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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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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 chugalug06
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice appearance. Clean, crisp, head that holds, foamy, nice evenly coated lacing.

Tons of orange peel on the nose... Unique. Tangerine, grapefruit, apricot...

Way bitter. almost uneasy bitter. Easy medium bitterness. Taste is like liquid orange rind. A bit harsh and lacking smoothness/blend. It's good, just not overly drinkable...

Recommended in small amounts, this could be a one a done. Overwhelming brew. (413 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 Jimmys
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bomber into short stemmed tulip. no bottled on date noted.

A: a pretty clear, orange hue. head is off white and not as retentive as i would have hoped. some polka dote lacing left behind.

S: freshly squeezed orange juice. fresh baked bread. lots of fresh, bright flavors. good balance between the two. do i dare say this smells like an east coast DIPA? i dare.

T: now this is a war. tons of citrus focused american hops battles with a HUGE malty presence. a little too malty. a bit sticky. finish has some booze in it. and some more malt. sweetness is the note that lingers with me here.

M: low/moderate amount of carbonation on a very full body.

D: great nose, but the palate is a little bit raw and too much on the malty side for me. haven't had any brews from these guys yet, but i hope the next offering displays a little more balance. (848 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 lacqueredmouse
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased in California, and brought back to Sydney to share with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a slightly deeper than golden gold colour, with a touch of copper to it. Head is a frothy, inconsistent film that forms some large bubbles in places and a misty nothingness elsewhere. Body is pretty firm and pleasant, and leaves streaks of static carbonation as it's tilted. Looks good.

Nose is hoppy, but in a generic way: clear slightly vegetative or oily pine characters, above a solid cushion of sweet maltiness. It's fragrant, but it doesn't really offer anything above the ordinary.

Taste is a little flat, but it's actually pleasantly balanced. Mild tangy hops above a clean malt presence. It forms a slightly biscuity base, while the hops (while still generic) provide a nice cleansing and slightly herbal bitterness on the back. Feel is slightly thick, partially because of the build up of hops on the back.

Overall, this is a pretty generic IPA, but it has a cleanness and a nice balance to it. Let's just say it does "generic IPA" really very well. (1,081 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a little bit of a different take on the most overproduced style of beer on the market these days (surpassing the annoying middle of the road American saisons, a welcomed, if underwhelming, switcheroo). this one pours a lighter than copper red tinted color, clear for the most part, with a frothed up milky white head a finger or so high, maybe two, and fine retention. the nose is sort of cinnamon spiced, a bizarre characteristic for a big ipa, but its got my interest up. an oily hop profile, flirting with fruity, and a lot of alcohol, fusel heavy and I already know this is going to be a slow bottle. the flavor is not spiced at all, but more resiny, not hop resin per se, but almost like resin from my one hitter, sort of charred and sweet and bitter and more like something leftover, a byproduct, than something I want to consume first hand. this doesn't taste bad at all, but is certainly unique in that way. the alcohol is also very robust, more so than I really care for, as it dominates any interesting hop subtleties that I might otherwise be digging on. there is some malt balance, and a moment of clarity right before the swallow as the bitterness sets in, but the booze is just too much to overcome. fuller body, decent carbonation, not something im really getting off on, but my local shop just got a bunch of their stuff in, and this is good enough to make me want to check it out... (1,399 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 wcintula
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (451 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a gold tint and a large, creamy off-white head that dissipates very slowly and leaves behind tiny spots of lace.

Smell: Sweet and bready with a couch of caramel malt. This being a double IPA, the hops are what should come through but the hop aromas seem surprisingly subtle for the style- citric and melon notes with a touch of pine.

Taste: Begins with a blood orange sweet citrus, rounding out to bready malt before finishing with sweet melon backed up by a toasty flavor alongside woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: Not the best DIPA out there, but probably not the worst, either. This is a good DIPA to have if you're looking for something a bit less aggressive than normally had. (832 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company on March 16, 2012. Color was hazy caramel. About one finger of head. Light film on lacing on the top. Even amount of cobweb film on the sides.

Got a deep whiff of citrus hops, probably lemon. Fairly balanced but nothing too special overall.

Not too much citrus in the taste, but very bitter. Can really taste the alcohol. Kind of smooth. Lots of different things going on in the taste.

Medium body. Slight texture. Average carbonation,. Bitter, but smooth finish.

Just an OK double IPA. It had its moments but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have another one. (631 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 DaveHS
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of ronniebruner
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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! (536 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish-orange in color with a respectable beige foam to start. Head reduced to a light ring of foam with a bit of lacing. Pine and floral hop aromas are dominant with a bit of citrus orange and sweet maltiness. Viscous, oily feel with very light carbonation. Floral and pine hop flavors up front with citrus orange in the middle. Firm, sweet malty backbone from beginning to end, moreso than most DIPAs I've experienced. Finishes with a lighly bitter aftertaste. Nicely masks the higher abv. A decent DIPA. (513 characters)

Photo of thedoubler55
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (427 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-dark amber with a sticky white head. some lacing

S-very sweet citrusy hops and even a touch of alcohol. good strength. smells almost oak aged.

T-comes in with fresh citrusy hops that really stick to the mouth. they definitely have a nice sweetness to them. its a sweetness that lasts and stays into a good long lasting after-taste. the bitterness hesitates before kicking in, but its fairly subtle anyway. still pretty decent.

M-medium dry carbonation with a pretty dry finish

O-it goes down quite easily and quickly. its definitely a good IPA for hopheads to try. i would suggest it others to try. though its not completely unique or original. (650 characters)

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (582 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a beautiful amber color with a small head that dissipates quickly. Moderately heavy carbonation.

N: Toffee, pine, citrus and rye.

T: Pine and toffee upfront followed by candy sugar, orange citrus and pine. Leaves a rye tasting linger.

M: Fulll bodied, somewhat sticky and dry.

O: Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely balanced with a slight bitter bite. A nice DIPA but maybe a little too heavy on the toffee flavors; leads to some strange medicinal flavors. (464 characters)

Photo of arizcards
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Total WIne at the end of March for $2.99.

Beer poured a murky orange with not much head.

Nose is muted hops.

Taste is not bad but a bit uneven. Sweet malts and pine and citrus hops are present but without much continuity. Alcohol is warming in the finish with each sip. Suspect i have an old bottle but no way to tell without a freshness date.

Mouthfeel is full, smooth, and satisfying.

Overall a decent beer but in a style with many outstanding beers i am not sure i will buy this again. (516 characters)

Photo of kaseydad
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must say I have walked by this brew many times and finally the wife bought it for me so the time is now. Big tulip glass pour. I am met with a very nice amber colored pour with an off-white foamy head that produces gobs of lacing. The smell has major malt with a slight citrus fruity background. Nothing special here which is a disappointment. The taste is rather dull. A lot of malt and not much else. There is some light grapefruit on the aftertaste but this is a major malt bomb. I prefer my double ipa's to be on the hoppy side and this is just not there. Overall I think is very drinkable but just not my DIPA style. This would be a good brew to introduce someone into the DIPA style without the harsh "grapefruit" kick that is prevalent in many DIPA's. (760 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 Chaney
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a CCB snifter.

A: The beer poured a fairly clear amber color, with about a 1/2 finger or so solid white head that retained itself pretty well.

S: Smelled like a fruity, citrusy, cotton candy, without much maltiness at all.

T: This was more on the fruity side than the citrus one, but I did manage to get a tinge of grapefruit, lemongrass, and sugary Jolly Rancher.

M: This was kinda sugary, but I personally didn't find it too offensive. The lacing on the glass was pretty splotchy.

O: This was good, but I expected more from a San Diego brewery. (561 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 BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

--Albert Einstein

Perspicuous persimmon with Kruggerand accents and an expansive crown that is midway between eggshell and ecru. The foam has an appealing texture and is doing a bang-up job laying down abstract-patterned lace.

The aroma is classic pale malted and C-hopped American DIPA. Orange zest is at least as prominent as white grapefruit, which might mean that Amarillo is present. Well-masked alcohol is a positive. Less than explosive hoppiness is a negative.

Shipwrecked Double IPA is similar to quite a few other versions of the style. Don't get me wrong, that doesn't make it bad beer. It's just that hops share too much of the flavor spotlight with malt... and warming alcohol has now made an appearance as well.

The malt tastes pretty close to 100% pale. That background sugar cookie sweetness is joined by a large splash of triple sec (orange liqueur) and very small splash of Absolut. Unfortunately, the beer isn't hop *flavor* focused enough for the next highest taste score to be granted. Again, many American DIPAs suffer the same fate.

On a positive note, the mouthfeel finds that sweet spot between too light and too sappy sticky. If the bubbles were softer and the beer was creamier, the drinking would be more enjoyable.

Shipwrecked is of roughly the same quality as the other Mission Brewery beers that I've reviewed. That is, it's clearly better than average, while falling well short of special or memorable. Love the Jolly Roger on the label. (1,593 characters)

Photo of eric5bellies
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Poursa a slightly hazy copper colour with a white one fingered head that reduces quickly

S - Plenty of grapefruit and a little malt.

T - Plenty of hop and a little bready malt, the booze is not well hidden.

M - Medium to full mouthfeel and carbonation

O - A solid DIPA without being fantastic (327 characters)

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