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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

702 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 48 | 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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hosehead83

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed apricot in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Big, juicy, piney hops
Taste-Brimming with juicy, piney hops, mango,ruby red grapefruit. Tasty and quite drinkable for the strength. A solid imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:33:13 | More by hosehead83
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CHickman

New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with a slight haze and a big frothy 2 finger tan head that faded very slowly, leaving excellent creamy lacing coating the sides of the glass.

Smell of grapefruit, sweet oranges, citrus hops, mango, piney hops, herbs, flowers, caramel, sweet malt or grains, brown sugar, spices and some faint alcohol; this is a citrus fiesta that is quite strong and spicy, almost spells like dry hops are floating in the glass.

Tastes like it smells with a blast of citrus hops up front, including grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, mango, pineapple, piney hops, herbs, grass, floral hops, coriander, pepper, caramel, sweet malt, lightly roasted grains, brown sugar, allspice and other spices, and some alcohol throughout; the sweet oily citrus hops keep the ABV in check, and while this is hop dominant it does not seem unbalanced and was actually pretty drinkable considering the mild heat and spices.

Mouthfeel is heavy, chewy and thick, with a slick feel on the tongue, a medium to heavy body, light carbonation, and a sweet bitter aftertaste that lingered with fruity citrus flavors.

Low drinkability, as this is a sipper, but I’d certainly drink it again factoring in the strength of this beer and how well the sweetness covered the alcohol. A real nice DIPA that may be a tad bit too sweet, but hopheads will love the complexity and high ABV kick. Another fine product out of San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 04:34:40 | More by CHickman
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-16-2013 20:23:30 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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codynevels

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2013 18:20:31 | More by codynevels
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-21-2013 23:51:14 | More by Kmat10
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-19-2011 13:23:20 | More by bacher468
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-31-2012 23:16:40 | More by LambicKing
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uturn

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

A: The beer poured a hazy amber with a huge off white fluffy 3 finger head which left a nice sticky lacing on the glass.

N: The nose was light and pleasant with hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits leaning to the sweet side.

T: The taste started off with sweetness from the malts and then quickly switched to bitterness of grapefruit rinds and ended very dry with a not so pleasant lingering aftertaste.

M: It had a nice medium mouthfeel with a nice pleasant carbonation level.

D&O: The drinkability was only OK due to the aftertaste which was very dry and bitter, but in a peculiar way. The alcohol level of 9.25% was very nicely hidden and added a pleasant warmth to this brew.

There are too many very good double IPA in the market that I would much rather drink, so this brew will not get a second chance from me.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 19:59:08 | More by uturn
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-19-2012 00:34:16 | More by Kunstman
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 23:58:42 | More by Proteus93
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-20-2014 02:57:19 | More by LJWalker
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 32oz can

Appearance - Golden tan, burnt orange with a nice 2 inch foamy as hell, tons of lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, grapefruit, orange, grapes, very citric. A nice mix of lemon and honey. Some minor malts near the finish along with a little alcohol.

Taste - First sip starts off with a roasty and caramel malt flavor. Hops actually take a backseat to the malts but provide some citric notes. Alcohol is present throughout this brew. Some sugars, lemon , honey and brown sugar also add some flavor. Very warm beer with a boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Malts and hops nail the tongue along with some alcohol. Palate gets more of the same, along with some sugars and spices. and more alcohol warmth. The aftertaste is malty, citric and alcohol.

Overall - Hmm, not a bad beer but its roasty, burnt malt reminds me a lot of dogfish head 90 minute ipa. The alcohol is too present and the malts are too upfront so the balance in this isn't that great. Still its decent to drink, but man in a 32 oz can by myself, I will be sipping on this one for a hour or two. Work a drink if you like malt forward dipas, espically like great divine's Hercules and such.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 19:43:08 | More by wvsabbath
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-22-2013 01:28:07 | More by JISurfer
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beergoot

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright and clear, orange-colored body with a very thick, persistent, foamy head. Heady swirls of hop aromas suggesting oranges, pineapple, pine, and grape jelly. Warm and soft toasted grain flavors and feel with a soothing hop bitterness. Medium-light body; crisp, clean; dry finish.

A nicely done DIPA that looks great and tastes just as good. Good mix of bitterness and alcohol warmth at the finish. Feels rather light for such a big beer, but the mouthfeel just makes this excellent beer all the more drinkable.

Serving type: can

12-16-2013 22:05:42 | More by beergoot
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2012 19:52:04 | More by savagepm
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-26-2013 17:43:55 | More by neckbracesub
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 22:40:42 | More by Urbancaver
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jvillefan

California

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 01:41:45 | More by jvillefan
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-31-2012 09:22:16 | More by anteater
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange with significant radiance this brew had a proud thick head. The collaring was thick and creamy and congealed.

The aroma has alot of malt with some relative sweetness. I find hints of so many odd things such as pecan, lemongrass, honey, roasted cracker and iced tea.

I had some high expectations but seem to get a lot of alcohol. It overpowers the fundamental elements of the style and ends quite metallic. I let it air out and begin to get the malt and grain but still find little hop character. This beer is pretty fresh so I'm not concerned with that point it just comes across so brash. The feel is not nearly as harsh with a little alcohol warmth but it's smooth enough.

Paid $5 for a 12 oz bottle and got a nice buzz from the 9percent ABV but it sure doesn't hide it.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 21:12:15 | More by KYGunner
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-11-2012 01:26:33 | More by jpd7374
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farrago

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 23:55:34 | More by farrago
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-18-2013 20:20:30 | More by DIPAFAN
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-05-2014 03:35:35 | More by SkinniePost
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2014 17:21:19 | More by NJBeer265
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.