Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery
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2.48/5 rDev -32.8%
Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet
A- pours dark orange with a one finger slightly offwhite head. Head doesn't stick around for too long, but laces pretty nicely
S- strong citrus aroma. Smells damn lovely, and is pretty pungent...not really searching around for the scent in this one
T- and unfortunately, this is where the goodness of the beer ends. I am tasting next to no hops at all. Just pure nothingness. Wait, there's a very slight bitter finish. That's it. Tastes like water
M- it's THICK, which makes no sense given the lack of hoppiness to it. Thick water = very offputting
O- I thought this was going to be a star after the pour and first whiff of it. Then it really hit the fan. No dating on the bottle, so I have no idea how old this is. A shame, really
06-03-2011 20:01:14 | More by bigfnjoe
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
09-21-2010 02:33:44 | More by oglmcdgl
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
Brilliant deep copper with a frothy one inch beige head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty sheets of lacing.
Bready, toasty, nutty caramel malt dominates the aroma initially, with hints of citrus, resin, and dank cannabis adding complexity. Seems fairly earthy.
More citrusy in flavor, with tangerines and lemons underlying a slightly sweet caramel malt backbone. The finish is fairly bitter and a touch resiny. Tropical flavors of mango and papaya emerge. Acetone emerges as it warms.
Body is a tad full, with moderate carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.
Pretty rich brew, with enough flavoring hops and malt to counter the rubbish. Somewhat hot, and perhaps too sweet for some palates.
06-22-2013 15:22:54 | More by barczar
3.05/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
11-20-2010 00:39:26 | More by jzeilinger
3.89/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Deep copper color, nearly clear. A big burst of carbonation with a good size white head directly after the pour, but both quickly subside.
S: Resin, pine, more subdued grapefruit with a good amount of sweet bready malts and mild caramel aspects.
T: Resin and pine bitter, maybe some citrus pith hops up front. The malt sweetness comes back nicely and they both fade together after the swallow, with the hop bitterness lasting a bit longer.
M: Medium body for style, lower carbonation than most, alcohol noticeable but well-masked for this ABV.
O: Pretty unobjectionable, but pretty forgettable at the same time. It strikes me as a good exemplar of the new "average" for American DIPAs. The aroma could use some help - pretty low on the nose for a DIPA. I'm not going out to buy a 4-pack (or 6, or whatever they come in), but I wouldn't mind drinking some on tap somewhere if it's what they had.
05-07-2013 00:44:15 | More by macrosmatic
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
An amber colored brew with honey high lights.
There is a slight haze.A smallish white head on top fades to surface layer but is maintained throug out the drink.
Aroma is a balanced aroma of strong hop bouquet of a floral nature and malts are mostly sweet and pale.
An aggressively hopped beer here, overwelmingly hoppy. Poor malts they have an uphill battle on there hands. malts are pale and sweet tasting but are very over matched here.
Very bitter tasting into the aftertaste.
A very hoppy brew here so much so that the hoppy bitterness overwelms everything it comes into contact with.
Not a bad tasting beer here and if your a hop head this beer is for you. This beer is not for me since I like hoppy beers that are more about hop flavor then bitterness.
07-24-2011 17:21:11 | More by micromaniac129
1.9/5 rDev -48.5%
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.
07-26-2010 06:22:11 | More by DogFood11
3.96/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
12-29-2013 21:55:37 | More by Fatehunter
3.8/5 rDev +3%
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.
06-15-2010 00:56:40 | More by brewandbbq
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a globe glass, pouring a light amber with half an inch of slightly off white foam. Bright golden in the light just a hint of haze.
Pleasant hop aroma of muddled grapefruit, pine and some peppery spice. Bit of caramel malt in the background and a touch of alcohol is notable on a deep inhale. Hop spice expands with warming to better cloak said alcohol however. And while never grabbing you by the throat with an onslaught of hops, it does entice throughout.
Flavor is moderately sweet with a touch of caramel and a citric flavor leaning more towards orange and tangerine than the nose suggests. Carbonation is medium allowing for a full and creamy feel that still isn't too sweet. Bitterness is a bit subdued however as the malt profile masks the ABV better on the taste than the smell.
Overall a good IPA to have with a meal and with a good lingering finish.
03-13-2012 06:38:18 | More by HalfFull
3.95/5 rDev +7%
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%
12-06-2012 22:21:35 | More by joemcgrath27
3.16/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
09-18-2013 21:30:59 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
A: Pours a beautiful amber color with a small head that dissipates quickly. Moderately heavy carbonation.
N: Toffee, pine, citrus and rye.
T: Pine and toffee upfront followed by candy sugar, orange citrus and pine. Leaves a rye tasting linger.
M: Fulll bodied, somewhat sticky and dry.
O: Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely balanced with a slight bitter bite. A nice DIPA but maybe a little too heavy on the toffee flavors; leads to some strange medicinal flavors.
06-25-2011 02:12:23 | More by justintcoons
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
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