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Wipeout IPA | Port Brewing

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Wipeout IPAWipeout IPA

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 09-15-2003

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Reviews: 769 | Ratings: 1,947
Photo of KevChiTown
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just about average for me, seemed to drink like a typical California IPA, but without the big tasty hop bite. Looking forward to trying others from Port however.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bomber. Reviewed 10/19/2014.

Color is hazy orange with a one-finger white head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and tropical hops with a hint of toasted caramel. Flavor is similar to the nose, with orange and mango flavors on the palate with a generic bitter finish. Body is on the lighter side - probably still medium but much lighter than I expected.

Overall, a very good IPA - not amazing, but I certainly wouldn't be sad to drink it again.

A: Burnt orange with a two-finger head that settles to a one-finger height then lingers
S: Orange, mango, florals, toasted malt & a touch of caramel
T: Less expressive than the nose, notes of citrus, toasted malt & caramel
M: Medium-bodied
O: I like Mongo better but this is a very solid IPA, definitely worth a try

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Picked this up for just 7 at D's Six pack in Swissvale.

A - Much less sediment than the Mongo IPA but still very hazy. Head is OK with just a 1/4 inch that settles to a nice sticky ring. Orange amber peach juice color.
S - Much less intense than the DIPA I get mild citrus hops, some bready malts and a bit of sugary malts. Very faint though I was surprised.
T - Has a good herbal bite to it that lingers on the palate a bit. Has a good balanced cracker malts and a touch of sugary sweetness. Love the lingering bitterness.
M - Light to medium in body very easy to drink.

Overall much bitter than I expected wish the smell was more aromatic but the taste made up for this. Well worth the money to try it!

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Photo of avwrite
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%

Great IPA, and affordable. Wasn't sure to buy it because of the price, but quality is intact. Refreshing and nice amber color. Bitterness not too heavy, and goes down smooth. Something you can drink in mass amounts.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev -1.7%

A: hazy; copper colored; a 2 finger white head that receded slowly to a think cap; thick lacing;

S: beautiful; pine and tropical fruit; a touch of caramel malt in the background;

T: piney hops; bitterness starts mid-palate and stays through the long finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: really enjoyable;

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Photo of Nwmike
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A classic West Coast IPA. A beautiful strong head that lasts. Strong citrus notes. Light pine after flavors. I was expecting a heaver flavor by the appearance, but a rather light IPA. Very good, but for a great IPA, try Port Brewing anniversary imperial IPA.

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Photo of hoppyhour
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip glass on 6/29/14

A- Very hazy, yeasty and almost hef look with big fizzy head

S- not much nose, typical fruity hoppiness

T- very west coast, piney with more pine on top, with grass and citrus

M- very drinkable, light carbonated and dry finish

O- good deal at $3.99 for a bomber, nice classic hop dominant ipa

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Photo of utfiero
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color- hazy butterscotch. Huge head.

Aroma- light with hints of lemon zest.

Taste- Starts dry and remains dry throughout. The finish is a bit jagged with a lingering hallmark IPA grapefruit zest. Nothing exceptional but drinkable. The variety of hops work but none rise to the occasion to make a great brew.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 12/31/2012.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured orange with a bright white soapy head that left splashy lace.

S- Some pungent grapefruit, citrus, and coriander notes.

T- Follows the nose exactly with grapefruit and citrus hop notes, as well lots of coriander bitterness.

M- Medium body, prickly carbonation, dry, and refreshing.

O- Not very complex but drinks like a refreshing white IPA.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is mostly bright tropical fruits with some pine and dankness thrown in.
The taste starts with a little pineapple sweetness and quickly goes to a moderate grapefruit bitterness and finishes with a strong and long pine bitter note. Excellent depth and profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(note: this bottle had been dropped on the floor, chilled down for 6+ hours before consuming)

A: cloudy-ass orange-amber... huge, dense, cottony foam - rocky/dimpled on the pour... solid cap, fair lacing

S: spicy orange creme... orange peels... underlying floral flourishes below the citrus

T: orange peels and bitter fresh leaves/grass... bittersweet orange middle-through... sugar cookie in the background... pleasing citrus peel-like bitterness gradually builds and rests in the palate

M: softly frothy/spongy... threads of resinous roundness... delicate heat on the back end... pillowy-soft, fade away finish

O: solid double IPA with standard/textbook West Coast flavors... a little rough-looking perhaps... very easy-drinking, go-to IPA

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.23 (w/ VONS card) (also 20 percent off)
Purchased: April 10, 2014
Consumed: April 17, 2014
Misc.: Bottled Jan. 31, 2014; Have had this so many times but only recently realized that I’ve never rated it

Poured a caramel, amber, semi-clear color with two fingers of pillowy off-white head. A nice line of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Tons of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Thick coating of lacing on the top.

Smelled pine, soapy notes, grapefruit, wet cascade hops, lime, citrus hops, floral hops and lemon zest. Just lovely.

Tasted pretty close to the nose, although not as much grapefruit as I remember. Got floral hops, citrus hops, pine, soap, cascade hops, grapefruit, lime, lemon and caramel.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just a very good IPA. No surprises from my past times having it. Definitely one of my go-to IPA’s.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow with a plump finger of white foam.

Floral/herbal notes, light citrus, some biscuity sweetness.

Citrusy and herbal hop resins with a light toasted malt backbone.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, clean.

Overall, what this beer lacks in aroma comes out in flavor and it's crisp clean body.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at lost abbey on tap on 4/3/14

A-Pours a hazy orange with a big white head. A

S-Aroma is citrus, hoppy, a little piney, bubblegum.

T-Hop forward flavor and resiny grapefruit.

M-The mouthfeel is well balanced and great carbonation.

O-Overall an excellent IPA must get some more!

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Photo of ONUMello
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle dated 1/3/14 poured into a Teku glass
A: Burnt orange with a two-finger head that settles to a one-finger height then lingers
S: Orange, mango, florals, toasted malt & a touch of caramel
T: Less expressive than the nose, notes of citrus, toasted malt & caramel
M: Medium-bodied
O: I like Mongo better but this is a very solid IPA, definitely worth a try

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on date of 01/14/14

Appearance - Pours a hazy sunset orange with a mountainous off-white 3-finger head. Fantastic retention, resulting in a thick layer of suds across the surface and webbed lacing around the glass.

Smell - Plenty of citrus and pine hit the nose first. Moderate floral notes as well. Clean malts in the background, touching faintly on some breadiness.

Taste - On point with the aroma. Hop character from the get go all the way through to the finish. Lots of floral character with plenty of orange and grapefruit highlights, complemented by a nigh untraceable white bread malt backbone. Lightly piney near the finish, and a citrus pith bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with some fairly lively carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Clean, classic example of a San Diego W.C. IPA. Lots of hop, very little malt noise. With all the complex IPAs out on the market now, this one comes across as a bit plain, but its still got plenty of bite and life left. A must try if classic West Coast IPAs are your thing.

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Photo of jSehnert
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good overall. Well crafted to the west coast ipa style.

Light in color and cloudy, looks great because I love unfiltered brews.

Grapefruit, grapefruit grapefruit. Good malt balance, great flavor hops.

Lingering bitterness.

Would enjoy this again.

22 oz bomber.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a fine white head that retains indefinitely.

Fresh grapefruit and citrus hops with some honey and lemon.

Bitter citrus hops with lemon and honey over a mild biscuit malt and a dry hop finish.

Medium body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue.

Very good, even exceptional. Very nice flavor and body and great head retention. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of ssteakley
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an outstanding brew, I bought it cause it was on sale at a local grocery here in Seattle, Pouring into a glass it had a nice head and lots of tiny bubbles so I thought it might have to much carbonation but it did not taste that way. Nice orange peel on the finish and a solid IPA.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass, the beer pours a light copper color with two full fingers of fresh off-white head. The aroma is solid with hints of pine, citrus, and grassy earth tones. The taste again is very solid, tasting of citrus, pine, herbal/floral notes, with a slight bitter taste and some solid hop backbone. A very solid west coast IPA all around.

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Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Golden with a slight haze. Carbonation is good.Head retention is excellent.
S- I get pine with a little bit of citrus to it. Clean, no off flavors.
T- Nice and smooth beginning with a powerful bitterness that lingers slightly. Cleans up nicely.
M- Light and light.
O- Not too complex of an IPA, but clearly a nice example of the style. I like the specific and two sided hop usage and the not overwhelming characteristics this beer possesses. Well done.

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Photo of tmm313
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Semi hazy, light amber color. Poured a nice, creamy 1 finger head. Soapy lacing.
S- Grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, floral, peach, and caramel. Dank really comes out when you swirl.
T- Best to let it warm a bit to get the flavors going. Tropical fruit, orange, a little pineapple, and pine over a medium malt backbone. Big citrus and fruitiness. There's some earthy spiciness going on as well. Big pine and grapefruit rind on the finish.
M- Medium thick body with rather crisp carbonation. Drying with a pretty intense bitter aftertaste.
O- I liked this IPA. The big citrus flavors were impressive , but the huge bitterness in the aftertaste threw me a bit. Don't get me wrong, I would drink this every time it was offered, but I doubt I would purchase again - that honor usually goes exclusively to my top 20, which this won't quite crack.

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Photo of Glennlawless
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured the bomber into a pint glass.

A- Getting some yeast sediment at the bottom and poured a really nice very cloudy orange with a nice thick one inch head.

S- Getting pine and grapefruit, and some juicy tropical fruits! Mango's,Pineapples. I could really tell this is a west coaster.

T/M - Getting a lot of the pine on the finish.. Slightly grassy at first, but before the swallow and its in your mouth its just a juicy explosion of hops(very hard to individually taste certain ones)...and not that much malty sweet backbone on this beer, pretty much all hops. You could tell this beer was brewed with 5 different hop variety's(as it states on the side of the bottle). Its a beer meant for hop-heads. In the finish I detected the alcohol twang then i realized it was the simcoe hops and then it faded away. I always find the brews brewed with simcoe leave an alcohol tinge for me...but again, that's just me....all bullshit aside though this beer is crazy good. In my opinion I think this is way better than the Mongo put out by them(double ipa). This just has a really good west coast flavor to it, its great.

Overall -If you like an awesome amount of hops and flavor, buy it. Super drinkable as well.

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Photo of zookerman182
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a cloudy orange color with a two finger white foamy head.
Arms is pine and citrus and grapefruit.
Flavor is pine and grapefruit and citrus and grass with a pronounced bitterness.
Mouthfeel is dry it seems with an amazing bitterness that I love.
This beer is simple, bitter and fantastic.

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Photo of brurevu
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my tasting notes: This was a fresh and clean IPA with a thick creamy head and good citrus hop aroma. The taste followed suit with some tropical fruit notes. The Wipeout was a really nicely balanced IPA that was not too aggressive, but not too timid either. It was easily drinkable and highly recommended for any IPA fan. If I had only brought back more than one!

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
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