Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +22%
This is an amazing beer...I love the smooth finish...sweet yet no smack of alcohol or bitterness...well balanced for that much 9.25% alcohol...I can't really find any typical disappointments to this beer...the only criticism is that I prefer a slightly more pronounced hop in the citrus flavor...I would serve to my buddies with pride.
06-19-2012 01:30:29 | More by soulhawk
4.48/5 rDev +21.4%
This is one of my favorite Double IPA's. it has a smoothe head with an absolute flavorful finish. a bit on the dark side for an IPA but thats what is great about this beer. A different turn for an IPA. I thought it went great with a steak and potatoe dinner. Not to heavy and the word light is not an option for this brew.
09-02-2012 23:03:45 | More by BellyBrew
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
Mission's Shipwrecked Double IPA pours a surprisingly hazy, almost cloudy, deep-amber orange body beneath a frothy head of off-white. (Perhaps I simply didn't allow the bottle to sit undisturbed for long enough). The head retention is quite good, and it leaves excellent lacing about the glass.
The aroma is soft and smooth, offering up sweetish golden-caramel malt tones threaded through with resinous, gently citrusy (some Simcoe? Amarillo?), piney, and grassy hop notes.
In the mouth it's medium-full and decidedly dextrinous, delivering a creamy-smooth pass across the palate with just a gentle caress from the median carbonation level.
The flavor is as the aroma suggests it will be, but with a backing of solid hop bitterness to keep it in balance. It starts with an almost doughy sweet malt that glistens with drizzled golden caramel; adds to that a delicate bit of yeasty fruitiness; and then dives straight into a hay bail of grassy, leafy, citrusy and floral hop flavors featuring orange, apricot, papaya and a bit of rose. The bitterness rises late mid-palate, and the alcohol adds a flash of peppery spiciness. In the finish the malt sweetness and bitterness slowly fade and rise respectively, eventually balancing amidst lingering notes of malt and hop flavor.
I appreciate that Mission has avoided going for a big juicy hop bomb loaded with all of the raspy edges that citrusy hops can deliver. And they've also stayed away from the pine cone hand grenade! There's a bit of citrus and pine to it, but I find more apricot, papaya, and Fruit Loops than I do pineapple and grapefruit, and I think that gives them a little bit of uniqueness amidst the crowd. And it certainly lends to drinkability. It's a big beer, no doubt, but it doesn't really show beyond the malt and mouthfeel. The alcohol is well cloaked for the most part, and the maltiness balances it superbly. Well rounded. Well hopped. Worth seeking out!
12-14-2010 20:05:49 | More by NeroFiddled
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
Bottle into a perfect pint glass
A - clear golden orange body with a small white head on top
S - A nice hoppy citrus/tropical fruit mix, leaning more toward the citrus. Smells pretty nice actually.
T - Big citrus notes mingle with a solid pale malt body but this definitely leans toward the hops. A bit of a lingering orange rind like bitterness at the end. A nice tropical fruit flavor up front as well. Also a bit of an alcohol flavor mixed in as well but it blends real well.
M - medium bodied, slightly sticky, fair amount of carbonation
D - pretty nice west coast style DIPA. I am surprised I hadn't heard of this one before picking it up as its a very solid beer. I would have no problem drinking more of this and would pick it up again in the future.
11-30-2010 23:03:51 | More by jpmclaug
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
A: Pours red with a sticky white head that disappears quickly
S: A mix of piney and citrus hops right up front, with huge hints of sticky caramel sweetness. Slight hints of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple.
T: Huge blast of piney hops up front, quickly swallowed by a generous caramel and malt sweetness. The end offers a touch of citrus hop bite, also leaving a sticky resin feeling in the mouth with lingering sweetness from the malt. Awesome.
O: This is a fantastic double IPA. I'll definitely be grabbing more of this stuff.
07-01-2012 02:37:27 | More by Krakistophales
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
Pours a deep orange in color with a small head. Had a sort retention time and leaves lacing round the glass
Smells great. Sweet and nutty.
Taste very balanced for a double ipa. Hoppy bitterness, hints of nuts and a smoky after taste. Smooth going down
Overall it's a very goo dbl ipa
10-15-2011 04:43:08 | More by rtaps
4.4/5 rDev +19.2%
A-Bright caramel color with a big frothy cream colored head. The head leaves nice lacing as it dissipates.
S-Nice starburst aroma, grapefruit, citrus, a little earthy. Very impressive.
T-starburst, citrus, pine, earthy, malty, sweet and bitterness that lingers on the finish
M-Light bodied and appropriately carbonated. I would say it's not dry.
D-I'm pretty impressed with an off the shelf IIPA, that's saying a lot. The awesome hop presence, bitterness and light sweetness from the malts hides the 9% very well. I'm pleasantly surprised.
12-27-2010 05:47:05 | More by ZX6Chris
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
Fresh bottle in San Diego...and what a huge difference it makes.
Appears a orange toned amber with a fluffy white head that slowly fades. Scattered bits of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of danky weed, heavy citrus, flowers, perfume, and vibrant hop resin.
Taste is of the aromas with an herbal hop blast with sugary malt. I really like this beer. The herbal and earthiness comes through more as it warms.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, warming, bitter leaning, and mostly balanced.
05-06-2012 05:23:32 | More by weeare138
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
Had on tap at World of Beer in Va., in a snifter
A: dark reddish brown; good carbonation and lacing; 1/2 finger head
S: bready, malty, sweet; lingers nicely
T: intense, complex, bitter, astringent; grass, piney grapefruit; medium sweetness; well balanced array of malt, hops, yeast.
Very solid DIPA.
04-15-2013 20:11:55 | More by Arithmeticus
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
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