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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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1,419 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1419
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%

Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-16-2006)
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Photo of BucannonXC5


4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.23 (w/ VONS card) (also 20 percent off)
Purchased: April 10, 2014
Consumed: April 17, 2014
Misc.: Bottled Jan. 31, 2014; Have had this so many times but only recently realized that I’ve never rated it

Poured a caramel, amber, semi-clear color with two fingers of pillowy off-white head. A nice line of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Tons of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Thick coating of lacing on the top.

Smelled pine, soapy notes, grapefruit, wet cascade hops, lime, citrus hops, floral hops and lemon zest. Just lovely.

Tasted pretty close to the nose, although not as much grapefruit as I remember. Got floral hops, citrus hops, pine, soap, cascade hops, grapefruit, lime, lemon and caramel.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just a very good IPA. No surprises from my past times having it. Definitely one of my go-to IPA’s.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 07:58:53 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of reebtaerG


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at lost abbey on tap on 4/3/14

A-Pours a hazy orange with a big white head. A

S-Aroma is citrus, hoppy, a little piney, bubblegum.

T-Hop forward flavor and resiny grapefruit.

M-The mouthfeel is well balanced and great carbonation.

O-Overall an excellent IPA must get some more!

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 02:49:56 | More by reebtaerG
Photo of ONUMello


4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle dated 1/3/14 poured into a Teku glass
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

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 21:00:20 | More by ONUMello
Photo of TheSixthRing


3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on date of 01/14/14

Appearance - Pours a hazy sunset orange with a mountainous off-white 3-finger head. Fantastic retention, resulting in a thick layer of suds across the surface and webbed lacing around the glass.

Smell - Plenty of citrus and pine hit the nose first. Moderate floral notes as well. Clean malts in the background, touching faintly on some breadiness.

Taste - On point with the aroma. Hop character from the get go all the way through to the finish. Lots of floral character with plenty of orange and grapefruit highlights, complemented by a nigh untraceable white bread malt backbone. Lightly piney near the finish, and a citrus pith bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with some fairly lively carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Clean, classic example of a San Diego W.C. IPA. Lots of hop, very little malt noise. With all the complex IPAs out on the market now, this one comes across as a bit plain, but its still got plenty of bite and life left. A must try if classic West Coast IPAs are your thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 01:47:59 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of jSehnert

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good overall. Well crafted to the west coast ipa style.

Light in color and cloudy, looks great because I love unfiltered brews.

Grapefruit, grapefruit grapefruit. Good malt balance, great flavor hops.

Lingering bitterness.

Would enjoy this again.

22 oz bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 02:13:22 | More by jSehnert
Photo of DenverHopHead


4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 1/3/14; into a tumbler.
Appearance - a hazy gold, with some unfiltered goodness ! Excellent head retention and leaves solid rings of lacing!
Smell - not as an aggressive hop forward nose as most West Coast IPAs.
Taste - fairly flavorful, nice bitterness, solid malt backbone.
Feel - a well balanced and bold IPA.
Overall - a well crafted IPA, but I prefer many others.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 03:10:20 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of Cylinsier


4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a fine white head that retains indefinitely.

Fresh grapefruit and citrus hops with some honey and lemon.

Bitter citrus hops with lemon and honey over a mild biscuit malt and a dry hop finish.

Medium body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue.

Very good, even exceptional. Very nice flavor and body and great head retention. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 23:10:05 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of ssteakley


4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an outstanding brew, I bought it cause it was on sale at a local grocery here in Seattle, Pouring into a glass it had a nice head and lots of tiny bubbles so I thought it might have to much carbonation but it did not taste that way. Nice orange peel on the finish and a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 18:23:19 | More by ssteakley
Photo of mjmadden


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass, the beer pours a light copper color with two full fingers of fresh off-white head. The aroma is solid with hints of pine, citrus, and grassy earth tones. The taste again is very solid, tasting of citrus, pine, herbal/floral notes, with a slight bitter taste and some solid hop backbone. A very solid west coast IPA all around.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 00:19:10 | More by mjmadden
Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC


3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Golden with a slight haze. Carbonation is good.Head retention is excellent.
S- I get pine with a little bit of citrus to it. Clean, no off flavors.
T- Nice and smooth beginning with a powerful bitterness that lingers slightly. Cleans up nicely.
M- Light and light.
O- Not too complex of an IPA, but clearly a nice example of the style. I like the specific and two sided hop usage and the not overwhelming characteristics this beer possesses. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 06:22:49 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
Photo of tmm313


4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Semi hazy, light amber color. Poured a nice, creamy 1 finger head. Soapy lacing.
S- Grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, floral, peach, and caramel. Dank really comes out when you swirl.
T- Best to let it warm a bit to get the flavors going. Tropical fruit, orange, a little pineapple, and pine over a medium malt backbone. Big citrus and fruitiness. There's some earthy spiciness going on as well. Big pine and grapefruit rind on the finish.
M- Medium thick body with rather crisp carbonation. Drying with a pretty intense bitter aftertaste.
O- I liked this IPA. The big citrus flavors were impressive , but the huge bitterness in the aftertaste threw me a bit. Don't get me wrong, I would drink this every time it was offered, but I doubt I would purchase again - that honor usually goes exclusively to my top 20, which this won't quite crack.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:00:12 | More by tmm313
Photo of Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured the bomber into a pint glass.

A- Getting some yeast sediment at the bottom and poured a really nice very cloudy orange with a nice thick one inch head.

S- Getting pine and grapefruit, and some juicy tropical fruits! Mango's,Pineapples. I could really tell this is a west coaster.

T/M - Getting a lot of the pine on the finish.. Slightly grassy at first, but before the swallow and its in your mouth its just a juicy explosion of hops(very hard to individually taste certain ones)...and not that much malty sweet backbone on this beer, pretty much all hops. You could tell this beer was brewed with 5 different hop variety's(as it states on the side of the bottle). Its a beer meant for hop-heads. In the finish I detected the alcohol twang then i realized it was the simcoe hops and then it faded away. I always find the brews brewed with simcoe leave an alcohol tinge for me...but again, that's just me....all bullshit aside though this beer is crazy good. In my opinion I think this is way better than the Mongo put out by them(double ipa). This just has a really good west coast flavor to it, its great.

Overall -If you like an awesome amount of hops and flavor, buy it. Super drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 03:16:38 | More by Glennlawless
Photo of zookerman182


4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a cloudy orange color with a two finger white foamy head.
Arms is pine and citrus and grapefruit.
Flavor is pine and grapefruit and citrus and grass with a pronounced bitterness.
Mouthfeel is dry it seems with an amazing bitterness that I love.
This beer is simple, bitter and fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 20:12:43 | More by zookerman182
Photo of brurevu


4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my tasting notes: This was a fresh and clean IPA with a thick creamy head and good citrus hop aroma. The taste followed suit with some tropical fruit notes. The Wipeout was a really nicely balanced IPA that was not too aggressive, but not too timid either. It was easily drinkable and highly recommended for any IPA fan. If I had only brought back more than one!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 19:07:34 | More by brurevu
Photo of ANIMOUL


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid IPA, although nothing too remarkable. A tick-above-average offering though not quite "outstanding". From my haggard palate, I tasted burnt citrus notes coupled with the mellowed 'five' hop combination. Delicious; though not too delicious.

There's a Pizza Port a few blocks away from where I squat and thought they brewed they brewed this on-site; however, much to my naivety, I only recently realized 'Port' products are brewed up the road in San Marcos alongside 'Lost Abbey'. Pizza Port has a decent selection of beer but the pizza is only mediocre... and the service is horrible. C'est la guerre.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:21:20 | More by ANIMOUL
Photo of thelloyd


4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stiff white foam with a great orange color... lots of fruit flavors and pine. Great for people who like IPAs with no real malt character. I found it easy drinking leaving a light bitterness on the tongue. Great for a hot summer day on the beach.... wipeout

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 20:07:40 | More by thelloyd
Photo of davewlfpckfan29


3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light orange color, perfect carbonation with a nice white head that is on the thicker side.

It smells like a perfect blend of hops, and when you taste it.. You realize it is!
SO MANY enjoyable hop flavors.
Such a drinkable IPA, drinks like its 5% rather than 7%.

The one thing that does have an effect on the beer is the bottle date.
Being on the east coast, its easy to find some that are brewed 8 months ago.
The key is to check the date. (Which they are awesome about putting it on all their beers)

This is one of my favorite West Coast IPAs. Mongo is great too!
I first had this years ago, and it is a constant go to beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:25:13 | More by davewlfpckfan29
Photo of Omnium


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours cloudy orange gold, figiners of thick marshmallow head, thick patches of lacing.
S - Aroma is lots of hop resin, some dark fruits, lots of orange marmalade, some nice floral notes.
T - Taste is pretty similar to aroma, lots of orange flavor, nice floral notes a nice bitter bite, some mango and papaya on the end.
M - Bitter, but not over the top, a little sticky.
O - Good stuff goin on here, good west coast IPA

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 00:45:26 | More by Omnium
Photo of jibbyvonjibb


3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled 10/17/2013 (half a month ago)
Amber color, slightly hazy. Huge fluffy head. Aroma has oranges, tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, pine. On the palate, bitterness is pronounced but balanced with slight malt sweetness. I guessed FG to be 1.014, but website says 1.008, so sweetness sensation may come from the caramel malts used. Body is medium. Bitterness persists for a long time in the finish. Overall, a great example of a SoCal IPA, similar in style and quality to Green Flash, and a cheaper alternative to the slightly-better Alesmith and Ballast Point.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:51:42 | More by jibbyvonjibb
Photo of Celtics17


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly hazy, orange. A light orange, with hints of straw yellow in the appearance.
S - Subtle fruit aroma allows the malt to come through.
T- I thought this was a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. I taste pine, and a pulp like feel like orange juice.

Overall a good IPA for a $4 bomber.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 06:48:26 | More by Celtics17
Photo of SacHops


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

GREAT beer - Hops hit you right between the eyes, floral, not overly syrupy, finishes clean. Not sure what I expected, saw it on the menu at a restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Was actually in the mood for a DIPA but this looked like the hoppiest thing on the menu. Did not disappoint.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2013 16:47:05 | More by SacHops
Photo of EBeckett3

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orange w nice off-white head. Good laces.

S - Fruit, malt, yummy..

T - Herbal hops, slight bitter aftertaste.

M -medium bodied, floral w hoppy bitterness.

O - V. good & enjoyable - had two. Sessiunable.

Poured into a 16 oz pint glass at the Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 23:28:22 | More by EBeckett3
Photo of kjfinnerty


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly hazy, orange. Gigantic head off-white head. Pour into two glasses from the bomber to get a cleaner version in one glass and a floatie version in the other.

S - Subtle fruit aroma allows the malt to come through.

T - Herbal hops, biscuit, bitter aftertaste and then the alcohol comes through as it settles on the tongue.

M - Thick, lingering, Paints the mouth and leaves residual bitterness.

O - Not a bad IPA, but I guess I had my hopes too high for this one. This is only my second Port brew and I look forward to trying more.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 20:47:28 | More by kjfinnerty
Photo of McStagger


4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewed on 8/15/13. Love the freshies. And a "San Diego" style West Coast IPA makes me weak in the knees.

A: Poured fairly aggressively, and it shows. Monster two and a half finger khaki head. Somewhat rocky, with moderate retention. Stellar lacing. Beer itself is a slightly hazy off bronze orange.

S: Actually getting a bit more of the malt here. Good caramel, malted grain (duh), some slight vanilla notes. Hops are throwing forth a boquet of fruit, but it seems to run the gamut of sweet. Tangerine, orange, honeybell. There's also a bit of floral or leafy/herbal quality. Not much as far as pine or evergreen is concerned.

T: The first word that comes to mind is subtle. For a "San Diego" style west coast IPA, this isn't overly bitter. (Your mileage may very, I've been drinking Double Jack exclusively for the past week). Starts off with mild notes of grapefruit and citrus. Pulpy, a little sweet. The mid palate is an exquisitely balanced transition into the tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) with a bit of herbaceousness. The finish is a bit of chalky/ash like bitterness. Finishes completely and utterly dry with stone fruit intermingled throughout (apple, pear). Very, very balanced.

M: Fairly light bodied for the style. Nice carbonation and the shot of drying hop bitterness does a great job of cloaking the underlying malt texture.

O: Pretty good representation of the style. What this beer lacks in raw power it makes up for in finesse. Very, very balanced take on San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 05:58:08 | More by McStagger
Photo of Hendry


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

Cloudy apricot color, gigantic creamy white head that has some hang time,and solid lacing.

Citrus aroma mainly, fresh grapefruit, snappy, slight sweet breadiness detected.

Flavor starts with a hit of sweet malt mid palate and is instantly erased by the wave of 5 hop selections that create an appropriate level of bitterness.Grapefruit,pineapple & tangerine are noted. Alcohol slightly detectable,but not a flaw. Good amount of complexity to the flavors as well.

Good mouthfeel,medium range,slight graininess.

A solid IPA,and considering he price of $4 for a bomber, it is a solid value as well. Delivers the goods that many other more expensive bombers miss the mark on.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 02:59:52 | More by Hendry
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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,419 ratings.