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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
957
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
27.67%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
154
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 226 | Ratings: 957
Photo of Cylinsier
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a deep clear honey gold, minimal sudsy white head retains as a lacing.

Smells of rich caramel and strong pine hops.

Tastes honey sweet with a bit of caramel and apple, followed by some potent pine hop that is bitter, but not overly so.

Smooth and thick with a syrupy feel, a slight sting of carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

Delicious wonderful IPA, among the better ones I've had in the imperial style for sure. IPA fans won't want to miss this. Hides its strength well, but not completely. Very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet

A- pours dark orange with a one finger slightly offwhite head. Head doesn't stick around for too long, but laces pretty nicely

S- strong citrus aroma. Smells damn lovely, and is pretty pungent...not really searching around for the scent in this one

T- and unfortunately, this is where the goodness of the beer ends. I am tasting next to no hops at all. Just pure nothingness. Wait, there's a very slight bitter finish. That's it. Tastes like water

M- it's THICK, which makes no sense given the lack of hoppiness to it. Thick water = very offputting

O- I thought this was going to be a star after the pour and first whiff of it. Then it really hit the fan. No dating on the bottle, so I have no idea how old this is. A shame, really

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
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 HalfFull
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a globe glass, pouring a light amber with half an inch of slightly off white foam. Bright golden in the light just a hint of haze.

Pleasant hop aroma of muddled grapefruit, pine and some peppery spice. Bit of caramel malt in the background and a touch of alcohol is notable on a deep inhale. Hop spice expands with warming to better cloak said alcohol however. And while never grabbing you by the throat with an onslaught of hops, it does entice throughout.

Flavor is moderately sweet with a touch of caramel and a citric flavor leaning more towards orange and tangerine than the nose suggests. Carbonation is medium allowing for a full and creamy feel that still isn't too sweet. Bitterness is a bit subdued however as the malt profile masks the ABV better on the taste than the smell.

Overall a good IPA to have with a meal and with a good lingering finish.

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Photo of uturn
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good and pungent double with aroma as its strongest point. Lots of hoppiness with a bold malt backbone. Not overly bitter but lots of hops, it's a pretty tasty one. LOVE the giant can!

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Photo of DogFood11
1.92/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ehhhh this is a below average DIPA. Its on the hot side. Smooth is an accolade I'd shove under the rug. Alcohol is up front and personal. The hop profile is watered and the malts are stale.

For the price this is out of its league.

Yikes. I'm 0 for 2 from this brewery.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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 farrago
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
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 ChrisMon02
1.58/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

By far the worst, sweetest most boozy DIPA I can remember having. Jesus, in this day and age you would think a brewery that has regional distribution could come up with something better than this. Sticky sweet and taste like straight up rubbing alcohol. NEVER AGAIN!

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Photo of shand
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Proteus93
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
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 Jimmys
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Urbancaver
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
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 eric5bellies
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
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 thain709
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -2.5%
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 Nugganooch
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
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 asabreed
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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 DenverHopHead
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
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 chugalug06
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
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 jooler
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks cloudy. Smells good. Very bitter but hoppy initial taste. Then the bitterness goes away for a second then leaves a bitter after taste. Has more of an alcoholic taste than a hoppy taste. But pretty good dipa overall

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Photo of bamadog
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
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 -5.2%
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 azdback
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 957 ratings.
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