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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,609 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,609
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 96
Gots: 121 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-16-2006)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

joshwalt, Jul 23, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

A 22oz bottle with a bottled-on date of Oct 2010 (!). I bought this a few months back from a webshop - I'm disappointed at the age of the bottle (and not for the first time). Still, it doesn't seem to have aged too badly. Described on the label as a San Diego-style West Coast IPA.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich, hazy golden-amber hue with medium carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this eventually subsides to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet malt with notes of hoppy pine, rounded citrus and faint tropical fruit. Underpinned by a hint of dry yeast.

Tastes of caramel malt with a hoppy character and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of citrus, mild pine, faint tropical fruit and earthy yeast. Possesses a spicy quality, along with considerable bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with good body. Pretty astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and yeast.

A decent American IPA, though I feel that it has suffered due to it's age. Solid hop aromas and bitterness are present, yet the subtleties of character have melted away over time - resulting in a rather indistinct blend of flavours. Decent malt, yeast and hops, but nothing that transcends average for the style. A well-crafted beer that I'll revisit if I have the chance.

jazzyjeff13, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mwayne, Jul 21, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -25.1%

Pours a cloudy pale golden color with an absolutely huge, foamy, fluffy off-white head that hangs around forever. It's literally annoying how long I had to wait to take the first pull. In the meantime, I assessed the bouquet. It's nearly like fresh hops, meaning, the aroma I get after I open a package of vacuum-sealed hop pellets. Grassy and lemony hops. There's so much hop presence in the nose that it wouldn't be surprising to see hop vegetable matter floating in the beer. There's also some notes of bread yeast in the bouquet.

The beer is light to medium-bodied with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. There's a lemon perfume presence in the flavor from start to finish. Some notes of green banana and Belgian yeast. It gets a little hop hot toward the finish. It's very homebrewish for a variety of reasons. But, generally speaking, the appearance, bouquet, and flavor are all reminiscent of what just came out of a plastic, 6 gallon fermentor in the some homebrewer's closet. Backing off of the Centennial hops and changing the yeast strain might help this beer. It's kind of sad the way it is.

DocJitsu, Jul 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

gpawned, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MickeyHops, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jmccraney, Jul 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

mrsp1107, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

KenC, Jul 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Pinche_Oso, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DallasJones, Jul 02, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

22 oz bottle Erin brought back from San Diego. Bottle date 4/13/12.

Appearance: Clear yellow gold with a thick, fluffy white head that leaves great lacing.

Smell: Strong pine and citrus hops aromas with less tropical fruit. A bit of dank too. A little crackery malt smell. Excellent.

Taste: Big hops flavor and bitterness. Again pine and grapefruit. There is some sweet orange and mango, maybe even strawberry. Little balancing maltiness. Long bitter, slightly aspirin-like finish.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. Slick, then very dry and resiny in the end.

Overall: A really great IPA. A little less bittering hops, or a touch more malt and this becomes really world class.

rapidsequence, Jun 29, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

Surfin' USA, surfin' USA, oh wait a minute, I need to get back to the subject at hand.

Wipeout IPA pours a beautiful cross between blond and amber with a huge head.

A huge dose of west coast hoppage complete with grapefruit notes in the nose. 5 varieties of hops and I certainly detect simcoe, centennial and cascade.

The taste can vouch for my point. Lots of pine notes with a touch of mango to accentuate the grapefruit. Make no boards about it, this is a massive hop wave.

Silly puns aside, the mouthfeel retains a good dose of hop flavors with just a touch of malt.

Glad I bought this. I wasn't sure if I had already reviewed it. Nonetheless, I'll have to make another trip to Ryan and Casey in Greenfield, MA to get more.

Brad007, Jun 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

BeerMe42, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bluckbeyes, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

aztraz, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

oldvines, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

timwardjr, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

standardcherry, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

GMoney, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

chocosushi, Jun 14, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

From 22oz bomber to Hess glass on 6/6/12
*From notes

-- 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.

Rhettroactive, Jun 13, 2012
Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 1,609 ratings.