Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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215 Reviews
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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 fear025
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to JFH for this bottle!

Aroma:Hugely sweet malt smell. A little bit of slightly citrusy hops.

Appearance:Deep amber in color, not too much head.

Taste:The foretaste is full of deep rich hops. Pine in the foretaste turns to apricot in the midtaste. The hops are nicely balanced with the sweet malt. The aftertaste is mostly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel:This beer has a medium to heavy body There is a little hot alcohol there, as well as astringency in the mid to aftertaste.

Drinkability:This is a very well done beer. It's a little too heavy to be sessionable, but it's got great flavors all the way through. (615 characters)

Photo of Krakistophales
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours red with a sticky white head that disappears quickly

S: A mix of piney and citrus hops right up front, with huge hints of sticky caramel sweetness. Slight hints of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple.

T: Huge blast of piney hops up front, quickly swallowed by a generous caramel and malt sweetness. The end offers a touch of citrus hop bite, also leaving a sticky resin feeling in the mouth with lingering sweetness from the malt. Awesome.

O: This is a fantastic double IPA. I'll definitely be grabbing more of this stuff. (531 characters)

Photo of MrOH
1.94/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hazy orange with a scant single finger of slightly off-white head. A few rings of lace.

Weak grapefruit and slight cattiness. Some esters and slight alcohol, no real malt, though, and something reminds me of blue cheese.

Bitter, boozy, blah malts, and not much in the way of hops. Some grapefruit, but not much else.

Could use some more carbonation, a little syrupy.

There are any number of better, readily available DIPAs on the market. (441 characters)

Photo of MUTINY
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
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 a 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 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. (1,048 characters)

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Had on tap in November 2014.

Appearance: Cloudy amber with rocky off-white head that left a fair amount of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Very nice aromatic hops. Floral and resiny, a bit fruity.

Taste: Pretty strong bitterness hits right up front, into a hardy malt backbone with just a bit of sweetness. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. Did not notice the alcohol much.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and pretty thick.

Overall: Good not-too-bitter DIPA. Plenty of hops, leaning more towards the aroma than taste, with enough malts behind it to give it some body. (571 characters)

Photo of supaadam
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is just a damn good beer. There is nothing exceptionally great here. It is not a diamond in the rough,but with so many dipas out there, this one is in the top 5%. (167 characters)

Photo of Kshock
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Orange color, bright with a little bit of haze. very little head retention, left a little white suds around the edges. color is nice, just seems like there's little life to the beer.

S- Some citrus hops and some earthy hops. Not a very strong aroma. Hints of sweet malts behind the hops, reminded me of a very mild english barleywine...almost watered down.

T- Pretty good. Hoppy resins backed up quickly with some malt sweetness. Citrus up front but get quickly deminished by bitter earthy hops. Wasn't a huge fan of the after taste, too much residual bitterness.

M- Wasn't a fan of how this beer drank. At first it is nice, but it quickly turned into a bitter earthy mess with a lot of residual flavor.

Wasn't too stoked on this beer (741 characters)

Photo of Ghenna
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint class. Golden with a tinge of red, minimal white head.

Smells of... fruit loops. For reals. Not kidding. Malty smell in the background, but it is definitely fruit loops. As it warms up I'd describe it as almost sherbet smell.

Taste: Really well balanced beer. Nice mild sweet up front and slowly works it's way to bitter as it lingers on the palate. The bitter is a little off putting to me as it gets kind of grapefruity (not a fan of the fruit). Alcohol is not at all noticeable.

MF- not chewy or thin, a nice texture.

I really wasn't too sure what I was getting into with this, but it was the first offering from mission that I had seen so I snagged it. Though I'm not usually a fan of IPAs, DIPAs really show a lot of variation, and that is definitely the case with this beer. I'd give this beer an awesome score across the board on the simple fact that it has a Toucan Sam fruit loops flavor, but the lingering bitterness really ruins a supremely interesting beer. (1,000 characters)

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into snifter glass a nice hazy light orange ,with weak head, that dissipates fast. Adequate lacing.

A very malty and fruity nose, emphasis seems to be more malty than hoppy. Sweet toffee-like malts, some fruits and just enough faint hops swim into the nose. Very different aroma for a supposed Double/Imperial IPA.

Fairly thick body of sweet toffee malts, fruits and different kind of hops than normally used for any American-style IPA. Average carbonation level. More on the malty and sweet side, not nearly hoppy enough for a regular American IPA, much less a Double/Imperial. It's a good, pleasant taste indeed, but it's very disappointing as a DIPA.

As other reviewers on this site and others have stated, this is probably much close to a trippel or English IPA at best. Had the brewery classified and/or marketed it as one of those, it would get a lot more points from me and, no doubt, others. (909 characters)

Photo of kennyo
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
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 (428 characters)

Photo of legalpete19340
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber color with some vibrance and solid one finger of off white head. The head fell but kept some foam around. Some lace.

S: Lots of citrus with grapefruit leading the way. Taking some time with this beer reveals some pine and herbal aromas along with multi-grain cracker.

T: Hops come on strong and hold all the way through with grapefruit, pineapple and citrus. There is a lot of herbal spiciness. In the mid swig I get the sensation of malt with toasted multi grain bread and roasted grain but then its back to all about the hops. The end comes with a bitter bite that smacks of pine and herbal flavors.

M: Just right for the beer: medium with a slight bit of chew and syrupy.

O: I feel like this beer is better than my rating but thats just how it came out. Its a big juicy hop bomb that delivers on what you want out of a DIPA. (853 characters)

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very strong and boozy with caramel flavored dominating the malt profile and a sharp clean back-end bitterness countering it. Not your typical West Coast hop profile; lots of citrus to be sure but there was also tropical fruit flavors as well as some herbal tea-like qualities as well. A very potent DIPA that I recommend to all fans of the style. (346 characters)

Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours out a crystal clear light bronze / orangish with a two finger whit head. Leaves beautiful lacing.

S - Sweet malt and Dank hops, earthy, garlic, breadiness.

T - Sweet malt breadiness, garlic, onion, slight bitterness. Not a ton of hop flavor. No date on the bottle.

M - Full bodied chewy and soft in the mouth. Carbonation is high and assertive with the bitterness.

O - This Imperial Ipa is pleasure to drink with some great qualities but it needs a little more of something to make it more impressive. Its missing the wow factor that a lot of great IPA's have. Plus I wish there was a date on the bottle. If your looking for a great imperial IPA look somewhere else, cheers! (692 characters)

Photo of JupiterJesus
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz into a Duvel tulip. Huge head that dissipated in about a minute, leaving behind a mess of semi-coarse lacing. Light spicy aroma with some tropical fruit. Thick body, very sweet, medium to high carbonation.

And here's the kicker: the flavor is all about rich sweetness, fruit and phenols. This is a tripel, no doubt about it. Sure, it has masses of hops, more of them and of the wrong type than is typical for the style, but it is definitely a Belgian Tripel + American IPA hybrid. I'm not even sure why it is called a Double IPA - maybe to get more sales? It is to the beer's detriment, as the phrase "Double IPA" is leading people to make assumptions and comparisons that are inappropriate.

When judged as a DIPA, it is so-so. It is too sweet, too fruity, too phenolic. As a tripel, it is one of the best American tripels I've had, and the addition of massive American hops really works. I like it. (921 characters)

Photo of pastradul
3.8/5  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. (460 characters)

Photo of ZX6Chris
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Bright caramel color with a big frothy cream colored head. The head leaves nice lacing as it dissipates.

S-Nice starburst aroma, grapefruit, citrus, a little earthy. Very impressive.

T-starburst, citrus, pine, earthy, malty, sweet and bitterness that lingers on the finish

M-Light bodied and appropriately carbonated. I would say it's not dry.

D-I'm pretty impressed with an off the shelf IIPA, that's saying a lot. The awesome hop presence, bitterness and light sweetness from the malts hides the 9% very well. I'm pleasantly surprised. (543 characters)

Photo of Brew_42
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with some cloudiness and an off white head. Good looking beer.

Smells- Citrus and hops.

Taste-Big hops bitterness with some citrus towards the back end

MF-Pretty heavy bodied with some nice carbonation.

Overall- A pretty good IPA. Great summer beer. (265 characters)

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Burnt orange, with loads of floating sediment and little head.

S - Fruits (orange peel), floral, pine. This should be hoppy and good

T - Honey malts with a burst of sweetness. A long warm spicy finish. Hints of butterscotch.

M - Light backbone with some burn

Straightforward DIPA which allows the flavors to shine thru. Well crafted (342 characters)

Photo of alexhahn82
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- .25 finger head light golden color with bubbles.

S -- Light sweet scent to the beer, not too much aromatics or smell for that much.

T/M - Peppery hop flavor, kind of bitey on its own, and the effervescence adds to it. Very matter of fact as a peppery DIPA.

Overall -- A very pleasant and drinkable DIPA, 9.25% ABV doesn't taste it with some nice pepperyness to it.

PP (Price Point) -- $6.59 for a 22oz bomber, nice quality beer for that price, high enough IBU and hop bite to it. (486 characters)

Photo of dougfur
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was recommended to me by a clerk at a beer store. Poured into a glass, it is a pretty beer with a notable orangy color and nice head. Very clear. The smell is syrupy, sweet and with some yeast flavor. The taste is too, except worse. It's very boozy and I can hardly detect any hop presence. It does not taste anything like a DIPA to me. I'm trying to be generous in my review because it's possible the bottles were very old, but this is one of the worst DIPA's I've ever had. (480 characters)

Photo of ebrauser
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz to a pint glass. No best by date

Appearance: Pours a thin, nonaggressive head with a little lacing and very little carbonation. It's a pale straw gold color and seems just a little hazy.

Smell: Hoppy and bitter, with some grapefruit citrus and a hint of something that I can't put my finger on, but is more generally attributed to dark beers. Something dark fruit/coffee/smoke

Flavor: Hop bitterness starts out strong but doesn't go the distance, diminishing to favor a mild malt sweetness with lemon and tobacco.

MF: Heavy and sweet, but well balanced without a huge amount of complexity that makes you think as you drink. (647 characters)

Photo of thomda11
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

The beer pours a nice amber color with a decent-sized head. There is a good amount of lacing. The aroma is predominantly pine, resin, and pine with a touch of malt. The taste follows the nose, with the resinous pine at the forefront. There is a good malt balance and hop bitterness. Overall, a solid brew from a solid brewery. (328 characters)

Photo of rorykanderson
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ran into a 22 oz bottle while in Hawaii; never seen one before in MA. Gave it a shot and was pleased by its taste and especially its aroma. Nice hoppy finish masks the hefty ABV. Solid beer. (190 characters)

Photo of Bauzen
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear Golden Amber in color.

Smells more malty than hoppy, considering it's a DIPA.

Tastes creamy and wholesome at the get-go... Hard to imagine it carries a 9.2% ABV based on my first impressions, but then it quickly turns to a heavy, labor-some experience. This beer indeed boasts a high alcohol content, and towards the bottom of your glass, it's all you taste. Mouthfeel and finish are similar to after-burn of taking shots of bourbon or rye. Nevermind the initial flavors, the later half of the glass is how I'll remember this beer.

Overall, this beer needs work. It's probably best shared so you can enjoy the initial impressions, but not the chore of finishing the entire serving. (698 characters)

Photo of Vanlingleipa
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours that reddish-amber that in a DIPA immediately makes you suspect much malty sweetness - small head, lacing streaks down the side of the glass. Strong aroma of hops.

First taste: Sweet, caramel maltiness followed immediately by bitter, piney hops. Then the hops grows slightly more bitter and leaves that flat taste lingering on your tongue at the end.

The sweetness is nice, but far too much bitterness to make this a decent choice. Still, it's drinkable, which I suppose is not a ringing endorsement. (508 characters)

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