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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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1,836 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,836
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 103
Gots: 212 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-15-2003

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Ratings: 1,836 | Reviews: 758
Photo of hansavijaticar
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow, rich foam. Grapey, fairly bitter, but not overwhelming, medium mouthful, refreshing. Cousins: Brewdog's JackHammer, Thornbridge's Halcyon, Bevog's Lumberjack. Great summer IPA. Love Port Brewing. Try Board Meeting and Old Viscosity.

Photo of brighteyes868
2.28/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Tried as a sampler, not a hoppy beer fan.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only tried Mongo from these guys other than this, but this is their best effort as far as I'm concerned. Bought in a bomber, it's just well balanced with a clean finish. Not super complex, but really solid.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Row 34 in Boston, MA.

This one pours a hazy bright orange, with a tight half inch head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

This one smells quite fruity, with some dank and zesty floral aromas as well. Not quite as expressive as I'd hoped, but still good.

This one tastes pretty similar to how it smells, a good dosing of tropical fruity hops, some spicy grassy flavors, some dank marijuana-type flavors, and no malt backbone that I can detect at all. All about the hops here.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and very juicy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

A really good example of a West Coast IPA. This one is a hop attack at its best.

Photo of gonzo000
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall a very good beer. Taste was not as hoppy has I had hoped, but a solid beer with good body. Would revisit.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into nonic. Appearance is clear orange-brown with a two-finger off-white head that settles to a cap. Chunky rings of lace are left on the glass. Aroma is hop-forward: grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, some herbal notes. The malts contribute bread and caramel sweetness, too. Taste is medium-high bitterness, with citrus peel, pine, and floral flavors. A light sweetness comes through with caramel and biscuit. Medium body, creamy and resinous texture, just a bit more carbonation than average, bitter finish.

Photo of Joncasso
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great ipa. This is a strong enjoyable beer. Have it again.

Photo of Brian_Lynch
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Duvel glassed it from 22oz. Looks hazy apricot, very nice, long lasting head and accompanying lacing, head just sticks to the glass . Picture perfect.
Tastes/drinks like a Belgium strong ale. Hops are there, but they take a backseat to the refreshing crisp drinkabilty. Very mild residual finish...
I'd get it again in the warmer weather.

Photo of Booker07
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pours amber and cloudy with a foamy head.
Smell: I had to practically dip my nose into it to get anything. Faint aromas of hops to the like of Heineken. Edit: from the bottle, a lot more hops.
Taste: This IPA taste like a really good Heineken. Some malt and maybe some citrus? Maybe? Supposed to have huge hoppy flavor from 5 different hops. Maybe I got a bad batch.
Feel: This IPA isn't as thick and meal-like as others. That being said, it falls off the tongue quickly and makes for a quick drink.
Overall: This would be a great IPA to share with a couple of friends at a summer BBQ. Has that feel of "please drink more of me".

Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not sure if it was old ro what, but not good

Photo of jooler
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a good initial taste. Sort of tastes like fall beers. It also has a hoppy lager taste to it but it's not a lager. I would still prefer lagunitas ipa or even pizza port ponto.

Photo of Tonedef
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This truly is one of my favorites...nice look with a gorgeous frothy iceberg head that sticks around till you last chug..nice hop bite up front with a blend of tropical fruits mid palate that blends very nice then more hop bitterness and maltiness on the back end...I have nothing negative to say about this beer it just works in every way..

Photo of KevChiTown
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just about average for me, seemed to drink like a typical California IPA, but without the big tasty hop bite. Looking forward to trying others from Port however.

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Just an average west coast ipa that I don't feel like giving a full review.

Photo of mr-jj
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bomber. Reviewed 10/19/2014.

Color is hazy orange with a one-finger white head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and tropical hops with a hint of toasted caramel. Flavor is similar to the nose, with orange and mango flavors on the palate with a generic bitter finish. Body is on the lighter side - probably still medium but much lighter than I expected.

Overall, a very good IPA - not amazing, but I certainly wouldn't be sad to drink it again.

A: Burnt orange with a two-finger head that settles to a one-finger height then lingers
S: Orange, mango, florals, toasted malt & a touch of caramel
T: Less expressive than the nose, notes of citrus, toasted malt & caramel
M: Medium-bodied
O: I like Mongo better but this is a very solid IPA, definitely worth a try

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Picked this up for just 7 at D's Six pack in Swissvale.

A - Much less sediment than the Mongo IPA but still very hazy. Head is OK with just a 1/4 inch that settles to a nice sticky ring. Orange amber peach juice color.
S - Much less intense than the DIPA I get mild citrus hops, some bready malts and a bit of sugary malts. Very faint though I was surprised.
T - Has a good herbal bite to it that lingers on the palate a bit. Has a good balanced cracker malts and a touch of sugary sweetness. Love the lingering bitterness.
M - Light to medium in body very easy to drink.

Overall much bitter than I expected wish the smell was more aromatic but the taste made up for this. Well worth the money to try it!

Photo of avwrite
4.01/5  rDev -1%

Great IPA, and affordable. Wasn't sure to buy it because of the price, but quality is intact. Refreshing and nice amber color. Bitterness not too heavy, and goes down smooth. Something you can drink in mass amounts.

Photo of pkalix
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

wow. maybe i'm just hot and tired after working all day, but this just hit the spot nicelyyyy.....

Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev -1.2%

A: hazy; copper colored; a 2 finger white head that receded slowly to a think cap; thick lacing;

S: beautiful; pine and tropical fruit; a touch of caramel malt in the background;

T: piney hops; bitterness starts mid-palate and stays through the long finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: really enjoyable;

Photo of Nwmike
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A classic West Coast IPA. A beautiful strong head that lasts. Strong citrus notes. Light pine after flavors. I was expecting a heaver flavor by the appearance, but a rather light IPA. Very good, but for a great IPA, try Port Brewing anniversary imperial IPA.

Photo of hoppyhour
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip glass on 6/29/14

A- Very hazy, yeasty and almost hef look with big fizzy head

S- not much nose, typical fruity hoppiness

T- very west coast, piney with more pine on top, with grass and citrus

M- very drinkable, light carbonated and dry finish

O- good deal at $3.99 for a bomber, nice classic hop dominant ipa

Photo of utfiero
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color- hazy butterscotch. Huge head.

Aroma- light with hints of lemon zest.

Taste- Starts dry and remains dry throughout. The finish is a bit jagged with a lingering hallmark IPA grapefruit zest. Nothing exceptional but drinkable. The variety of hops work but none rise to the occasion to make a great brew.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 12/31/2012.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured orange with a bright white soapy head that left splashy lace.

S- Some pungent grapefruit, citrus, and coriander notes.

T- Follows the nose exactly with grapefruit and citrus hop notes, as well lots of coriander bitterness.

M- Medium body, prickly carbonation, dry, and refreshing.

O- Not very complex but drinks like a refreshing white IPA.

Photo of Fatehunter
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is mostly bright tropical fruits with some pine and dankness thrown in.
The taste starts with a little pineapple sweetness and quickly goes to a moderate grapefruit bitterness and finishes with a strong and long pine bitter note. Excellent depth and profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(note: this bottle had been dropped on the floor, chilled down for 6+ hours before consuming)

A: cloudy-ass orange-amber... huge, dense, cottony foam - rocky/dimpled on the pour... solid cap, fair lacing

S: spicy orange creme... orange peels... underlying floral flourishes below the citrus

T: orange peels and bitter fresh leaves/grass... bittersweet orange middle-through... sugar cookie in the background... pleasing citrus peel-like bitterness gradually builds and rests in the palate

M: softly frothy/spongy... threads of resinous roundness... delicate heat on the back end... pillowy-soft, fade away finish

O: solid double IPA with standard/textbook West Coast flavors... a little rough-looking perhaps... very easy-drinking, go-to IPA

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,836 ratings.