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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

699 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | 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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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shipwrecked Double IPA is the soft amber colour of candle light yet appears extremely dense; were this beer made into a pendant I bet it'd weigh down the whole head. Though far from a dark tone, its glossy, polished complexion looks thick as actual amber. Its head, meanwhile, is so thin and airy as to virtually evaporate entirely.

The aroma is more reminiscent of a Barleywine than a Double IPA; a heavily malt-forward bouquet, there's traces of dried and candied fruits, toffee and biscuits, and a sizable amount of alcohol. It becomes more and more caramelly with warmth. I like its nutty, nougat-y toast but can't help but wonder, where are all the hops?

There's enough lemon oil and orange peel on the palate to assure us that the brewery hasn't forgotten entirely about the little green cones. Its lime juice acidity notwithstanding, the flavour ultimately answers to the bready maltiness as if it was its master. Notes of candied citrus, pine, and bubblegum flash quickly as a bolt of lightning, then they're gone. Bready malt set in.

The resulting aftertaste of dried cherries and toffee squares is notably sweet for a style characterized by its bitterness. Indeed, there's only a vague, inferred presence of tree bark and sappy resins or the above mentioned citrus oils; were it not for a lingering mango fruitiness, I might consider serving this caramelly, biscuity beer with tea (not literally, but you get the idea).

Shipwrecked Double IPA is nothing like the "rebellious, big, bold, brazen beer" Mission Brewery promises, nor is it anything like the overly citrusy, tropical hop-bombs that California - and San Diego in particular - have become notorious for. It drinks like a DIPA that's been aged (the hops faded, the malts at the fore) and isn't on-par with the city's other boldly hoppy offerings.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:57:46 | More by biegaman
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-03-2014 05:42:52 | More by OKCNittany
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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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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-30-2014 18:54:04 | More by VeganUndead
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mpenske

California

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-30-2014 02:46:59 | More by mpenske
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-29-2014 01:19:31 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-24-2014 23:30:13 | More by Yeroc
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nealbert

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-23-2014 19:19:49 | More by nealbert
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heysuz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-23-2014 19:01:14 | More by heysuz
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dominic4beer

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-22-2014 05:59:01 | More by dominic4beer
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-21-2014 16:04:35 | More by Rmbr2
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-19-2014 01:16:02 | More by OldSmaug
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2014 20:25:51 | More by RangnaR
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Aprice34

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-17-2014 22:57:36 | More by Aprice34
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-16-2014 04:12:28 | More by kmos27
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koakley

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-16-2014 00:53:26 | More by koakley
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Beerrenda

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-15-2014 23:58:16 | More by Beerrenda
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-15-2014 05:02:13 | More by mattmarka1
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paulgarrison

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-15-2014 04:37:23 | More by paulgarrison
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hopkrid

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2014 20:57:38 | More by hopkrid
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J_Barrett

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-12-2014 19:43:00 | More by J_Barrett
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-12-2014 02:25:02 | More by cwd
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westcott

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-10-2014 18:56:34 | More by westcott
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jsf14

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-10-2014 06:16:03 | More by jsf14
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DrinkerX

Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a quart can:
Appearance - Very nice cloudy orange color with a thick head poured into a stemmed session glass. Nice lingering lace.
Smell - Definitely get the hops on first smell, along with an alcohol on the next whiff. Not overpowering , but a slightly sweet, piney scent.
Taste - Slight pine with slight tropical fruit. Bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Full-bodied. Not too bitter.
Overall - As a DIPA lover, this was an okay offering but lacked the complex flavor I expected from an IPA, especially a San Diego IPA.

Serving type: can

01-07-2014 00:23:21 | More by DrinkerX
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.