Mission St. India Pale Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

Mission St. India Pale AleMission St. India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.66/5
388 Ratings
Mission St. India Pale AleMission St. India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aforbes10 on 12-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,451
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
388
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 388 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of mwar
1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of tronester
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with an off white head. Smells slightly of spicy hops. Taste is toasted malt up front, with a grassy hop middle, and a tart, slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pretty good, low carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good. I would drink this again, but I've had better ipa's.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gleemonger
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of hreb
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cold 12oz bottle pours a pleasing orange amber into my pint glass. Aroma is immediate and rich but hoppy, reminiscent of a 90 minute IPA (though surely this can't be *that* good).

First sip reveals a surprisingly light mouthfeel. Crisp, citrusy IPA flavors. Not one-dimensional like many low grade IPAs: this is a TWO note beer. :)

Label reads 6.1% alc/vol. Taste betrays no extra burn.

Drinkable, refreshing, and reasonably priced. But not a fantastic find.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dull, dark copper color with hardly any head. Just some off-white film.

Smell: Very mild aroma. I can get a hint of some malts and spice, and a bit of apricot and orange.

Taste: Pretty malty body up front, with fruits (orange, lemon, apricot) coming in along with some hop spicyness, and a bit of pine at the finish. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall a fairly mild taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Pretty smooth.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. A bit higher ABV than I expected, but hardly high.

Really affordable IPA at around $6 for a 6-pack. Not bad, but not that great either. Actually pretty decent if you want a real mild IPA. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to get this, but every time I'm in Trader Joe's, one of their different cheap & decent 6-packs usually calls to me...

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Photo of patm1986
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from trader joe's for $1.17

this beer pours very well. head retention isn't very great, but it has enough to sit sturdily atop with a fine, moderate lacing. the color, though, is killer on this beer: caramel-amber that glows very brightly in light.

smells of clove-honey and pine at the onset, suggesting a nice balance of hop and malt. some alcohol sneaks through at the middle of your inhale, but it's faint and is soon dissipates.

tastes like a mild ipa. this might hit more like a pale ale to some, but the mild woodsy and fruity flavors are well balanced and the malt background ties up the entire finish nicely.

very nice body, very nice. thicker than something of the style, and when it opens up more, it coats the mouth with a nice bitter creaminess that an ipa is more accustomed to. very smooth.

this is a highly drinkable beer. it's smooth and creamy, very pleasant tasting and mild. and if economics factored into these reviews--i think it has actually--this'd be quite the choice. it already is though.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a taster glass. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white head. Light and crap retention. Some lacing. Palest of gold color, clear as heck.

S- Floral hops and some honey notes. Sweetness but some distinct bitterness. Lacking a lot of complexity.

T- Light and hoppy, with distinct sweetness. Surprised.

M- Very thin feel, only respite is the chunkier carbonation. But watery and too thin for my liking.

O- Wonderful deal for the price (so I'm told by Kojevergas), and a surprise from what I thought was going to be a junk beer. Nice. Give it a try.

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Photo of e30todamax
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amber beer with an average head. Citrus hops, with a touch of pine, dominates the nose. A touch of grainy malt is there as well. Medium palate on this brew. Caramel sweetness up front moves into some hoppiness toward the end. Not a bad brew but not a particularly imaginative one.

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Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of billshmeinke
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber golden color with a fingers worth of head. Retention is nice, with some good lacing left behind.

Floral, perfume-y, and hoppy nose. Plus, a slightly sweet malt back bone.

Citrus, and floral hops. Bready and slightly sweet maltiness.

Mouthfeel is pretty much what you'd expect from an IPA.

I mean, talk about a bargain. It's pretty hard to beat when you want a good beer without spending a lot of money.

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Photo of SFNC
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good beer, great value. One of Trader Joe’s private label beers, this IPA was produced by local favorite Firestone Walker under the alias Steinhaus Brewing. It’s a solid brew, with all of the hoppiness you expect. It’s no Pliny, but it wasn’t meant to be.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BigBry for sending one bottle for me to taste! Cheers!

The color is copper and the beer is slightly veiled. Nice looking head initially, however it disappear quite fast. Foam sticks quite well to the glass. Very intense hops aroma. Floral and piny hops. The taste is even more intense, Piny hops with some citrus. Very intense in the mouth and the taste sticks quite long in the mouth. Mellow in the mouth and not so dry in the mouth.

A good IPA. Thanks BigBry!

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Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of steveh
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to try this TJ's brand after I received some good reviews from trusted sources -- sounds like I should have grabbed some of the APA as well -- next time.

Bottled 5/25/12 -- not bad. Steinhaus Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA. Funny, I seem to recall another small, well-received brewery in Paso Robles...

A -- Clear, deep gold to near amber with a good, light tan head that settles to a very appetizingly creamy cap.

S -- Mellow, but prominent piny hops with some good biscuit malt in the balance.

T -- Beautiful balance of spicy, bitter hops and mellow caramel malts at first taste. Resiny, piny hops linger into the finish and aftertaste in an assertive, but not overpowering manner. There's some light lemony citrus between.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium to heavy body and a dry finish from hops, alcohol, or both.

O -- Those who know me at BA know that I think there's a glut of IPA on the shelves these days, but I have to say that this is one nice beer. The balance of the caramel malts and bold hops, without being extreme, is very appealing -- and at $7 a six-pack, well worth a try.

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Photo of MiScusi
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 2/13/09, so about a month old.

A- Really clear orange. Nice fluffy white head that dissipates fairly fast, good lacing.

S- Not a whole lot comes through in the aroma. Some faint citrusy hops and caramel malt.

T- A nice maltiness to it. Some juicy hops in there, though fairly subdued. This tastes like a good pale ale, though nowhere near the quality of the standard palate wrecking IPA's we know and love. Finishes with a toasty maltiness. The bitterness is really clean, and pretty mild. It's really a less bitter Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

M- Nice body for an IPA, light still, carbonated well.

D- Good beer when not in the mood for something too abrasive. But it'll be pretty dull if you're expecting a huge flavored IPA.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this up for me at Trader Joe's.

Appearance- copper color, nice size head, good head retention, nice lacing

Smell- grassy hops, very nice

Taste- hops, well balanced, not that bitter at all

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was really good. Loved the aroma of fresh hops

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Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Jodio
2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jpro
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Testing the waters of Trader Joe’s with another single 12oz...

A: Poured into a standard shaker pint... clear, light copper with a slightly off-white head; manages a thin sheet of retention but very little lace - maybe a few specks.

S: Caramel malt; orange rind; grapefruit pith; a light hint of resin.

T: A pretty standard IPA in the taste department; definitely maltier than some (most?) American IPA’s, but there are some nice hop flavors that liven things up... mostly of the grassy, citrus peel varieties; leans towards a Pale Ale, but I guess the higher abv (and slightly more bitter finish) nudges it into IPA territory; pretty sweet, though.

M: Medium-bodied; high carbonation cleanses the palate; a smooth drinkin’ IPA.

O/D: If I were to blind taste this, I’d probably guess it was an APA... second guess would be English IPA (with some American hops in the mix); despite the fact that its not the most powerful IPA, it still good stuff... especially at $6.99 per six pack!

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Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 388 ratings
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