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Missile IPA | Champion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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40 Reviews
Missile IPAMissile IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
championbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by seanchai on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
234
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
25.82%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by rudzud:
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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Canned on 5/20/14

A - Pours a nice crystal clear light copper hue with a one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a very thin blanket. No real side lacing at all.

S - Aromas of malty sweetness, maybe some light herbal earthy hops, faint caramel and floral notes. Nothing really jumpy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. The malty sweetness isnt quite as assertive, and there is a faint faint bitter finish. The hops are more floral than herbal now, light earthiness. Alcohol hidden well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, though still someone feels a bit on the watery side. Alcohol still hidden.

O - Overall, this isnt a bad IPA, especially from the state of origin. Still though, would like say a different hop profile than what this one has going for it. That being said, it is quite drinkable.

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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #91 (Aug 2014):

Orangey, Bitter, Warming, Herbal

What we have here is an IPA that is and even played as the malt foundation is sturdy enough to put up with the varietal hopping of Simcoe, Cascade, and Summit. While you might be familiar with the first two hops the latter is a descendant of an old school variety called Nugget. Smells and tastes like and firm hopped IPA, flavors jump from citrus to tea to blonde tobacco. Worthy of a try for sure.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Champion Brewing Company "Missile IPA"
12 oz. can, no freshness dating
$1.92 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

65 IBUs, 7% alc. by vol., citrusy/fruity/piney hops, biscuity/caramelish/honeyish malt - a solid rendition of a soft and smooth amber west coast IPA that's not overly processed, leaving it with a bit of a "real ale" characteristic. I'm surprised it hasn't scored better because I can't find a single fault with it, other than the fact that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of beers pretty much exactly the same as this on the market. Of course you can't blame the brewer for that, IPAs are what the customer wants, so IPAs are what the breweries will make! I'm guessing the issue with the average scores here is that "beer advocates" are looking for a bit more, something with a kick, or some extra bit of interest... we are a jaded lot, aren't we? However I call 'em as I see 'em, and this one's quite solid even if it does lean a little bit more towards "malty" with just a measly 65 IBUs ;P

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Missile IPA from Champion Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 234 ratings.
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