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Mission St. Pale Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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3.56/5
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288 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 01-07-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
288
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of beertunes
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer may be brewed by a different brewery now, my bottle said it was brewed in Paso Robles CA, not Monrovia. Poured into 9oz Pilsener glass. Poured a lightly hazy golden straw color (much like a Pilsener, instead of a more typical "Ale" color) with about an inch of white head that had OK retention and no lacing.

The aroma had a good grainy malt scent, although a bit on the sweet side, and a solid dose of piney hops. The flavor was pretty similar, nice malts and lots of pine hops, that lingered on the back of the tongue.

The body was nice, crisp and clean, and not sticky at all. Drinkability is excellent, these guys go down smooth, clean and refreshingly easy. Overall, a pretty good beer on it's own, but when you consider the $6 a six pack price, it's a great value beer for those times you don't want think about your beer too much.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For the conscious-minded consumer, this pick up of Mission St. Pale Ale at the local Trader Joe's delivers pleasant pale ale balances of hops to malt at a slightly lower cost than other retailers.

Pouring with a burnish golden honey color, the beer carries the haze that's classic of unfiltered and well hopped ales. The beer's carbonation releases a frothy head of whitish sheets. Solid lacing as random islands of lace adorn the glass- its appearance is what's asked of a pale ale.

Earth, malt and fruit swirl in the nose and captures a blend of American and British style pale ales. Firmly malted with notes of caramel, biscuit, and grain; the beer balances with hop notes of citrus pith, moist soil, and grassy/piney aromas. Added aromas of over ripened apples, pears, and apricots give a glimpse into the estery profile.

Flavors follow with a bready-sweet taste of barley malt with spicy snap of raw grain, maybe even rye. The forward taste of caramel and honey is short lived as the hops rise at mid palate to balance. Dried oranges, pithy grapefruit, fresh cut grass, mild pine, wood, and earthen ginger root provide a counterpart in flavor before turning slightly resinous bitter to finish. ...all reinforcing the notion of English pale ales as much as American varieties.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer sheds its early creaminess in favor of a dry lemon-mint finish that reminds me of sassafras. This dryness exposes elements of grassy, astringent, and wood-oriented bite that accompanies the hop bitterness with a touch of unsettlement.

All in all, the Mission St. pale ale satisfies the taste for pale ale, but does little to charm the palate with finesse, brightness, freshness, or premiere quality.

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cresant
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass. Dated: 11/15/11. The body was medium gold with a light haze. The head was white with fine bubbles. Clots of foam remain on the cap.

The smell was citrus. Spices and lemon.

The taste was balanced. Spicy hops and mild pithy bitterness. Jammy marmalade and apples. Maybe a bit too much apple.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with good carbonation. Nothing worth revisiting here.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of TriggerFingers
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What is so funny about this beer is that it has taken medals at GABF as the quintessential American Pale Ale but done on a minor TJ's label out of Paso Robles, CA (brewed by Firestone Walker).

Personally, I like the Firestone Walker Pale 31 slightly more than this, but that is due to the blending with DBA and MS Pale Ale.

I won't say what has already been said on flavor- its nice, subtle, and appealing!

At $5.99 a six pack at TJ's get in there and get you some! My only complaint is that they don't do bombers. Being on the Central Coast, I am pleased to get it F-R-E-S-H....your mileage may vary.

Love it!

Grade: A/A-

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BostonHops
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a slightly cloudy, bright golden-yellow tone with a solid finger of a foamy off-white head... fair to poor retention; no real lacing to speak of.

the first thing i get from the aroma is a floral hoppiness, followed by some bready malts and the faint suggestion of pine; taste mostly follows the nose with a bready malt/floral hop profile which carries through to a slightly bitter finish... pretty nice balance, if nothing too mind-blowing. relatively refreshing. quaffable.

lighter-bodied mouthfeel with style appropriate carbonation; pretty drinkable, something easily sessioned.

original review on: 10-13-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of DocJitsu
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear light golden color. White head of 3/4 of and inch. Poor head retention. Wonderful bouquet of grapefruit and candied fruit. Average mouthfeel. Nice, clean grapefruit that yields to pine and finishes with candied fruit. Overtones of lemon citrus throughout. Very nice APA. A cheap beer from Trader Joe's you say? Maybe, but Firestone Walker is responsible for this inexpensive gem.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light gold with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and herbal and citrus zest hops. A bit of onion and vegetables as the beer warms. Taste is of citrus zest up front with a malt backbone. A very mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good pale ale but not something I would probably get again.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, it poured a clear yellow color, produced a average white head with average retention. Decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma of pale malt and a decent citrus hop aroma. Medium in body, taste of pale malt, overly sweet, piney hop flavor some hints of citrus. Very average pale ale, excellent value- nothing special. Prost!

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Mission St. Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 288 ratings
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