Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing
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Reviews by scootny:
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber into a 20 oz Nonic. A cloudy orange amber with a massive,fluffy, three finger head that stays forever leaving gobs of lace so thick that I might need to coin another term for it. Active carbonation is visible despite the lack of clarity. The head remains a thickish cap all the way down.
Smell is deep with hops. Citrusy grapefruit and pine as well as floral notes. Deep also is the rich malt sweetness featuring caramel and yeasty esters A hint of breadyness like a neighborhood bakery in the background.
Taste is exceptional. Balance is what comes to mind. One of the better balanced and just maybe the best balanced IPA I've had. While the hops certainly are the star here the superb quality of the malt body gives them the perfect stage. The sweet caramel body just hits your tastebuds, then wham! Before you can fully process sweet it's a hop showcase. Grapefruit being the dominant facet, but the pine and oily resin hold a binding piece of the show. Then wonderful multigrain bread smoothes the hops edges and there is a gentle back and forth between them as the clean and drying finish spotlights a perfect bittering that fades to whole wheat biscuits on the tongue and hops in the back of your throat. Wow.
Mouthfeel is almost as good as it gets. Refreshingly active carbonation never steps out of line. The weight is perfect for a style brewed for hot weather, with higher gravity. Lighter than it has a right to be. Almost creamy in its caress.
Drinkability is too good at a relatively high abv. Go easy and you can drink it all night. The problem is it is far too inviting a beer to nurse. It calls you back for sip after sip. Great stuff. Thanks to Gueuzedude !!
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2008 01:43:47 | More by scootny
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3.71/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:21:53 | More by Nwmike
Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.