheets of lacing and deep amber color to its heady aroma and well-balanced and complex flavors, this beer delivers an exciting and extremely satisfying IPA experience.

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Photo of maedhros09
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Amber with off white head that settles to a film with bubbles around the edges and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass
Smell: Sweet piney and tropical fruity aromas. not much citrus. slightly soapy
Taste: Sweet mango and pine with a decently strong bitterness in the finish. Fairly well balanced but quite strong both in sweetness and bitterness.
Feel: Medium full body, thick almost syrupy mouthfeel with fine carbonation.

Overall: This struck me as a pretty well crafted IPA, although I found the flavors a bit intense and fatiguing towards the end. There is both a fair maltiness evidenced by the sweetness and thick mouthfeel, and a pretty big hops kick with a long bitter finish. Not necessarily my favorite type of IPA, but not bad either.

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4.95/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Missouri Mule IPA from Piney River Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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