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

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Ratings:
968
Reviews:
230
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
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25
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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of drabmuh
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a wheat beer glass. Beer is brown and hazy, forms a big off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low. Looks OK.

Malty almost hoppy aroma, not too appetizing for a DIPA.

Well its easy drinking for such a big beer but the bitterness is at best weak. Its not very sweet up front, its a smooth creamy mouthfeel but this is pretty disappointing. Come on Cali, can't you make a good IPA...oh wait...nevermind.

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Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours copper color with a very light tan head with pretty good retention
S-citrus and nutty, not a real complex nose
T-very sweet malt with citrus almost being put in the background. Seems a bit backward on the taste profile. Also lacking alot of distinction in the different flavors. Alcohol presence is very noticeable
M-Medium bodied
O-not a great example of the style. It is drinkable but I wouldn't seek it out or recommend it

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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 rls9101
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear deep color, marginal carbonation, small white foam headwith very large bubbles, and sticks to the sides of the glass.

S - A little bit of roasted caramel/toffee and some alcohol. The malts smell somewhat German. Is that it??? Really?

T - Yep, the same as the nose - toffee and booze. Something tells me this beer is probably past its prime. There's some very mild grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus...just barely. If this were fresh, I'm sure the citric content would be much stronger and vibrant. The hops are coming through like a dim light bulb toasted malt taking the forefront and finishes with some lemon that intensifies a little more after the sip. The malt is a little buttery. This beer is on the sweet side rather than the hoppy side. I can deal with the sweetness part, it's a nice toasted character but it really needs some boost in the bitter department to keep those malts in check. I can see where the flavor of this would be much better if both malts and bitterness were intensified...it's so %$#@ mellow that it's pretty boring for a D-IPA - intensity, man - more cowbell!!. (I really hate to say that too.) As I work through the bottle, it gets a little better, but not much.

M - Medium bodied, nice and smooth on the tongue.

D - Average, depending on what you're looking for. It's almost balanced with the nod leaning towards the malt.

I'm keeping this review open until I can locate an ULTRA FRESH one to make sure I give it a fare shake. D-IPA's are my absolute favorite and it kills me to rate one lower than I normally would. In its present state, I think this would be a GREAT step in the big beer direction for those who may not be so familiar with D-IPA's. Shipwrecked, let's meet again and give it another go with a different bottle, all is not lost.

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Photo of MikeCross
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Proteus93
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
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 DenverLogan
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light copper color...mixed size bubbles hung around for awhile. Aroma of melons. Taste is immediately rough if not harsh, a significant assault on the tongue to cause "funky face." I've smelled that smell before, and it's often near rotting melons or trash cans. Not pretty. Is that an aerosol component with those esters?!! Humm...clean lines?
On the other hand, this was mailed to me through BeerJobber.com with their Imperial Stout, which I've yet to rate.
Also, in it's defense, there's seemingly a lot of hops and significant malts, butterscotch, and some pine that I enjoy. But the alcohol is strong, and the esters or something makes this an tooth enamel remover...let me take 5 minutes and report back.
Back...oh yes...big melon aroma - can't escape it...bright hop alcohol flavors...ah...hope I'm not shipwrecked with just this beer...let me give it 10 more minutes...
Oh boy...peed, drank water, ate a cookie and this mofo stands out as something that could wreck a ship, or your palate!! This is more of a palate wrecker than Ballast Point's! It's an utter assault but I'm still plowing through and won't pour it out!!! I'll check back in ten.
Ooooh...did I mention toothpaste and candy canes, and , despite all I've said quite unique and intriguing, compelling, and tasty even if I don't quite know if I like it!!...and melon in the nose...~...signing off but I will finish this beer...ayieeee!!!!

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Photo of harsley
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into snifter glass a nice hazy light orange ,with weak head, that dissipates fast. Adequate lacing.

A very malty and fruity nose, emphasis seems to be more malty than hoppy. Sweet toffee-like malts, some fruits and just enough faint hops swim into the nose. Very different aroma for a supposed Double/Imperial IPA.

Fairly thick body of sweet toffee malts, fruits and different kind of hops than normally used for any American-style IPA. Average carbonation level. More on the malty and sweet side, not nearly hoppy enough for a regular American IPA, much less a Double/Imperial. It's a good, pleasant taste indeed, but it's very disappointing as a DIPA.

As other reviewers on this site and others have stated, this is probably much close to a trippel or English IPA at best. Had the brewery classified and/or marketed it as one of those, it would get a lot more points from me and, no doubt, others.

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Photo of Vanlingleipa
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours that reddish-amber that in a DIPA immediately makes you suspect much malty sweetness - small head, lacing streaks down the side of the glass. Strong aroma of hops.

First taste: Sweet, caramel maltiness followed immediately by bitter, piney hops. Then the hops grows slightly more bitter and leaves that flat taste lingering on your tongue at the end.

The sweetness is nice, but far too much bitterness to make this a decent choice. Still, it's drinkable, which I suppose is not a ringing endorsement.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap @ The Toronado (San Diego, CA) on 3/22/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a thin covering of bright-white creamy head. There's a moderate richness to the retention and lacing. Decent little look here. The aroma has some hops going on with it, with some floral notes, pine, and some light pine. However this very sweet overall in the nose, with a muddled mix of sticky fruit and malts. Very sweet here...

The taste is the same, with a LOT of deep sweetness to it from tropical fruits and bready caramel character. The hops only really come out in the back, with pine, spice, and a bit of an off-putting earthy grittiness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice firm mouth-filling creaminess to the carbonation. To it's credit, this really isn't showing much alcohol and the feel here is probably the best part of the beer.

Just way too much sweetness here for a DIPA, with more hops needed at the forefront of the profile. I've had a couple of different beers now from Mission and this wasn't one of the better ones.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Crystal clear copper brew with a small head and a fair bit of lacing.

S - A rich aroma or lilies, grapefruit pith, white pepper, orange zest and roses. A thin pale malt backbone.

T - The hops combine to form a spicy, sharp flavor. Flowers and pepper with a touch of citrus. It lack much of a malt presence. Aftertaste is still floral and peppery, but a hint of biscuit leaks in to foreground.

M - Medium bodied, a harsh, biting feel to it, neutral in terms of how refreshing it feels.

D - Not bad. I won't bother with it again, but it wasn't unpleasant.

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Photo of whatitdo
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle that I wisely purchased for $3 instead of a bomber or four pack. Orange color, good head and lace, appearance is good. Aroma is very boring, old malt, I don;t think there are any hops. Flavor is much the same and very disappointing. I ended up pouring this out, not because it was disgusting but just because it was such a weak DIPA that it wasn't worth my drinking time. I suspect Mission sent old beer to CO which is a very poor way to enter a market, I expected a lot more from a San Diego brewery when it comes to IPA's. I won't be purchasing any more of their beer.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color. It requires a very aggressive pour just to yield one finger of white-colored head, and even then, it doesn't have good retention. A little bit of lacing is left behind, though.

S: Very citrusy...but also very sweet. The hops bring some nice grapefruit notes and even a few tropical fruit hints. On the other hand, it's smothered by all that sweet caramel and toffee coming from the malt backbone.

T: Two words: toffee bomb. It has a citrusy start, before the huge maltiness takes over. Maybe there's some mint in the finish. Did I mention its a toffee bomb? Because sweet zombie Jesus, this is ridiculously sugary for an IPA. It's also kind of boozy.

M: It's crisper on the back end than I would have guessed. This bite helps give it a touch more drinkability than I expected - which means it's pretty good for such a thick, sugary, syrupy DIPA. Decent carbonation also helps, too.

O: I'm not a fan of this big, boozy, sugary sweet DIPA, but this isn't horrible. It also doesn't do much to make it more desirable to someone averse to this kind of beer. It's decent enough, all things considering.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
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!

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Photo of HopHead84
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

3/18/2011

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.

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