Shipwrecked Double IPA | Mission Brewery

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Shipwrecked Double IPAShipwrecked Double IPA
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3.71/5
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978 Ratings
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

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Added by Halcyondays on 02-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,735
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
978
pDev:
13.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a tall, straight-mouthed Ommegang flute. No freshness or bottle dating evident, but this was purchase about four weeks ago at a Whole Foods in the Durham, NC area; I’m assuming it’s relatively fresh, but it’s hard to say.

Appearance (4.5): Pours a good three fingers of custard-colored head at first, kind of crackling to a rocky cap that takes its sweet time dying down, leaving some good lacing all around the glass. The body is a moderately hazy, reddish gold color and very pretty. This is a damn good-looking beer, really.

Smell (3.0): There are some nice hops here, kind of a bright citrus of the fruity pineapple-mango variety (rather than crisp, snappy grapefruit and lemon) that’s kind of buried underneath a hefty dose of sweet, slightly oxidized caramel. Gingerbread, brown sugar, apple cake, cider. Not quite enough hops, malt comes on pretty thick but it’s not unpleasant.

Taste (3.5): Good dose of kind of pithy, citric bitterness gives way to that same kind of rich, sweet (but not really cloying) malt character, that’s again mostly caramel but with some drier, less sweet but still rich character of baked goods filling it out. The hops close out on the finish, with a decent earthy hop flavor and grassy-pithy bitterness. No alcohol to speak of on the palate, which is surprising.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Subdued carbonation, slightly tingly and foams modestly on the way down; the body is relatively slick and moderately chewy, definitely on the full side of medium. Not the driest finish, but there’s enough bitterness and levity to invite another sip.

Overall (3.5): This is a decent DIPA. It’s definitely not perfect, but nothing about it is unpleasant. It does, more or less, what a DIPA does, but nothing exceptionally (with the exception of the appearance). Happy to have tried it, but I most likely won’t seek it out in the future.

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4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite Double IPA's. it has a smoothe head with an absolute flavorful finish. a bit on the dark side for an IPA but thats what is great about this beer. A different turn for an IPA. I thought it went great with a steak and potatoe dinner. Not to heavy and the word light is not an option for this brew.

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3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep coppery and clear with decent off white head retention, fading to a ring with faint film.

Nose is an interplay of citric and piney hops with sweet caramel and malt. It carries the alcohol well. It is bitter and not packed with residual sugar--doesnt feel too thick or syrupy. Hops flavor is spicy and earthy, along with pine, but the balance is a little off. Some quaffs seem more like a hop-forward pale ale or restrained american ipa.

Enjoying it, though, and worth a try.

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Shipwrecked Double IPA from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 978 ratings