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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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BA SCORE
91
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760 Reviews
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Reviews: 760
Hads: 1,882
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 111
Gots: 238 | 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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Reviews: 760 | Hads: 1,882
Photo of johlac66
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy apricot gold with a thick fluffy head that rode the wave a long time, leaving dots and streaks of lacing.
Bitter pineapple orange on the nose.
Taste follows with some sweetness mid palate. Bitter grapefruit dry finish.
Low carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.
Nothing overpowering. Nothing underwhelming. A pretty solid ride. (333 characters)

Photo of Catracho5
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark hazy orange color with a bright white, fluffy head, not much carbonation, great head retention and lots of lacing, looks really good.

A: Lots of citrus, grapefruit peel, slight pine, no alcohol on the nose, big bright aromas, not picking up any malts or sweetness on the nose, smells big.

T: Not as bitter or citrusy as I expected, slight citrus notes, some malt in the middle, finishes with grapefruit peel bitterness and dry.

M: Medium body mouthfeel, dry finish.

O: A good example of a West Coast style IPA, great aromas and appearance but the taste was not as promising. With so many IPAs out there I most likely will not reach for Wipeout but I definitely would not refuse if offered. (754 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

7/28....Pours bronze with medium white foam. Fruity nose. Heavy bitter. Pine. Grapefruit. Juicy. Bursting with flavor. Loads of bitter, but intertwined well with the maltiness. Solid. (183 characters)

Photo of Sleeb
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured with a thick 2 finger head. Thick hazy look, with a Amber and Orange color.
S-Did not get a real strong aroma from this beer, but does have typical piney and citrus aroma of a lot of American IPA's.
T-Rich piney flavor, very slight citrus with a long lingering finish.
F- Creamy
O- I think this is an very good IPA typical of a west coast style. Not the best I have had, but good. (392 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold crowned by a 3” clingy persistent white foam collar with a fine, uniform bead that perches above the rim of the glass.
S: Grassy, minty, floral, citrusy hops.
T: Rich malts with a light caramel sweetness lead off with traces of fruit, citrus, giving way to a drying hop astringency on the finish with long lingering hop bitter aftertastes.
F: Very creamy smooth rich texture softens a medium body.
O: A big full flavored IPA well worth repeating. (471 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Nor'east Beer Garden. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. The aroma is citrus hops. Orange, lemon and some slight dankness. The taste is orange, lemon, and some floral hops. Slightly dank finish with some light floral notes. Hints of tropical fruits. Lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, solid IPA. (390 characters)

Photo of DsNuts1010
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like heavier IPAs overall so if you are into a cleaner or smother IPA this would be a good one. Smell is ok but the best part of the beer is it's beautiful color. (164 characters)

Photo of Bone53
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Classic orange golden color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Classic ipa aromas as well. Orange and light lemon with a grainy malt undertone

Taste: The hop presence is still there but a stale malt presence is getting in the way

Mouthfeel: Medium body; super crisp with a nice dry finish

Overall: This is solid, but nothing out of the ordinary for an ipa. Id like the grainy malt to be dialed back a notch. Still very crisp and drinkable (462 characters)

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.53/5  rDev +11%
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. (245 characters)

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (211 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (670 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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. (529 characters)

Photo of Brian_Lynch
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of Booker07
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
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". (635 characters)

Photo of jooler
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
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. (178 characters)

Photo of Tonedef
5/5  rDev +22.5%
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.. (341 characters)

Photo of KevChiTown
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
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. (161 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

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 (818 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -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! (706 characters)

Photo of avwrite
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%

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. (219 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev -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; (322 characters)

Photo of Nwmike
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (258 characters)

Photo of hoppyhour
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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 (341 characters)

Photo of utfiero
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (390 characters)

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.