Shipwrecked Double IPA
Mission Brewery

Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,165
ABV:
9.25%
Score:
85
Ranked #35,324
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.1%
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
987
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Mission Brewery
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle:

Pours slightly hazed amber with a fluffy lasting head. Trailing lace.

The smell is a mix of leafy hops and malt liquor-like maltiness and alcohol. Boozy. Raw. Slight earthy tone.

The taste is of raw/astringent floral/leafy hops with caramelized malts and strong alcohol. There is a bland leafy character in the finish.

Drinkability is higher than expected Good carbonation level.

It's decent enough. It could be less boozy even for the high abv level. It could have more flavor, as the hops give more bitterness than flavor. It's alright overall.

Apr 05, 2020
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EJPA_0425 from California

3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

Ye IPA drinkers beware! This beer will fill yer booty! Looks are the best things about this one, Dark orange and slightly hazy color with creamy head. Smells of a mixture of malts and fresh hops. Tastes very malty with some hints of caramel and a nice weedy finish. Unfortunately though I felt a little nauseous after this heavy IPA, so I wouldn't recommend drinking this if ye have a weak stomach.

Jan 14, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Clear red-orange color.

Off-white head; thick lacing.

Caramel malts meet grapefruit notes.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Smooth grains meet mild citrus-booze is extremely well hidden.

Not crazy flavorful but crazy drinkable. I'd have another.

Sep 19, 2019
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Ahypercube from California

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Got a quart of this in a can. Talk about shotgun goals. Has as much alcohol in one can as a six pack of Bud light. Solid deal considering that, as it was only $8.

L: Pours beautifully into a goblet with thick bands of white lacing and a slightly hazy amber body that glows red-orange in light. Thick and heavy consistency. Looks rich and smells hoppy.

S: Pineapple, peach, yellow grapefruit, mango, and passion fruit saunter out in a congo line with lemon and basil on the tail end, followed by whole grain bread and barley malt.

T: Creamy and rich, with mango and coconut easing into a tart and bitter fruity hop character of yellow grapefruit, pineapple, passion and herbal basil with a touch of lemon peel on the finish. Yum.

F: Very smooth and drinkable for the rich, viscous body.

O: I'm definitely taking one of these "Cannons" to Lightning in a Bottle. And I'm gonna drink it out of the Cannon.

May 20, 2018
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1koolrule from California

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color. Good lacing. Carmel malt hints. Hoppy! Hoppy finish with a small amount of alcohol bite. Piney, citrus smell. A good DIPA. Agressive.

Mar 10, 2018
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Stoutmaster9 from California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy amber, with a finger and a half head of bubbles willowy-fine. Proper lacing.

A most sour scent. Citrus bliss.

Following the nose ... delivers the Creamy-sour malt crush, which we crave. Just half a hint of grapefruit. Lingering malt-pine.

(D) IPA s have so many alchemical accents, this one works quite well for me!

(Just smashed a giant 1 Quart/32 fluid ounce Can of this brutal brew ... shiver me timbers!!)

Dec 29, 2017
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vikinggary28 from California

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 32 oz can into my trusty 22 oz glass mug (gotta let that head settle for a second filling to fit it all in). Dark amber colour and very nice lacing, very good looking beer with head retention like root beer, the head floated on the top and gave my mustache a foam mustache. Smells and tastes of the usual IPA hops but with a great malt feel.

Mar 05, 2017
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber color with a good foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is great! Big floral hoppy aroma. Kind of dank. Dank taste. Big floral hops. Some caramel. Very malty. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Feb 26, 2017
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried this on tap at Mission last Friday, decided to get one of their "Cannons" 32oz canned from their tap that night. Poured into Tulip.

L: Dark ruby color, clear and very pretty, finger width off-white head that slowly recedes into a thin layer of bubbles.

S: Lots of citrus and pine hops, hints of floral. Grassy notes, and some grapefruit.

T: Well balanced here, lots of good caramel malt, still lingering bitterness and alcoholic bite. Initial flavors are actually malty with a caramel profile, the hop backbone takes charge coming through with some citrus notes like grapefruit. The bitterness shines through following that then smoothly morphs into some alcoholic bite. The finish is mostly pine. Very good DIPA IMO.

F: Medium body, low carbonation, rich hop oils on the tongue, semi-dry finish.

O: This isn't your typical DIPA and I can see why some people wouldn't enjoy the different take but IMO, different can be a breath of fresh air. This is a good beer and a very good DIPA. The above-average malt presence is kind of fun, I would prefer a little more carbonation but still not bad. This gets better as it warms too.

Feb 25, 2017
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SFSinga from California

3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick. Malty. Good but not exceptional, doesn't "pop/wow" me. Taste improves as you get to the end (could be the 9.25% but I think it just mellows out real nice). Malty/carmel at the front end, not a hoppy explosion, piney at the finish.

Dec 24, 2016
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Rogerlb from California

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Apr 07, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.62/5  rDev -29.9%
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.

Jan 27, 2016
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LennyOvies from Mexico

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Jan 03, 2016
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NateDyk47 from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Dec 12, 2015
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Roguer from Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Oct 29, 2015
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GarrettB from Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Oct 02, 2015
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DavidS333 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +33.7%
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.

Sep 20, 2015
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
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!

Sep 16, 2015
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Aug 09, 2015
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beerbully from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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

Aug 08, 2015
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Mikus from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Jul 15, 2015
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MUTINY from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Jul 01, 2015
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Thomson805 from California

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Jun 26, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Jun 20, 2015
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Hambonillo from California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Jun 12, 2015
Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 987 ratings