Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery
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4/5 rDev +8.4%
On tap at the TDR hopfest event the other day.
The beer pours an amber copper color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is sweet and a bit spicey, but with some noticeable tobacco, earth and dry citrus. On the palate, this IPA is definitely on the sweet side, something I find a bit unusual in a West Coast IPA. However, there the beer has a considerable bitter finish, which helps to counter that sweetness to some extent. Mouthfeel is fairly light, which surprised me given the abv. The finish is long and bitter, though ultimately the flavor profile is still dominated by the sweet malt. Drinkability is pretty good, with the alcohol well disguised and integrated into the flavor profile.
Nothing extraordinary here, but I thought this nevertheless to be a pretty solid beer.
09-24-2010 01:59:23 | More by John_M
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.