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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
A style of beer curiously born on the foggy shores of Father Junipero Serra’s first founding mission. Our own vigorous entry is one rebellious IPA, quick on the trigger, and brimming with a bounty of hop ingenuity. This is a big, bold, brazen beer, a restless vision of a new America.

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tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Color reminds me of apricot with a foamy dissipating head and light lacing. Smells really sweet, a little perfumy, a little grapefruity, a little grainy, and a little like chlorinated water, with maybe a hint of pepperiness. Sweet then grainy then bitter. Seems slightly askew- the different aspects of the flavor don’t quite blend seamlessly. Hop finish could be a little more robust. Decent.

J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Heavy, candied, malty aroma coming off a hazy orangish amber body with a thin but persistent off-white head. Before you even taste anything, you notice this is creamy and medium bodied. Then the sweet candied fruit, pineapple and caramel flavors rush over the tongue. This is followed by a noticeable pungent hop bitterness that’s earthy and somewhat fungal (in a good way) and possibly a bit citrusy, but it’s hard to tell with everything else that’s going on here. This bitterness stays behind along with some of the sweetness for a well balanced aftertaste. This seems to get more enjoyable as it warms up (or is it just the 9% ABV talking?). Either way this is a unique and enjoyable DIPA.

Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Pours a clear burnt orange color with aroma of citrus and floral. Taste is hebal and citrus. You can taste the hops in the beer. The aftertaste has a bitter bite to it which lingers after the swallow. A crisp tasting beer that bites you at the end.

Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
25 may 2012, bottle. Light orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is grapefruit and orange rind. Not too bitter. Thin body, slightly oily and a faintly fizzy. Lemon rind and some orange juice. Malt has a back ground role. Bitter finish but fades fast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mjg74 (3199) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Nose is fairly hopped with some dry grapefruit peel. Hoppy and sweet up front. Some candy sugar taste is noticeable. This brew is decently hopped and pretty darn sweet. A hint of alcohol is noticeable.

skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours a amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and sweet malts. flavor is similar with a lot of orange flavor, apricot, and some caramel malts. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, bitter, with a artificial chemical bitterness in the finish. overall, a decent DIPA with a finish that needs improvement.

Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, light orangey-golden with a creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up more juicy orange and grapefruit than anything else.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found orange meat, honey, and bready notes at the core.. orange, black pepper, and floral bitterness surrounded.. finished warm and peppery. Medium-plus bodied and rather sharp/hot on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. OK feel and flow.. this wasn’t bad, but it went downhill after the initial impression.

MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
12 oz bottle from The Beerhive in Pittsburgh. Better than most IPA’s but not quite up to the standard of a "double" lacking the hop saturation and coming up weak on body. Pleasant overall and fully appreciative of the 9.25% ABV.

JorisPPattyn (10111) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Small off-white head over foxy orange-golden beer, medium carbonation. Orange(peel)y nose, some garden herbs, suggestion of vegetable bitterness, faintly fruity. Very outspoken bitter first impression, with a bitterness that wavers between plastic-y and quinine, and a flavourprofile as from orangeessence. Slight sulphur. Agressive hopoils determining MF and aftertaste, medium bodied, quite slick, feels more heavily carbonated than it looks. Typical example of a I-want-a-big-one-too IIPA, which is not what I get from the other Mission Brewery beers. The plasticy component OTOH common in their brews, ought to be eliminated.

corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a half finger white head that immediately disappears. Not much in the way of lacing. Slightly earthy aroma with very muted hop character.  Subtle grass, pine and floral hops with a touch of citrus and lots of alcohol. Medium bodied with a strong bitter hop presence up front that’s quickly countered by tropical fruit and alcohol.  Again, the hops are muted by light fruit and sweet booze.  Hints of apricot,  pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel but it’s kind of weak.

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