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Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA

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221 Reviews
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Reviews: 221
Hads: 931
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 21
Gots: 131 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

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Reviews: 221 | Hads: 931
Photo of PicoPapa
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a thin layer of head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is similar to the nose, but not nearly as sweet. Bitter tropical and citrus fruit flavors. Boozey. Bitter, floral aftertaste. Some malt flavor but more bitter hop flavor than anything else. Lightly carbonated. Overall, decent Imperial worth having every once in awhile.

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Photo of Beejay
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange brown in color, mostly clear, but far form crystal. A light tan head decorates the top with fluffy goodness.

S: Tropical fruit. Loaded with orange, tangerine, pineapple and mango. Sweet caramel rounds out the finish, with just a touch of booze.

T: Orange peel, grapefruit and a touch of pine. There's some nice sweetness in the finish, as well as some assertive lingering bitterness. The hint of booze still comes through in the flavor.

M: Medium in body, fine carbonation, and a lingering bitterness to the finish.

O: Overall pretty good brew.. Solid bitterness, interesting flavor and aroma. Just fine.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Top Hops recently, having never tried this before. I get a bit leery at any beer with "double" in the title since there are so many that are in the arms race of strength, hops, and booze these days and this one was no exception to that. Yes, this was strong and somewhat hoppy but not enough stood out about this to me to be memorable or to distinguish it from all of the other IPA's and double IPA's currently on the shelf.

The pour to this was the best aspect of this beer - it was a somewhat deep apricot, with a good head and near-opaque hue to it that felt like a dark amber, in a physical sense. Lots of booze in the nose, followed by pine, orange, rind, and some earthiness in the nose. None of them stood out in particular and the mouthfeel was just a bit watery as well. There was a lot of dry-hoppiness in the back but nothing burning or tropical. Instead, what was here was a somewhat typical double IPA that only showed it's strength in the aftertaste, once the alcohol completely kicked in.

Yes, this was strong but a bit deceptive at the same time. I could taste the booze but it never felt like 9.25% until I finished this off. While this wasn't a particularly bad beer, it just didn't stand out from everything else out there that's also on this level. Certainly fine for a bottle but like the beer itself, there's not much to hold onto once this fully goes down.

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Photo of shand
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shipwrecked pours a hazy orange color with a couple fingers of head. The aroma is very piney, with a touch of citrus and some heavier caramel malts. On the tongue, some candied citrus hops show up first, but are very quickly washed away by piney hops and caramel malts. Just a bit of the caramel malts and candied hops hang out for the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I'd like for the caramel malt strength, and the drinkability is good. Overall, Shipwrecked is a pretty good double IPA. You've gotta do better than pretty good though to make it in the current IPA market.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of farrago
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big, two plus finger head of dense foam with a top layer of larger bubbles, eggshell white to slightly tanner, above average retention with many thin, wispy streaks of lacing. Deep orange rust color with more of a reddish inflection than brown or yellow, brighter, lighter orange at the glass bottom. The nose is dominated by ultra-sweet tangerine, pink grapefruit, lime citrus, fresh and juicy, piles on with honey, molasses and caramel tones, wet pine sap, the apricot, peach, pineapple fruit scents generous as well, hints at a bitter herbaceousness underneath but this component all but fully submerged in the sweetness, likewise the florality too delicate to spread widely. Full-bodied, more of a balanced presentation in the mouth as the hops can truly work on a tongue and fully bring a dry peppery, grassy bite into the mix. Before it does so, however, lots of space granted to the honey, molasses. caramel and chocolate and the ever-bodacious pink grapefruit, tangelo, lime citrus juice. The pine has more snap to it, the florality still too timid. The carbonation is credible but largely ineffective against the gluey mouth feel. A thicker, sweeter style of DIPA.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: measured my pour into a tulip as I had decided not to include the yeast and sediment from the bottom. Got a slightly hazy pale amber body with a minimal head, off-white in shade.

S: not much of note here, some sweet pale malt smells and hoppy floral notes

T: alcohol overpowered other flavors for me on the first few sips - perhaps I drank it too soon out of the fridge - needed to warm for expected butterscotchy malt flavors and, in this case, sharp pine and subtle resin flavors from the hops

M: astringent on the first few sips, never developed much feel - there was always a slight astringence to offset any smooth coating - even once the beer had warmed - perhaps the damage was done at that point.

O: my most bland scores to-date (300+ reviews as of this entry). For me, not a return-to beer simply because there are so many DIPAs out there that I enjoy that aren't expensive or hard to find. That said, if you're a fan of DIPAs, I'd still say try it anyway. Right?

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Photo of Proteus93
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Brilliant golden hue, topped with a fluffy white head. For whatever reason, I poured this into a Delerium Tremens snifter, so the nucleation point is giving it a pretty look.

S + T: I don't get a whole lot of aromatics from the nose. There are some mild citrus scents and a touch of woodiness, but it's really quite tame. The flavour is somewhat mellow, as well--and most certainly for a double IPA. The malts seem a little dominant, and there's a sweetness that is not balanced with the hops. The flavour is not BAD, but somewhat unbalanced and modest. It could shoot more towards an 'American translation on the English IPA without becoming an American IPA,' but I suppose that just wouldn't make any sense. :)

M + D: The body is a little slick; perhaps it is more oily. The carbonation is modest, and has a nice little bite, but given the sweetness of the beer, it's a little 'sticky' and almost candied. I didn't mind it, but I'd probably set my sights on another in the store.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky orange. A good amount of whit frothy head with event lacing. Overall not a bad looking beer at all. Smell however, leaves something to be desired. Bitter hop scents with no complexity. Just piney harshness. Tastes similar. The hops do not pack the same kind of punch i would have hoped. The malt profile leaves something to be desired. Highly drinkable however for a dipa... That's probably because it is less hoppy than a typical ipa even. A dissapointment

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Photo of Jimmys
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of thain709
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of AdamBear
3.56/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber reddish hue with a light wisp of white head. Great clarity. Pine like hop aroma is fairly prevalent along with a bit of a citrus aroma. The taste is a blend of pine and citrus hops. There's primarily a citrus hop flavor in the fade. Mouth is thick and sticky which is true to style.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a slightly hazy dark copper body under a one finger tight bubbled off-white head.

S-The the aroma is prominent malty with light hops that are piney and resiny over the sweet caramel malt base.

T-Taste is sweet up front, then bitter, citrus and lingering bitterness,

M-Medium to full bodied with a slightly chewy and sticky body, soft gentle carbonation.

O-Overall an average DIPA that hides the hops.

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Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a 12 oz. Samuel Smith nonic.

Appearance: A red-hued lighter peach color with some copper involved, and a nice frothy fairly bright white head that steadies itself fast to the top of the glass at about 1/4" for the duration.

Smell: A bright, bright aroma of hops and fruit: peaches, strawberry, tangerine, marmalade and jam. Tons of fruit all over the place, as the hops and malt seem to be making a beautiful collision here. A lot to take in, especially as it continues to warm.

Taste: Initially and powerfully sweet, but that dissipates into some nice tropical fruit flavors along with some bright citrus hops via grapefruit and lemon, and it lingers with some wet-hop type of interesting leafy funkiness. It may be too sweet for some, but I'd rather have it this way than an insanely imbalanced assault of hops to cover up the sweetness from the high ABV. Plus the flavors linger for a decent amount of time: a good sign of a strong sipper.

Mouthfeel: This is a fairly thick beer, one would think, but somehow it's not too cloying in the end, and though the initial carbonation level seems like it may make this a little syrupy, there's a nice bunch to the back-end that saves it from being that way.

Drinkability: I can dig this. Again, the sweetness may get some folks, but it's a good sipper over at least an hour in my opinion. Doesn't seem like it's as high ABV as it is to me, but then again, now that I'm done with the bottle, maybe I was wrong. Looking forward to checking out more from Mission, as I was definitely pleased with this.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saw this new DIPA at the local bottleshop and had to give it a whirl being a local.

A: Pours a very clear dark orange color. Almost a burnt copper. Nice 1 finger dense cloudy white head formed. Second pour hit almost three fingers. Sticky lacing down the glass all the way.

S: Picking up lots of sweet honey and biscuit malt notes with an earthy pine and spicey hop aroma. Leads me to believe this is a more malt forward DIPA.

T: Juicy sweet orange fruit and floral hops sort of took me by surprise here. A very nice resinous sticky pine hop bitterness that puckers at the palate. Honey and biscuit malt flavor profile for sure this one falls on the sweeter side. Especially after it settles. Finishes a bit warm and ABV definite on the exhalation.

M: Sticky sweet across the palate but balanced nicely with a solid bitterness that finishes a bit warm.

D: Moderate. A big brew indeed where hops and ABV are both present. Falls on the sweeter side of IPA's and to be honest 2nd pour was not as enjoyable.

Not a bad offering by another SD Brewery. Like I said I was definitely surprised by the IBU's here where I was expecting something much more malt forward going into it. In the end the booziness takes over a bit and knocks this one a bit out of balance but I would probably purchase again.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of bamadog
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 4-pack of this while on a recent trip to Pittsburgh. Review is from notes taken on 6/8/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a solid coppery color with some lighter, yellowish/gold highlights around the bottom of the glass; starts with a fair head of 1 and 1/2 fingers, that is of an off-white hue; head has decent retention, and becomes rocky and pockmarked as it slowly dwindles to a complete, but uneven, skim; body is pretty clear and shows moderately strong carbonation bubbling up throughout; a few patches of oily and sticky lacing linger on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Lots of interesting and bitter hoppiness that is of grapefruit and pine and a touch of citric fruit rind; actually a fairly strong malty presence in the nose provides a touch of balance, but it's still hop driven as it should be.

Taste: Lots of those bitter hops right up front, and their flavors match those that were mentioned above in the smell; there is a malt backbone, but it is definitely overshadowed by those big hops; strong warming presence of alcohol towards the back, and the bitterness lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium/light in terms of weight, and the carbonation is smooth and provides just a good touch of prickliness in combination with the near 10% ABV; a thick, moist sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth; gums and belly are left tingly from the carbonation, slight acidity and ABV.

Overall: I feel that this beer's average rating of a B (at the time of this review) seems a bit low. I think it is closer to a B+/A- overall, and definitely worth picking up. I feel it is a fine example of the style and definitely has that California flair to it with the big and spicy hoppiness.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours slightly hazy copper orange color. A one finger of an off white head.

S- Pine, cat piss. A bit of a cinnamon and clove as well. Not what I would expect from an imperial IPA.

T- A big bitterness at first. A very floral hop profile. Grassy, onion notes and spicy garlic. There is also some pineapple and mango. A strange, plain malt backbone A slight clove spiciness, somewhat christmassy. More bitter then flavorful. A strange IPA.

M- A bitter sting and a decent body at best.

O- Disappointing. An odd take on an IPA

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Photo of jtierney89
1.3/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep amber color with about 1 finger of white head. Pretty good lacing. Sweet toffee and malt nose. Lots of caramel, touch of earthy hop.

Tons of malt, sweet toffee and dark fruits up front with just a touch of earthy bitterness. Lingering sweetness. Feels like a Double IPA without any thought and not enough hops. Full mouthfeel, semi-syrup like on the finish. Balance isn't there and it tastes tastes like homebrew. Bleh, glad I didnt bring this into my shop.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Crystal clear copper brew with a small head and a fair bit of lacing.

S - A rich aroma or lilies, grapefruit pith, white pepper, orange zest and roses. A thin pale malt backbone.

T - The hops combine to form a spicy, sharp flavor. Flowers and pepper with a touch of citrus. It lack much of a malt presence. Aftertaste is still floral and peppery, but a hint of biscuit leaks in to foreground.

M - Medium bodied, a harsh, biting feel to it, neutral in terms of how refreshing it feels.

D - Not bad. I won't bother with it again, but it wasn't unpleasant.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a snifter.
Appearance - orange, if not an amber hue; mild cream head that leaves adequate lacing.
Smell - some citrus fruit, but more pine. Agree with another reviewer that this comes off more as a barley wine nose vs a DIPA.
Taste - hop forward, strong malt presence, warming alcohol; what you expect from the style.
Feel - medium body, not as easy to drink as many other West Coast DIPA's.
Overall - pretty average for the style to me, and well below average for the region.

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Photo of azdback
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Auraan
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Quite nice looking, very true to it's style. Scents of wet grass, citrus pith, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus juice, grapefruit, a hint of grain and some alcohol notes. Very much a DIPA in the nose, with maybe a bit more alcohol than some other notable examples of the style. Quite nice however. Taste starts with bitter citrus pith and pine resin, before moving into grapefruit in the middle, with some faint hints of apricot and tropical fruit. It's not as bitter as many DIPAs, and seems a little low on hops for the style. There is also a bit of alcohol in there, of the rubbing alcohol persuasion. It's not a horrible flavor profile, but I've tasted more complex, more bold, more flavorful DIPAs. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied, moderate in carbonation and with an oily/slick mouthfeel. It's true to style, easy to drink, not much more to say. Overall it's a pretty good DIPA, but it's not fantastic, and there are certainly better examples of West Coast DIPAs out there. I'd have it again, but not over a lot of other DIPAs out there.

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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.