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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,743 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 98
Gots: 165 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-16-2006

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4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 11/21/12

Cloudy, honey colored with less fluffy and persistent head than other Port beers. But I love the unfiltered, orangeish liquid.

Smells a bit like banana bread and/or tostones with plenty of pungent, earthy notes. Definitely hoppy, and smells like BEER and not wine or tea or gardening compost.

Taste: This is an extremely flavorful, hoppy beer, and I love it like I love grandma. I acknowledge that some may find it a bit on the one-dimensional side--it does not reflect hop complexity quite as well as it could, even though it includes Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, and Summitt.

Mouthfeel is perfect. For my palate, Port excels at this--full bodied with both creaminess and a bite.

Overall: In Georgia, where I live, this is one of the most explosively flavorful and kick-ass IPAs available, and is therefore among my favorites.

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

The Beers of California

#46

Bottled Date: 9/27/12

A: Golden orange to amber with a glorious fluff of white head that retains well.

S: Orange. sunshine, pine tree, green grass, and daisies. There is also some caramel sweetness and fresh warm bread.

T: Freshness translates to the palate again with pine, orange zest bite, grass, and wild flowers. There is a nice warm bread and caramel sweet malt that provides the backbone to the hop strength of the brew. The heat continues from the middle of the palate to the finish.

M: Resiny and oily with good linger, medium feel and appropriate, lively carbonation. There is smoothness also which adds to the drinkability of the brew.

O: Built in the classic West Coast IPA style. Port brings another solid IPA worth time and attention despite the already crowded and long list of California beers in this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: a great orangy yellow lighter gone color with a big fluffy head a little lighter and it would be perfect

S:there is some hop smell but it is not super strong like I expected with not hints of citrus and a little bit of alcohol

T: the taste is pretty hoppy but not the power I expect from an west coast ipa. There is big resiny bitterness in the finish but not too much that its a palate wrecker

M: smooth an oily with a little bit of resin in there too but not too much you can def feel it though.

O:this is a decent ipa but as far as west coast ipas go this is really lacking in term of a hop punch not bad and I may be back worth a try.

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4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This date on the keg was 8 days old when I brought it home, and it was marvelous. Forget the reviews before September 2012, this is a whole new batch with the hops available during this high tide season. Really bright aromatic hops, and then more hops after that. Pungent would be a good word to describe it. Sweet, some alcohol evident, but still a bubbly refreshing beer that you can have a few of in one session. Nice balance on the malts, it leaves the fresh hops taste something to bite your flavor buds with.

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3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle at Haven Gastropub in Old Town Orange, CA.

Looks to be an average beer day for Raul. After two medium level stouts, it's a Wipeout that is just basically aite.

Not bad, not great, but definitely doable. I suppose when this playa is used to drinking Pliny, Sculpin, Nelson, and AleSmith IPA, well, you know...

But life is beautiful, my children. Keep doin' it while you can.

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at the brewery in mid November. Pours a hazy golden amber with minimal, large-bubbled head - not the most attractive pint. Brilliant, hop-forward aroma of pine and citrus. Also an excellent taste that spans a wide variety of flavours, from the sweet caramelized malts to a whole "west coast" hop profile : tropical fruits and citrus. A bitter finish that lingers for an impressive length of time, with some fruit notes in the background.

Definitely a beer I'd recommend to any "hop head" and one I'd personally buy again.

Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.