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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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Reviews: 761
Hads: 1,915
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 118
Gots: 262 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States | website

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: 761 | Hads: 1,915
Photo of utfiero
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is mostly bright tropical fruits with some pine and dankness thrown in.
The taste starts with a little pineapple sweetness and quickly goes to a moderate grapefruit bitterness and finishes with a strong and long pine bitter note. Excellent depth and profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(note: this bottle had been dropped on the floor, chilled down for 6+ hours before consuming)

A: cloudy-ass orange-amber... huge, dense, cottony foam - rocky/dimpled on the pour... solid cap, fair lacing

S: spicy orange creme... orange peels... underlying floral flourishes below the citrus

T: orange peels and bitter fresh leaves/grass... bittersweet orange middle-through... sugar cookie in the background... pleasing citrus peel-like bitterness gradually builds and rests in the palate

M: softly frothy/spongy... threads of resinous roundness... delicate heat on the back end... pillowy-soft, fade away finish

O: solid double IPA with standard/textbook West Coast flavors... a little rough-looking perhaps... very easy-drinking, go-to IPA

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

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Photo of ONUMello
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of jSehnert
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.37/5  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.

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Photo of ssteakley
4.15/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of mjmadden
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of tmm313
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of Glennlawless
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of zookerman182
4.42/5  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.

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Photo of brurevu
4.1/5  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!

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Photo of ANIMOUL
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of thelloyd
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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

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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Omnium
4.12/5  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

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.99/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Celtics17
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of SacHops
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of EBeckett3
4.15/5  rDev +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.

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.