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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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83
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217 Reviews
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Reviews: 217
Hads: 916
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 21
Gots: 124 | 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: 217 | Hads: 916
Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer sold me on the cover art even though the single was 4.00. Cover art is the same without the upper cross.

A - Pour a nice dark amber, darker than most DIPA I have had so kind of a plus. Carbonation is good leaving a half an inch of head with moderate lacing sticking to the sides of my glass.

S - Smell from the bottle neck is a distinct mix of citrus and grapefruit hops. Bitter and piney. In the glass about the same with a solid caramel malt base.

T - Huh? It starts off initially hoppy but the malt quickly takes it away with the sweetness before it sticks to the tongue. Not that it's a bad way to do a DIPA but it kind of takes the "edge" off before you can truly enjoy the hops. Flavor is constant with each sip so it was a well made beer.

M - Except for the semi-burn I get it actually drinks like a regular IPA so it is balanced.

Overall I have mixed feelings on this. It is a well made DIPA with a moderately high ABV that is covered up well and a decent hop profile that is their but fades as you drink. I also have to weigh the price as it is one of the more expensive DIPA's I have purchased but not as satisfying. If your looking for balance give it a try. If looking for a hop bomb go elsewhere. (1,225 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Amber, very slight haze. 1” fluffy foam head, slight orange tint, foam has fairly small bubbles. Thick ledges of lace cling to the glass.
S: fresh, spicy, floral, herbal, light fruit
T: Starts with light caramel and biscuit supporting fruity, citrusy yeast and hop flavors. The hops are big but are as much about flavor as bitterness.
F: Creamy, very soft in the mouth, medium body, medium carbonation.
O: A nice big beer that you can drink instead of a bourbon or a gin and tonic. (490 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright copper color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A nicely sharp aroma of hops, citrus and malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (a little grapefruit), a good amount of hops, and a hint of malt. Nothing particularly new or groundbreaking here, just a solid flavor.

M: This beer does need a bit of carbonation, but it does have a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is generally a likable, drinkable beer. Not spectacular, but good nonetheless. (563 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, found in the fridge in charlotte

appearance: served in a shaker pint, dark orange-amber body, 3/4" creamy beige head and light retention

smell: grapefruit, bready malt, sweet sugars

taste: ruby red grapefruit, tropical fruit, sweet doughy bread, caramel, pineapple. Juicy hop resin - nice ipa

mouthfeel: medium body, oily

overall: pretty solid (361 characters)

Photo of ccrida
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence is murkey burnt gold with an olive-tinged off-white head leaving scattered foamy lace.

Smell is strong, sweet citrus hops, some resin.

Taste is hoppy - resin, citrus, bubblegum. Robust alcoholic character.

Mouthfeel is dry, chewy.

Drinkability is reasonably good for such a brash DIPA. Hops are robust, and complex enough on the palate to compensate for the hot finsh. Went down quickly and paired well with a Nicaraguan puro lancero. Drink fresh and cold. Bought ftom the cooler at Vons in San Diego and kept refrigerated until consumption same day. (568 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a clouded golden orange color with a thick layer of white head. Plenty of lacing left around the glass, retains pretty well with some cloudy film.

Grapefruit hoppiness in the nose with plenty of bitterness. Bready and caramel notes with a spike of booze.

Nice bitterness up front, grapefruit hops drive the flavor. Rind and some touches of orange, decent citrus quality. Bready malt is layered beneath. Some piny bitterness towards the finish with alcohol heat.

Medium body, decent carbonation, prickly and sticky on the tongue. An alright DIPA, but nothing particularly special. (623 characters)

Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is clear bright copper with a sizeable cream colored head and excellent lacing. The aroma brings sweet maple pine, almost evergreen with a nutty grain backbone. The flavor offers a fairly intense brandy-malt with nice herbal-pine hops and Baby Ruth nuttiness. This has a kind of medicinal, root beer quality. This is barley-wine territory. Slightly cloying with a medium-heavy body that presents an oily, somewhat resinous yet frisky feel. This is a quality hop brew and easily recommended! (500 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed brownish tinted amber, moderate frothy off-white head and decent sticky lacing. Scent is strong on toffee-like malts, the hop profile leans on a combination of floral, earthy and spicy notes which keep the present pine and citrus notes in check. taste again starts off with the sweet toffee like malts, the hops start out as bitter, never finding that one dominant flavor and coming out as a blend of the notes found in scent. medium bodied, god level of carbonation, not as dry as many dIPAs. A decent beer, not a hop bomb by any means and a more than aggressive malt profile, almost DFH in quality of its build. (627 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a large, lasting head.
Aroma of pine, fruity confectionery, floral hops and some clean malt underneath. Also some toasty malt.
More interesting malt as flavours along with harsh pine and grassy hops followed by hot booze.
Carbonation could be higher. (272 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (703 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A deep orange so thick that it can't be seen through, and sporting a bit of ruddiness in its depth, this beer grows a very light brown head up to about one finger. While the foam it leaves is fairly thin, it does have good retention overall and leaves a good amount of leggy lacing in its wake.
This aroma leans heavily citrus, with orange and grapefruit and perhaps some orange and or lemon rind as well. There's a certain earthy quality to it as well. Malts are ample, giving a note of crust, and it also gets quite yeasty as it warms.
The taste is likewise citrus-forward at first, but the malts come out a bit for very good balance. It gets a raw pithiness into the finish with a bit of leaf as well. Warming up, the yeast character really comes out, and there's almost an herbal quality to the earthiness that unfolds on the back of the tongue. Some resin sits lightly underneath in every sip.
A medium body offers good support but straddles a line, seeming to pass back and forth between feeling a little thin and a bit fuller. It's lightly carbonated, just enough to keep a smooth flow and a light crispness consistently. (1,128 characters)

Photo of popery
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is an okay beer, but, relative to other DIPAs, it's just mediocre. It pours a color that's right about average for the style, a transparent amber-orange. The head is sudsy with lots of fine, foamy bubbles. The aroma is fairly weak, mostly pine resin hops with some grapefruit rind and a touch of tropical fruit. There's very little bright, fresh hoppiness, though this bottle should be fresh, judging by when it arrived in local stores. Some caramel malt. The flavor has some good bitterness, but, otherwise, it's fairly disappointing. It's a touch too malt sweet at first and altogether too little complexity. The aftertaste is blandly bitter with a note of stale grain. Mouthfeel has nice hop oiliness but is fairly thin and maybe a bit overcarbonated. I rather liked Mission's IPA, but this one just can't compete in the already overcrowded style. (855 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus and a small pine presence. In the taste, sweet pine and orange citrus hops, with a dryer end. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry orange citrus in the aftertaste. Big hops and sweet to dry mixture of pine and orange citrus. (337 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Two fingers of tight head. The colour is a brilliant ruddy amber, clear with some bubbles. Very pretty.

S: Fruity hops. Pine resin. Straightforward, but powerful.

T: Not bad! Somewhat of a hop bomb -- very bitter (75 IBU) and initially astringent. However, there is nice balance provided by the malt base and the heavily fruity topnotes. The maintaste is long and full, with an enduring, grapefruity aftertaste.

M: Substantial. A bit of chewy malt. Not as much carbonation as you'd think.

O: I like DIPAs quite a bit, and this is no exception. Very nice beer. Recommended to hop lovers. At times, noticeably strong. Don't let it warm up. (708 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle that I wisely purchased for $3 instead of a bomber or four pack. Orange color, good head and lace, appearance is good. Aroma is very boring, old malt, I don;t think there are any hops. Flavor is much the same and very disappointing. I ended up pouring this out, not because it was disgusting but just because it was such a weak DIPA that it wasn't worth my drinking time. I suspect Mission sent old beer to CO which is a very poor way to enter a market, I expected a lot more from a San Diego brewery when it comes to IPA's. I won't be purchasing any more of their beer. (582 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish colour, mostly amber. Head is off-white, fluffy, sparse bubbling with lights specks of lace. Looks alright, nothing special.

Big hops. Good caramel malt front with English toffee upfront, then massive hops of citric character come through, slight pull to it. Very pleasant.

Taste is quite malty upfront, that gets biscuity towards the end, with a slight Graham cracker character. Hops are very citric and west coast American, big and powerful but with a good sweet malt character throughout. Nice fresh IPA character. Sweet, hoppy, good tangy and malty balance.

Decent body. Nice fluidity, pretty smooth, not too dry.

Nice hoppy flavours and nice balance. For a double IPA it's extremely drinkable. (718 characters)

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly clear light copper with a bit of off-white head.
S: It smelled like orange and grapefruit and sweet caramel.
T: It tasted like candied apricots and copper and caramel, with some grapefruit. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was decent, but not as good as the standard Mission IPA. It had a nice scent and body, but wasn't super delicious. The body was ok, and the alcohol was decently hidden, so it was easy enough to drink. Nice to try once. (539 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sadly, the last of the bottles from my Scot care package from San Diego. Man, was this fun. Hat’s off to my new friend in Cali.

Shared this bottle with my Father-In-Law as he loved IPA’s/DPA’s.

Slightly hazy, dull amber color. Thick head sits atop the beer. Slight lacing.

Aroma is certainly citrus focused. Also a pretty good amount of sweetness.

Decent, frankly... not great. Is this an east coast beast lost on the west coast? Pretty balanced and fairly sweet. Hops are a little muted. Made worse since I saved this for last since it’s a DPA. 2 previous standard IPA’s were much more hop focused and appeared to be bigger beers.

Slightly sticky. Just below creamy.

Not one I would chase.. But as I often say. Glad to have tried it. (750 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had two goblets of this yesterday (10AUG13) at Whetstone Station. It was served in a heavy goblet, at about 10-12oz, for $4.95.

The goblet (which, on its own, could be used to do serious curls with) was filled with a clear, medium copper offering. Carbo was steady, the head was thin, white and wispy, and lacing was decent. Aroma exhibited some good caramel, with some solid hoping present. It felt quite smooth, and was a nudge above medium for body.

Flavor had a healthy base of caramel and toffee malts, contributing a nice level of sweetness. Hops were abundant, with lots of rindy, resiny, piney action, plus a suggestion of mint. The malt never faded, so it was rather well balanced. The ABV was quite evident, though. Pretty good, all in all... Zum Wohl!

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of ADZA
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden hazed amber hue with a creamy dimple laden two finger ever present head and some bubbly clingy lacing,on pouring the bottle I immediately am assaulted by the resinous pine,gooseberries and toffeeish malts,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and the taste definitely packs a punch of stringent bitter piney resinous hops,some herbal harshness,a sweet cameo of toffeeish malts and finished with a berry bittersweetness and overall it's average nothing over the top and better ones out there cheers. (530 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed light amber color. One finger of creamy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: This smells about the same as their regular IPA. Sugary and citrusy hops in the form of orange, mango, and papaya. Bready yeastiness. Caramel maltiness with a light toastiness. Booze is well hidden.

3.5 T: Sugary hoppiness and citrus mentioned above. Caramel and toasty malts. Bready yeastiness. Less bitter and more sweet than the regular IPA.

3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and super smooth.

3.75 D: Pretty good brew. This has a bigger malty component that the regular and it makes it more balanced and smoother. (738 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
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. (1,803 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (428 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
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. (1,164 characters)

Photo of Deuane
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.... (915 characters)

Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.