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Wipeout IPA - Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,793 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,793
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 96
Gots: 186 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-15-2003

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Ratings: 1,793 | Reviews: 756
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a clear golden color with light foam.

There’s an incredible, vibrant, bright aroma of tropical fruit—guava, passionfruit, pineapple all stand out—which, surprisingly, mellows out when tasted. It’s not overly bitter and it dials back the intensity I had expected while still retaining all the wonderful fruity flavor I find so enjoyable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bought the 1 pint bottle for about $4.99

A= a cloudy copper color
S= Citrusy
T= extremely hoppy and mildly bitter
M=slight carbonation and a nice bitter finish

Overall= a very nice and refreshing beer the right amount of hoppiness and bitterness without being overwhelming , a good beer would drink again

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy yellow-light orange. Short head. Minimal bubbles.

S - Not much hoppy aroma. Must be an older bottle. I get mostly soft malt, mild floral, a little tangerine and some faint diesel.

T - Still tastes pretty good. Light tangerine and lemon with a medium piney bitter finish.

O - No bottling date. If this is relatively fresh, I'm not impressed. If it's old, it tastes decent for an old IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cost was $5.00 at the Cap N Cork in Los Feliz. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap servd into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. 7.0% ABV confirmed. Expectations are high given the brewery, which also makes Hop 15 - one of the best DIPAs I've ever had. Bottled 11/06/12.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a healthy froth five finger head of beige colour, nice cream, good thickness, and great (6+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Fluffy and soft. Body colour is a lightly hazy vibrant yellow. Translucent and clear. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks par for the style; a bit lighter in colour perhaps. In any case, I'm excited to try it. Not unique or special, but there are no over flaws and the retention's quite impressive. Good soapy lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes.

Sm: Light grassy notes, pale malts, bright citrus, floral hop notes, lemon zest, clove, and banana. Delicate and light in strength. Refreshing and appealing. I don't detect any yeast character or alcohol. Light toasted malt. A bit of orange.

T: Juicy grapefruit with accompanying unpleasant hop bitterness. A pale malt/grassy body. Clove and banana, probably from the yeast. The finish is juicy citrus with some of the dying hop bitterness. A bit nectary and refreshing - the highlight of this beer. Light hop oil is reminiscent of Lagunitas' offerings. The more I'm drinking it the more the bitterness is fading, but it still has that grapefruit bite that I despise. Decently balanced and refreshing, but not without its flaws. I do get the ABV a bit, which is a shame. No yeast character comes through. Tasty but problematic.

Mf: Refreshing, smooth, and wet. It's a bit sharp and overcarbonated, with an unpleasant bite that cuts into the smoothness, intruding. A bit oily. Decent palate presence. Suits the flavour profile well for the most part, but still needs work. Soft and chewy. Light on the palate. Somewhat delicate - the best quality of this beer by far.

Dr: A drinkable IPA from Port, but it doesn't match Hop 15's quality. Maybe the little bit of age on this bottle is affecting it substantially, but it tastes quite fresh and it's been refrigerated. Hides its ABV decently. I'd like to revisit it a bit more fresh, but it's still not bad by any means. I just expected more given the brewery. IPA fans will no doubt enjoy it, and I'll have no problem finishing it.

High C+

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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A: Lightly hazy golden-orange with a big head of large whit bubbles.

S: Citrus and pine, west cost style but not overwhelming. Some nice, lighter tropical aromas as well.

T: More pronounced pine flavor than I got from the aroma; almost a little spicy. Citrus and orange peel meld with a bit of caramel to provide some sweetness to the brew. The finish is not powerful but still lingers a bit.

M: Medium thin and a little oily. Carbonation is moderate.

O: A good, moderate west cost style IPA.

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
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