New Draft Beer Alert: Mission Brewery Shipwrecked Double IPA

By Ammer Naber on September 26, 2012

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA

We have been looking long and hard to find the perfect Double IPA to tap once the Drakes Denogginizer keg blows and we feel the Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA done in the San Diego style fits the bill.

The Mission Shipwrecked is a piney, citrusy DIPA that is very well balanced and easy to drink given the high ABV of 9.25%.

Here are the tasting notes:

Style: San Diego Style Double IPA
ABV: 9.25%
IBU: 75
Rate Beer Rating: 93

Appearance
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange amber with about half a finger of white head that dissapates slowly and leavs some spots of lacing.

Smell
A mix of piney and citrus hops right up front, with huge hints of sticky caramel sweetness. Slight hints of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple.

Taste
Huge blast of piney hops up front, quickly swallowed by a generous caramel and malt sweetness. The end offers a touch of citrus hop bite, also leaving a sticky resin feeling in the mouth with lingering sweetness from the malt.

Mouth Feel
A medium carbonation mouth feel, a bit slick and oily, coats the mouth with slight resiny bitterness. The alcohol is fairly well hidden here

Overall
It’s a big juicy hop bomb that delivers on what you want out of a DIPA.


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