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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

870 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 17
Gots: 105 | 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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

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Ratings: 870 | Reviews: 212
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Deuane
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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....

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of srandycarter
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Murky cooked apricot, nice off white head, lots of spotty cling lace.

S - Apricot in smell, citrus, malt, juicy.

T - Huge malt, hops are present but not the players.

M - Medium body, good carb, fair balance.

D - Nice to try a different version of it!

Photo of ehammond1
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle

Thanks for this one, Gordon!

Clear orange and auburn with a thick, persistent off-white head. Lines of lacing left down the glass.

Citrus (lots of orange flesh and skin), sweet caramel and toffee, and alcohol heat combine for a strong, powerful aroma.

High bitterness, mild citrus undertones, bready and sweet (caramel) malts, and warm alcohol burn.

Medium bodied, though oily and with a hot alcohol presence throughout.

Decent and drinkable, but doesn't stand with the best of the bunch.

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep honey-amber with a hushed soapy top. Hop hazy and standing quite tall in that there pint glass. 3.5

Oily hop aroma with pine needle and grapefruit rind notes. Touch of floral hop, but mostly sweet dankness and honeyed caramel. 3.5

Fruity malts showing some apple-y character whilst the hop attack brings out twiggy pine and juicy grapefruit. Hint of pineapple and leafy floral hops. Not as resinous as the nose, but still pretty oily. Sweet, and not overly bitter. Excellent full flavor and combo balance. 4.0

Smooth and devious. Well-masked strength. Convincingly sessionable sitting in this pint glass. Yowsers. 4.5

Me + a Shipwrecked = one happy kiddo. 4.0

Photo of Metalmonk
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Mission beer. Might as well be one of my favorite styles.

Pretty much your quintessential Double IPA in looks, with a long-lasting, creamy dirty-white head; thick foam sticking to the sides of the glass with the slightest tilt; reddish-copper sunset color; lots of bubbles racing up to meet the undying head.

Ooh...the aroma promises my kind of DIPA: citrusy, candy-like sweetness, generous toffee-like malt backup, pine resin. Pretty full-on "big hoppy beer" type nose, and I'm hoping it impresses the taste buds as much as it does the nostrils...

Lots of impressions on the tongue, that's for sure. Sweet cherries; grapefruit/orange zest; leafy green bitterness; fruit-flavored pipe tobacco; peach; papaya; strongly-steeped herbal tea; pineapple. Bitterness pervades just a smidgen over all else, which is nice, but keeps it a very slow-sipping "whoa, take it easy" kind of beer. Overall fruity sweet, hoppy (of course) and with a little more malt backup than others of this style.

Round and full in the mouth, a creaminess tries to dominate but is held in check by a bubbly carbonated tickle. A bit sticky too, which helps keep that bitter "west coast-type" hoppiness going a long time...

I should have never looked at the overall score here (as of this writing, just a "B") because I've been agonizing about it, like, "what's not to like?" "Do I not know my beer?" "This is great a Double IPA, WTF?" "Are you all nuts?" But whatever, to each their own. Lemme turn that "WTF?" into "FTW!"

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look Pours a nice copper color with a 1/2 foam head. Good head retention and a decent amount of lacing as the beer goes down

Smell Fresh hop aromas very nice citrus and piney notes that rush to the forefront, typical of this style

Taste Grapefruit note combined with the sweetness of the malt make give this beer a decent at best flavor. There is a tad bit of bitterness on the back end of the beer and it has a dry finish

Mouthfeel medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Dry on the palate but it surprising goes down smoothly and the flavors stay consistent throughout

Overall Its a good DIPA and I could enjoy a several in a sitting on a hot day. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys this style but it is not as complex as some others I have had

Photo of jzeilinger
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear deep color, marginal carbonation, small white foam headwith very large bubbles, and sticks to the sides of the glass.

S - A little bit of roasted caramel/toffee and some alcohol. The malts smell somewhat German. Is that it??? Really?

T - Yep, the same as the nose - toffee and booze. Something tells me this beer is probably past its prime. There's some very mild grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus...just barely. If this were fresh, I'm sure the citric content would be much stronger and vibrant. The hops are coming through like a dim light bulb toasted malt taking the forefront and finishes with some lemon that intensifies a little more after the sip. The malt is a little buttery. This beer is on the sweet side rather than the hoppy side. I can deal with the sweetness part, it's a nice toasted character but it really needs some boost in the bitter department to keep those malts in check. I can see where the flavor of this would be much better if both malts and bitterness were intensified...it's so %$#@ mellow that it's pretty boring for a D-IPA - intensity, man - more cowbell!!. (I really hate to say that too.) As I work through the bottle, it gets a little better, but not much.

M - Medium bodied, nice and smooth on the tongue.

D - Average, depending on what you're looking for. It's almost balanced with the nod leaning towards the malt.

I'm keeping this review open until I can locate an ULTRA FRESH one to make sure I give it a fare shake. D-IPA's are my absolute favorite and it kills me to rate one lower than I normally would. In its present state, I think this would be a GREAT step in the big beer direction for those who may not be so familiar with D-IPA's. Shipwrecked, let's meet again and give it another go with a different bottle, all is not lost.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber with slight haze, and quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is surprisingly light for a double india pale ale, with overripe fruit and discarded citrus rinds, and then some pine. Dark fruits on the palate, fairly decent malt influence, and then a big does of alcohol heat onto the finish. Aftertaste is long with more overripe fruit and alcohol heat.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Chaney
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a CCB snifter.

A: The beer poured a fairly clear amber color, with about a 1/2 finger or so solid white head that retained itself pretty well.

S: Smelled like a fruity, citrusy, cotton candy, without much maltiness at all.

T: This was more on the fruity side than the citrus one, but I did manage to get a tinge of grapefruit, lemongrass, and sugary Jolly Rancher.

M: This was kinda sugary, but I personally didn't find it too offensive. The lacing on the glass was pretty splotchy.

O: This was good, but I expected more from a San Diego brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color. It requires a very aggressive pour just to yield one finger of white-colored head, and even then, it doesn't have good retention. A little bit of lacing is left behind, though.

S: Very citrusy...but also very sweet. The hops bring some nice grapefruit notes and even a few tropical fruit hints. On the other hand, it's smothered by all that sweet caramel and toffee coming from the malt backbone.

T: Two words: toffee bomb. It has a citrusy start, before the huge maltiness takes over. Maybe there's some mint in the finish. Did I mention its a toffee bomb? Because sweet zombie Jesus, this is ridiculously sugary for an IPA. It's also kind of boozy.

M: It's crisper on the back end than I would have guessed. This bite helps give it a touch more drinkability than I expected - which means it's pretty good for such a thick, sugary, syrupy DIPA. Decent carbonation also helps, too.

O: I'm not a fan of this big, boozy, sugary sweet DIPA, but this isn't horrible. It also doesn't do much to make it more desirable to someone averse to this kind of beer. It's decent enough, all things considering.

Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.