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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

637 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 637
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 637 | Reviews: 193 | Show All Ratings:
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farrago

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 23:55:34 | More by farrago
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
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....

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2010 13:15:15 | More by Deuane
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Crystal clear copper brew with a small head and a fair bit of lacing.

S - A rich aroma or lilies, grapefruit pith, white pepper, orange zest and roses. A thin pale malt backbone.

T - The hops combine to form a spicy, sharp flavor. Flowers and pepper with a touch of citrus. It lack much of a malt presence. Aftertaste is still floral and peppery, but a hint of biscuit leaks in to foreground.

M - Medium bodied, a harsh, biting feel to it, neutral in terms of how refreshing it feels.

D - Not bad. I won't bother with it again, but it wasn't unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 06:58:00 | More by mrasskicktastic
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy orange in color with a 1" head that quickly falls. Some spots of lace paint the glass.

Smell: big orange citrus along with some floral hops and a sugary sweetness are easily detectable by the nose.

Taste: big sweet malt presence with caramel, orange, hint of grapefruit, some spiciness, and a bit of alcohol are the main flavors. Bitterness is bold and cuts into the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp throughout with a dry finish. Long aftertaste here.

Drinkability: slow sipping beer. Alcohol keeps this beer to a longer session. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 22:12:50 | More by Gavage
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy dull orange, very similar to their original ipa, sits in the glass topped off by an impressive fluffy head of dull linen color. The lacing again is thick and lustrious leaving thin stratified bands down the glass after a slow lapse from its original 2 finger statue. Carbonation is near silent, barely visible, and hardly a factor.

S: Dried lemon pulp and toasted munich grains are exposed. The strength I thought was on par, maybe even a bit less so, then their ipa. Hopefully the hops they skimped on during the aromatic portion were wisely used for flavor.

T: Good strong show of bitterness on the opening sip. Pungent grapefruit, toasted lemon peels, and dry citrus flower comes backed by a dry toasted grain palate. Some dry celery and pine with some dry grassiness are evident as well on the close. Brief glimpses of sweet toasted caramel grains appear right before the swallow that finds a lemon grind and peppery spicing left behind on the tongue. Nice toasted malt balance as with their ipa compliments the bitterness.

M: Medium body, dry toasted malt warmth and a lingering high level of citrus bitterness warms the inner cheeks and tongue. Warm lemons and alcohol chime in as well with a low experience of carbonation.

D: Despite the moderately high level of hop bitterness this was still a joy to consume and a nice drink per style. Nice balance helps with a spicy bite and a gentle lingering fade of citrus makes you thirsty for more.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 23:05:23 | More by beerthulhu
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

--Albert Einstein

Perspicuous persimmon with Kruggerand accents and an expansive crown that is midway between eggshell and ecru. The foam has an appealing texture and is doing a bang-up job laying down abstract-patterned lace.

The aroma is classic pale malted and C-hopped American DIPA. Orange zest is at least as prominent as white grapefruit, which might mean that Amarillo is present. Well-masked alcohol is a positive. Less than explosive hoppiness is a negative.

Shipwrecked Double IPA is similar to quite a few other versions of the style. Don't get me wrong, that doesn't make it bad beer. It's just that hops share too much of the flavor spotlight with malt... and warming alcohol has now made an appearance as well.

The malt tastes pretty close to 100% pale. That background sugar cookie sweetness is joined by a large splash of triple sec (orange liqueur) and very small splash of Absolut. Unfortunately, the beer isn't hop *flavor* focused enough for the next highest taste score to be granted. Again, many American DIPAs suffer the same fate.

On a positive note, the mouthfeel finds that sweet spot between too light and too sappy sticky. If the bubbles were softer and the beer was creamier, the drinking would be more enjoyable.

Shipwrecked is of roughly the same quality as the other Mission Brewery beers that I've reviewed. That is, it's clearly better than average, while falling well short of special or memorable. Love the Jolly Roger on the label.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 13:33:31 | More by BuckeyeNation
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thrash420

California

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - poured out a deep orange amber color, with a small white head. didn't lace too much, i expected a lil more head and more lacing

smell - smells fruity and spicy overwhelmed with hops

taste - tastes a lot milder than i expected from the 9.25%. can definitely taste the fruits in this one, accompanied by the powerful hops we know and love in a good IPA.

mouthfeel - medium body, easy on the carbonation. goes down smooth, before i knew it ive drank 3 schooners!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 21:15:03 | More by thrash420
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2010 01:59:23 | More by johnmichaelsen
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the hulmeville in.

A- comes to me with a good finger or off white head the settles slowly leaving a nice spray of lace all over the glass. Burnt orange in color with a touch of haze.

S- fruity and sweet like a cream sickle. Oranges and sweet slightly roasty malts.

T- malty sweet and boldly hopped. Cloyingly sweet. Oranges and a hint of grapefruit. Loads of caramel malts. Hint of herbal earthiness.

M- well above medium in body and a mid level carb.

D- its a east coast ipa from the west coast crazy stuff. Solid but a bit sweet for my tastes.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2010 02:33:44 | More by oglmcdgl
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 23:50:06 | More by RonfromJersey
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flannelman808

California

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First batch of this stuff, had from the tap!

A: Copper amber in color topped with a bone white head... nice carbonation, lots of bubbles.

S: Interesting combo of herbal notes and stone fruit, notably Apricot. Some pine comes through as well. Caramel notes as well as some orange peel follow the pack.

T: wow great stuff! Apricot shines through! In place of what usually is a citrus peel quality is a stone fruit quality. Love it. Still tons of bitterness to keep things lively. The high ABV is hidden quite well.

M: carbonic tang levels

D: pretty damn high given the abv

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2010 21:25:40 | More by flannelman808
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Hulmeville Inn inside a pint glass.

A- Dark bronze with a off white billowy head that left some stick. From the looks of it, this is unfiltered to the max, cant really see through it.

S- Very malty for a DIPA, they kind of drown out the hops but they also make a appearance. Grapefruit, slight pine, candy, sweet sugar, alcohol, kind of all over the place.

T- This is a sweet DIPA, more sweet than hoppy, but I think the mix here makes for a good beer. First up a sweet sugar blast with some alcohol followed out by some grapefruit from the hopping. Starts sweet, gets kinda hoppy, goes back to sweet. Not very floral and there is a touch of pine in the end.

M- A smooth above medium body with not much bittering appeal. The sweets win the game here. Shipwrecked is properly carbed up. Not hot but the taste of alcohol does stick around for a few.

D- I enjoyed it and would have again. A sweet DIPA from the west coast, This tastes like something made back east, maybe we are rubbing off on the left coast for once. This is not offensive and great beer, i like it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2010 17:43:35 | More by BARFLYB
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Hopus glass pours a crisp orange with a decent off white head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves a few rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is slight citrus hops and sweet malts. The taste is a decent amount of crisp earthy citrus hops with a nice amount of sweet malts backing them up leaving a sweet finish with a nice balance of bitter hops. The beer is on the heavy side of medium with a bit of alcohol presence, but nothing too overbearing. This is a decent West Coast Double IPA, but with so many better ones out there, I don't think I'll be picking this one up again.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 01:40:59 | More by atsprings
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TheJollyHop

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tree sap, spruce, grapefruit/citrus aroma on top of a caramel sweet grain support structure (Columbus, Cascade).

Hazy brownish amber pour, one finger fading to an oily surface; yes there is the typical lace. Aroma is misleading as the combination of intense West Coast hop aroma makes me brace for the inevitable bitterness; surprisingly it is no where to be found. The beer is creamy, medium bodied, and dare I say nearly balanced. The flavors mimic the nose quite with the addition of pineapple well but the malt just holds the reins on the hops to tightly for them shine in this brew. Middle is little thin flavor-wise and the finish is sugary bread with a flavorless bitterness.

Nice weight and drinkability however however hop presence just falls short in both aroma and taste; old bottle perhaps?

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 14:15:36 | More by TheJollyHop
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drabmuh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a wheat beer glass. Beer is brown and hazy, forms a big off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low. Looks OK.

Malty almost hoppy aroma, not too appetizing for a DIPA.

Well its easy drinking for such a big beer but the bitterness is at best weak. Its not very sweet up front, its a smooth creamy mouthfeel but this is pretty disappointing. Come on Cali, can't you make a good IPA...oh wait...nevermind.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 02:05:38 | More by drabmuh
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GRG1313

California

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am convinced that previous reviewers drank this one just to damn cold. I was a bit put off originally when I first tasted this one when it was cold. It has promise but I wasn't too impressed. Then, it warmed up as I neglected it to eat my BBQ chicken and then went back to it. Candidly, it was really good once it was pretty much room temperature. So, this review is based on a "room temperature" drinking!

Dark orange amber with a thick firm white head; lovely.

Nose is all fresh pineapple and apricot. Hints of the alcohol in the nose from the "sweet" character of alcohol. (Right..in beer, like wine, sometimes what one thinks is a sweet fruit nose is really just the smell of assertive alcohol). Yep, you can get some alcohol in the nose but it's not "too much" or offensive.

Mouth is thick and creamy with tons of character and appeal. You want more. Flavors are rich, bold and leaves you wanting to keep drinking - something pretty good for a 9.25 abv brew. Ok, you do get the alcohol in the mouth, but, so what? It still is a beer that tastes very good.

Flavors start with fresh sweet fruity malt character and work themselves through whiskey and coffee and bitter carmel to bitter grapefruit oil. Complex and full of character and quality that really shows once this one warms up to just colder than the room.

Finish of bitter grapefruit is long and just plain good.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 05:19:05 | More by GRG1313
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DogFood11

California

1.9/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ehhhh this is a below average DIPA. Its on the hot side. Smooth is an accolade I'd shove under the rug. Alcohol is up front and personal. The hop profile is watered and the malts are stale.

For the price this is out of its league.

Yikes. I'm 0 for 2 from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 06:22:11 | More by DogFood11
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Overlord

California

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amberish orange. Billowy white foam head.

Smells slightly of alcohol, mostly of caramel malt with some pine. Pretty standard DIPA-ish stuff, actually. Disappointed there isn't more citrus or floral notes to it.

Taste is primarily sweet caramel/sugary malt with some pine, a bit of grapefruit (not much here in the way of tropical or exotic fruit notes) ... kind of a sweet beer, actually.

Good mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 20:02:32 | More by Overlord
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to someone at Willard's for sharing this...

A - Gold, translucent, not so much head but good lace.

S - Real hoppy, but not terribly exciting. The aroma tends towards vegetal and herbal.

T - Hoppy in the forefront, with some vegetal notes that threaten to cross into onion and cabbage territory, but then don't.

M - (D)IPA. Pretty good. Could use more zip.

D - This beer is ok. That's about all. Perhaps it isn't terribly fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 16:14:22 | More by ktrillionaire
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popery

California

2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 04:56:52 | More by popery
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DaveHS

California

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent amber with a thick, off-white head that quickly dissipates. More lacing than your average DIPA. Aromas of pine needles, bread, biscuity malts and citrus fruits. Maltier than your average DIPA. The first sip is sweet, with sweeping notes of caramel and vanilla. A dense layer of piney hops pushes through the malt sweetness, followed closely by dry bittering hops. The finish is earthy and sweet. Very nice mouthfeel. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 00:22:08 | More by DaveHS
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kennyo

New York

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to doggnate
pours a nice new copper penny color with a 1" soapy white head, on the second pour from the 22 oz bottle, as the bottle warmed up, the entire glass was head until it settled out.

nice hoppy aroma with some caramel malt in the nose also.
Nice tasting beer, malt, hops, fruitiness,
nice coating of hops on the tongue
i like this beer, very drinkable, if blind folded i would of never guessed it was a 9+% beer

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 01:49:46 | More by kennyo
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

Pours darkish copper with a chill haze and a two inch head of off-white. Plenty of sheeted lacing with a solid foam cap for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with a combo of bready malts and pine resin. Biscuit ends with citrus fruit follow through. Hopping is subdued for the style.

Medium bodied with a slightly chewy, tacky mouthfeel. A bit grippy.

Sweet malt with pine-rubbed grapefruit start the palate. Hints of brown sugar, spruce bark, and candied orange pith follow through.
Bitterness attempts to balance but the sweet malt wins out.

Finishes with lingering pine dew, sugar-dusted malt, and a hint of warmth.

Tasty enough, but lacking in flavoring and aroma hops for a SD IIPA. The beer could be dried up a bit also.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 00:56:40 | More by brewandbbq
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Xul

California

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a translucent pale amber, capped by a fizzy two-finger off-white head. Moderate retention, very little lacing left on the glass.

S: Strong pine aroma, backed by some light juicy citrus - orange and a bit of grapefruit. Caramel backbone comes through a bit...good smell but nothing particularly impressive.

T: Very malty for a DIPA, caramel malts are the first taste along with a hint of vanilla. Pine hops overtake the malts in the middle of the mouth along with some earthy notes. Finishes sweet with very little residual bitterness.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation, very smooth.

D: Very quaffable and the ABV is well hidden.

Overall, a fairly enjoyable beer but the smell and taste pale in comparison to many of the DIPAs available here in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 01:06:29 | More by Xul
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pastradul

California

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours strong gold. Decent amount of carbonation to be seen. Light Head with some lacing being left on the glass.

The smell is very light, not a lot to speak of. Which is misleading becuase the taste is pretty strong.

This is a very well balnced IIpa. A good amount of citrus and malt hit the mouth at the beginning. Then the citrus takes over and covers the mouth. And finishes with a nice hop and sweet finish. Not overly bitter by any means but just right.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2010 14:24:45 | More by pastradul
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.