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Shipwrecked Double IPA | Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA
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Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

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Reviews:
226
Ratings:
952
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
27.67%
 
 
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Reviews: 226 | Ratings: 952
Photo of Rogerlb
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For the record, here's my take on Mission Shipwrecked DIPA. Like Mission's other brews I've tried, this one is also much heavier on the malt and caramel than the competition. Their RIS for example kills the burnt malt flavor. This one is doing the same kind of thing, only with a DIPA.

This DIPA from a 22oz glass bomber into a pint glass. Pours amber, a little darker than expected, and slightly cloudy, head disappears instantly (didn't have any of that trouble others had with their 32oz funny can construction). Aroma is hoppy and citrusy, with some pine and toffee malt already coming in. Taste is pretty malt, with a sweet hop undercurrent that's more melon to me than tart citrus. The burnt caramel makes this feel heavier right away, goes to biscuit during a bitter mouthful that mixes with the booziness, cream and earth. Grassiness of the hops and roast rind continues underneath, never fading. Everything pretty present, along with an astringent quality of the bitterness (rather than just full-out bitter) that doesn't take the whole thing hostage but would be an acquired taste. Reminds me of the first time I tried Arrogant Bastard, could easily be too much for most people.

This explanation is more complex than the beer is.

Aftertaste is sticky and faintly bitter. Sweetness lingers, the almost toffee flavor and carbonation leaves the main lasting impression. They're not going for fruity here. The booze, while barely hidden in the taste, is more obvious as it warms. I like this okay, a different angle on other DIPAs, a real malt forward recipe that could benefit from some adjustment and the right food pairing.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A little darker than average copper color, 3/4" white head, good retention, lace was spotty and inconsistent. Aroma was full on bitterness and alcohol with no in between.

Taste was heavy on the caramel, heavy on the alcohol, heavy on the bitterness. There are no fine touches, there is almost nothing in terms of flavor, just a big heavy malt presence and ample bitterness to go with it.

Bomber format, so they make you pay extra per/oz for this pedestrian, below average stuff. One trick pony here, the usual heavy crystal malt, heavy bitterness, we made a dipa platform.

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L- Dark amber body, very cloudy with visible yeast particles floating around. 3 fingers of a foamy tan head with medium retention. Leaves a thin layer for the rest of the glass. Very nice lacing.
S- Piney hops that quickly fade into a big sweet malt note, some citrus show up.
T- Dank piney hops, caramel, bread, melon and tangerine. Leaves a heavy bitter aftertaste on the tongue.
F- Smooth, rich.
O- Very good brew, although not what one would expect from a DIPA, this is much more sweet and malt forward than the commonly hoppy explosion expected.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- darker gold
S- sweet citrus scent
T- malty citrus, bittersweet aftertaste
F- on the thicker side for an IPA, medium/low carbonation

Kind of weird, but not bad.

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Photo of Roguer
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange color for an IPA; light cream-colored head with OK retention.

Dank and juicy aroma, which translates to the palate; pineapple hop juice.

Lively and oily feel; medium bodied.

This is a decent brew, but there are way too many great DIPAs out there for it to truly stand out.

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Photo of GarrettB
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Mission St.'s Shipwreck is a strange brew, and maybe conditioned by my surroundings, which include nuts and chips and a little of that grounded dust that they line shuffleboard tables with. But the aroma gives off a ground yellow corn scent, with a dusky earthiness, and a smooth cashew note, like cashew butter. The flavor expands on the nut/legume theme with tons of sweet peanuts in the flavor, and that burnt caramel note that comes out of the classic Bit-O-Honey, cloying and large. If you like your caramel burnt and blackened, there's a lot to like about this taste. But I prefer mine milder, which gives the Shipwreck an off-putting flavor.

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Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Light/medium consistency, strong and refreshing, with a rich first taste that blossoms out in complexity, a good rich taste.

Shipwrecked Double IPA ranks among the most flavorful and rich of American Doubles/Imperials.

When I think of the flavorful thicker side of this genre this beer inevitably flashed before me, an artifact of my encounters with this fine brew. Some American double's present to the drinker a sort of smoothed out version of the hops taste, very flavorful and drinkable and rich, but not quite of that ale like quality of flavor.

Shipwrecked pushes the beer-flavor spectrum to its rich periphery. It gives one a sort of piece-de-resistance among American Doubles/Imperials and to me at least represents a sort of great example of the sort of tastiness that this genre of brew can represent.

Really a satisfying beer to savor.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Huge 32oz can brought to you by Doopie. Cheers man!

From a crowler into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, foamy white head with great retention. Hazy rust orange with higher levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap with foamy lacing down the glass. A ring and splotchy wisp remains leaving touches of lacing behind as the glass empties.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, cantaloupe and melon aromas on the nose.

TASTE: Caramel malts with cantaloupe and melon flavors at the swallow. Bold finish with sweet melon, alcohol, some soapy notes and hop bitterness lingers on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. A touch of heat lingers.

OVERALL: Good stuff. A very malt forward interpretation of the style, but that's not a bad thing. This one is also rather bitter but lacks the accompanying hop character somewhat. Still, an enjoyable drink and a fun experience. Cheers dude!

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth IPA. A lot of IPAs are too bitter for me, but this one is a pretty easy drinking IPA. Rich dark color, not very carbonated, clean aftertatste, overall a good beer.

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Photo of beerbully
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can

L-Dark copper, thick creamy head, thick lacing

S-Sweet malts, citrus / fruity hops

T-Malty, caramel, fruity citrus piney hops.............more malt presence than hops.........slight bitterness in the finish

M-Medium bodied.......low carbonation

O-more malt forward than I would prefer in a DIPA

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Photo of Mikus
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

That is one hell of a BIG can. Aside from some interesting oniony/garlicky hop notes on the nose and palate, and a refreshing lemony note on the flavor, this was a pretty standard DIPA. BIG. Big can, big boozy note. A pretty good brew to round out a brew day that's for sure. This one might not get the prize for the most sophisticated brew, etc. but it will sure get the job done.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
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 of 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 of 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.

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Photo of Thomson805
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not overly Hoppy and citrusy. Good mouth feel, solid dipa flavor, nothing amazing but I don't think it's trying to be. Overall real tasty and you can find it in a 32oz can, bonus.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

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Photo of Hambonillo
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They sell this in 1 quart cans at the local grocery store. It's often on sale for 7 bucks, but usually around 9. All that, and it's a very decent beer. My only complaint is that I always spill the first few drops when trying to pour from a full can.

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Photo of Brew_42
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of 1812rob
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pilsner with .25 inch head. Appearance is a amber with poor clarity (which i don't mind). Aroma was more malt with some dank hops in there. Taste is a woody Carmel malt immediately followed by pine hops with delightful orange and sweet lemon rinds. What's left is a lingering woody bitterness and pleasant alcohol warmth. Solid brew!

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Photo of kkleu357
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought in Plesanton CA. Darker yellow orange body. Big resin aroma. Not too flowery smelling and not much sweet. Initial taste is semi sweet malt followed by the big resin taste, ending with a lingering citrus pineapple flavor. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good and pungent double with aroma as its strongest point. Lots of hoppiness with a bold malt backbone. Not overly bitter but lots of hops, it's a pretty tasty one. LOVE the giant can!

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received the 32 oz. can of this stuff as a gift from a friend who apparently knows my palate incredibly well. If I wrote a review after finishing it, the typed words would still be illegible. This is a very nice DIPA.

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Photo of supaadam
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
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%.

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Photo of jooler
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks cloudy. Smells good. Very bitter but hoppy initial taste. Then the bitterness goes away for a second then leaves a bitter after taste. Has more of an alcoholic taste than a hoppy taste. But pretty good dipa overall

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Photo of RealFloopyGuy
2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This isn't the greatest beer. It is a middle of the road DIPA. It certainly isn't Pliny. It is drinkable and I don't regret buying it. It is lacking any real hop flavor. The best thing about this beer is the mouth feel. It is neither too thick or too thin. Overall, I'd be disappointed if I made this at home.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bomber at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of pine
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny to medium bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins somewhat bitter with resinous overtones and fades into a little bitter malt; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4,, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
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