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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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221 Reviews
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Reviews: 221
Hads: 932
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 21
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

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Reviews: 221 | Hads: 932
Photo of farrago
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big, two plus finger head of dense foam with a top layer of larger bubbles, eggshell white to slightly tanner, above average retention with many thin, wispy streaks of lacing. Deep orange rust color with more of a reddish inflection than brown or yellow, brighter, lighter orange at the glass bottom. The nose is dominated by ultra-sweet tangerine, pink grapefruit, lime citrus, fresh and juicy, piles on with honey, molasses and caramel tones, wet pine sap, the apricot, peach, pineapple fruit scents generous as well, hints at a bitter herbaceousness underneath but this component all but fully submerged in the sweetness, likewise the florality too delicate to spread widely. Full-bodied, more of a balanced presentation in the mouth as the hops can truly work on a tongue and fully bring a dry peppery, grassy bite into the mix. Before it does so, however, lots of space granted to the honey, molasses. caramel and chocolate and the ever-bodacious pink grapefruit, tangelo, lime citrus juice. The pine has more snap to it, the florality still too timid. The carbonation is credible but largely ineffective against the gluey mouth feel. A thicker, sweeter style of DIPA.

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Photo of KomodoDragon
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Burnt orange, with loads of floating sediment and little head.

S - Fruits (orange peel), floral, pine. This should be hoppy and good

T - Honey malts with a burst of sweetness. A long warm spicy finish. Hints of butterscotch.

M - Light backbone with some burn

Straightforward DIPA which allows the flavors to shine thru. Well crafted

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Photo of hosehead83
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed apricot in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Big, juicy, piney hops
Taste-Brimming with juicy, piney hops, mango,ruby red grapefruit. Tasty and quite drinkable for the strength. A solid imperial IPA.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a solo cup.

A: Really nice! Pours a slightly hazy deep copper/orange with a 1/2" off-white head that recedes slowly. Lacing is killer.

S: Marmalade-like citrus notes. Very resinous. Some graham-cracker maltiness. Not bad, but smells like so many other DIPAs.

T: Brutally bitter up front, followed through the mid-palate with grapefruit & pine. A bit of caramelly malt. Figs. Slightly medicinal working into the finish, which is also burly & hop-bitter. Booze is present but not cloying. I actually like the balance here, clearly big-boy bitterness was the goal & it was well-achieved.

M: Mostly typical DIPA stuff, only with a bit more carb than usual. Heavy, slick & oily but tempered a bit by the bubbles. I prefer it to some of the more syrupy DIPAs, I really think the feel matches the flavor profile.

O: I'm impressed. I love that the focus here was 'bitter' & not 'complex'. It's less sweet & more aggressive than many others out there in this style. Everyone needs a good punch in the mouth now & again.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a big off white head that leaves tons of lacing. A beautiful beer, and the best part of the beer.

Smells like an orange, citrus and juicy, some malt is in the mix also.

Taste follows the nose, tangerine, orange, pine hops, with a bit of bready malt. A pithy finish on the end rounds out the nice flavors.

The feel is almost viscous, but stays on the thinner side, and easy for me to drink. Carbonation is done well.

I have had this a few times and really enjoyed it every time I drank it. A wonder to look at, and the nice hops and malt balance make this one I will have again.


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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

In a sea of big, ugly DIPAs, this once seems suave and debonaire. Sensationally aromatic hop flavors with a large malty taste. Not overly bitter, however, for all the hoppy fireworks. Fills the mouth nicely. So full of malt, but very spicy. Some bitter orange flavor, but not the grapefruit pith. Alcohol provides some heat, but on the whole it is very well balanced.

One of the better big IPAs I've had. I think Mission has a more drinkable approach to their use of hops, which I like. On tap at Mitch's Seafood, San Diego.

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Photo of Brad007
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with gold/amber accents and a two-finger head that quickly fades down to lacing.

Citrusy hops upfront with only a touch of buttery malt underneath. Hop-dominant, just as I like them.

A slow-acting shot of bitterness drenches the tongue with a strong touch of grapefruit. Tangy. Spicy.

Alcohol warmth leaves a satisfying warmness in the belly with hops on the breath. Whew. Better hops than garlic.

Good slow-burnin' DIPA for fans of the West Coast style.

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Photo of Ghenna
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint class. Golden with a tinge of red, minimal white head.

Smells of... fruit loops. For reals. Not kidding. Malty smell in the background, but it is definitely fruit loops. As it warms up I'd describe it as almost sherbet smell.

Taste: Really well balanced beer. Nice mild sweet up front and slowly works it's way to bitter as it lingers on the palate. The bitter is a little off putting to me as it gets kind of grapefruity (not a fan of the fruit). Alcohol is not at all noticeable.

MF- not chewy or thin, a nice texture.

I really wasn't too sure what I was getting into with this, but it was the first offering from mission that I had seen so I snagged it. Though I'm not usually a fan of IPAs, DIPAs really show a lot of variation, and that is definitely the case with this beer. I'd give this beer an awesome score across the board on the simple fact that it has a Toucan Sam fruit loops flavor, but the lingering bitterness really ruins a supremely interesting beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/11/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright golden brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel followed by a strong hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, from a beer of the month mixed six pack from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, Virginia, into a snifter. Pours a nice amber with a medium size head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves very nice lacing down the glass. Smells of floral and citrus with slight malty notes. Tastes of sweet citrus and a little bit of alcohol syrup, but not offensively, and has enough bite. Is a medium body, carbonation is right, and goes down smooth. Overall, a very good DIPA.

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Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is clear bright copper with a sizeable cream colored head and excellent lacing. The aroma brings sweet maple pine, almost evergreen with a nutty grain backbone. The flavor offers a fairly intense brandy-malt with nice herbal-pine hops and Baby Ruth nuttiness. This has a kind of medicinal, root beer quality. This is barley-wine territory. Slightly cloying with a medium-heavy body that presents an oily, somewhat resinous yet frisky feel. This is a quality hop brew and easily recommended!

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good and pungent double with aroma as its strongest point. Lots of hoppiness with a bold malt backbone. Not overly bitter but lots of hops, it's a pretty tasty one. LOVE the giant can!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On at Mad Mex during happy hora, so it didn't kill my pocket book. Drinks nice, just super malty for a DIPA. Definitely not your typical West Coast DIPA. Which actually worked for this beer, usually I like the West Coast DIPA to take the enamel off of my teeth with hops but in this case. I'm alright with a deep orange russet body pouring with a thick beige head, fine even layer lacing. Nose is full of citrus/floral notes very nice expressive finishing hops here. Starts out agressive with citrus/floral notes but as the malts surround the hops the flavor fades into a well balanced high alcohol IPA. Drank pretty effortlessly, was I expecting more hop bitterness and flavor of course, but I wasn't disappointed by it. Mouthfeel is full to medium bodied with a nice flowing carbonation going strong. Overall experience less hops than expected from a West Coast DIPA but it didn't harm the overall enjoyment level this beer had to offer.

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Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a 12 oz. Samuel Smith nonic.

Appearance: A red-hued lighter peach color with some copper involved, and a nice frothy fairly bright white head that steadies itself fast to the top of the glass at about 1/4" for the duration.

Smell: A bright, bright aroma of hops and fruit: peaches, strawberry, tangerine, marmalade and jam. Tons of fruit all over the place, as the hops and malt seem to be making a beautiful collision here. A lot to take in, especially as it continues to warm.

Taste: Initially and powerfully sweet, but that dissipates into some nice tropical fruit flavors along with some bright citrus hops via grapefruit and lemon, and it lingers with some wet-hop type of interesting leafy funkiness. It may be too sweet for some, but I'd rather have it this way than an insanely imbalanced assault of hops to cover up the sweetness from the high ABV. Plus the flavors linger for a decent amount of time: a good sign of a strong sipper.

Mouthfeel: This is a fairly thick beer, one would think, but somehow it's not too cloying in the end, and though the initial carbonation level seems like it may make this a little syrupy, there's a nice bunch to the back-end that saves it from being that way.

Drinkability: I can dig this. Again, the sweetness may get some folks, but it's a good sipper over at least an hour in my opinion. Doesn't seem like it's as high ABV as it is to me, but then again, now that I'm done with the bottle, maybe I was wrong. Looking forward to checking out more from Mission, as I was definitely pleased with this.

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Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed brownish tinted amber, moderate frothy off-white head and decent sticky lacing. Scent is strong on toffee-like malts, the hop profile leans on a combination of floral, earthy and spicy notes which keep the present pine and citrus notes in check. taste again starts off with the sweet toffee like malts, the hops start out as bitter, never finding that one dominant flavor and coming out as a blend of the notes found in scent. medium bodied, god level of carbonation, not as dry as many dIPAs. A decent beer, not a hop bomb by any means and a more than aggressive malt profile, almost DFH in quality of its build.

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Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still loving the Imperial IPAs. This one pours out of the bottle as a great copper color with orange highlights. The head is a creamy color and leave a pretty good lacing. The aroma is hoppy of course with a nice undertone of citrus, pine and just hint of grainy malt. The taste is bitter and generously hopped for optimum enjoyment. The citrus and pine tingle with every sip. The mouthfeel is medium. Not quite as oily as some Imperials out there but still very good! I'd enjoy this one over and over.

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Photo of dmgeng
4/5  rDev +9%

Woman at the liquor store sold me on this and it was in an awesome 32oz jumbo can!

A - Deep orange color. Hazy from the dry hops with a bountiful white head and light lacing.

S - Pleasant and strong hop fragrance with citrus fruit, pine, and some dankness. Not really anything else discernible aside from the hops and a slight fruity ale-yeast character.

T - Great flavor with the strong citrus hop character predominant with some grassy, dank, and pine notes in the middle. The hop bitterness are also present but not in contention with the NW hops. There are also light malt and yeast character but mostly covered up by the hops. Really tastes a lot like a delicious IPA instead of a heavy imperial.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Pretty much only as heavy as most of the better IPAs.

Overall, a good DIPA. Even though I was con'd into buying this one for $8 I am not disappointed at all. If you like the strip your teeth bitterness and boozy character that comes with some DIPAs this isn't one for you but if you want an IPA with some more kick in the ABV and flavor department then this one is a good choice.

Glass- Shaker pint

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Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +9%

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter at Frank n Steins in Orlando.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with great clarity of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, grassy, citrus, candied orange, herbal,caramel, and bready malts.

Taste: Same as above with mild bitterness in the rear. Nice warm booze. Hops held up well and malts help balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Sipper, full bodied, bitterness, some booze, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice DIPA. Got better with time and getting warmer.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly clear light copper with a bit of off-white head.
S: It smelled like orange and grapefruit and sweet caramel.
T: It tasted like candied apricots and copper and caramel, with some grapefruit. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was decent, but not as good as the standard Mission IPA. It had a nice scent and body, but wasn't super delicious. The body was ok, and the alcohol was decently hidden, so it was easy enough to drink. Nice to try once.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bomber at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of pine
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny to medium bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins somewhat bitter with resinous overtones and fades into a little bitter malt; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4,, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright orange with a chill haze. Soapy froth with bubbling craters. Aroma of fruity pineapple juice, and some pine. Tastes of grape fruity hop, a little earthy and resinous. Fairly well balanced with a light caramel and vague toasted malt flavor. A little fresh grapefruit juice and rind flavor. Provides a long standing bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied feel, carbonation is good, alttle thin. Overall, decent beer, bright hoppy flavors, lots of citrus.

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Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright copper color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A nicely sharp aroma of hops, citrus and malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (a little grapefruit), a good amount of hops, and a hint of malt. Nothing particularly new or groundbreaking here, just a solid flavor.

M: This beer does need a bit of carbonation, but it does have a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is generally a likable, drinkable beer. Not spectacular, but good nonetheless.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish colour, mostly amber. Head is off-white, fluffy, sparse bubbling with lights specks of lace. Looks alright, nothing special.

Big hops. Good caramel malt front with English toffee upfront, then massive hops of citric character come through, slight pull to it. Very pleasant.

Taste is quite malty upfront, that gets biscuity towards the end, with a slight Graham cracker character. Hops are very citric and west coast American, big and powerful but with a good sweet malt character throughout. Nice fresh IPA character. Sweet, hoppy, good tangy and malty balance.

Decent body. Nice fluidity, pretty smooth, not too dry.

Nice hoppy flavours and nice balance. For a double IPA it's extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had two goblets of this yesterday (10AUG13) at Whetstone Station. It was served in a heavy goblet, at about 10-12oz, for $4.95.

The goblet (which, on its own, could be used to do serious curls with) was filled with a clear, medium copper offering. Carbo was steady, the head was thin, white and wispy, and lacing was decent. Aroma exhibited some good caramel, with some solid hoping present. It felt quite smooth, and was a nudge above medium for body.

Flavor had a healthy base of caramel and toffee malts, contributing a nice level of sweetness. Hops were abundant, with lots of rindy, resiny, piney action, plus a suggestion of mint. The malt never faded, so it was rather well balanced. The ABV was quite evident, though. Pretty good, all in all... Zum Wohl!

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.