Mission St. India Pale Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

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Mission St. India Pale AleMission St. India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aforbes10 on 12-28-2008

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Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear light copper with a two finger off white head that dissipates quickly. Not too much lacing left behind.

S - Piney hops, citrus fruits, sweet caramel, and floral hops

T - Good amount of caramel and citrus fruits up front. Hops are not as strong as I would like but definitely still present. Ends with grapefruit and sweet malts.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied. Decent resin left in mouth.

O - For the price, can't go wrong. A good IPA, picked it up at Trader Joes, may get it the next time too!

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Photo of HopHeadAndy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of omokoro
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured copper, pale amber color, with very little head. There was a very pleasant hop aroma, with sweet malts on the nose. As with most American IPAs, the dominant flavor is hops. This beer is balanced between both citrus and grassy note. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. For about a buck a bottle, this is a great value.

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Photo of Dave1999
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer is an orange brown colour with almost no head and few bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

Its smells slightly fruity and grapefruit like.

The taste is hoppy and bitter, not overly complex or flavoursome. Pretty boring but not terrible.

Felt a little too carbonated and a bit watery.

Drinkable but what can you expect at $1 a bottle certainly better than most beers in that price range.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale amber with a foamy 2 inch off-white head that settles to a small cap. Thick chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrus zest and floral hop aromas. Taste is of caramel malt, grapefruit, and citrus zest. A medium bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but nothing too memorable. It's cheap enough though for $1 a bottle at Trader Joe's.

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Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of hoppedupken
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of amstelcat
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of towlea25
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of t420o
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mission street ipa

A- pour produces a 1-12 finger tan head thy rests atop a light brown /amber body with good clarity. Pretty good retention and leaves patchy lacing   3.5

S- fresh citrusy hops with grapfruit the prdomininant with some tangerine and lemon also. Guava , caramel malt in nice balance. Smells very good 4 

T-  slight bitterness and slight pine upfront greeted with citrus hops with grapefruit predominant again. Caramel malt is in great balance. Great balanced very drinkable ipa that goes down really easily. 4

M- good mouthfeel. Nice viscosity and carbonation 3.5

O- an extremely good deal and maybe the best deal period at $5.99 a sixer. Has immediately become a staple in my refridgerator. 4


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Photo of FVTraina
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Trader Joe's on Long Island, NY. Appreciated that they let you mix and match six-packs.

A: Poured into a pint glass. Orange straw color. Almost no head, tiny bit of lacing. Occasional bubble or two floated up.

S: Smells like a package of pellet-ized Northern Brewer Hops, with a citrusy tinge.

T: Quick peak taste of hops quickly subsiding to a malt flavor.

M: For very little head retention, and little lace at all, surprised to feel tiny bubbles. Quickly going to a dry mouth feel.

O: Overall, a good IPA, and for the price of $1, a good value. Interested to know the contract brewer for Trader Joes.

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Photo of rodney45
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear and light amber, with a finger width creamy head.

S: pine and citrus, with a big grapefruit hop overtone.

T: Hop flavor is absolutely dominant in this beer, so i'll start with that. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a complex citrus hop profile. Balanced with a caramel or crystal malt. Dry aftertaste.

M: Light to medium body. Medium to medium high carbonation.

O: A good example of an AIPA, found in trader joes for a buck a bottle. Come on now, thats a fantastic value for a mid to middle high range IPA. I do not mind a big corporation with good intentions competing in the craft beer market, if and only if they will come up with beers like these, at prices like this.

Food Pairings: I would pair this with a pepper steak, chicken stir fry or possibly fajitas.

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Photo of Redrover
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Trader Joes beer to try. Poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is copper with a dense off-white head.

It has a nose of pine, caramel malts. It is fresh and not overpowering.

It is pleasantly old school in both pine based bitterness (guessing C hops of some sort) and caramel malts. It has a touch of apple and hint of tangerine. No off or odd notes. Guessing the IBUs track in somewhere between 40 to 50.

The mouth is slightly oily and coating. I liked this beer. Decent taste and a solid value. Nicely done!

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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of spamages
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of cosmicslop
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American IPA from a bottle into a pint glass. It poured a clear amber color, produced a decent white head, below average head retention and a little lacing left behind. The aroma of this AIPA has notes of toasted malt, and piney hops. The taste is light in body, esp for an IPA. There is some flavor of toasted grain and sweet caramel, but the star of the show here is piny hops, citrus fruit and apricot. Slightly bitter, very easy to drink, nice mouthfeel. Great intro IPA...I like my IPA's to have a bit more of a foundation but you can't go wrong with this great session beer at an awesome value...$1.25 a bottle. Prost!

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium globe,

A: Pours a clear light amber with a medium white head. Very good lace as the style should have.

S: Impressive, lots of candied orange and apricot. Citrus heavy, hint of mango. Very pungent and enjoyable.

T: Flavour is a bit of a letdown from the nose. Still solid, lots of melon rind and grapefruit, some greeness in there too. Light malt, hint of booze. But a flavour that really grows on me as I drink it.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny aftertaste. Pretty smooth, strong.

O: An interesting beer to discuss. Not my favourite hop profile, but it is big and full flavoured. Reminds me a lot of Union Jack at almost half the price. If you like that beer, you'll like this IPA. Super fresh I could see this killing in a blind tasting.

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Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of homebrew311
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: golden, clear, nice layer of cream colored head, decent retentiOn

S: hops are present and piney, resinous character, honey

T: taste starts out with a nice amount of bitterness, pine needles, honey comb, graham cracker, malt backbone

Mf: medium body, high carbonation

O: nice ipa, reminiscent of sierra Nevada pale ale, lots of flavor

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Photo of leprakhan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is hoppy, not strong or complex but OK. It pours a clear orange amber with a fairly thick ivory head. Flavor is somewhat hoppy, rather malty, with a hint of fruit, not really that much like an IPA. Texture is smooth, firm-bodied and just a little fizzy. As far as IPAs go, this one is no great shakes, but still palatable.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of smallz0307
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Mission St. India Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
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