Wipeout IPA | Port Brewing

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Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 09-15-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
771
Ratings:
1,955
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
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126
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287
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Reviews: 771 | Ratings: 1,955
Photo of anon
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of gandres
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
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

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Photo of argock
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of mkh012
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of cmurkar
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of hopflyer
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of llschommer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.58/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of aleigator
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Mattygross44
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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

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Photo of johlac66
4.07/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Sleeb
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured with a thick 2 finger head. Thick hazy look, with a Amber and Orange color.
S-Did not get a real strong aroma from this beer, but does have typical piney and citrus aroma of a lot of American IPA's.
T-Rich piney flavor, very slight citrus with a long lingering finish.
F- Creamy
O- I think this is an very good IPA typical of a west coast style. Not the best I have had, but good.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold crowned by a 3” clingy persistent white foam collar with a fine, uniform bead that perches above the rim of the glass.
S: Grassy, minty, floral, citrusy hops.
T: Rich malts with a light caramel sweetness lead off with traces of fruit, citrus, giving way to a drying hop astringency on the finish with long lingering hop bitter aftertastes.
F: Very creamy smooth rich texture softens a medium body.
O: A big full flavored IPA well worth repeating.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Nor'east Beer Garden. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. The aroma is citrus hops. Orange, lemon and some slight dankness. The taste is orange, lemon, and some floral hops. Slightly dank finish with some light floral notes. Hints of tropical fruits. Lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, solid IPA.

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Photo of DsNuts1010
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like heavier IPAs overall so if you are into a cleaner or smother IPA this would be a good one. Smell is ok but the best part of the beer is it's beautiful color.

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Photo of Bone53
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Classic orange golden color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Classic ipa aromas as well. Orange and light lemon with a grainy malt undertone

Taste: The hop presence is still there but a stale malt presence is getting in the way

Mouthfeel: Medium body; super crisp with a nice dry finish

Overall: This is solid, but nothing out of the ordinary for an ipa. Id like the grainy malt to be dialed back a notch. Still very crisp and drinkable

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow, rich foam. Grapey, fairly bitter, but not overwhelming, medium mouthful, refreshing. Cousins: Brewdog's JackHammer, Thornbridge's Halcyon, Bevog's Lumberjack, Zmajska Pozoj. Great summer IPA. Love Port Brewing. Must try this and Old Viscosity if you're searching for extraordinary beers.

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Photo of IPAlmighty
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only tried Mongo from these guys other than this, but this is their best effort as far as I'm concerned. Bought in a bomber, it's just well balanced with a clean finish. Not super complex, but really solid.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Row 34 in Boston, MA.

This one pours a hazy bright orange, with a tight half inch head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

This one smells quite fruity, with some dank and zesty floral aromas as well. Not quite as expressive as I'd hoped, but still good.

This one tastes pretty similar to how it smells, a good dosing of tropical fruity hops, some spicy grassy flavors, some dank marijuana-type flavors, and no malt backbone that I can detect at all. All about the hops here.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and very juicy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

A really good example of a West Coast IPA. This one is a hop attack at its best.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into nonic. Appearance is clear orange-brown with a two-finger off-white head that settles to a cap. Chunky rings of lace are left on the glass. Aroma is hop-forward: grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, some herbal notes. The malts contribute bread and caramel sweetness, too. Taste is medium-high bitterness, with citrus peel, pine, and floral flavors. A light sweetness comes through with caramel and biscuit. Medium body, creamy and resinous texture, just a bit more carbonation than average, bitter finish.

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Photo of Brian_Lynch
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Duvel glassed it from 22oz. Looks hazy apricot, very nice, long lasting head and accompanying lacing, head just sticks to the glass . Picture perfect.
Tastes/drinks like a Belgium strong ale. Hops are there, but they take a backseat to the refreshing crisp drinkabilty. Very mild residual finish...
I'd get it again in the warmer weather.

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Photo of Booker07
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pours amber and cloudy with a foamy head.
Smell: I had to practically dip my nose into it to get anything. Faint aromas of hops to the like of Heineken. Edit: from the bottle, a lot more hops.
Taste: This IPA taste like a really good Heineken. Some malt and maybe some citrus? Maybe? Supposed to have huge hoppy flavor from 5 different hops. Maybe I got a bad batch.
Feel: This IPA isn't as thick and meal-like as others. That being said, it falls off the tongue quickly and makes for a quick drink.
Overall: This would be a great IPA to share with a couple of friends at a summer BBQ. Has that feel of "please drink more of me".

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