Wipeout IPA | Port Brewing

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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.

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Reviews by Janderson91:
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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Port Brewing finally comes to Georgia! I'm excited to try many of their brews. Wipeout seems to be the most accessible at the moment.

A - Pours a cloudy, bright orange with a white two finger head which eventually settles down to a thin layer that remains for the entirety of the tasting. Every sip leaves a new line of lacing around the sides of the glass. Really a great looking IPA.

S - The nose is very "west coast IPA". A lot of grapefruit and citrusy hop aroma. I love the smell of this beer but it is somewhat subdued. Could be the long trip it made all the way to Georgia. However after a whiff or two of this, I can't wait to take a sip.

T - The taste is quite similar to the nose. Mostly grapefruit and citrus hop bitterness, which is to be expected based upon the hops used in this brew including amarillo, cascade and centennial. This brew is quite unbalanced but it is a welcome bitterness which, coupled with the carbonation, leaves the tongue tingling as the beer goes down. Although I might like a little more malty sweetness to balance it out.

M - Mouthfeel is great for the style in Wipeout. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation leaving the bitter flavor of this beer on the tongue for a few seconds after the swallow.

D - At 7%, the alcohol is pretty well hidden here and after one 22 oz bomber I'm wishing I had another one to enjoy.

My first brew from Port and I was quite impressed, I look forward to trying some of their other offerings.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a nice, thick brown in color with a good, cascading head.

Smell – There’s some big piney hops in there but not so much that it steals the show. The malts are sugary and stand up well to the big hop profile.

Taste – This is big but balanced. The hops are more complex at the taste and the malts heavy; laden with mild yeast. This is a very powerful flavor profile that will please the drinker seeking an even-handed AIPA.

Mouthfeel – This is a solid medium-bodied with a light carbonation and a terrific mouthfeel. It is wonderful in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – I preferred this to the on-top version although that may have just been a difference in the batches.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of APetitfils
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep orange and golden brown colors. Medium viscosity, but by no means murky. Nice thin eggshell head that does not retain very long but leaves a consistent layer.

S: Sharp piney hop aromas, not overwhelmingly strong, as I thought it would be with its five hop injection, but it is most definitely the most profound aroma on the beer. There is also a slight sweet malt undertone.

T: The hops are great, not too explosive, but certainly not weak. Its no coincidence that a lot of people get a replication of the aromas in the taste, I think there absolutely consistent with each other. I liked the balance of the five hops, but the malts come in well too to balance out the beer (grapefruit being the strongest for me, but also having other citrus in there as well)

M: Not very heavy, lower medium bodied. The carbonation, not too present within a head, plays well into the Mouthfeel. Nice astringency at the end.

D: It's a good beer and it would be quite easy for me to grab several more. For me this is sort of Port's m.o. and they deliver again. Have at it hoss.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Drunkenass
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up on a recent trip to LA and am impressed with this beer.

Appearance: this beer poured a golden amber with a huge head. This brew exploded out of my pint glass.

Smell: citrus and piny.

Taste: Like a grapefruit with a little pineapple back. Good lingering bitter aftertaste.

Mouth feel: a lot lighter than it is. Very easy drinker.

Overall: a very tasty west coast IPA that is as good as many Nor Cal offerings. If I see it again, I'll buy more.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber poured into a pint glass. The beer was a clear golden color with a medium-sized head and a little bit of lacing. It had a predominately floral aroma, but there was also a little citrus in the nose. Nice piney hops taste, with lingering bitterness. Nice example of an American IPA.

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Photo of warnerry
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly translucent orange-brown with three fingers of dense pillowy head.

Smell is mostly grapefruit hops up front, with some faint grass smell and a very mild malt presence.

Taste is massive hops, again mostly grapefruit, with some floral thrown in; maybe not enough malt backbone for my tastes, but a tasty IPA for sure.

Mouthfeel is medium and crisp. Very dry on the finish

Overall, this is a crisp clean IPA. Not outstanding, but solid.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is caramel malt, melon and spicy peppery hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts and fruits (melon and a little banana) followed by a resiny salty tarry (almost plasticy) hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. I didn't care too much for the hop profiles. Very similar to the Hop 15 from what I recall.

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Photo of TTripp725
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bishopdc0
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber shared with my wife.

Poured this beer into my brandy snifter.
The beer pours a pleasant golden straw color. The head formes and pours over the edge. As is slowly dissipates it laces all over the glass. The remaining head forms a float in the middle of the glass.

The aroma is full of spicy and grassy hops. It lingers on the nose as you drink. Very nice.

The taste is very pleasant. It starts smooth on the tongue sweet with a grassy hop flavor. The carbonation builds but it never is harsh in fact it is very pleasant. The flavor finishes with a hop and pale malt flavor and a slight bitterness. It is smooth and nice great example of a west coast IPA. Will seek out again

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish/amber color with a nice white head that retains well.

Smells of huge citrusy and piney hops all over the nose and a tad of malt peaking through but the hops totally dominate. Hopsmack!

Tastes of more citrusy, piney, and grapefruity hops with a slight sweetness from the malt but again, this beer is total hop domination. Ends extremely bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish, good carbonation.

Drinkable? Absolutely.

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Photo of Nova1000
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours an amber body with a large and creamy head that is just offwhite. First pour produces a clear body, clouding on later pours. Lacing is splotchy and clumpy. Aroma is big hops-fruity grapefruit and tangerine accented by pine. Body is medium with active carbonation. A bitter hop bite is present. Taste is dry and bitter, very hops driven. Grapefruit and pine, with a hint of orange. Bitterness becomes rough and abrasive at times. A nice westcoast IPA, but a bit rough.

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness indication. Pours slightly cloudy, typical medium almond amber, with a light tan head, that evolves to a tiny bubble film. Spotty lacing, and the nose here is citrusy, pineapple, and a hint of pepper. Love those "S.D." style hoppy IPAs and DIPAs. Pineapple, more citrus, pepper, nice smooth malty base. The yeasty final pour add a nutyness and smoothness to the final few sips, yum. Finely crafted and thoroughly enjoyable hoppy brew. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ElSid
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Beers of California


Bottled Date: 9/27/12

A: Golden orange to amber with a glorious fluff of white head that retains well.

S: Orange. sunshine, pine tree, green grass, and daisies. There is also some caramel sweetness and fresh warm bread.

T: Freshness translates to the palate again with pine, orange zest bite, grass, and wild flowers. There is a nice warm bread and caramel sweet malt that provides the backbone to the hop strength of the brew. The heat continues from the middle of the palate to the finish.

M: Resiny and oily with good linger, medium feel and appropriate, lively carbonation. There is smoothness also which adds to the drinkability of the brew.

O: Built in the classic West Coast IPA style. Port brings another solid IPA worth time and attention despite the already crowded and long list of California beers in this style.

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Photo of mctizzz
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, orange/brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine hops and caramel

Taste: floral and pine hops with some caramel

Mouthfeel: medium/light bodied, medium carbonation, moderately bitter

Drinkability: An above average IPA. I do like the pine flavor and this one is really well balanced. I could sip a couple glasses of this.

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
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