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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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753 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 63 | 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)
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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

Alex-Alkis, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of eric5bellies
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Poursa a slightly hazy copper colour with a white one fingered head that reduces quickly

S - Plenty of grapefruit and a little malt.

T - Plenty of hop and a little bready malt, the booze is not well hidden.

M - Medium to full mouthfeel and carbonation

O - A solid DIPA without being fantastic

eric5bellies, Jun 08, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -5.4%

Gdirt, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

aquazr1, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Damian74Shensky, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DenverBigRed, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Curloftheburl, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DanE, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DesertRunnerIPA, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

HighonHops42, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Christensen-g, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mobrockman, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

buzzy, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Homebrew42, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: measured my pour into a tulip as I had decided not to include the yeast and sediment from the bottom. Got a slightly hazy pale amber body with a minimal head, off-white in shade.

S: not much of note here, some sweet pale malt smells and hoppy floral notes

T: alcohol overpowered other flavors for me on the first few sips - perhaps I drank it too soon out of the fridge - needed to warm for expected butterscotchy malt flavors and, in this case, sharp pine and subtle resin flavors from the hops

M: astringent on the first few sips, never developed much feel - there was always a slight astringence to offset any smooth coating - even once the beer had warmed - perhaps the damage was done at that point.

O: my most bland scores to-date (300+ reviews as of this entry). For me, not a return-to beer simply because there are so many DIPAs out there that I enjoy that aren't expensive or hard to find. That said, if you're a fan of DIPAs, I'd still say try it anyway. Right?

Greywulfken, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Sergeh, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

keenanite21, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving lacing covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The nose has aromas of grapefruit hops along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of bitterness and notes of alcohol in the flavor.
M: It feels medium-bodied, somewhat crisp and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is warming from the alcohol and the finish has a bit of dryness.
O: The high alcohol content and noticeable presence of alcohol in the taste reduces the drinkability of this beer.

metter98, Oct 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

kylemckinnis, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tsulli, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tjsmith910, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Tyrawlings, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a tall, straight-mouthed Ommegang flute. No freshness or bottle dating evident, but this was purchase about four weeks ago at a Whole Foods in the Durham, NC area; I’m assuming it’s relatively fresh, but it’s hard to say.

Appearance (4.5): Pours a good three fingers of custard-colored head at first, kind of crackling to a rocky cap that takes its sweet time dying down, leaving some good lacing all around the glass. The body is a moderately hazy, reddish gold color and very pretty. This is a damn good-looking beer, really.

Smell (3.0): There are some nice hops here, kind of a bright citrus of the fruity pineapple-mango variety (rather than crisp, snappy grapefruit and lemon) that’s kind of buried underneath a hefty dose of sweet, slightly oxidized caramel. Gingerbread, brown sugar, apple cake, cider. Not quite enough hops, malt comes on pretty thick but it’s not unpleasant.

Taste (3.5): Good dose of kind of pithy, citric bitterness gives way to that same kind of rich, sweet (but not really cloying) malt character, that’s again mostly caramel but with some drier, less sweet but still rich character of baked goods filling it out. The hops close out on the finish, with a decent earthy hop flavor and grassy-pithy bitterness. No alcohol to speak of on the palate, which is surprising.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Subdued carbonation, slightly tingly and foams modestly on the way down; the body is relatively slick and moderately chewy, definitely on the full side of medium. Not the driest finish, but there’s enough bitterness and levity to invite another sip.

Overall (3.5): This is a decent DIPA. It’s definitely not perfect, but nothing about it is unpleasant. It does, more or less, what a DIPA does, but nothing exceptionally (with the exception of the appearance). Happy to have tried it, but I most likely won’t seek it out in the future.

fmccormi, Oct 13, 2012
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.