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

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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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Photo of jooler
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a good initial taste. Sort of tastes like fall beers. It also has a hoppy lager taste to it but it's not a lager. I would still prefer lagunitas ipa or even pizza port ponto.

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Photo of Tonedef
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This truly is one of my favorites...nice look with a gorgeous frothy iceberg head that sticks around till you last chug..nice hop bite up front with a blend of tropical fruits mid palate that blends very nice then more hop bitterness and maltiness on the back end...I have nothing negative to say about this beer it just works in every way..

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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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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
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