Shipwrecked Double IPA - Mission Brewery
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3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours quite dark, almost mahogoney in color, with a decent head and some lacing as well. Smells fruity with citrus and slightly spicy. Somewhat simple, but pleasant enough. The taste is a bit strange- slightly smokey, quite malty, and with earthy hops. Doesn't really come together here. A bit grainy in the mouthfeel, and quite spicy and earthy from the hops. Doesn't really strike me as a double IPA, and I wouldn't say this is a beer I'd get again, but it's different.
06-12-2011 02:32:02 | More by Georgiabeer
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a deep bright tarnished copper body with a microbubble swirl of carbonation. There is a beige creamy head that pushes over the glass and holds its ground.
S- The spicy green hops come through during the pour with a slight lime citrus quality to them.
T- The green tangerine hops flavor has a brassy taste to it with a woody green hops finish. There is a sweet malt flavor underneath the hops.
M- The full fizz texture gives a creamy character with a full mouthfeel and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- The full juicy hops are bright and original without much bitterness although the brassy character was a bit off.
02-21-2012 18:32:42 | More by rhoadsrage
3.2/5 rDev -13.3%
Clear amber colored beer with a white head with a yellow tint to it. This is the color of beer I call IPA Orange.
Smell is hoppy mostly pine and menthol. Woody smells mostly cedar wood and tea.
Starts out sweet and hoppy. Hop flavor is mostly cedar. Moderate bitterness. Still too sweet.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Overall, too sweet.
01-24-2012 03:58:34 | More by Zorro
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
Recommended by the bartender at Eureka! Burger. A San Diego IPA that I haven't tasted yet, let's dig into it:
Poured into a small chalice, this beer looks almost grapefruit red, topped by thin and spotty lace. The nose is a mix of resiny orange and candied orange. Taste-wise, it is a little resiny with orange and "hop juice" dominating that characteristic. Despite the hop juice connnotion, the beer really isn't that bitter, and the 9.25% ABV is hidden well. Feels medium bodied, which is a little lighter than I was expecting for its size, but it goes down round enough for me.
Chalk it up as one more good DIPA to come from San Diego. But you will need to keep your eyes peeled, cuz this could easily get lost in a city where its competition is Stone Ruination, Pure Hoppiness, YuleSmith, etc.
10-23-2011 03:58:39 | More by DoubleJ
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
On tap at the Hulmeville Inn inside a pint glass.
A- Dark bronze with a off white billowy head that left some stick. From the looks of it, this is unfiltered to the max, cant really see through it.
S- Very malty for a DIPA, they kind of drown out the hops but they also make a appearance. Grapefruit, slight pine, candy, sweet sugar, alcohol, kind of all over the place.
T- This is a sweet DIPA, more sweet than hoppy, but I think the mix here makes for a good beer. First up a sweet sugar blast with some alcohol followed out by some grapefruit from the hopping. Starts sweet, gets kinda hoppy, goes back to sweet. Not very floral and there is a touch of pine in the end.
M- A smooth above medium body with not much bittering appeal. The sweets win the game here. Shipwrecked is properly carbed up. Not hot but the taste of alcohol does stick around for a few.
D- I enjoyed it and would have again. A sweet DIPA from the west coast, This tastes like something made back east, maybe we are rubbing off on the left coast for once. This is not offensive and great beer, i like it.
09-18-2010 17:43:35 | More by BARFLYB
3.95/5 rDev +7%
Pours a bright orange with a chill haze. Soapy froth with bubbling craters. Aroma of fruity pineapple juice, and some pine. Tastes of grape fruity hop, a little earthy and resinous. Fairly well balanced with a light caramel and vague toasted malt flavor. A little fresh grapefruit juice and rind flavor. Provides a long standing bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied feel, carbonation is good, alttle thin. Overall, decent beer, bright hoppy flavors, lots of citrus.
05-19-2011 20:57:46 | More by Stinkypuss
3.74/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
02-05-2014 01:57:46 | More by biegaman
4/5 rDev +8.4%
On tap at the TDR hopfest event the other day.
The beer pours an amber copper color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is sweet and a bit spicey, but with some noticeable tobacco, earth and dry citrus. On the palate, this IPA is definitely on the sweet side, something I find a bit unusual in a West Coast IPA. However, there the beer has a considerable bitter finish, which helps to counter that sweetness to some extent. Mouthfeel is fairly light, which surprised me given the abv. The finish is long and bitter, though ultimately the flavor profile is still dominated by the sweet malt. Drinkability is pretty good, with the alcohol well disguised and integrated into the flavor profile.
Nothing extraordinary here, but I thought this nevertheless to be a pretty solid beer.
09-24-2010 01:59:23 | More by John_M
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
A: A hazy dull orange, very similar to their original ipa, sits in the glass topped off by an impressive fluffy head of dull linen color. The lacing again is thick and lustrious leaving thin stratified bands down the glass after a slow lapse from its original 2 finger statue. Carbonation is near silent, barely visible, and hardly a factor.
S: Dried lemon pulp and toasted munich grains are exposed. The strength I thought was on par, maybe even a bit less so, then their ipa. Hopefully the hops they skimped on during the aromatic portion were wisely used for flavor.
T: Good strong show of bitterness on the opening sip. Pungent grapefruit, toasted lemon peels, and dry citrus flower comes backed by a dry toasted grain palate. Some dry celery and pine with some dry grassiness are evident as well on the close. Brief glimpses of sweet toasted caramel grains appear right before the swallow that finds a lemon grind and peppery spicing left behind on the tongue. Nice toasted malt balance as with their ipa compliments the bitterness.
M: Medium body, dry toasted malt warmth and a lingering high level of citrus bitterness warms the inner cheeks and tongue. Warm lemons and alcohol chime in as well with a low experience of carbonation.
D: Despite the moderately high level of hop bitterness this was still a joy to consume and a nice drink per style. Nice balance helps with a spicy bite and a gentle lingering fade of citrus makes you thirsty for more.
10-28-2010 23:05:23 | More by beerthulhu
2.7/5 rDev -26.8%
Copper pour, decent white head to it with above average retention. Aroma was just bitter and alcohol, not much in the way of hop aromatics.
Pretty bitter and heavy malt bill. So uh, where did the flavor hops go? Bittering hops, sure. But maybe they could have done some dry or flavor hopping additions? Or better ones? Plenty of caramel, but if you're looking for a big mouthfeel of hops, citrus, pine etc. . . you're going to have to keep looking.
Haven't been all that impressed with Mission, they seem like so many johnny come lately's with their simple minded ipa's that are all bitterness and not much else.
01-20-2012 23:13:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5 rDev -14.6%
On tap at URGE.
A: A pleasant dark orange with good clarity. White head is frothy and leaves scattered lacing.
S: Big caramel malt presence with notes of bread, orange, and grapefruit. Moderately bitter with a lower moderate sweetness. Slightly sugary. Gives the impression of balance, though perhaps the scale tilts in the favor of malt.
T: Orange flesh with a strong caramel malt base balancing it out. Grapefruit emerges midpalate with an apparent rind component. Tastes more like an American Barleywine than a Double IPA. Booze is well masked. Caramel really emerges as the beer warms up. Increased booze presence in the caramel citrus finish.
M: Lower medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and creamy.
Overall: This is not how I like my Double IPAs, but it wouldn't be a bad American Barleywine.
03-19-2011 01:59:53 | More by HopHead84
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours a dark orange with gold/amber accents and a two-finger head that quickly fades down to lacing.
Citrusy hops upfront with only a touch of buttery malt underneath. Hop-dominant, just as I like them.
A slow-acting shot of bitterness drenches the tongue with a strong touch of grapefruit. Tangy. Spicy.
Alcohol warmth leaves a satisfying warmness in the belly with hops on the breath. Whew. Better hops than garlic.
Good slow-burnin' DIPA for fans of the West Coast style.
03-01-2013 17:14:05 | More by Brad007
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer pours a vibrant orange-copper coloring, but extremely hazy, almost opaque. The beer has a chunky, thick off-white coloring with densely packed bubbles. Fresh hops aromas coming with this brew, and highlighted by some citrusy tones that help make the overall smells very enticing. The flavors is malty and sweet on the initial punch, but the hops come sneaking in to solidify and balance the flavors. Not overpowering by any means, the hops remain a background player throughout the beer drinking experienve. Citrus notes in the grapefruit range are combined with some peppery spice flavors, and the beer transitions quickly through a short-lived finish. A very slight tart and bitter aftertaste vanishes quickly from the tongue, and that helps make this beer an easy drinker. Very tasty, but not overpowering, and the ABV is subtle throughout the brew.
03-27-2011 00:25:26 | More by GarthDanielson
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
12oz single, found in the fridge in charlotte
appearance: served in a shaker pint, dark orange-amber body, 3/4" creamy beige head and light retention
smell: grapefruit, bready malt, sweet sugars
taste: ruby red grapefruit, tropical fruit, sweet doughy bread, caramel, pineapple. Juicy hop resin - nice ipa
mouthfeel: medium body, oily
overall: pretty solid
09-25-2011 21:42:38 | More by dirtylou
3.2/5 rDev -13.3%
On tap at the brewery.
App: Dark gold color. Good head, retention and lace are both strong.
Smell: Sweet, bitter, citrusy. Booze pops out on the back end. Smells decent but it’s a warning this one will be too heavy on the malt and fusel alcohol.
Taste: Pretty much par for the course west coast style DIPA, with a lot of citrusy hoppiness, grapefruit, orange and pineapple flavors as well as piney notes, but sweeter and maltier than I would prefer and the booze is way too noticeable and in your face for me. Boozy sugar cookie taste mixed with big, bitter hops that don’t quite pack enough of a flavor punch. In other words, everything’s in there but it just doesn’t combine all that well.
Mf: Not too bad, very full with medium to low carbonation and a creamy, sticky chewiness. Maybe a bit overly full in combination with the assertive maltiness; feels like a bit of a chore to drink.
Overall: I thought this one was a little clumsy. The bartender poured and watched me to see how blown away I was and all I could manage was a weak smile. Just heavy handed on the booze and a bit of a mess. With so many truly exceptional IPAs and DIPAs in the immediate vicinity you better be great to stand out and this one just doesn’t. Not to say this is a terrible beer by any stretch, it’s just average at best in a land of knockout examples of the style.
02-03-2012 21:17:58 | More by tobelerone
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
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