Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mission Brewery Shipwrecked Double IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Mission Brewery Shipwrecked Double IPA.  I had this beer on tap several months ago in San Francisco (loved it) and so on my recent trip to San Diego I thought I should pick up a 22 strictly for review purposes. 

From the Mission Brewery website:” San Diego Style Double India Pale Ale. An amazingly balanced and hoppy beer, yet finishes as smooth as silk with no hint of high alcohol hotness usually associated with strong double IPA’s. Super citrus and grapefruit aromas and flavors from the generous use of Cascade, Magnum, Centennial and CTZ hops.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy caramel color with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops up front with sweet malt scents to bring balance to this wonderful nose.
Taste: Citrus and pine hop presence up front and like the nose balanced wonderfully with sweet malts.  Alcohol is hidden very nicely on this one.
Overall: A fantastic DIPA, Mission Brewery Shipwrecked Double IPA is impressive and is incredibly drinkable which is dangerous as it is 9.25% ABV. Well worth hunting for and trying.  Get some!


Mark Harvey

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