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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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217 Reviews
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Reviews: 217
Hads: 916
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 21
Gots: 124 | FT: 2
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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: 217 | Hads: 916
Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. A curiously ironic name for a brewery located so close to a naval shipyard.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of densely puffy, somewhat frothy off-white head, which leaves a decently complete band of sky forest lace around the glass as it evenly loses seaworthiness.

It smells of bitter grapefruit flesh, orange cream, lemon pudding, nutty caramel malt, a hint of toffee, pine resin, and a musty herbaceous character that borders on that particular skunky leaf so popular with the kids. You know - hops? The taste is more fruity tartness up front, a sort of pleasantly muddled grapefruit, orange, melon, and lemon-lime, over a somewhat complex nutty, beady caramel maltiness, a mild indistinct spiciness, and a subtle booze edginess.

The carbonation is active, in a neighbourhood watch sort of way, the body medium-heavy in weight, and generally quite smooth, just a wee pique from those imperious hop and booze scoundrels. It finishes on the sweet side, kind of unexpectedly, as the malt holds its position, and the fruity hops shed a portion of their bitterness.

A tasty enough DIPA, the alcohol better integrated than I had been led to believe, but still duly present, like you would expect it to be, right along with the hop and malt overdoses. Not all that hop forward, but that's just when comparing it to its SoCal brethren, and isn't that bad of a thing overall. Indeed worthy of a try, for all we humulus maximus meatheads out there. (1,495 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 946 mL can. Pours a big three fingers of head on a fairly clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is pine forest, lemon and tropical fruits. Very nice.
The taste starts with bold pine bitterness, but moves to a mildly sweet pineapple flavor. It finishes with moderate lemon bitterness. Great profile and balance.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
Complex flavor and drinkability make this a winner. (428 characters)

Photo of habaceeba
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received the 32 oz. can of this stuff as a gift from a friend who apparently knows my palate incredibly well. If I wrote a review after finishing it, the typed words would still be illegible. This is a very nice DIPA. (219 characters)

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very strong and boozy with caramel flavored dominating the malt profile and a sharp clean back-end bitterness countering it. Not your typical West Coast hop profile; lots of citrus to be sure but there was also tropical fruit flavors as well as some herbal tea-like qualities as well. A very potent DIPA that I recommend to all fans of the style. (346 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Initially I thought this was a so-so dipa, it was much better as this warmed, on tap at The Blue Tusk. Sweeter initially before bitterness builds up. Drying finish. Very fresh. Great thick lace, that slid from the generous retained head. A fun drinking experience. (264 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes taken on a hazy trip to Phoenix in October
A - significantly hazy brown-0range, solid head with decent retention and random lacing
S - herbal and pine resin aroms up front with some caramel and orange peel background
T - pineapple and orange zest with equally strong pine resin hops, significant caramel malt backbone, light boozy sweetness
M - medium body with light carbonation, sticky throught he middle with ABV heat creeping up on the finish along with significant bitterness
O - a soid DIPA with in your face hoppiness, a little spicy on the alcohol but to be expected at over 9% (596 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A deep orange so thick that it can't be seen through, and sporting a bit of ruddiness in its depth, this beer grows a very light brown head up to about one finger. While the foam it leaves is fairly thin, it does have good retention overall and leaves a good amount of leggy lacing in its wake.
This aroma leans heavily citrus, with orange and grapefruit and perhaps some orange and or lemon rind as well. There's a certain earthy quality to it as well. Malts are ample, giving a note of crust, and it also gets quite yeasty as it warms.
The taste is likewise citrus-forward at first, but the malts come out a bit for very good balance. It gets a raw pithiness into the finish with a bit of leaf as well. Warming up, the yeast character really comes out, and there's almost an herbal quality to the earthiness that unfolds on the back of the tongue. Some resin sits lightly underneath in every sip.
A medium body offers good support but straddles a line, seeming to pass back and forth between feeling a little thin and a bit fuller. It's lightly carbonated, just enough to keep a smooth flow and a light crispness consistently. (1,128 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright and clear, orange-colored body with a very thick, persistent, foamy head. Heady swirls of hop aromas suggesting oranges, pineapple, pine, and grape jelly. Warm and soft toasted grain flavors and feel with a soothing hop bitterness. Medium-light body; crisp, clean; dry finish.

A nicely done DIPA that looks great and tastes just as good. Good mix of bitterness and alcohol warmth at the finish. Feels rather light for such a big beer, but the mouthfeel just makes this excellent beer all the more drinkable. (515 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (468 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (563 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (718 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +9%
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 (454 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (939 characters)

Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (1,573 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (627 characters)

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (790 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (502 characters)

Photo of dmgeng
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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 (1,156 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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. (664 characters)

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
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! (189 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (730 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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! (500 characters)

Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.