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

A solid IPA, although nothing too remarkable. A tick-above-average offering though not quite "outstanding". From my haggard palate, I tasted burnt citrus notes coupled with the mellowed 'five' hop combination. Delicious; though not too delicious.

There's a Pizza Port a few blocks away from where I squat and thought they brewed they brewed this on-site; however, much to my naivety, I only recently realized 'Port' products are brewed up the road in San Marcos alongside 'Lost Abbey'. Pizza Port has a decent selection of beer but the pizza is only mediocre... and the service is horrible. C'est la guerre.

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Photo of thelloyd
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stiff white foam with a great orange color... lots of fruit flavors and pine. Great for people who like IPAs with no real malt character. I found it easy drinking leaving a light bitterness on the tongue. Great for a hot summer day on the beach.... wipeout

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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light orange color, perfect carbonation with a nice white head that is on the thicker side.

It smells like a perfect blend of hops, and when you taste it.. You realize it is!
SO MANY enjoyable hop flavors.
Such a drinkable IPA, drinks like its 5% rather than 7%.

The one thing that does have an effect on the beer is the bottle date.
Being on the east coast, its easy to find some that are brewed 8 months ago.
The key is to check the date. (Which they are awesome about putting it on all their beers)

This is one of my favorite West Coast IPAs. Mongo is great too!
I first had this years ago, and it is a constant go to beer.

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Photo of Omnium
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours cloudy orange gold, figiners of thick marshmallow head, thick patches of lacing.
S - Aroma is lots of hop resin, some dark fruits, lots of orange marmalade, some nice floral notes.
T - Taste is pretty similar to aroma, lots of orange flavor, nice floral notes a nice bitter bite, some mango and papaya on the end.
M - Bitter, but not over the top, a little sticky.
O - Good stuff goin on here, good west coast IPA

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled 10/17/2013 (half a month ago)
Amber color, slightly hazy. Huge fluffy head. Aroma has oranges, tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, pine. On the palate, bitterness is pronounced but balanced with slight malt sweetness. I guessed FG to be 1.014, but website says 1.008, so sweetness sensation may come from the caramel malts used. Body is medium. Bitterness persists for a long time in the finish. Overall, a great example of a SoCal IPA, similar in style and quality to Green Flash, and a cheaper alternative to the slightly-better Alesmith and Ballast Point.

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Photo of Celtics17
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly hazy, orange. A light orange, with hints of straw yellow in the appearance.
S - Subtle fruit aroma allows the malt to come through.
T- I thought this was a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. I taste pine, and a pulp like feel like orange juice.

Overall a good IPA for a $4 bomber.

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Photo of SacHops
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

GREAT beer - Hops hit you right between the eyes, floral, not overly syrupy, finishes clean. Not sure what I expected, saw it on the menu at a restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Was actually in the mood for a DIPA but this looked like the hoppiest thing on the menu. Did not disappoint.

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Photo of EBeckett3
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orange w nice off-white head. Good laces.

S - Fruit, malt, yummy..

T - Herbal hops, slight bitter aftertaste.

M -medium bodied, floral w hoppy bitterness.

O - V. good & enjoyable - had two. Sessiunable.

Poured into a 16 oz pint glass at the Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly hazy, orange. Gigantic head off-white head. Pour into two glasses from the bomber to get a cleaner version in one glass and a floatie version in the other.

S - Subtle fruit aroma allows the malt to come through.

T - Herbal hops, biscuit, bitter aftertaste and then the alcohol comes through as it settles on the tongue.

M - Thick, lingering, Paints the mouth and leaves residual bitterness.

O - Not a bad IPA, but I guess I had my hopes too high for this one. This is only my second Port brew and I look forward to trying more.

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Photo of McStagger
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewed on 8/15/13. Love the freshies. And a "San Diego" style West Coast IPA makes me weak in the knees.

A: Poured fairly aggressively, and it shows. Monster two and a half finger khaki head. Somewhat rocky, with moderate retention. Stellar lacing. Beer itself is a slightly hazy off bronze orange.

S: Actually getting a bit more of the malt here. Good caramel, malted grain (duh), some slight vanilla notes. Hops are throwing forth a boquet of fruit, but it seems to run the gamut of sweet. Tangerine, orange, honeybell. There's also a bit of floral or leafy/herbal quality. Not much as far as pine or evergreen is concerned.

T: The first word that comes to mind is subtle. For a "San Diego" style west coast IPA, this isn't overly bitter. (Your mileage may very, I've been drinking Double Jack exclusively for the past week). Starts off with mild notes of grapefruit and citrus. Pulpy, a little sweet. The mid palate is an exquisitely balanced transition into the tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) with a bit of herbaceousness. The finish is a bit of chalky/ash like bitterness. Finishes completely and utterly dry with stone fruit intermingled throughout (apple, pear). Very, very balanced.

M: Fairly light bodied for the style. Nice carbonation and the shot of drying hop bitterness does a great job of cloaking the underlying malt texture.

O: Pretty good representation of the style. What this beer lacks in raw power it makes up for in finesse. Very, very balanced take on San Diego.

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

Cloudy apricot color, gigantic creamy white head that has some hang time,and solid lacing.

Citrus aroma mainly, fresh grapefruit, snappy, slight sweet breadiness detected.

Flavor starts with a hit of sweet malt mid palate and is instantly erased by the wave of 5 hop selections that create an appropriate level of bitterness.Grapefruit,pineapple & tangerine are noted. Alcohol slightly detectable,but not a flaw. Good amount of complexity to the flavors as well.

Good mouthfeel,medium range,slight graininess.

A solid IPA,and considering he price of $4 for a bomber, it is a solid value as well. Delivers the goods that many other more expensive bombers miss the mark on.

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

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: hazy, light amber/gold.

Smell: very tropical and bright.

Taste: firm bitterness with the citrusy hops giving you what you were smelling.

Mouthfeel: nice creamy mouthfeel without being sweet.

Overall: I really like this beer, great IPA!

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Photo of cvm4
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice citrus/orange colored body with hints of amber. Has a frothy two finger eggshell head.

S - Juicy citrus hops that develop into piney goodness.

T - Orange peel smacks ya. Grapefruit and tropical citrus. A pretty good wallop of a piney bitter hop finish.

M - Spot on... Medium bodied/carbonation. Wet finish.

O - Such a refreshing IPA to drink. Tasty west coast IPA that delivers.

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Photo of Mycryan
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy dark golden color with a creamy head that sticks down the glass. Great hop variety and balance in this beer. I've definitely been impressed with what i've tasted so far from Port. It's well-carbonated, light body for a 7% IPA... made it an easy drinker. I'd have a few of these

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Photo of Hoptopher
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like the color one this onethis beer. It falls in between copper and golden with a nice little haze to it.
The smell is good with some grapefruit up front and a little tangerine behind it. I almost sense something slight like oyster cracker coming off the malts.
The taste follows in suit with smell, grapefruit, trangerine and maybe some coriander spice in there as well. Very nice.
The mouth feel is good, but something on that spice taste kind of lingers around on the tounge a little to long for me.
Overall I think this beer reps west coast IPAs very well. I'll be back to this one.

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Photo of brureview
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light copper color in a pint glass with a 2 finger head.

Nice aroma: sweet( reminiscent of San Diego brewer Lagunitas) and grapefruit rind.

The mouth feel was carbonated well for this style.

The taste was grapefruit, and citrus rind.

The beer rounded out with a not too bitter, hoppy finish.

San Diego in style, but different than Lagunitas- there is more balanced bitterness in the finish than the latter.

The IPA was fresh: June 13. It's a winnah!

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Photo of boddhitree
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Side-by-side taste test of PWO and Russian River's Blind Pig.

I ordered that for the g/f and for me, the Port Wipe Out. The BP was great, needed more malt backbone IMO, but wow. The PWO was maltier but not as citrusy, more bitterness, though. I preferred the PWO, my g/f the PB. The PWO was really, really süffig, for the pint glass was empty within minutes though I was trying to appreciate its complexity.

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Photo of CHickman
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy dark orange brownish color with a huge 3 finger foamy off white head that had a ton of bubbles in it, fading extremely slowly and allowing caverns to form as it coats the sides with foamy lacing; this beer looked just like the Mongo DIPA, leaving rings as it went down, so Port Brewing has been consistent is producing impressive looking IPA’s. This head left a Close Encounters of the Third Kind mountain of foam in the middle, which was marvelous to gaze at.

Smells of floral hops, piney hops, grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, toasted biscuit, lightly roasted grains, citrus hops and more citrus hops; the label states that 5 hop varieties are used and it shows as this is a juicy hop bomb with damn good balance to allow the fresh hoppy notes to take center stage.

Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, orange peel, lemon, piney hops, biscuit, caramel, fruit like apple or guava, roasted grains, coriander, herbs, pepper and light spices which seem to lead back to the resiny hop oils that just coated your tongue and assaulted your senses with extreme hop goodness; the hops assault pulls back and allows for malty balance in the flavor, with the initial citrus and piney flavors settling down to allow the malt backbone to keep the hops in check. There are bready elements and candy elements like Skittles or Razzles mixed with the fresh hop tastes, letting this flow down with ease with very little hop bitterness bite. It hides the 7% very well, and trails off with and slight piney and citrus bitterness that has nice bready notes in play.

Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery slick, with mild to no carbonation, a medium chewy body and a sweet bitter aftertaste that trails off like grapefruit juice or lemonade and borders on too bitter but keeps in check.

Wow, another beer worth ordering online as I landed to another winner in this beer, which was hop centric, well balanced, complex and packed with flavor. The malt lingers well after the hops produce an aggressive presence, and the beer flowed down fast and easy, living up to the hype: a great IPA that I will seek out and order again. It’s easy to drink, quite delicious and a very high recommendation for an IPA.

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Photo of Drunkenass
4.64/5  rDev +14%
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 BigBrewStu
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from a 22 ounce bottle into a clear pint glass.

It was a really good beer! It went down way too fizzy for my own particular taste. So if you like really carbonated beer this will be a good fit. Beautiful orange beer, and boasting grapefruit undertones--producing a nice bitter-hoppy experience.

Nice light/medium body. Enjoy!

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

On bottle from Cervezalandia.Always a perfect beer, never old.Always fresh and very hoppy.Medium body with a nice white head.Fresh hops, citrus and other grape fruits.Long flavor with a some resin.High carbonation but don't disturb.Is one of my favourites IPA.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a light and slightly hazy color forming a huge bubbled, creamy and soapy white head. Good retention and lots of lacings formed and left

S: Very flowery and grassy and piny in the nose. Nice combination of five hops. Strong notes of pale malts too. Some notes of mango caused by the hops

T: Absolutely refreshing IPA. Strong notes of pale malts, caramel malts, tropical fruits, citrus notes, grassy notes and also piny notes on the hops. In overall, a quite dry and bitter taste. Not extremely bitter, apparently 78 IBUs

M: Medium body and carbonation. Malty and flowery hops aftertaste

O: Quite drinkable. Californian style IPA. Refreshing. Strongly recommended

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Photo of flayedandskinned
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled of 5/1/13
Poured in the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a hazy, pale straw yellow with a massive, 3 finger white head that has amazing head retention and leaves a ton of thick, sticky lacing behind as it recedes. Gorgeous looking IPA.

Aroma: (4.75)
Waves of ripe, juicy peach from the hops slap your nose as soon as you raise the glass to your face. Behind the bright peach, there are huge notes of pine, grapefruit and even a little bit of pineapple. There is a light, flaky cracker light malt presence underneath the deluge of tropical hops, that becomes more and more apparent as the beer warms.

Taste: (3.75)
A sizable wallop of grapefruit pith greets your palate with notes of resinous pine and light apricot soon to follow. The beer finishes dry with a kiss of cracker-like malt to help balance out the bitter hops. There are lingering notes of lemon zest and pine resin left dancing on your palate. There is a faint alcohol phenol presence in the finish as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: (4)
Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (4)
A very solid, albeit not the most complex IPA from Port Brewing. The very tropical aroma is absolutely wonderful, but unfortunately the taste doesn't quite live up to it. If more of the apricot and peach aromatics were carried over in taste, I'd absolutely love this beer. Overall this is a very solid IPA, but just a tad disappointing.

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Wipeout IPA from Port Brewing
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