Mission Street: Pale Ale
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mission-street-pale-ale/29082/ Rating = 70
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/562/15286 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
Head fell quickly.
LookYellow as a Budweiser.
Lots of carbonation.
Very citrusy hop smelling.
TasteIt 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.