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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

780 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 71 | 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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Photo of KYGunner
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange with significant radiance this brew had a proud thick head. The collaring was thick and creamy and congealed.

The aroma has alot of malt with some relative sweetness. I find hints of so many odd things such as pecan, lemongrass, honey, roasted cracker and iced tea.

I had some high expectations but seem to get a lot of alcohol. It overpowers the fundamental elements of the style and ends quite metallic. I let it air out and begin to get the malt and grain but still find little hop character. This beer is pretty fresh so I'm not concerned with that point it just comes across so brash. The feel is not nearly as harsh with a little alcohol warmth but it's smooth enough.

Paid $5 for a 12 oz bottle and got a nice buzz from the 9percent ABV but it sure doesn't hide it.

KYGunner, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Deuane
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Deep garnet with golden highlights. A thick off-white head slowly reduced to a thin cap and left copious swaths of lace.

S-Deeply rich but muted malt sweetness with some telltale American grown C type hops poking through the malt layer. Touch of alcohol burn finishes this one off.

T-A big and burly malt bruiser with spicy citrus hop notes struggling to make themselves known. Not what I typically look for in a DIPA. Good, yes. Great, no. Warming alcohol makes an appearance in the finish.

M-Medium-heavy body, this one is a quite the heavyweight of DIPA's without being overly sweet or sticky. I like the feel as it makes you feel like you are drinking a beer with pendulous BALLS!

D-I liked it to an extent but the more I drank the more weary I became with it. A decent beer for sure but it simply brings too much for me to enjoy in a DIPA. If this were a RIS I might think differently but it's not so....

Deuane, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

Alex-Alkis, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of eric5bellies
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
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
Photo of Gdirt
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%

Gdirt, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

aquazr1, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Damian74Shensky, May 10, 2013
Photo of DenverBigRed
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DenverBigRed, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jheezee, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Curloftheburl
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Curloftheburl, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of DanE
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DanE, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of bccocx
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bccocx, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of DesertRunnerIPA
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DesertRunnerIPA, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of HighonHops42
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

HighonHops42, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Christensen-g
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Christensen-g, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mobrockman, May 13, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

buzzy, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Homebrew42
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Homebrew42, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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
Photo of Sergeh
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sergeh, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of OnryAndMean
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of keenanite21
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

keenanite21, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

kylemckinnis, Jun 06, 2013
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.