Missouri Mule IPA | Piney River Brewing Co.

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Missouri Mule IPAMissouri Mule IPA
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Missouri Mule IPAMissouri Mule IPA

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

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

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Schlafly33:
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More User Reviews:
Photo of aderousseau
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
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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Photo of stlfatguy
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Photo of Flatlands
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am surprised by some of the low marks this beer is getting as it really hits the mark for me. I like an IPA that has some bitterness to it along with the hops and this one does it! I travel to Springfield MO for business so I'll stock up each trip!
A-This beer deserves to be poured in a glass, but you gotta love the full pint cans. Hello other brewers? Love live the big cans.
S-Not bad but could use a little more, still, very nice.
T-This is where the bang happens. This is piney but not too crazy. It's a great hop bang with a solid bitterness, it has a borderline Belgium flavors.
M-This is not a watery beer. I drink this one slow and enjoy!
O-This is not your typical IPA so maybe that is why it has some lower scores. I really enjoy this beer so I encourage you to search this one out.

This one will be a staple in my fridge. Thanks Piney!

Update - even with all of the many IPA's out there, this one remains at the top of my list. Now, it's distributed in KC so I enjoy it more often!

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Photo of hophead723
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've seen this here in town a lot and they are never fresh, but finally I found a fresh one today. Poured from the pint can into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy orange-amber that doesn't play with the light. Head is white and lacing is strong.

Smell: Classic pine, buiscuity malt, honey like sweetness.

Taste: Bursting with very piney hop bitterness and complex flourishes of fruity, floral deliciousness.

Feel: Very satisfyingly smooth and thick in nature with a complex coating aspect that diminishes little over time.

Overall: Excellent. I would love to have this one on tap!

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Photo of wages
4.92/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's a full pint can that I poured into a full pint Bass pub glass. I (accidentally!) let it breath for about 15 or 20 minutes. Still very cold to the touch. Just figure that's worth noting. :)

Appearance - 4.5/5 - Pours well, and only after fully poured does the head swell up and then holds for a while. Has a beautiful orangish red color with a very faint transparency. Looking closely, you can see thousands of tiny tiny bubbles. I wonder how it would appear in a snifter?

Smell - 5/5 - Big citrus/pine aroma perfectly balanced by a big malty smell. Very inviting!

Taste - 5/5 - Follows the expectations of the aroma. Spicy piney citrus hops coat the mouth as the malt tantalizes the tongue. It's hard to imagine more hop flavor in a 7.5% IPA ale.

Side note: I've had this beer on tap at the brewery where it does taste even better, as taps usually do!

Mouthfeel - 4.5/5 - Wonderful tiny bubble carbonation adds to a refreshing sensation. The body is medium (but not heavy). The hops linger for a long time in the mouth.

Overall - 5/5 - A truly wonderful IPA, among the very best Missouri has to offer.

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Photo of beergoot
4.24/5  rDev +11%
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 Mora2000
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of caramel malt and grass, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar, with caramel and toffee. There is also a little bit of grass from the hops, as well as some butter notes which take away from the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of nuebs
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richbossert
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ktom
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first beer from these guys, if I like this I will buy their amber...

Pours amber with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Above average head retention, average lacing

S: Grassy & piney

T: Lemony, grassy & catty hops up front, along with some butterscotch sweetness & some breadyness up front. Honey malt mixes with pineyness, minty & more catty hops. Finishes catty with sharp pineyness with a touch of bready sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, balance
is a bit skewed by the sharpness of the hops, not unpleasant, but could be better

An alright IPA, the hop mix isn't really wowing me. This isn't really selling me on the idea of buying their amber...

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morimech
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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 Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skyjmpr
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dieck
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Missouri Mule IPA from Piney River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 90 ratings