Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery
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4.22/5 rDev +14.4%
12 ounce bottle without any sort of dating info.
Pours clear, a warm shade of darker honey amber, medium tan head, that stays and stays, leaving a thicker collar and respectable bits of lacing and sheeting. Piney hop nose. Dense, flavorful pine hop notes on the palate, with additions of lime, gin and grapefruit. Yummy stuff is all I can say...quite worthy DIPA
11-11-2011 00:13:00 | More by Billolick
4.65/5 rDev +26%
Well I must say that I am glad I tried this beer. Pricey perhaps, but it did not disappoint. I am a big fan of Widmer's Nelson Imperial and Dogfish 90 minute, and this is right there with them. This is a local San Diego brew, so I am proud to say this local brew delivered an excellent Imperial IPA with the hoppiness, pine notes, and fruit flavors I love. This beers fills your mouth with sensational flavors that linger well after the last sip- pine, fruit, wonderful hops and a smooth consistancy. I want more.
11-09-2011 00:28:15 | More by celldog
3.25/5 rDev -11.9%
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
10-29-2011 02:40:11 | More by PerHops
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
A: When poured into a perfect pint glass from a 22 oz bottle, there was a yellow tinted three finger ivory head above a medium golden beer.
S: There is the pleasant aroma of hops with a subtle sweet smell. Additionally, there is a hint of citrus.
T: The taste is a little disappointing when the smell and appearance were so good. There is a strong taste of ethanol that overpowers the rest of the beer. The hops eventually come through after a couple of tastes followed by a piney citrus taste.
M: The beer has a very buttery feel to it and has a good level of viscosity and carbonation.
O: I think this beer is good but not great, if the alcohol was lower this would be a perfect beer.
10-29-2011 01:41:45 | More by jvillefan
3.95/5 rDev +7%
Initially I thought this was a so-so dipa, it was much better as this warmed, on tap at The Blue Tusk. Sweeter initially before bitterness builds up. Drying finish. Very fresh. Great thick lace, that slid from the generous retained head. A fun drinking experience.
10-27-2011 21:15:54 | More by Sammy
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
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
A - This beer pours a nice clear orangey copper color. This has a fluffy 2-finger off-white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a sheet of sticky lace.
S - The nose has some nice grapefruit hop aromas in the forefront and some caramel malt in the background. There are also some citrus and pine aromas.
T - The taste has a nice caramel and toffee base, with nice fruit flavors and a pretty big hop presence. There is some grapefruit and pine from the hops. There is a nice bitterness, but it isn't too much of a pallet wrecker. There is some alcohol presence as well. The finish leaves a bit of lingering hop flavor and bitterness, as well as some fruitiness.
M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a bit of an oily feel to it. There is some nice hop bitterness here, and some sweetness tucked in the background. There is also a touch of alcohol warmth in the finish.
O - This has good drinkability. It has nice flavor and it leaves me wanting more. Overall, I thought this was a really nice DIPA. The flavor is really nice, and it has a nice amount of bitter hop flavor, but it doesn't really seem to stick to the palate all that much. This is definitely worth trying out.
10-24-2011 05:43:58 | More by JizackFH
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
Recommended by the bartender at Eureka! Burger. A San Diego IPA that I haven't tasted yet, let's dig into it:
Poured into a small chalice, this beer looks almost grapefruit red, topped by thin and spotty lace. The nose is a mix of resiny orange and candied orange. Taste-wise, it is a little resiny with orange and "hop juice" dominating that characteristic. Despite the hop juice connnotion, the beer really isn't that bitter, and the 9.25% ABV is hidden well. Feels medium bodied, which is a little lighter than I was expecting for its size, but it goes down round enough for me.
Chalk it up as one more good DIPA to come from San Diego. But you will need to keep your eyes peeled, cuz this could easily get lost in a city where its competition is Stone Ruination, Pure Hoppiness, YuleSmith, etc.
10-23-2011 03:58:39 | More by DoubleJ
3.23/5 rDev -12.5%
Pours amber with slight haze, and quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is surprisingly light for a double india pale ale, with overripe fruit and discarded citrus rinds, and then some pine. Dark fruits on the palate, fairly decent malt influence, and then a big does of alcohol heat onto the finish. Aftertaste is long with more overripe fruit and alcohol heat.
10-23-2011 02:12:25 | More by yemenmocha
3.3/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
10-19-2011 02:41:25 | More by Klym
3.03/5 rDev -17.9%
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
O-not a great example of the style. It is drinkable but I wouldn't seek it out or recommend it
10-19-2011 02:37:52 | More by atr2605
3.35/5 rDev -9.2%
Poured into a standard pint glass. Dark orange in color and a bit cloudy in appearance. Little to no carbonation. Lace isn't sticking now and I don't believe it will in the end.
Smell is sweet and bitter citrus. Kind of sugar coated yellow grapefruit rind. A bit of alcohol is there too.
Taste is just as sweet as the nose. Candy and orange pith.
Mouth is medium with general carbonation. Alcohol burn doesn't go this far and fades in the taste.
Overall I think this is a down the middle DIPA but not something you shouldn't try if you get the chance.
10-16-2011 07:46:37 | More by azdback
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
Pours a deep orange in color with a small head. Had a sort retention time and leaves lacing round the glass
Smells great. Sweet and nutty.
Taste very balanced for a double ipa. Hoppy bitterness, hints of nuts and a smoky after taste. Smooth going down
Overall it's a very goo dbl ipa
10-15-2011 04:43:08 | More by rtaps
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
A: The beer is relatively clear copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving lacing covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The nose has aromas of grapefruit hops along with notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of bitterness and notes of alcohol in the flavor.
M: It feels medium-bodied, somewhat crisp and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is warming from the alcohol and the finish has a bit of dryness.
O: The high alcohol content and noticeable presence of alcohol in the taste reduces the drinkability of this beer.
10-01-2011 20:52:37 | More by metter98
3.28/5 rDev -11.1%
Thanks for this one, Gordon!
Clear orange and auburn with a thick, persistent off-white head. Lines of lacing left down the glass.
Citrus (lots of orange flesh and skin), sweet caramel and toffee, and alcohol heat combine for a strong, powerful aroma.
High bitterness, mild citrus undertones, bready and sweet (caramel) malts, and warm alcohol burn.
Medium bodied, though oily and with a hot alcohol presence throughout.
Decent and drinkable, but doesn't stand with the best of the bunch.
09-26-2011 16:37:14 | More by ehammond1
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
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
09-25-2011 21:42:38 | More by dirtylou
3.23/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
09-21-2011 04:39:17 | More by xnicknj
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
A - The pour produced a hazy, burnt orange body with some golden highlights...the head was one finger tall, white in color, and a creamy appearance...great retention which lead to awesome lacing
S - There is a bitter edge to the nose that is filled with grapefruit but there is also an equal amount of sweet and sticky caramel...balanced but should be more hoppy
T - It doesn't get much different from the nose, but I like it better on the palate...there is a strong bitterness throughout the entire beer...the citrus leans towards grapefruit, but there is also a leafy hop presence...the caramel isn't as strong as the nose suggested...it's in the background to provide a nice balance...there is a lot of oily resin in the bitter finish
M - Medium bodied...it had a good thickness to it, almost chewy...very bitter...oily
O - I was impressed with Mission's IPA so I thought their DIPA would be just as good...turns out the IPA won (in my opinion)...the nose was a little weak, but the flavors worked well and the bitterness wasn't too overpowering
09-19-2011 21:32:48 | More by thain709
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
09-15-2011 13:32:23 | More by wcintula
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden-orange body with a tall, off-white head depositing scattershot lace blots on the descent.
Smell: Pale malts with some sweet-scented sugar-encrusted hints to it beneath the resinous hops scented of orange and a bit of lemon.
Taste: Sweetish, sugary elements from the cookie-hinting, pale maltiness. Flutter of apricot fruitiness, then a hearty dose of citrus followed by a bit of resinous pine. Moderate bitterness. Dry, bitter, citrus-accented finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It's decent enough, but doesn't really embody a truly magical, memorable experience. I mean, I did drink it, sure, but hold a bottle in front of me a year from now and I'll probably say "who??"
09-12-2011 13:59:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
08-16-2011 19:11:13 | More by jeffjeff1
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.