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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-17-2010)
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Reviews by Bauzen:
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

Clear Golden Amber in color.

Smells more malty than hoppy, considering it's a DIPA.

Tastes creamy and wholesome at the get-go... Hard to imagine it carries a 9.2% ABV based on my first impressions, but then it quickly turns to a heavy, labor-some experience. This beer indeed boasts a high alcohol content, and towards the bottom of your glass, it's all you taste. Mouthfeel and finish are similar to after-burn of taking shots of bourbon or rye. Nevermind the initial flavors, the later half of the glass is how I'll remember this beer.

Overall, this beer needs work. It's probably best shared so you can enjoy the initial impressions, but not the chore of finishing the entire serving.

07-29-2013 16:44:19 | More by Bauzen
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%

Poured into an imperial nonic a slight hazed beep amber/bronze with a nice one finger sticky crown atop,big doughy,sweetish malt aromas,the hops take a backseat to the big malt,almost barleywine in style to me.Hefty sweetness on the palate,caramel and biscuit malt with some alcohol zip to lend more sweetness,the hops are subdued to me providing a little citric shot.Another sweet bomb of a DIPA,I would say this is even sweeter than most I have had.

01-06-2011 13:48:49 | More by oberon
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-11-2013 23:18:58 | More by csmartin6
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-02-2012 02:18:13 | More by DWolf
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-22-2014 21:30:55 | More by Todd
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1.88/5  rDev -49.1%

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper orange with a medium creamy off-white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is subdued - some resiny hops and alcohol.

The flavor is a little sweet malt with a ton of sharp bitter alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I remember this being much better on tap. All I get is bland bitter alcohol.

06-06-2013 03:34:10 | More by Beaver13
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-14-2014 02:53:22 | More by ValpoExpo
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-13-2014 04:51:51 | More by megamass
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-05-2014 12:47:51 | More by BeerMe13
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New York

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%

12 ounce bottle without any sort of dating info.

Pours clear, a warm shade of darker honey amber, medium tan head, that stays and stays, leaving a thicker collar and respectable bits of lacing and sheeting. Piney hop nose. Dense, flavorful pine hop notes on the palate, with additions of lime, gin and grapefruit. Yummy stuff is all I can say...quite worthy DIPA

11-11-2011 00:13:00 | More by Billolick
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-05-2013 03:39:27 | More by aquazr1
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-20-2013 18:25:41 | More by IDYVM
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4.22/5  rDev +14.4%

Poured from a 22 oz into a Duvel tulip. Huge head that dissipated in about a minute, leaving behind a mess of semi-coarse lacing. Light spicy aroma with some tropical fruit. Thick body, very sweet, medium to high carbonation.

And here's the kicker: the flavor is all about rich sweetness, fruit and phenols. This is a tripel, no doubt about it. Sure, it has masses of hops, more of them and of the wrong type than is typical for the style, but it is definitely a Belgian Tripel + American IPA hybrid. I'm not even sure why it is called a Double IPA - maybe to get more sales? It is to the beer's detriment, as the phrase "Double IPA" is leading people to make assumptions and comparisons that are inappropriate.

When judged as a DIPA, it is so-so. It is too sweet, too fruity, too phenolic. As a tripel, it is one of the best American tripels I've had, and the addition of massive American hops really works. I like it.

01-18-2012 04:44:37 | More by JupiterJesus
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2012 05:00:08 | More by DubleAs
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-10-2014 18:56:34 | More by westcott
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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%

Amber reddish hue with a light wisp of white head. Great clarity. Pine like hop aroma is fairly prevalent along with a bit of a citrus aroma. The taste is a blend of pine and citrus hops. There's primarily a citrus hop flavor in the fade. Mouth is thick and sticky which is true to style.

03-06-2014 05:35:03 | More by Franziskaner
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-29-2013 17:47:25 | More by juicebox
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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%


Thanks for this one, Gordon!

Clear orange and auburn with a thick, persistent off-white head. Lines of lacing left down the glass.

Citrus (lots of orange flesh and skin), sweet caramel and toffee, and alcohol heat combine for a strong, powerful aroma.

High bitterness, mild citrus undertones, bready and sweet (caramel) malts, and warm alcohol burn.

Medium bodied, though oily and with a hot alcohol presence throughout.

Decent and drinkable, but doesn't stand with the best of the bunch.

09-26-2011 16:37:14 | More by ehammond1
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-30-2013 11:16:12 | More by Cynic-ale
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-15-2014 02:53:41 | More by GOBLIN
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-30-2012 21:05:18 | More by ryser2k
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-18-2013 02:31:06 | More by acknight
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-22-2013 16:45:03 | More by rwilde
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

A: Light copper color, slightly hazy. Pours with half to one finger head that dissipates quickly. Leaves very little lacing in my glass.

S: Lots going on in there. Smells a bit dank and hoppy from the start (maybe some grapefruit fruity as well?), but I also get some bready malts in there.

T: Starts hoppy, and finishes hoppy. There's a milt bready malt throughout the whole taste, but it seems to start with spicy hops (and maybe some really mild sour fruits) and finishes with more earthy bitter hops. Mission's website lists it at 75 IBU, and it tastes at least that. Tastes a bit boozy at 9.25% abv.

M: A bit thicker and slower. A full mouthfeel, which is probably what you want out of a double. Carbonation is very good.

O: Decent brew. If I could get my homebrews this hoppy and light-colored, I'd be ecstatic. That said, the hop-profile just isn't my gig; I'm not a huge fan of the spicy start. Someone out there will love it though.

05-17-2013 05:21:18 | More by rringler
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2.7/5  rDev -26.8%

Copper pour, decent white head to it with above average retention. Aroma was just bitter and alcohol, not much in the way of hop aromatics.

Pretty bitter and heavy malt bill. So uh, where did the flavor hops go? Bittering hops, sure. But maybe they could have done some dry or flavor hopping additions? Or better ones? Plenty of caramel, but if you're looking for a big mouthfeel of hops, citrus, pine etc. . . you're going to have to keep looking.

Haven't been all that impressed with Mission, they seem like so many johnny come lately's with their simple minded ipa's that are all bitterness and not much else.

01-20-2012 23:13:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
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