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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

734 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-17-2010)
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Enjoyed on tap at the Mission Brewery in downtown San Diego.

A - Medium to dark amber colour with a small amount of bubbly white head.

S - Citrus, pine and some noticeable malt sweetness.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Light carbonation.

T - Well balanced. Bitter citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. Sweetness is most evident in the finish. 4

4

07-15-2011 15:40:33 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

10-24-2011 12:07:01 | More by avalon07
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

02-17-2013 09:31:49 | More by chippo33
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-24-2012 18:59:02 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-30-2013 11:16:12 | More by Cynic-ale
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

32 ounce can. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a hazy dark orange/amber color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) hops, along wtih some caramel and bready malt. It tastes like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange peel) and pine hops, caramel and bready malt, and toffee. There's also a good bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, and at $7.99 a can (or cannon as I think Mission calls these big cans) I'd pick this up again.

11-02-2013 22:48:25 | More by bluejacket74
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-24-2011 00:23:16 | More by DrDemento456
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-30-2011 11:53:26 | More by OWSLEY069
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-29-2013 00:27:35 | More by vfgccp
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Syracuse NY for 2$

Appearance – Slightly hazy copper colour with an averagge size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and oranges mixed with a strawberry/apricot like sweetness. I can pick up on the booze and the beer ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with some dry hop bitterness.

Overall – An above average DIPA. Not up to snuff with the amazing DIPA's that can be found in California, but still decent enough to warrant trying at least once.

12-03-2012 01:45:30 | More by spinrsx
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-28-2012 22:36:40 | More by Axnjxn
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-20-2013 01:51:33 | More by Haybeerman
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

08-04-2014 06:27:45 | More by laituegonflable
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Durge

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

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!

04-13-2012 03:40:02 | More by Durge
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Brenden

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

04-10-2013 17:32:22 | More by Brenden
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popery

California

2.6/5  rDev -29.5%

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.

06-24-2010 04:56:52 | More by popery
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-03-2014 02:41:05 | More by Lare453
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-06-2012 21:40:19 | More by IPAchris
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

03-31-2013 16:10:13 | More by ArrogantB
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

12-20-2010 14:24:05 | More by rfgetz
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-21-2013 15:46:46 | More by mhaugo
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

06-03-2013 01:44:05 | More by CrazyDavros
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-10-2013 14:51:27 | More by AngusOg
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

05-26-2012 19:06:47 | More by Pencible
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

06-26-2011 20:33:39 | More by Reagan1984
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.