Wipeout IPA | Port Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA
Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version of a West Coast India Pale Ale brewed in the San Diego Style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Summitt.

User Reviews & Ratings
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 782 | Ratings: 2,011
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Sunny golden color with good clarity. Chunky off white head retains at a finger and leaves some sticky lacing in its wake.

S: Peeled and separated tangerine, candied lemon peel, grapefruit with extra sugar, sweet and dank bud, nectarine. Soft whiffs of pine and resin. Toasty malt base with a ribbon of caramel.

T: Pine and resin, dank and sweet bud, grapefruit rind, lemon, orange. Firm bitterness. Toast and caramel malt base. Faint alcohol. Drying finish of hemp seed, toast, and resiny bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, lush and well rounded. Bit of chewiness to it. Amply carbonated and deeply crisp. Some mild tooth-gripping astringency.

O: Pretty typical of a well-made west coast style IPA. Makes me think of being on the beach in San Diego. Really starting to miss that scene, and beer like this in general. I've gotten pretty fatigued with all the hazy/juicy IPAs on the market. Revisiting these classics is a great reminder of the sort of beers that drove the IPA category just a short time ago. Sometimes I kinda wish we could drag the industry back to that point.

 1,112 characters

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with some floaters and a light haze, topped with 2 fingers of white head.

Smells of pine, tropical fruits, skunk, burnt caramel, and grapefruit pith.

Tastes of tropical fruits, lemon, a tea like bitterness and pizza dough.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Redding where I am drinking it, Feb 17, 2018. Fruity and bitter mellow in between.

 369 characters

Photo of sokol_1993
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little too single aftertaste, just bitterness all around. But overall, it's an enjoyable west coast IPA. Can't believe it's not a Double IPA due to its strength and strong taste.

 180 characters

Photo of Mibsy
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lighter than I expected in color and hop flavor. Good for a lighter IPA given my tastes, easy drinking though if you are looking to have more than one.

 151 characters

Photo of dcscientist
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Much lighter than I expected, in every sense of the term. Looked like a witbier, and didn't overwhelm with bitterness, though it was plenty hoppy. You don't feel the 7.5% ABV at all. Had a dryish mouthfeel afterward, as most beers like this tend to do. Curious to try more of their stuff if I find it in my part of the country.

 331 characters

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/14/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fatnastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, lightly toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; despite the aggressively bitter/drying finish. Absolutely spot on classic tasting West Coast Amarillo/C hopped IPA. Very vibrant and dank hops, with just enough pale malt to balance the resinous finish. A highly enjoyable offering.

 1,999 characters

Photo of monkist
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is it! A lighter touch of the classic West Coast IPA, something that would meet your summer needs on the San Diego beach of SoCal. Feels like being wiped out by a huge wave, perhaps even a bit on the sessionable side that is the reason why. It is a very well made IPA with a bit drier finish and lighter body, that's all, with a citrusy or rather earthy, piney smell, feels amazing.
Port Brewing simply cannot do wrong. For me, they stand with the elite brewers of California like Sierra or Stone, all they have done so far turned to gold. This is no exception, enjoy it for what it is.

 591 characters

Photo of Honeyham7
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks clear with a slight haze on draft, smell's delicate of grass, taste's smoothly hopped but sharp on the tongue and nice mouthfeel without bite. Great beer, first time I've had it from the tap.

 197 characters

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this as a bomber at Ralphs. Poured a bright brass color, average head, some lacing. Aroma was almost non existent, maybe I am just hard of smelling but I didn't detect much on the nose. Taste was surprisingly light overall, not much alcohol heat, the 7.5% abv did not show up much on the flavor profile IMO. Lots of floral/citrus bittering. This had a piney/resin finish - that sorta sticks to the back of your mouth - a little off balance on the bittering but hey, some people really love the super bitter hops. Overall a nice bitter west coast IPA.

 561 characters

Photo of Hopresin19
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured From 22oz Bomber into tulip Glass.Appearance is Burnt Orange Lava lamp.Nose is tangerine,pine,and grapefruit.taste is nice powdery dry hops,with little malt backbone,just as a true west coast ipa should be,overall this is a classic bottle conditioned hop bomb,from a brewery whose integrity is never questioned...one of my go to west coast ipa's.....CHEERS!!

 365 characters

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one of those orange colored ipas, usually a good sign as long as you aren't strongly adverse to caramel. This one propped up a 4/5" white head. Aroma went citrus, grapefruit harder than anything else.

Taste was nice, kept up the grapefruit and Simcoe like bitterness throughout. Dry, light bodied, not as thick and crystal malted as they often are.

Even though its in a bomber, the price on these are usually pretty affordable. Would bang again.

 461 characters

Photo of anon
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An all around great example of the West coast IPA style.

Hazy gold, creamy khaki head with great retention. Aroma is heavily citrusy and floral, fantastic. Taste follows the aroma with citrus being the dominant aspect. Tons of orange, grapefruit and pineapple. Moderate resin bitterness, earthy and floral. Crackery with a light malt presence.

Finishes on the lighter side, a bit dry and bitter. The citrus lingered a little too long for my liking but all in all this is a solid brew.

 487 characters

Photo of gandres
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass. Part of a four-pack from Costco Carlsbad.
A: Light amber orange big off white foam slowly goes away-lingers, hazy with lacing
A: very fragrant, floral, hoppy and malts
T: very bitter
FeeL: lively carbonation long bitter follow through, sweet and bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good pale ale, ok to repeat look for
Drank: 8/15/2016 9:30 PM

 378 characters

Photo of argock
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at The Hopping Pig in San Diego, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A: Slightly washed out golden with minimal head and no lacing.

S: Aroma is also light and mainly grapefruit and orange with a little pine. Seems toned down compared to most WCIPAs.

T: Flavor was very watered down tasting -- mild notes of grapefruit and orange with some floral character. Very disappointing given what I had seen about this beer over the years.

M: Continues the watery trend -- way thin with low carbonation.

O: I would have some suspicion about the pour or beer handling but everything else I had at The Hopping Pig was served flawlessly (except for glassware -- goblet is not appropriate for any hoppy beer) so I have to go with the beer. It is behind the times now.

 778 characters

Photo of mkh012
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a traditional pint glass. An unremarkable but inviting yellow-orange. Fresh pine and a touch of lemon on the nose, and the taste largely follows. Not so much a fruity, juicy IPA. More traditional piney notes. Almost minty. Quite refreshing. Vague suggestions of citric sweetness. Medium to high bitterness, but a smooth finish. The bitterness doesn't linger. Paired nicely with a burger. Clean and almost crushable for 7.5%. Perhaps not a beer I'd seek out, but definitely one I'd order again.

 519 characters

Photo of cmurkar
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy straw orange from a 22 oz bomber. Head is about 2 inches, foamy, and soapy white. Very good retention on this one. Holding up well over a minute. Lots of fast rising bubbles on closer inspection. Smell is a refreshing blend of caramel and hop. Faint malt notes on this one. Finishes citrus, mostly grapefruit. Malt definitely comes forward on the taste. Wasn’t expecting slight sweetness for an ipa, but not disappointed. The hops are definitely there, with resounding grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, slight carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special overall.

 580 characters

Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark straw with almost two big fingers of white head. The nose is pleasantly hoppy. The flavor profile is mild even for a single IPA and the body is a touch light for the style.

Enjoyable, but nothing special.

 225 characters

Photo of hopflyer
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Golden color with ample pillowy ivory head.

Nose is slight citrus and floral hops

Taste is clean citrus grapefruit with some cracker and bread. Become more bitter further into the pint.

Feel is medium with medium carb. Some bitter aftertaste.

 258 characters

Photo of llschommer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this at the Parkway in Tacoma as a Randall. Shawn added citra and chinook hops to it. It was an overall solid IPA. The hops added in Kent more to the smell than the taste.

 177 characters

Photo of Jwale73
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle served in a can glass. Bottled on 11/17/2015. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a dense, one inch, cream-colored head. Nose expresses earthy/piney/floral notes and the merest suggestion of caramel malt. Taste follows nose - flavor profile is a little malt forward and there's already a suggestion of oxidation. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation and a light acidity. All and all, pretty non-spectacular example of the style. Perhaps a bit past its prime, but I wouldn't think it would have dropped off this much in three months.

 569 characters

Photo of aleigator
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange color, cloudy with a big white head. Has very strong citraic aromas of lemon, which leads to a very refreshing first impression. Also some minor floral notes, grapefruit and mango. This is pretty much what you can expect from an american IPA, loads of hops unleash on my tongue right after tasting the lemons. Very convincing, straight, aggressive hoppiness which kicks in very early. The fruits support the hops so well, they don’t stand out on their own but create a perfect opening for the following hop flavours. Taste is overall not too complex, but very convincing, because of the hop intensity. Malt plays a minor role, puts the ale into some balance, adds a floral note, but is not the important part about this beer.

 741 characters

Photo of Mattygross44
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is how a ipa should be i will drink this fresh over pliney anyday its these non hype ipas that are done right. Smooth right off the bat foam head goes down great not over hoppy just a great ipa all around and $5 for a bomber cant be beat

 242 characters

Photo of johlac66
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy apricot gold with a thick fluffy head that rode the wave a long time, leaving dots and streaks of lacing.
Bitter pineapple orange on the nose.
Taste follows with some sweetness mid palate. Bitter grapefruit dry finish.
Low carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.
Nothing overpowering. Nothing underwhelming. A pretty solid ride.

 333 characters

Photo of Brolo75
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark hazy orange color with a bright white, fluffy head, not much carbonation, great head retention and lots of lacing, looks really good.

A: Lots of citrus, grapefruit peel, slight pine, no alcohol on the nose, big bright aromas, not picking up any malts or sweetness on the nose, smells big.

T: Not as bitter or citrusy as I expected, slight citrus notes, some malt in the middle, finishes with grapefruit peel bitterness and dry.

M: Medium body mouthfeel, dry finish.

O: A good example of a West Coast style IPA, great aromas and appearance but the taste was not as promising. With so many IPAs out there I most likely will not reach for Wipeout but I definitely would not refuse if offered.

 754 characters

Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

7/28....Pours bronze with medium white foam. Fruity nose. Heavy bitter. Pine. Grapefruit. Juicy. Bursting with flavor. Loads of bitter, but intertwined well with the maltiness. Solid.

 183 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,011 ratings