Wipeout I.P.A. (Cascade Dry Hopped) | Port Brewing

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Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 10-14-2010

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Als served in a nonic. Appears a crystal clear light orange color with a finger of white head that receeds quickly leaving spotty lace all over the glass.

The aroma is hoppy with a scent of grapefruit predominently with other indications of citrus fruit and flowers. Not as bold of a nose as I was expecting for a dry hopped verion but it is enjoyable.

The taste of this brew is a pleasant inclusion of hop flavors just like the nose indicated before turning moderately herbally bitter. There is a toasted malt presence and a nice warmth of alcohol. However, throughout the body are some yeasty "green" flavors that are a bit offputting. A flavor of leafy, grassy hops are left clinging inside the mouth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is easy drinking but would be much more enjoyable without the ackward green yeasty flavor. This is one of those example of dry hopping that does not prove that just adding more hops will make a beer better.

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Photo of thain709
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - An orange-golden colored body with a two finger, white, and foamy head...the head showed decent retention falling slowly into a foamy bead...some lacing was left

S - Grapefruit stands out among other citrus flavors such as lemon and orange...it's not as big as I expected from the dry hopping but it's still a juicy nose

T - The hops dominate up front with the sweeter side of the cirtus hops...the middle of the beer is interesting...there is a caramel malt undertone that is trying to keep things calm in the bitterness department...there is also this fresh, green, herbal hop flavor going on...it kind of gets to you after a while...the warmth bring out the alcohol at the end while it also finishes very bitter

M - Medium bodied...good bitterness, alcohol burn

D - I haven't had the regular version of this beer, but I don't think I would try this one again...that herbal green hop flavor in the middle just through off a good grapefruit bitterness...I'll look to try the normal version and hop for a better outcome

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on cask at Al's of Hampden - served cask temp in A Nonic.

The beer is wonderful to look at like an amber gemstone, resplendent in the light with golden hues and thick pale cream with subtle lace clinging. The cask provides a substantial hop aroma with serious citrus and mild floral notes. The smell has a light grapefruit and mild tropical ester. The feel is bitter, lots of oily resinous texture and moderately high acidity with subtle semi-sweet finish and mild astringency.

The taste is full of grapefruity hop flavors and slight grassy notes with mild tangerine and other tropical elements to compliment the citrus. The flavor is slightly sweet with a mellow yeast accent in the cask with subtle caramel malt and spice cohesion leading to a semi-dry flavor with lots of acidity in the finish. I found this to be a decent cask ale, it pushes the boundaries with the amount of bitterness, but a very good IPA and I was glad I got the chance to try the cask. I think it is slightly reduced in drinkability since the bitterness is high, but you expect that from a westcoast IPA.

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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On one of the handpulls at Al's of Hampden on 10/14/10.

A - Attractive hand pulled beaut with a hazy amber/orange presentation and a dense foamy crown that transformed into thick, ornate lacing.

S - Fairly pungent Cascade hop nose with an underlying caramel and biscuity malt character as well as a waft of alcohol. Citrusy hops also emerged, especially after the liquid reached room temperature.

T - The Cascade hops impart a leafy bitterness on top of the less pronounced citrusy West Coast attributes of this IPA. A slightly toasted, biscuity malt does its best to quell the assertive hop bill. I would like the citrus character to be a bit more prominent, though, and I think the alcohol presence bolsters the spicier side of the hops here. Most of the citrus character is replaced by leafy, clingy green hops. Not necessarily a bad thing... I just want more citrus!

M - Medium thin-ish body with an oily, sticky mouthfeel and moderate alcohol warmth. Finishes with dry, lingering hop bitterness on the palate.

D - Pretty damn impressive, although perhaps a bit too warm for a 7% IPA. the dry hopping offers an interesting (and flavorful) twist on this already stellar IPA, but I wish a bit more of the citrus qualities were displayed here. Still a very good beer in its own right.

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Wipeout I.P.A. (Cascade Dry Hopped) from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 9 ratings