Shipwrecked Double IPA | Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States
missionbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
968
Reviews:
230
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
158
For Trade:
2
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Photo of SFSinga
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stillyman11
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aoampm
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junichi
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of claybob43
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rogerlb
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Cpawsat
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of anon
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sposter4
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matty_higgins
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.62/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

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Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyOvies
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 968 ratings.
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