Thursday, May 23, 2013

Beer Review | Mission Street: Pale Ale

Mission Street: Pale Ale  Rating = 70  Rating = 82

This pale ale is from a six pack I bought at Trader Joes.  My first inkling was that it was going to suck just like most of the other beers that I buy there.

According to many sources on the internet, and while I don't have definitive proof, everyone seems to believe that Firestone Walker contract brews this beer.  I can't seem to find a website for Steinhaus Brewing Company.  They are the supposed brewer of this beer.

Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 4.7%
Color: Yellow


Head fell quickly.


Yellow as a Budweiser.
Lots of carbonation.


Very citrusy hop smelling.


It  had no bitterness.  But the hop flavor was identical to the hop aroma.  It was very unbalanced.  Without the hop bitterness, it made the beer seem very thin.  It was as if they were trying to cover up the fact that there was barely any malt body with more dry-hopped flavors.  It was just weird.
The aftertaste was kind of grainy.


It wasn't too bad.  This would definitely be a good transition beer for a Bud drinker.


Based on the style, I'd give this beer a "B"