This is the first of a series of mini reviews to beers we are trying while in San Diego. Basically we want to make a few friends jealous, and thought we’d share our experiences with the rest of you.
Most of these are the product of a beer run to the local BevMo – a discount liquor chain. A couple hundred dollars later, and we are supplied.
Mission Brewery IPA:
Why we bought it – it’s a San Diego IPA. 6.8% ABV, classic combination of Cascade and Centennial Hops, 66 IBU means it’s assertive, but not extreme.
Why we like it – it has that classic marmalade character – citrus from the hops, and enough crystal malt to add a lingering caramel sweetness. Moreish. More amber than the classic San Diego IPA. A little astringent in the finish, but in a good way.
Bonus: the label shape evokes the traditional shape of California missions. Try not to think of the mistreatment of indigenous peoples in the name of God.