Missouri Mule IPA
Piney River Brewing Co.

Missouri Mule IPAMissouri Mule IPA
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Piney River Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,670
Ranked #19,557
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
Jun 02, 2022
Dec 07, 2011
Very Good
Missouri Mule IPAMissouri Mule IPA
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.74 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Danieljm from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a tulip tasting glass. BB date is either 4/13 or 4/19.
Look: Pours a dark copper color, but tends to lighted up a bit in the glass to a light copper color. Small head when poured and doesn't stay around real long, but leaves nice lacing in the glass
Aroma: First thought was "wow, lots of hops". Piney with some citrus notes. Do pick up some sweet almost "bready" notes.
Taste: Very much like aroma , piney taste which some citrus notes. The malts balance it out, but really no strong bready or biscuit notes, but some sweetness to balance it out. The finish is dry bitter finish.
Overall; I would call this an "old style" ipa which is what i came to enjoy. If you like this style this beer should be on your list. Nothing extraordinary, but a good beer which you will enjoy.
May 15, 2021
Rated: 4 by pgrif from Arkansas

Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 3.48 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Feb 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can, it pours a hazy amber with a nice thick light tan/off-white head that lasts and leaves lacing. In the nose, lots of citrus, in the mouth, citrus and malt come through. Nice!
Jan 05, 2019
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Reviewed by soju6 from Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Served a copper color with a small head. Aroma of citrus, bit of pine and grain. Taste of citrus, mild malt sweetness and grain. Decent bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Medium body, with an average IPA feel.
May 13, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Capn1 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Burnt orange color that you can't see through.
There's a strong caramel smell.
There's a strong piney hop flavor with a nice bitter finish. Some of that caramel sweetness up front. I believe I detect a hint of alcohol.
It's got a nice medium feel with a good carbonation bite at the end.
Overall I think it's a better beer than the number I'm giving it, not the best beer, but a good one for piney bitterness. Some are calling it an old school IPA, this is more bitter than that.
Feb 05, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by traviscamp from Missouri

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by nausicaa-taos from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Very unfussy. Almost agressively. They left the malts in there and don't mind using that as an excuse to dump the hop truck.

It's an IPA, and an aggresivly unflashy one. I like that. I didn't come for the grapefruit, I came for the Ozark lethargy.

A pleasant aftertaste, too, which doesn't always happen with an ale this heavy.
Sep 11, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

Jul 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by Skyjmpr from Missouri

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by Euphoria69 from Missouri

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by richbossert from Illinois

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
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.
Oct 25, 2016
Rated: 4 by novamat from Illinois

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by mkanne3616 from Missouri

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by karlt from Minnesota

Apr 08, 2016
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Reviewed by stlfatguy from Missouri

4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
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.
Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by simonj01 from Wisconsin

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3 by Schlafly33 from Missouri

Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by aasher from Indiana

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Tgrmitchroy from Missouri

Jan 28, 2016
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Reviewed by aderousseau from Arkansas

4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
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.
Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by hilgart1 from Illinois

Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 3 by Lare453 from Florida

Dec 07, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Nov 12, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
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.
Oct 18, 2015
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Reviewed by maedhros09 from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
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.
Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.95 by gs556 from Missouri

Sep 03, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Jas45678 from Michigan

Aug 26, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by nmann08 from Virginia

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by shopk from Illinois

Aug 06, 2015
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