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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

778 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 71 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by ebrauser:
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3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz to a pint glass. No best by date

Appearance: Pours a thin, nonaggressive head with a little lacing and very little carbonation. It's a pale straw gold color and seems just a little hazy.

Smell: Hoppy and bitter, with some grapefruit citrus and a hint of something that I can't put my finger on, but is more generally attributed to dark beers. Something dark fruit/coffee/smoke

Flavor: Hop bitterness starts out strong but doesn't go the distance, diminishing to favor a mild malt sweetness with lemon and tobacco.

MF: Heavy and sweet, but well balanced without a huge amount of complexity that makes you think as you drink.

ebrauser, Mar 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Tiernan, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

csmartin6, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

DWolf, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Todd, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
1.88/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

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.

Beaver13, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

ValpoExpo, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of BeerMe13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerMe13, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Billolick, Nov 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

aquazr1, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

IDYVM, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of JupiterJesus
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JupiterJesus, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

DubleAs, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

westcott, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Franziskaner, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

juicebox, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle

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.

ehammond1, Sep 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

GOBLIN, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

ryser2k, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

acknight, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rwilde, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of rringler
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

rringler, May 17, 2013
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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.