Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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Reviews: 215
Hads: 913
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 123 | 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: 215 | Hads: 913
Photo of eric5bellies
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
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 (327 characters)

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 chugalug06
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice appearance. Clean, crisp, head that holds, foamy, nice evenly coated lacing.

Tons of orange peel on the nose... Unique. Tangerine, grapefruit, apricot...

Way bitter. almost uneasy bitter. Easy medium bitterness. Taste is like liquid orange rind. A bit harsh and lacking smoothness/blend. It's good, just not overly drinkable...

Recommended in small amounts, this could be a one a done. Overwhelming brew. (413 characters)

Photo of Nugganooch
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saw this new DIPA at the local bottleshop and had to give it a whirl being a local.

A: Pours a very clear dark orange color. Almost a burnt copper. Nice 1 finger dense cloudy white head formed. Second pour hit almost three fingers. Sticky lacing down the glass all the way.

S: Picking up lots of sweet honey and biscuit malt notes with an earthy pine and spicey hop aroma. Leads me to believe this is a more malt forward DIPA.

T: Juicy sweet orange fruit and floral hops sort of took me by surprise here. A very nice resinous sticky pine hop bitterness that puckers at the palate. Honey and biscuit malt flavor profile for sure this one falls on the sweeter side. Especially after it settles. Finishes a bit warm and ABV definite on the exhalation.

M: Sticky sweet across the palate but balanced nicely with a solid bitterness that finishes a bit warm.

D: Moderate. A big brew indeed where hops and ABV are both present. Falls on the sweeter side of IPA's and to be honest 2nd pour was not as enjoyable.

Not a bad offering by another SD Brewery. Like I said I was definitely surprised by the IBU's here where I was expecting something much more malt forward going into it. In the end the booziness takes over a bit and knocks this one a bit out of balance but I would probably purchase again. (1,298 characters)

Photo of bamadog
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 4-pack of this while on a recent trip to Pittsburgh. Review is from notes taken on 6/8/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a solid coppery color with some lighter, yellowish/gold highlights around the bottom of the glass; starts with a fair head of 1 and 1/2 fingers, that is of an off-white hue; head has decent retention, and becomes rocky and pockmarked as it slowly dwindles to a complete, but uneven, skim; body is pretty clear and shows moderately strong carbonation bubbling up throughout; a few patches of oily and sticky lacing linger on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Lots of interesting and bitter hoppiness that is of grapefruit and pine and a touch of citric fruit rind; actually a fairly strong malty presence in the nose provides a touch of balance, but it's still hop driven as it should be.

Taste: Lots of those bitter hops right up front, and their flavors match those that were mentioned above in the smell; there is a malt backbone, but it is definitely overshadowed by those big hops; strong warming presence of alcohol towards the back, and the bitterness lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium/light in terms of weight, and the carbonation is smooth and provides just a good touch of prickliness in combination with the near 10% ABV; a thick, moist sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth; gums and belly are left tingly from the carbonation, slight acidity and ABV.

Overall: I feel that this beer's average rating of a B (at the time of this review) seems a bit low. I think it is closer to a B+/A- overall, and definitely worth picking up. I feel it is a fine example of the style and definitely has that California flair to it with the big and spicy hoppiness. (1,767 characters)

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours slightly hazy copper orange color. A one finger of an off white head.

S- Pine, cat piss. A bit of a cinnamon and clove as well. Not what I would expect from an imperial IPA.

T- A big bitterness at first. A very floral hop profile. Grassy, onion notes and spicy garlic. There is also some pineapple and mango. A strange, plain malt backbone A slight clove spiciness, somewhat christmassy. More bitter then flavorful. A strange IPA.

M- A bitter sting and a decent body at best.

O- Disappointing. An odd take on an IPA (567 characters)

Photo of reebtaerG
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a slightly hazy dark copper body under a one finger tight bubbled off-white head.

S-The the aroma is prominent malty with light hops that are piney and resiny over the sweet caramel malt base.

T-Taste is sweet up front, then bitter, citrus and lingering bitterness,

M-Medium to full bodied with a slightly chewy and sticky body, soft gentle carbonation.

O-Overall an average DIPA that hides the hops. (458 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber reddish hue with a light wisp of white head. Great clarity. Pine like hop aroma is fairly prevalent along with a bit of a citrus aroma. The taste is a blend of pine and citrus hops. There's primarily a citrus hop flavor in the fade. Mouth is thick and sticky which is true to style. (288 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
1.3/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep amber color with about 1 finger of white head. Pretty good lacing. Sweet toffee and malt nose. Lots of caramel, touch of earthy hop.

Tons of malt, sweet toffee and dark fruits up front with just a touch of earthy bitterness. Lingering sweetness. Feels like a Double IPA without any thought and not enough hops. Full mouthfeel, semi-syrup like on the finish. Balance isn't there and it tastes tastes like homebrew. Bleh, glad I didnt bring this into my shop. (463 characters)

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
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. (562 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a snifter.
Appearance - orange, if not an amber hue; mild cream head that leaves adequate lacing.
Smell - some citrus fruit, but more pine. Agree with another reviewer that this comes off more as a barley wine nose vs a DIPA.
Taste - hop forward, strong malt presence, warming alcohol; what you expect from the style.
Feel - medium body, not as easy to drink as many other West Coast DIPA's.
Overall - pretty average for the style to me, and well below average for the region. (496 characters)

Photo of azdback
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Dark orange in color and a bit cloudy in appearance. Little to no carbonation. Lace isn't sticking now and I don't believe it will in the end.

Smell is sweet and bitter citrus. Kind of sugar coated yellow grapefruit rind. A bit of alcohol is there too.

Taste is just as sweet as the nose. Candy and orange pith.

Mouth is medium with general carbonation. Alcohol burn doesn't go this far and fades in the taste.

Overall I think this is a down the middle DIPA but not something you shouldn't try if you get the chance. (555 characters)

Photo of Auraan
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Quite nice looking, very true to it's style. Scents of wet grass, citrus pith, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus juice, grapefruit, a hint of grain and some alcohol notes. Very much a DIPA in the nose, with maybe a bit more alcohol than some other notable examples of the style. Quite nice however. Taste starts with bitter citrus pith and pine resin, before moving into grapefruit in the middle, with some faint hints of apricot and tropical fruit. It's not as bitter as many DIPAs, and seems a little low on hops for the style. There is also a bit of alcohol in there, of the rubbing alcohol persuasion. It's not a horrible flavor profile, but I've tasted more complex, more bold, more flavorful DIPAs. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied, moderate in carbonation and with an oily/slick mouthfeel. It's true to style, easy to drink, not much more to say. Overall it's a pretty good DIPA, but it's not fantastic, and there are certainly better examples of West Coast DIPAs out there. I'd have it again, but not over a lot of other DIPAs out there. (1,103 characters)

Photo of JizackFH
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a nice clear orangey copper color. This has a fluffy 2-finger off-white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a sheet of sticky lace.

S - The nose has some nice grapefruit hop aromas in the forefront and some caramel malt in the background. There are also some citrus and pine aromas.

T - The taste has a nice caramel and toffee base, with nice fruit flavors and a pretty big hop presence. There is some grapefruit and pine from the hops. There is a nice bitterness, but it isn't too much of a pallet wrecker. There is some alcohol presence as well. The finish leaves a bit of lingering hop flavor and bitterness, as well as some fruitiness.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a bit of an oily feel to it. There is some nice hop bitterness here, and some sweetness tucked in the background. There is also a touch of alcohol warmth in the finish.

O - This has good drinkability. It has nice flavor and it leaves me wanting more. Overall, I thought this was a really nice DIPA. The flavor is really nice, and it has a nice amount of bitter hop flavor, but it doesn't really seem to stick to the palate all that much. This is definitely worth trying out. (1,241 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish-orange in color with a respectable beige foam to start. Head reduced to a light ring of foam with a bit of lacing. Pine and floral hop aromas are dominant with a bit of citrus orange and sweet maltiness. Viscous, oily feel with very light carbonation. Floral and pine hop flavors up front with citrus orange in the middle. Firm, sweet malty backbone from beginning to end, moreso than most DIPAs I've experienced. Finishes with a lighly bitter aftertaste. Nicely masks the higher abv. A decent DIPA. (513 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at World of Beer in Va., in a snifter

A: dark reddish brown; good carbonation and lacing; 1/2 finger head
S: bready, malty, sweet; lingers nicely
T: intense, complex, bitter, astringent; grass, piney grapefruit; medium sweetness; well balanced array of malt, hops, yeast.

Very solid DIPA. (301 characters)

Photo of kaseydad
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must say I have walked by this brew many times and finally the wife bought it for me so the time is now. Big tulip glass pour. I am met with a very nice amber colored pour with an off-white foamy head that produces gobs of lacing. The smell has major malt with a slight citrus fruity background. Nothing special here which is a disappointment. The taste is rather dull. A lot of malt and not much else. There is some light grapefruit on the aftertaste but this is a major malt bomb. I prefer my double ipa's to be on the hoppy side and this is just not there. Overall I think is very drinkable but just not my DIPA style. This would be a good brew to introduce someone into the DIPA style without the harsh "grapefruit" kick that is prevalent in many DIPA's. (760 characters)

Photo of brew3crew
2.36/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Hazy orange with white lacing around the edges
S-Slight hops and something I cant quite put my finger on.
T-tastes kind of metalic. No idea where it is coming from. Now I know what I was smelling
D-not very good, metalic taste and all
M-lightly carbonated, light bodied

Dont know if this is a bad bottle or what is going on with it. (335 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a gold tint and a large, creamy off-white head that dissipates very slowly and leaves behind tiny spots of lace.

Smell: Sweet and bready with a couch of caramel malt. This being a double IPA, the hops are what should come through but the hop aromas seem surprisingly subtle for the style- citric and melon notes with a touch of pine.

Taste: Begins with a blood orange sweet citrus, rounding out to bready malt before finishing with sweet melon backed up by a toasty flavor alongside woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: Not the best DIPA out there, but probably not the worst, either. This is a good DIPA to have if you're looking for something a bit less aggressive than normally had. (832 characters)

Photo of Mikus
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

That is one hell of a BIG can. Aside from some interesting oniony/garlicky hop notes on the nose and palate, and a refreshing lemony note on the flavor, this was a pretty standard DIPA. BIG. Big can, big boozy note. A pretty good brew to round out a brew day that's for sure. This one might not get the prize for the most sophisticated brew, etc. but it will sure get the job done. (381 characters)

Photo of fmccormi
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (1,920 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of rand
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From bomber to nonic pint glass

A: Golden-tan in color, clear, the pour forms a small wispy head that dissipates quickly. Looks like a viscous brew, hardly any lacing is left behind.

S: Strong citrus and pine notes swirl about, caramelly malts in the backdrop. Ample alcohol volatiles carry the bouquet. Smells like a lot of the great West Coast DIPA's.

T: The resinous hops hit the palate first, ushering in bitter and astringent aspects to the profile. Sweet malts counter the hop onslaught; the combination tastes like orange zest and earth. The bitter and sweet notes seem to fly right past each other, the overall profile is disjointed.

M: Oily, viscous. Penetrates every crevice of your mouth. Could use a bit more carbonation to wash the sticky residue.

Not a bad beer, but in the land of hops and honey, this doesn't really stand out. I can think of 5 or 6 DIPA's that I have regular access to that are far superior. (933 characters)

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Monument Wines and Spirits a few days ago.

Appearance- coppery golden color, thin head

Smell- floral, citrus, and piney hops

Taste- pretty well balanced, citrus hops, bitter in the middle and finish

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. I would love to go get some more. (324 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought in Plesanton CA. Darker yellow orange body. Big resin aroma. Not too flowery smelling and not much sweet. Initial taste is semi sweet malt followed by the big resin taste, ending with a lingering citrus pineapple flavor. Really enjoyable. (252 characters)

Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.