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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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1,798 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,798
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 97
Gots: 189 | 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: 1,798 | Reviews: 756
Photo of WakeandBake
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazy dark copper pour with a big fluffy white head.Nice lacing. Aroma of orange zest,grapefruit,and pine resin. Flavor is lightly bitter,plenty of hops with a strong grain bill,some caramel malt backing up the huge hop profile.Lots of fruit pineapple,peaches,and some spice. Creamy mouthfeel,dry finish with a hint of grain. Very drinkable. A very solid offering for sure.

Photo of RunDWP
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not much of a beach guy, but this really wiped me out!

Looked great in my tulip glass, with a hazy orange color, frothy foam, and lots of lacing and sheeting action on the glass. Wonderful citrus and floral aroma. Taste was more of the same, with a blend of five different hops that really worked well together, creating a great harmony of graperfruit and orange peel, with some floral and resin notes. Lots of bitterness, but a smooth bitterness which made this very drinkable. Some resin astringentness in the mouth feel. Not much malt for all that bitterness, but the smoothness of the hops made it seem like the perfect balance.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into two 16oz pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Thanks to Ineedabeerhere for the trade and hook-up!

A: Pours a beautiful looking, hazy, bright glowing peach color. Lots of suspended sediment floating under the creamy, light-tan, 1 1/2 finger head that left a healthy coating of lace in the glass.

S: Wonderful aromas of spicy hops, sweet caramel, pine, juicy pineapple, sweet apple, and tangerine.

T: See above. Healthy malt bill, mango, apricot, pine tar, and white pepper. Pungeant hoppiness!

M: Juicy, spicy, and astringent. Prickly and peppery. Sticky, oily, and coats like tar.

D: Almost off the charts. Huge hops, huge malt, and huge flavor. Incredible. I enjoyed this more than Hop 15.

Photo of Slatetank
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Thirsty's in East York PA. Poured chilled into to glassed -my DFH shaped pint and Bass Trademark glass since I don't have anything but a liter mug that will hold a full bomber and it is filled with my cork collection.

A - a hazy dark straw dirty blonde w/ 3/4 inch of bone white. The lace the IPA creates is thick like sheets egg white

S - A very intense citrus deeply pungent grapefruit odors w/ orange rind, floral and mild malt w/ a almost herbal fragrance. The scent is uplifting and relaxing at the same time

M - A mild citrus tangerine w/ sweet bitter balanced delicately w/ a moderately full carbonation and mild astringency w/ slight dryness and alcohol in the feel w/ mild aspirin-like residual note as it finishes and unfolds

T - A sweet citrus hop flavor which is heavily amarillo influenced and plenty of grapefruit notes of Centennial and cascade. The yeast and malt both act as a foil for the magnificent flavors of the 5 hops that include summit and simcoe which add the bitter piney and more grapefruity ruby red flavor in copious doses. The IPA has a plethora of west coast hop flavors and creates a prism of sweet and resinous flavor - the freshness of hop oil extraction is very good and provides an amarillo flavor aplenty to enjoy

D - I consider this in the top echelon of American IPA's I have tasted to date along with Stone, Russian River, Bell's and Alesmith. Port is a hop master and the Wipeout IPA is a testament to their hop mastery!

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

As IPA's go, this is one of the best out of the bottle. Orange-gold pour, nice fluffy head, aroma full of hops. Big citrus and resin in the taste with a slight malt back. Nice and bitter. Tastes as good and fresh out of the bottle as it did out of the tap.

Photo of callmescraps
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so first final is over. It's good beer time. I've been saving this. Had it awhile back, forgot to review it. Now I'm hoping it stands up as well as remembered.

Appearance - A nice copper color w/a stark white half inch of head. It sticks around for a little while. Very pretty beer.

Smell - Fantastic. A little pine, with lots of citrus and grapefruit, the cascade are definitely present. A little spice as well, and almost a little funkiness.

Taste - Very smooth up front. Almost sweet at first. Very smooth. Then with a killer bitter hop kicker. It's pretty sweet, but bitter. It's a pretty well balanced with a ton of flavor.

Mouthfeel - Pretty solid. It's a little thinner than I might want. I'd like it to stick around a bit more. As soon as you get it, it's gone.

Drinkability - Almost too good. A couple of these guys can be trouble, but it's totally worth it.

I really love this beer. One of my favorite IPA's and it definitely did not disappoint.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a copery amber with good bubbling. OK head after the pour, but no retention. Clean smelling, but medium citrus hops. They carry some wam, musty zest as well as some ripe green apples and toasted malts. The Almost cinnamony malts at first, but that quickly turns into a bread dough with some vine ripened fruit. Not much sweetness with this IPA to offset or compliment the bitterness. Not that it is a bad thing. The hops give off peppery pine flavors that linger long and stron after each sip. Prettybiter palate. This would be a little more drinkable if there was more balance between the hops and malt. Not to say I don't like the bitterness. Just saying, given the flavors I tasted, it could use some more balance. Still a very good IPA.

Photo of IPAs4lyfe
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy darkish amber with a nice head, good retention, decent lacing.

S: The smell definitely got my attention. Fresh tropical fruit, grapefruit. Wasn't overly hoppy, had a good aroma of malt which was a nice change for an IPA.

T: A brief sharp (but good) moment of hops at first, then a delectable juicy, fruit driven malt flavor that tastes like orange citrus, mango and pineapple with a hint of maple syrup. Great malt flavor. The hop balance is perfect and is not in your face, which I was not expecting. Great balance, but a more assertive hoppy finish would be perfect. The finish lasts for a while, great balance.

M: Medium bodied, pretty good carbonation. Slightly creamy, which was a nice surprise.

D: This beer is just delicious. A little on the heavy side for sessioning, good carbonation. The malt flavor alone makes this brew worth seeking out. This was a refreshing change from the standard IPA, being that it was more malt driven. Plenty of hops, but not in your face like most. Recommended.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this one. Finally got the chance to pick up another bottle and review it. This is one of my favorite IPA's to date. Not only are the flavors and tastes really great, but this one has a really nice creamy mouthfeel to it.

A- Dark cloudy hazy orange color. Creamy off white head. Nice lacing. Solid!

S- Smell was of citrus and grapefruits. Lots of hops in the nose. Not much malt at all. One whiff and I could tell this was a West Coast Style IPA. Which are my favorite =)

T- Really well balanced IPA here. Bready malts, hopped up piney and sweet grapefruit hops, clean, refreshing, but not the hop bomb expected. The other flavors balanced this one out nicely leaving me pleasantly surprised.

M- Rich, medium bodied, VERY creamy for an IPA.

D- Very drinkable. Wish this could be a staple in my fridge if it were more readily available around here.

Photo of ShrLSU
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy orange in color. a nice foamy white head that sticks to the glass. You can almost measure the progress of your comsumption. Some sediment settled at the bottom. S - Nice citrusy hops with caramel and sweet malt overtones. A great balance of the two. T - Very nice balance. At first its slightly bitter then the citrus kicks in and mellows into a combo of caramel and sweet malt. It almost has a slight honey taste. M - medium bodied and creamy. Very smooth feel. D - Very good and very basic. They aren't trying to fool you with anything. It's got the hop bitterness but not too much. It's got very nice malts and just an even keel of taste. This is a beer that I could down on any occasion.

Photo of ryrust5301
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Hazy golden orange, with a chalk white finger length head that settles down rather quickly. Lacing is all that and a bag of chips, as it clumps to the glass before leaving a pillow on top of the brew.

Smell - Smack to the face with a few varities of hops. Lemon, grapefruit and orange pay their dues in this one. The perfect whisp of malt is also crashing the party.

Taste & Mouthfeel - What more could you ask for out of a west coast ipa from a brewer that never misses the mark? Huge hop bitterness coats the mouth, and just when you give up on anything else, a tsunami of citrus flows in. The same three fruits do their thing, and a soothing malt tone gives it a third flavor. The malts really come out in the mouthfeel to keep this one from getting to carried away by the hops.

Drinkability - Thank goodness for South Bay Drugs, and the fact that they ship to Louisiana. Since I can't afford a trip to Cali to pick up the bottles, I can have a case delivered right to my doorstep. Aaaahhh, thanks South Bay.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glowing golden orange. first half of the bomber is clear, thick slurry of yeast sediment clouds the latter portion. nice creamy head and persistent lacing. nose was great-sweet floral notes dominated along with honeyed malt, citrus, and tropical fruit. moderately sweet malts are taken over by the smooth but prominent hop bitterness. long, drying, lightly spicy hop finish. decent carbonation with a prickly mouthfeel. medium body inching towards full. drinkability? yes. this is some yummy shit. borders on the pleasures of a dipa but clocks in at only 7%. please put this in sixers and mini kegs.

Photo of gameface23
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy/cloudy orange with a fluffy head. Small amounts of sediment are visible at the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Very well rounded. There is battle going on between sweet caramel malts and an abundance of grapefruit hops.

Taste: Again, well rounded. There is a hop bit without being bitter at all. The 5 different varieties of hops used create a great experience. A caramel/honey taste is also apparent.

Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied. Creamy and silky. Not an onslaught of carbonation.

Drinkability: I felt slightly buzzed off of a bomber, but I am a light weight and I was drinking before dinner and had a small lunch. I definitely wasn't sick of the taste after the bomber, though. I could definitely drink a bunch of these in a night if I was hanging out with friends.

Photo of Grandwazoo
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ap -- cloudy yellow-brown. Quickly diminished head, but holds glass well

Ar - Beautiful cascade hops aroma! I'm a sucker for that.

T - Very hoppy, strongly bitter finish

F -- Creamy and all-encompassing

D -- packs a punch a first, but settles in nicely

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

On tap at the brewery. A honey gold with a small white head. Aroma is full of fruity citrus hops. Flavor does not disappoint. More hops similar to the aroma with plenty of bitterness to back it up. Some malt character but not sweet. Finish is clean and dry. This one is in there with my top favorite IPAs.

Photo of weeare138
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a semi-transparent, slightly hazy orange with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap of fluff. Tons of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of huge grapefruit, grass, and caramel that makes this a sure fire winner for any hophead.
Taste - Again, a hugely hoppy beer with all the goodness of the best ones out there. I'm really digging it and I'd rank it among any of the West Coast hop bombs.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, hoppy with grapefruit rind but in check with balance from the maltiness...damn! Really good brew.

Photo of Grabbin2nd
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes: 9/7/08 Port Brewing Co. Wipe out IPA from a 22 oz. Bomber 7% abv.

-2 finger head that quickly dissipated
-Good nose, definitely hoppy, yet mild
- Amber color, slightly dark due to the hops
-Mild carbonation
-One of my favorite West Coast style IPA's
- I hesitate to say, this beer could benefit from a stronger nose, bigger mouth, hoppier finish...
I love it but it would be fabulous if the big three were bigger

Photo of hopdog
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle acquired in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!).

Poured a deep orange / amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, citrus (juicy oranges), and pineapples. Tastes of caramel, citrus, pineapples and grapefruit. Starts out sugary sweet and ends in a nice bitterness. Nicely balanced.

Notes from 11/28/06

Photo of BWH3
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy (acceptable given bottle conditioning) deep gold ale with a pinky's height white head that lingers quite well but not in an amazing way. Still. Clingy foam.

A: Claims to be a blend of 5 hops. The aroma is interesting. On the pour, it explodes with big pine aroma. As it settles done, the aroma becomes delicate and perfume like and floral. If it had a citrus note, I would have given it a 5.

T: The first thing that shocks me is the creamy and silky smooth taste on the lips. The bitterness is medium high but not as robust as one would anticipate from the aroma. The hop flavor is resinous and piny. The flavor is tempered by a moderate amount of malt backing which augments some sweetness but contributes little flavor of its own. Bitterness does perpetuate into the aftertaste but does not linger or become harsh.

M: A good amount of body. Has a creamy slick feeling on the tongue. Carbonation is average. Head retention slightly above average. The hops do not give this beer an astringent like flavor thanks to the malt sweetness. The yeast gives a dry finish overall.

D: Quite successful basic IPA. I can not wait to see what HOP 15 brings. This one reminds me why people are hop heads.

Photo of snaotheus
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well, I enjoyed the beer, but didn't think it was spectacular.

Heavy in the mouth, thick, but not very sticky.

It's definitely nice looking, though. Slightly hazy with thin head and strong lacing, persistent and light carbonation. The smell and the taste are overpowered by the hop and the bitter.

Don't get me wrong, I like hops just fine, but I think this isn't quite a balanced brew. I'd have trouble drinking two of these in a row.

Not fantastic, but worthwhile.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy golden-orange with a thin, large bubbled head.

Sweet aroma of grapefruit, orange, and floral hops along with a touch of earthiness.

Tastes of malts, and orange and floral citrus hops. Malts in the finish. Well balanced.

Medium bodied, rich and smooth, with a moderate carbonation.

A must try from Port Brewing. A fine ipa that's easy to drink and perfect for any beer drinking occasion.

Photo of erikm25
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Number 75 on Election Night. Pours a solid light colored hazed orange. I didn't see any bees around but this sits in the glass like a jar of honey. Head is a creamy medium off white with a honey comb of tiny bubbled lacing clinging down the glass. Glowing and luminous with a warming atmosphere that resonates through the glass.

S: Sharp citrus and clean sappy pine with a splash of floral spice. A pinch of sugar coupled with peppered melons and bananas soaked in grapefruit and lemon grass. The smell is refreshing and intense like resiny kind buds.

T: Crisp and juicy citrus balanced against a slight caramel malt. The sharp hop bitterness couples with both pine and pineapple. Bottle indicates that there are a variety of hops in this: Cascade, Simcoe, Summit, Amarillo, and Centennial. By no means can I differentiate any of these but the taste is a sweet and clean hops explosion. Aftertaste is intense, sticky, and perfect. No hints of alcohol.

M: Creamy with perfect clinging bitterness that coats around the throat.

D: The outcome of this beer was more important to me then the outcome of the election. Glad I voted for this one tonight. Solid and very drinkable. Probably one of the top IPA's I have come across.

Photo of nrbw23
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden amber color. Has a nice creamy slightly off white head that leaves some nice spotty lacing down the glass. Think I also could see some tiny floaters linger around in the brew.

S- A ton of citrus hops mainly grapefruit and orange smelling and throw in some piney hops. Very sweet in there as well.

T- Very well balanced between the hops and caramel malts. Excellent tasting brew.

M- Creamy, medium body and nice carbonation.

D- Incredibly way too easy to drink. I wish I had more of this.

Photo of ironlung
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Standard in the Newport-Mesa area area in the O.C. I would put this beer in my top five...if I could remember my top 5. :) Okay who recalls when an IPA was an IPA??? A great reminder...Port smacks you in the face and then allows you to reminisce.

A: Honey orange. Very hazy. Me thinks this one's bottle conditioned.

S: Grapefruit rind. Just Citrus.

T: Heavy on the hops. Just the way i like it! leaves a(good)sticky hop coating on the mouth.

M: Like I said Sticky!! Hops hang around.

D: This is a 2 bomber beer 'round here!(oh-man I out do myself).Basically It does the trick in a hop hearty fasion. For sure one of the better ipa's if your gettin' it fresh in so.cal.

Photo of dippy
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a 22 oz. Bottle at Bukowski's in Boston:

Poured a light orange/yellow with two fingers of white tightly knit head resting on top. It left some good lacing dow the glass.

Smelled like citrus rind. Nice and hoppy.

The hops ran the gambit on the palate. There was some transition. It started with a more a more english style hop, not too piney, but bold. Then it got citrusy. Finished grapefruity but there was something else I can't put my finger on.

This was a great beer. I will definitly get it again. unfortunatly it is at the bar on a limited basis.

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,798 ratings.