Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing
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District of Columbia
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
From 22oz bomber to Hess glass on 6/6/12
-- Thanks, cayenne --
A: A massive 3.75 finger, fluffy white head lingers forever. God this is gorgeous. Cloudy sunset amber yellow in hue. Killer lacing, retention and collar.
S: Juicy, luscious hop oil. A touch of toasty malt, grain interweaves quite well.
T: Dry from top to bottom. This starts bitter, with hints of toast. Intense, unripe peach is star of the back end.
M: The feel is nice. This is well carbonated, as it's soft yet packing plenty of punch.
O: Not the best of Port's hoppy offerings, yet it's still better then 90% of the hop-forward brews oversaturating the market. One heck of a great beer, and a cornerstone of the West Coast movement. I can't wait to see this is four-packs in the near future, as I could easily see a case of this lingering around my fridge.
06-13-2012 05:08:01 | More by Rhettroactive
4.85/5 rDev +19.2%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a tall, fluffy white head that collapses unevenly, yet remains like a thick meringue.
Smells hoppy and bitter, with plenty of white grapefruit and white pine. Mild hints of honey malt poke though, but this is mainly about the hops.
Taste starts fresh and clean, with crisp white grapefruit, citrus and an almost floral-like quality. A honey, almost toffee-like malt kicks in half-way through the sip, giving it some heft. The finish, however, is like a tidal wave of bitter, pulling the taste buds under and drowning them in a pounding surf of frothy hops.
Mouthfeel starts crisp and clean, but ends bitter, biting and dry. This beer feels as excellent as it tastes, and is a real joy to sip.
The label claims five hops were used to brew this IPA, and I don't doubt that every one of them was liberally added to the brew. Pizza Port is not available locally; I got this during a recent visit to the Philly area. It is an excellent brew, that really nails the idea of a clean, crisp, and full-flavored IPA. An absolute must-try, if you can get it, in my opinion.
06-13-2012 01:58:17 | More by TheHoppiest
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
From a brown 22 oz. bomber, picked up in Ponderay, Idaho. Pours out a cloudy apricot hue, tall rocky cream coloured head that retains and slowly settle to a thick cap. Thick rings of lacing.
Apart from some sweet bready malt the aroma is a veritable medley of hops with perfumey, floral, citrusy, grassy notes.
While not technically balanced (this is, after all, an American IPA), there is a high degree of harmony and cohesion in the flavour. Grainy and mildly bready malt up front that quickly fades back to dry leafy and grassy, spicy, citrus pith hops, fruity floral notes near the finish that gets bumped out by earthy pine and grapefruit rind. Lots of character here, if only from the hops.
Medium-bodied mouthfeel, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that gets brisk on the swallow.
Very satisfying West Coast IPA, not merely a hop bomb, there's substance and depth to be found in it as well. Solid offering, wish I would have grabbed more.
06-08-2012 03:24:49 | More by IronDjinn
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
22oz bottle served in a snifter.
pours a hazy, dull golden tone with a solid finger plus of a light beige, foamy head. nice retention, slowly fades into a thin cap; good lacing. really respectable presentation.
potent nose offers citric (grapefruit/lemon zest) and floral hoppiness with a discernible pine character as well. not much in the way of balancing malts, at least from the aroma. flavor follows the nose to a certain degree but in a more subdued way than i was expecting/hoping. i do get a touch of caramel malt. good, enjoyable, but in a star-studded category, really sort of middling. hoppy bitterness carries through the finish.
medium-bodied with medium carbonation. not bad drinkability, i just think there are better IPA options out there. that said, in the end it's still a solid offering.
originally reviewed: 02-22-2011
06-08-2012 01:26:18 | More by BostonHops
3.55/5 rDev -12.8%
Very hazy peach juice glow with a enormous whipped marshmallow head. Three fingers easy, threatening to escape the glass. Good retention that stays throughout the drink leaving clumpy lacing on the glass.
Juicy orange citrus and grapefruit rind with slight notes of pine. There is a copious amount of doughy yeast and biscuit malt backing in the aroma as well. Mellow sweetness but not a hop bomb.
Pale malt adds a pie crust and biscuit backbone that balances the tangerine citrus and resiny pine hop flavors. The resin really gets bumped up as the alcohol on the tail end begins to exude some force. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming, barely enough to leave a small drying sensation.
Moderate carbonation that lightens up the yeast in an above average body. Alcohol is present but rather mild. Could dry much better.
Value IPA that sits heavy in the water and with a 7% alcohol kick. Otherwise standard fare for a west coast IPA leaving your hop craving satisfied but nothing stands out.
06-07-2012 07:05:00 | More by rawfish
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
Right away, the aroma was full of very strong pine resin, but as it opened up the citrus became noticeable....and then a nice, sweet malt note popped in as well. A pretty good and complex aroma.
Pours a nice, hazy golden color with a generous head that leaves solid lacing.
The taste is quite nice...the initial bitterness is of a decent but not overbearing level with a nice mixing between pine and citrus notes (primarily pine I believe), which I'm sure it owes to the mixing of 5 hop varieties as listed on the bottle. Which, near the finish, gives way to a small malt sweetness, and a lingering bitterness after the swallow that is small but present.
I really like this IPA. It's a bit different than many others with a nice balance between pine/citrus. It's also not over the top, yet ample with the hops. Just right.
05-30-2012 00:54:24 | More by NODAK
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
Soft and hazy straw color with very thick, white, chunky head. Sticks to the glass like a champ!
Outstanding citrus and spicy herb aroma. Orange and lemon mixed with pine and sweet grass.
Sweet tasting light grains. Biscuit with honey. A very nice overarching bitterness takes over mid-way and lingers to the end.
Medium-to-heavy body, smooth and velvety. Wet and juicy.
A pretty impressive IPA. Excellent smell and taste with everything combining in well-balanced and delightfully complex ways.
05-25-2012 22:20:33 | More by beergoot
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
A: golden yellow in color with a fine white head that disappears quickly leaving some nice lacing.
S: Citrus in the nose. Very pleasant.
T: piney, grassy with good upfront bitterness but not overpowering. Very drinkable.
M: light on the tongue. not a lot of bite.
O: good drinking beer I would recommend this to anyone
05-22-2012 22:58:17 | More by glockmanpat
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
On tap at Lost Abbey.
Yellow gold with an inch of white foam. Expressive nose. Big resin character with grapefruit rind and orange pith. There's a little tangerine and apricot in there. Weedy and herbal notes with a some cracker. The flavor has a firm bitterness. Very dry and clean with pine and grassiness. An even blend of citrus flesh and rind: grapefruit, orange, tangerine. No booze. Dry and crisp with good carbonation. A great San Diego IPA. A staple for me. This beer is beautifully clean and hoppy, not sweet and yeasty like some IPAs. Fresh wipeout kills it, but don't listen to me I'm a San Diego homer.
05-14-2012 05:03:03 | More by HopHead84
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
Growler from the 'awesome' Malt & Vine (in Redmond, WA), poured into a, "Deschutes Brewery" cone pintglass.
A - Pours (suprisingly clean, compared to the bottle I had) golden, with a HUGE, overflowing white head...- great lacing.
S - BIG Hops and sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit with hits of tones...
T - POW! A great hop kick at the top, over-carbonation followed by some sweet citrus, then ending with a bit of pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing, though a bit the over carbonation is reminiscent of home-brew?!
M - A bit too much carbonation, which creates an unbalanced feel...
O - This one is good... I think what make this beer so good (yet kills it in the ladder components, such as 'taste' and 'mouth feel' is the unfiltered, ultra carbination). The flavor is great, but the overall 'delivery' is much like a home-brew...which by (and if you like) homebrew standards is awesome!!...Chasin' Cheers :~)
05-11-2012 23:54:00 | More by scootpolute
Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
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