Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery
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2.1/5 rDev -43.1%
Bottle from JohnCoctsin. Served in a tulip.
Pours a clear light amber color with a single-finger white head that leaves some nice spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries plenty of bready malt and some light caramel. Hops? Nope. The flavor is bread and some very light caramel and sweetness. Bread crust is the most apt description. Hops? Nope. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Bitterness? Nope. Three strikes.
06-17-2011 00:46:18 | More by Thorpe429
2.1/5 rDev -43.1%
Bought this with moderate expectations. Made this account just to write this review. The beer might be a lot better if it was packaged more properly. Like a lot of people, I nearly refuse to drink a craft beer straight from the can. Likewise, I felt the need to pour this brew into my Russian River nonic pint glass. I lost about a quarter of the beer by simply trying to pour the damn thing. I created a second air hole in the can and all and I could not get a proper pour without most the beer trailing down the can and making a damn mess everywhere. I finally got enough poured out so I could properly pour the rest of the damn beer and because it wouldn't pour properly, the beer foamed up obnoxiously. In the end, I got a hoppy, and clean flavor with a flat carbonation. Probably never going to revisit. Most terrible can design I have ever seen, hands down. It affects my experience with the beer, so yes, I feel like it ruined the quality of my beer. Would have had a decent score if I could have managed a good crisp sip or two, but even the taste isn't anything to die for and doesn't stand out amongst the other DIPAs available. Couldn't even get that from the first three sips from the can. If you don't have a problem drinking a beast of a brew from an insanely big can, then give it a shot. If you wish to pour this beer, find something better. The beer wasn't even worth the price in the first place.
03-08-2014 21:06:48 | More by MrHopHead420
2.33/5 rDev -36.9%
A-Hazy orange with white lacing around the edges
S-Slight hops and something I cant quite put my finger on.
T-tastes kind of metalic. No idea where it is coming from. Now I know what I was smelling
D-not very good, metalic taste and all
M-lightly carbonated, light bodied
Dont know if this is a bad bottle or what is going on with it.
01-31-2011 00:20:14 | More by brew3crew
2.48/5 rDev -32.8%
Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet
A- pours dark orange with a one finger slightly offwhite head. Head doesn't stick around for too long, but laces pretty nicely
S- strong citrus aroma. Smells damn lovely, and is pretty pungent...not really searching around for the scent in this one
T- and unfortunately, this is where the goodness of the beer ends. I am tasting next to no hops at all. Just pure nothingness. Wait, there's a very slight bitter finish. That's it. Tastes like water
M- it's THICK, which makes no sense given the lack of hoppiness to it. Thick water = very offputting
O- I thought this was going to be a star after the pour and first whiff of it. Then it really hit the fan. No dating on the bottle, so I have no idea how old this is. A shame, really
06-03-2011 20:01:14 | More by bigfnjoe
2.5/5 rDev -32.2%
Three fingers of big bubbly white head arise above a dull copper, slightly hazy, body. Very good dense lacing.
Assertive citrus aroma features plenty of orange, backed by pine.
Sweet beginning, sweeter than expected, and the sweetness lasts throughout. Hops rise and crest, and battle to take a fruity hold for awhile. Not for long though. No alcohol burn, but a definite sense that its there.
Thick, heavy almost syrupy mouthfeel.
Sweet and sluggish dampens drinkability.
Not really what I'm looking for in a IIPA, and a bit high at $8.35/bomber.
09-20-2010 23:50:06 | More by RonfromJersey
2.6/5 rDev -29.5%
This is an okay beer, but, relative to other DIPAs, it's just mediocre. It pours a color that's right about average for the style, a transparent amber-orange. The head is sudsy with lots of fine, foamy bubbles. The aroma is fairly weak, mostly pine resin hops with some grapefruit rind and a touch of tropical fruit. There's very little bright, fresh hoppiness, though this bottle should be fresh, judging by when it arrived in local stores. Some caramel malt. The flavor has some good bitterness, but, otherwise, it's fairly disappointing. It's a touch too malt sweet at first and altogether too little complexity. The aftertaste is blandly bitter with a note of stale grain. Mouthfeel has nice hop oiliness but is fairly thin and maybe a bit overcarbonated. I rather liked Mission's IPA, but this one just can't compete in the already overcrowded style.
06-24-2010 04:56:52 | More by popery
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
2.85/5 rDev -22.8%
Draft at Hamilton's in San Diego.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a half finger white head that immediately disappears. Not much in the way of lacing.
Slightly earthy aroma with very muted hop character. Subtle grass, pine and floral hops with a touch of citrus and lots of alcohol.
Medium bodied with a strong bitter hop presence up front that's quickly countered by tropical fruit and alcohol. Again, the hops are muted by light fruit and sweet booze. Hints of apricot, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel but it's kind of weak.
02-08-2012 20:46:28 | More by corby112
2.88/5 rDev -22%
A- pours a deep almost reddish amber color with a finger and a half of off white head.
S- sugary candied with a touch of toffee hits the nose at first. Some spicy disjointed alcohol comes out in the middle. Some hops drown under the big malt bill. A touch of tropical fruit and grapefruit comes out but quickly gets smothered.
T- very malty brew indeed. Caramel and candied apple flavors hit the palate at first. Astringent phenolic alcohol clashes with initial malt burst. Weak hop flavor gives a hint of tropical fruit and candied orange. Finishes sweet with a doughy boozy aftertaste.
MF- sticky slick mouthfeel with a medium body and light medium carbonation.
01-20-2012 04:01:22 | More by Viciousknishs
2.96/5 rDev -19.8%
This was recommended to me by a clerk at a beer store. Poured into a glass, it is a pretty beer with a notable orangy color and nice head. Very clear. The smell is syrupy, sweet and with some yeast flavor. The taste is too, except worse. It's very boozy and I can hardly detect any hop presence. It does not taste anything like a DIPA to me. I'm trying to be generous in my review because it's possible the bottles were very old, but this is one of the worst DIPA's I've ever had.
10-27-2013 02:06:05 | More by dougfur
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
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