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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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221 Reviews
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Reviews: 221
Hads: 932
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 21
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
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: 221 | Hads: 932
Photo of DaveHS
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A garnet amber brew with a great tan head. It pours clear with a slight fog showing all it's carbonation streaming to the surface. Nice webbing that sticks to the glass and lingers forever.

Juicy fruit gum, tropical fruits and toasty grains... This brew has some great Imperial IPA scents. Personally I like my IIPA's to be punch you in the face bold but this one is super just the same.

Flavor is good but slips even further from the bold mark that I prefer. Pineapple and toasted cereal balance each other and a tart hop bitterness rounds out the package.

The mouthfeel is prickled with a well deserved dose of hop bitterness and an even healthier dose of carbonation. The hops really have a hold on this brew and the finish reflects the bitter cones presence. Not the best IIPA but a damn fine one. So glad I got to check this one out.

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Photo of jooler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks cloudy. Smells good. Very bitter but hoppy initial taste. Then the bitterness goes away for a second then leaves a bitter after taste. Has more of an alcoholic taste than a hoppy taste. But pretty good dipa overall

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Slightly hazy amber with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Pineapple and citrus. Hops. Mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Not too much pineapple in the taste. More bitter hops and a sort of toasty malt. A hint of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: I was disappointing by the nose and taste of this double IPA. A bit mild and bland which doesn't complement the hop bitterness too well. Also, the slight taste of alcohol was not good.

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big sweet juicy tropical fruit on this one. Lime, orange, guava, passionfruit. It just smells great!

Pours a hazy orange with a slightly off-white head that laces very nicely and doesn't dissipate too quickly.

Flavor is big on citrus fruits, tangerine and lime for the most part. Again, as I described the aroma, I'll say this is very "juicy". There is a nice breadiness to it as well, which rounds it out nicely.

Moderate carbonation and a full body, this beer packs quite a punch at just over 9% ABV. It's syrupy, but not overly thick. It drinks quite well, and makes you thirst for more.

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Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours copper color with a very light tan head with pretty good retention
S-citrus and nutty, not a real complex nose
T-very sweet malt with citrus almost being put in the background. Seems a bit backward on the taste profile. Also lacking alot of distinction in the different flavors. Alcohol presence is very noticeable
M-Medium bodied
O-not a great example of the style. It is drinkable but I wouldn't seek it out or recommend it

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark amber in color, with a little bit of head at the top, not to much lacing

S: A lot of citrus and pine notes up front, the grapefruit is pretty over powering as well, the malts and hops come through at the tail end.

T: Strong hop presence and bitterness up front, notes of PINEapple and grapefruit and good amount of hops and malts.

M: Medium bodied and mid carbonation.

O: Not to bad of an IPA, but not the best.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a deep almost reddish amber color with a finger and a half of off white head.

S- sugary candied with a touch of toffee hits the nose at first. Some spicy disjointed alcohol comes out in the middle. Some hops drown under the big malt bill. A touch of tropical fruit and grapefruit comes out but quickly gets smothered.

T- very malty brew indeed. Caramel and candied apple flavors hit the palate at first. Astringent phenolic alcohol clashes with initial malt burst. Weak hop flavor gives a hint of tropical fruit and candied orange. Finishes sweet with a doughy boozy aftertaste.

MF- sticky slick mouthfeel with a medium body and light medium carbonation.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle was picked up at The Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA during a recent visit to Virgina.

Poured into a DFH Pint Glass

A - Beer pours a golden amber color. A small half-finger head that fades quickly. Lots of sticky lacing left after drinking.

S - A muted aroma but I'm picking up some hops and malts.

T - The aroma doesn't give a hint to how good this beer is. Lots of citrusy hop goodness with a strong malt backbone. Caramel/toffee like taste. This is very reminiscent of DFH 90 in it's lean towards the sweeter side. The hops provide a nice, bitter aftertaste but nothing that overpowers the overall balance. The ABV is well disguised for a 9.25% ABV brew.

M - A medium consistency/mouthfeel. Light carbonation.

O - This is a really good DIPA. It's very easy drinking and was a pleasant surprise. I had never heard of it before and pick up the bottle since I love DIPA's. Recommended.


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Photo of PeterIngemi
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a slightly hazy dark orange amber with about half a finger of white head that dissapates slowly and leavs some spots of lacing.

S: sweet citrus over a caramel malt backbone, deffinatly smells like the big brother of their regular ipa, perhaps slightly more malt dominant. I wish there was a bit more hop aroma here,

T: much like the tye nose, a bigger more malty brother of missions regular ipa.... tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, over a sweet caramely malt backbone. The pine comes through thick on the finish... Giving a deep piney caramel note... I wish overall the hops were a little more pronounced throughout.

M: medium/heavy with low/medium carbonation, a bit slick and oily, coats the mouth with a bit of resiny bitterness. The alcohol is fairly well hidden here

O: a decent dipa, I wish overall the hop profile was a little more pronounced, however without a bottle on date I'm not even positive as to how fresh this brew is. Certainly not a bad brew, but I prefer the regular mission ipa.

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Photo of jpmclaug
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a perfect pint glass

A - clear golden orange body with a small white head on top

S - A nice hoppy citrus/tropical fruit mix, leaning more toward the citrus. Smells pretty nice actually.

T - Big citrus notes mingle with a solid pale malt body but this definitely leans toward the hops. A bit of a lingering orange rind like bitterness at the end. A nice tropical fruit flavor up front as well. Also a bit of an alcohol flavor mixed in as well but it blends real well.

M - medium bodied, slightly sticky, fair amount of carbonation

D - pretty nice west coast style DIPA. I am surprised I hadn't heard of this one before picking it up as its a very solid beer. I would have no problem drinking more of this and would pick it up again in the future.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
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

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a big off white head that leaves tons of lacing. A beautiful beer, and the best part of the beer.

Smells like an orange, citrus and juicy, some malt is in the mix also.

Taste follows the nose, tangerine, orange, pine hops, with a bit of bready malt. A pithy finish on the end rounds out the nice flavors.

The feel is almost viscous, but stays on the thinner side, and easy for me to drink. Carbonation is done well.

I have had this a few times and really enjoyed it every time I drank it. A wonder to look at, and the nice hops and malt balance make this one I will have again.


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Photo of bound4er
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A. Medium amber appearance with a white two finger head that laces like mad.

S. Fruity (fruitcake-like smell), grainy and piney nose. A bit of alcohol pokes through too.

T. Initial attack of fruit and citrus followed with some pine. Finishes dry and with good lingering bitterness.

M. Oily, slick, medium body mouthfeel.

O. Not a top-tier DIPA but an enjoyable one nonetheless. Drinkability is pretty high, earning it a recommendation.

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Photo of dmgeng
4/5  rDev +9%

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

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Photo of wcintula
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date noted on 12oz bottle. It's nice to see new things distributed to me.

Pours with a copper/amber body with a thin finger head, just off white, dense, sticky, lace-leavingly nice. The smell is very floral and complex, a pleasant blend of hops. Taste is a solid bitter with a nice biscuity malt, light sweetness, some spice as if imparted by tobacco. It's not a super sticky/sweet DIPA. Pretty good stuff, looking to try more from them.

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Photo of PerHops
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S- Great name, great label.

A- looks pretty standard, very little head medium carbonation. Copper color.

S- Not too impressive. Can smell the malt more than the hops.

T- More interesting than I expected. I can't say i love it though. Very heavy malt presence. Syrupy, sweet. One flavor i can't quite put my finger on, (juniper berries??). The finish is fairly dry and bitter compared to the very sweet start.

M- typical IIPA mouthfeel.

O- Not terrible. I may revisit

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Photo of habaceeba
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of Klym
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stone nonic.

This is a very pretty deep golden DIPA. The downfall, however, is the smell and taste character. Cocoa powder, wet wood, and monotone hops come through in the nose. Taste is interesting but not that great. A strong hop entrance that gives way to a buttered bread taste that transitions into very strong just burnt crust and burnt wood character and finally into an almost poison-like strong rotten-wood esque touch. Not horrible but not my cup of DIPA tea.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into one of Samuel Adams larger glass, color was a nice cooper w/ an orange hue leaving a decent head. The hops weren't really noticeable but neither was the 9.25% abv which was pleaently surprising. The hops were noticable in the aftertaste, not harsh, but there! Overall, Shipwrecked was smooth and enjoyable!

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Photo of DenverLogan
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light copper color...mixed size bubbles hung around for awhile. Aroma of melons. Taste is immediately rough if not harsh, a significant assault on the tongue to cause "funky face." I've smelled that smell before, and it's often near rotting melons or trash cans. Not pretty. Is that an aerosol component with those esters?!! Humm...clean lines?
On the other hand, this was mailed to me through BeerJobber.com with their Imperial Stout, which I've yet to rate.
Also, in it's defense, there's seemingly a lot of hops and significant malts, butterscotch, and some pine that I enjoy. But the alcohol is strong, and the esters or something makes this an tooth enamel remover...let me take 5 minutes and report back.
Back...oh yes...big melon aroma - can't escape it...bright hop alcohol flavors...ah...hope I'm not shipwrecked with just this beer...let me give it 10 more minutes...
Oh boy...peed, drank water, ate a cookie and this mofo stands out as something that could wreck a ship, or your palate!! This is more of a palate wrecker than Ballast Point's! It's an utter assault but I'm still plowing through and won't pour it out!!! I'll check back in ten.
Ooooh...did I mention toothpaste and candy canes, and , despite all I've said quite unique and intriguing, compelling, and tasty even if I don't quite know if I like it!!...and melon in the nose...~...signing off but I will finish this beer...ayieeee!!!!

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Photo of ronniebruner
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has an amazing aroma of extra hops and barley. Ther aroma i sweet and sugary. The problem is that the beer is murky and not very appealing. It poured with an excess of foam and way too much carbonation. The good news is that despite its disturbing look, it is quite tasty and hearthy. You know the hops immediately and the sugary grains are ever present. It will leave a grassy aftertaste, but with double IPAs thats to be expected. Worth trying if you are into Double IPA, if youre not a fan of Pales, definitely steer clear!

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Photo of MUTINY
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a solo cup.

A: Really nice! Pours a slightly hazy deep copper/orange with a 1/2" off-white head that recedes slowly. Lacing is killer.

S: Marmalade-like citrus notes. Very resinous. Some graham-cracker maltiness. Not bad, but smells like so many other DIPAs.

T: Brutally bitter up front, followed through the mid-palate with grapefruit & pine. A bit of caramelly malt. Figs. Slightly medicinal working into the finish, which is also burly & hop-bitter. Booze is present but not cloying. I actually like the balance here, clearly big-boy bitterness was the goal & it was well-achieved.

M: Mostly typical DIPA stuff, only with a bit more carb than usual. Heavy, slick & oily but tempered a bit by the bubbles. I prefer it to some of the more syrupy DIPAs, I really think the feel matches the flavor profile.

O: I'm impressed. I love that the focus here was 'bitter' & not 'complex'. It's less sweet & more aggressive than many others out there in this style. Everyone needs a good punch in the mouth now & again.

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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.