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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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1,746 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 99
Gots: 167 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-16-2006

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

Pours a clear amber color with a large one inch slightly yellowed head. Decent retention and a bit of lace.

Aroma is pretty nice. A good citrus hoppiness, slightly grapefruity. Touch of caramel in there too.

Taste is quite nice. Good citrus hoppiness with a nice sweet honey-like finish. Sweet and slightly bitter. Really nice.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and nicely carbonated.

Drinkability is high. Alcohol is moderate and flavor is quite nice. Very easy to consume.

Photo of hero27
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber.
7.0% abv

Bottle received via trade with WasTrinkenSie, thanks again!

Pours a light orange/hazy peach with a thin cap of white foam.
Aroma of herbal hops, wet pine needles, and slight orange peel.
Sweet, bready malt backing interlaid with a hefty dosage of grapefruit-infused hop resin..plenty of nice bitterness.
This seemed maybe a tad heavy for an IPA..approaching imperial ipa territory with the residual stickiness. That being said, it was well carbonated and quite drinkable.
A solid IPA from Port Brewing.

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

Not quite as mean as the big bad hop15 but a solid IPA

A: Hazy straw/orange color.. huge off white head.. good lacings for sure

S: Lots of citrus hops, some foral notes and a hint of pine.. some sweet malt base shines through

T: taste is slanted towards the resiny hops... good grapefruit character.. again a hint of floral hops... malt holds its own

M: medium body, slight slickness, good carbonation, nice healthy finish

D: a good drinker... not the most extreme or complex west coast ipa, but certainly a pleasure to consum

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber poured into a pint glass. The beer was a clear golden color with a medium-sized head and a little bit of lacing. It had a predominately floral aroma, but there was also a little citrus in the nose. Nice piney hops taste, with lingering bitterness. Nice example of an American IPA.

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

On tap at The Local in San Diego. An almost clear orange color with a thick white head and great lacing. Pretty beer. Spicy orange and resinous with lots of fresh hops. I love the hops they use in this one. A great California beer. Pizza Ports best IPA.

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

Bottle courtesy of Beervirgin72. Thanks!
Pours somewhat hazy amber with a nice whitish head. Smell is really nice citrusy, fruity biting piny hops with some nice sweetness to it. Taste is awesomely hopped with refreshing and crisp citrusy hopping and just enough malt to balance, but the hops shine and keep this really drinkable and refreshing. Nice body and carbonation. This is one of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in AK! Saweet!

Pours a nice slightly hazy orangey with good fluffy stark white head that leaves admirable lace. Nose is very citrusy hops and a generous portion of grapefruit. Taste follows with big grapefruit hops and a bit of pineiness. A very bitter bite through the middle. Not a sharp bitterness, but a dull bitterness, like chewing on a grapefruit with a sort of medicinal lingering bitterness. (that sounds bad, but I dont mean it to be bad or good) Some malt presence, but I would like a little bit more, as the hop presence in this one screams DIPA but the malt presence is pale aleish. Slightly unbalanced IMO. Still quite a good IPA, and one I will defenitely return to. Mouthfeel is crisp, yet harder to swallow than I would like. Drinkability is ok, but the akward sort of 1 and a half IPAness, makes it a bit strange. Overall a very good and well brewed beer, just slightly unbalanced and akward for me. Like I said I will defenitely return to this one, as it will be a fantastic go to, but as long as hop-15 is on the shelf right next to it, this one wont get as much attention. Recommended, but not mind blowing. Glad to see port in AK. Very Glad.

Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into nonic

Clear golden hue with a thick two finger light khaki head that slowly settles to a thick cap. After I poured the rest in, the beer becomes cloudy from some of the sediment.

Sharp and spicy hops dominate the aroma, on top of some light biscuity malts.

The hops are dominant again in the flavor, where they are sharp and piney. There is a bit of spice in there as well. The malts provide a bit of a sweet honey flavor, along with a little bit of biscuity grain.

This is a pretty drinkable IPA. I feel the hops are just right and not overpowering. Recommended.

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

Appearance: It pours a very hazy golden color. Bits of sediment are swimming around. It has a white, foamy one and a half finger head that dissipated pretty quickly and left a light spotting of lace on the glass.

Smell: Citrus grapefruit and orange greet the nose first. Smells very sweet and refreshing. Smells as though it has a nice pale malt base. Hops are rather diverse. There's certainly elements of citrus and pine, as well as some floral fragrances. A little bit of yeastiness on the tail. No alcohol is noted on the nose.

Taste: It is sweet initially and features a nice citrus blend of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. Pale malts provide a solid backbone and are slightly sweet. Tastes a little sugary. Hops are very flavorful and every bit as diverse as the nose would lead you to believe. They're piney and citric, but a little floral. They provide a very nice, bitter taste. Very faint yeasty flavor as it goes down. Sweet and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's medium bodied and very creamy and smooth. Really nice feel. Carbonation is very well done and gives a nice, crisp feel. Drinkability is very, very good. Pretty mild mannered and inviting at 7%. I could take down a couple of bombers with no trouble.

Wipeout's a nice IPA. Very solid all around. These west coast guys have really nailed IPAs. This is just another fine example. Highly recommended for hopheads looking for sessionable IPAs.

Photo of younger35
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber of this stuff from Bottleworks in Seattle in January. Been in the fridge since I've gotten it and it got lost in the back. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a lightly orange honey with a small half finger bright white head. The cap fades to a small spotty top with a nice sticky collar that leaves some random stringy lacing.
Smell- Big and resiny this thing is bursting with sappy pine and vibrant citrus. As West Coast as a nose can get featuring no less than 5 hop varieties (Amarilla, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit). The citrus is fresh and clean with loads of pineapple, orange, mango and the ever present grapefruit. If they used any malt in this I'd be surprised although once it warms there is something resembling a lightly sweet caramel.
Taste- Exactly what I expected but somehow better (possible?). Bitter and citrusy this tasty treat is overflowing with fresh orange, lemon zest, pineapple and chunks of fresh Georgia peaches. Like the nose it's very vibrant and clean with a bit of light raw pine. Lightly sweet behind the hop explosion with a bit of sweet caramel malt that helps keep this thing in check (kind of). Finishes with a lingering grapefruit bitterness and slight tinges of alcohol.
Mouthfeel- Very slick and oily the body is fairly thin with some zippy carbonation.
Drinkability- This is exactly what you'd expect from this style and it's damn good! The bitterness is very fruity and welcome (when I'm in the mood of course). Another great "West Coast" IPA from Port!

Photo of taez555
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes. 05/07/08

This beer poured a light orange, almost straw colored body with a small white head.

Nose is a wash of strong resin citrus hops and some fresh cut grain. As it warms a strong orange peel type citrus smell really comes through strong. Almost an orange juice type smell. Lemon peels, lime peels, lime juice, grapefruit. Citrus city.

Taste is medium bodied with an immediate high level of carbonation. Once that disapears, a huge wave of citrus hops and bitterness strike the tongue. Loads of resin, lime peel, grapefruit peel, pine, some herbal tea like flavors, some aspirin like chalkiness and some fresh cut wheat or grain. A bit of a watery taste flows through the grain, but then is overshadowed by a deep hop bitterness.

This beer is a total wash out, or maybe a wipe out, of hops. At 7% it ain't the biggest ABV beer, but with 5 different hops it's sort of like kitchen sink of hops. A nice beer

Photo of soupyman10
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a delicious copper color with a solid white head that leaves pretty amazing lacing as it drains. For an IPA it looks absolutely outstanding. Nose is nice and strong: mostly a piney hop aroma with a good bit of sweet toffee malt too. Taste is likewise excellent: there's an unique sort of chalkiness that seems to come from the fairly evenly balanced malt and hops, with a sort of bitter and extremely unique hop character that bursts into the aftertaste. Really a tasty beer. Feel is appropriate for the style, with good carbonation. For some reason my waitress recommended this one over Hop 15, which I'm realizing was gonna be potentially even better; nonetheless, this was a very tasty IPA.

Monk's/$9/22 oz

Photo of Reagan1984
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber

This is a pretty decent IPA. Nothing incredible but pretty good.

There was a decent foamy head that did linger for a while and a slight floral hoppy aroma. Not the bog wallop that you expect from some of the other Port varieties.

Nicely balanced flavor with subtle Pine/Citrus flavor mixed with a slightly sweet malt punch. Well balanced and not overpowering at all.

Medium body and a good creamy mouth feel which I found slightly effervescent.

A nice hop finish but not one that packs a pick bunch.

Slight caramel finish that is balanced with the hop finish.

If someone us just dipping their toes into the IPA waters, this is not a bad one to start with.

Photo of joepais
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into my dogfish head pint glass produced a big fluffy white head on top of a hazy tan body

Aromas of piney, grapefruit hops fill my nose

Typical west coat hop bomb grassy pine grapefruit citrus all flavors that come to mind. oily medium body with a nice carbonation

Very drinkable if your into hops if not you are out of luck. I have had better but this rates up there with them

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

Thanks to Weibull for this extra!

The smell of this brew is hoppy and sweet. It's very nice and fresh. It reminded me of a higher ranking IPA I've had recently.

The taste is not nearly as hoppy as it smells but its very fresh, balanced, and quite hoppy.

Overall, this is a great brew and worthy of an A-. I was expecting more hops due to the 5 types in it but its very well balanced. I like this brew!

Photo of bassmantin
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to iconoklaztor for letting me try this one.

Pours a bright orange with a nice foamy head that clings to the glass.

Smell is fresh and hoppy. Taste is very clean and refreshing, very nice. Good hop balance, not too harsh on the finish with an interesting malty sweetness that contrasts with the hoppiness quite well.

This is a great IPA. It's drinkable enough to be my regular IPA... if I lived in California.

Photo of ph2001
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours slightly thick with no real head. very hazy carmel color. smells creamy and hoppy.

smooth, but slightly heavy medium body. creamy with a nice hoppy flavor that gets stronger the deeper you get into the taste. there is a slight sweetness in the aftertaste. hops are there for sure but not overwhelming.

Photo of bbothen
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice straw/orange color with a fluffy 2 finger head.

S - Piney sticky hops. Spruce smelling goodness. Wish there was more aroma. Maybe an old bottle.

T - Tart grapefruit hop taste that is nicely balanced with a bigger than expected malt presence.

M - Light. Dry. Oily.

D - Session it up with this offering.

This is a nice west coast style IPA. Is that even a style? Anyway if there is/was one, this is it.

Photo of gabeerfan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, honey amber. Nice thick head that fell to rocky peaks. Good lacing on the glass.
Smells of grapefruit rind, hints of pine and grass. A little malty sweetness rounds it out.
The grapefruit pith/pine hits the tongue first with some honey/bready maltiness on the edges.
Good, medium mouthfeel. Hop oils coat the palate then the tiny carbonation bubbles come scrape the hops away.
Good flavors make this pretty drinkable.

A very good example of a West Coast IPA. Can't wait to try more from them.

Photo of gabeerfanswife
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on my last trip out to visit family in CA. Poured into a glass from a 22oz bottle.

A: Cloudy tan color. Pours about an inch head and then recedes to just a smidge but more than lacing. Lacing up the side of the glass remains when you drink it. Just noticed some sediment on the bottom of my glass. Wonder how old this bottle is?

S: alcoholish. Typical grass smell. No shampoo smell as some who don't like hoppy beers complain.

T: Its a typical West Coast Hopbomb. Tasty. I am currently eating a hamburger with some fontina cheese. Good pairing.

M: leaves this electric feeling on your tongue. Not overly carbonated. Tiny tiny bubbles.

D: very drinkable. Good solid effort. That said, there are other hopbombs available here in ATL that are similar or better. Lagunitas IPA comes to mind.

Photo of baggio
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle@Oliver Twist, Stockholm

A: Golden orange with a small white head.

S: Hops, Citric notes, Pine.

M: Caramel, Grapefruit, Orangepeel, Fruits.

M: An easy drink with a nice, dry, bitterness at the end. Medium carbonation.

A very pleasant AIPA that i'll want to try again. Feels a little off-balance tho.

Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is dark golden/honey in color, containing a lot of fine bubbles. A large, 2+ finger rocky ivory head sits on top. With excellent retention, it settles slowly to sit, meringue-like, atop the body. Some lace left behind.

S: A simple impression at first: hops. I pick out the familiar scents of Cascades and Simcoes -- grapefruit and citrus with a touch of pine. Not terribly strong, but no shrinking violet in the nose either.

T: First impression is what I call a "dry hoppiness." Hop bitterness coats the mouth and lingers -- citrus and pine with a touch of lemon and grassiness. After my mouth gets used to that, however, I'm able to taste the underlying malt. I get toffee and caramel malt and even a touch of fruity sweetness, though it's never enough to counterbalance the hops, which really stay on the mouth well after each sip.

M: Medium in weight with a slight oily stickiness to it.

D: Very good. An enjoyable IPA that I'd buy again if it were available (I bought this at Julios in MA; can't find it in NYS) and better priced.

Photo of Rainintheface
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber

A: cloudy copper with a two finger oh so slightly off white head. great retention

S: citrus rind, pine, floral and a touch of spiciness

T: citrus, orange and grapefruit with a little bit of caramel. very nice

M: med full body, initial creaminess gives way to a zesty carbonation. moderately bitter. dry

D: awesome. could and would have more if my fridge allowed. I'll return to this

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 1/2 finger head with excellent retention. Nice amber color. Retention sticks around for almost the entire experience.

Smell is a little faint and only floral notes come out. It's hard to pick apart.

Taste is nicely balanced. Malty caramel and pale malts upfront mix with a piney citrusy bitterness in the back. Not over the top in bitterness, but a hop fix with a nice malt backbone.

Crisp and very smooth mouthfeel. Very full on the palate.

This beer was very easy to drink and was quite well balanced. I could make a session of it easily.

Photo of Stoneman78
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great old stand-by reviewed at Lost Abbey

Appearance is a translucent dark yellow hue, thin layer of white head, light lacing on the glass

Smell is clean and crisp bread malts, light citrus hops, subtle aromas but well-balanced

Taste is initially characterized by pine and citrus hops, some hints of grass and pine, background flavor of pale malts, finishes bitter with slight alcohol warming

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, oily and slick texture, mild carbonation

Drinkability is high, an amazing single IPA with a great SoCal style, the hops are well-balanced with malts and do not overwhelm, very "sessionable"... I could drink this one all night long

Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.