slakemythirst (184) - - DEC 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruktig till tusen. Ananas och sweetie. Mycket behaglig och välbalanserad. Den här IPA:n är en IPA man blir glad av - för den är så god. Port Brewing kan!
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Arrived with a cloudy golden body and a tall pure white head. Aromas of chewy pine and resin, very heavy. The pallate is light and crisp and the carbonation is just strong enough to wipe out (pun intended) and alcohol burn. Flavors of pine needles, oranges, citrus zest dominate with a dry bitter finish that really lets the hop flavors settle in. Much more zing than in a bottle.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good IPA sure pours nice into a glass. Great color and frothy head. I love the aroma of a good IPA and this one is very good. Now, the strong, hoppy flavor I’m still learning to love, but I enjoyed this brew a lot.
gmb5127 (181) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Has a slight smell of hops but not much. There is a very strong grapefruit flavored bitterness that is rather refreshing.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 22 of Wipeout drank on your patio at 4pm on a sunny southern californian afternoon is pretty damn satisfying. Similar to lots of of other ipa’s but a little less agressive than some of its brothers.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 22 oz bottle, Pasadena, CA. Initially really fizzy with bubbles on glass like a cider; this worried me. But it receded quickly leaving a finger or so of white head (with lacing). Hue is brownish orange, cloudy. Other than the initial fizziness it has a very enticing appearance. Aroma is straight-up mango. Flavor was great, picked up a little sweet fruitiness with a great lasting bitter aftertaste; this brew snagged the bitter receptors on the very back of your tongue, by the tonsils - supper good quality in my opinion. Overall, definitely buy it/try it if given the opportunity. (Obviously, at a 97 rating as I write, you would try it)
luvcasks (178) - USA - JUN 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with some reddish notes with a nice short lived head.
Nose of resinous tangerine and woody notes along with toasty notes
Flavor: Very drying with with toast notes and rich hop flavors leading from spicy, resiny, grapefruit and woodyness.
Palate: For a big IPA the malt is sudued and the finish is medium length finishing dry with toast notes.
Overall: There is a certain refreshing dryness in this IPA which is characteristic of the west coast style typified by Russian River, Stone and Pizza Port - the other west coast styles like Alesmith enjoy the benefit of an orchestrated malt back ground to highlight the hops
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 66 cl @ Chimera (Cassino - Frosinone, Italy). A golden/orange almost clear color, head not so persistent but frothy and intense white. FRESH hop aroma, but not as the High Tide; anyway, notes are more complex since more hops type are in the recipe. Notes are purely in the WC-IPA style, like fresh and grown field, leaves, piny and herbaceous, green fruit, I’ll bet that a really fresh Wipeout could compete against the FFF Zombie Dust aroma. Body has a great balance, it is medium and highly carbonated, but drinkable as fruit juice; loads of grapefruit, citrus and . Matter of fact, it leaves you unsatisfied and forces to have another sip. Differently from High Tide (see my rating), that harshes palate so much that another sip is the only answer, but hey... result is quite the same. Those beers are perfect for a massive session, you could easily have two bottles without any food pairing. Finish is extremely pleasant, just less bitter in respect to my expectations, but long lasting and full of grapefruit and citrus. In the end, another masterpiece from Port Brewing.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The creamy texture of this beer is the best part. Bomber from Charles St. in Boston. Aroma and flavor are surprisingly more subdued than I thought they would be. Expected a more agressive bitterness, piny characteristic and floral/citrus aspects. Instead, I got a very balanced beer. Malt is very pronounced, with a slightly sweet honeydew character. The hops are definitely there with light pineapple, apricot and tangerine notes, but a very soft bitterness. Excellent, but not what I was looking for. Would drink it any time, anywhere.
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out deep golden and clear at first ( I added the sediment later) with a nice thick 1 finger of bright white head. Aroma is lovely and fruity with some sweeter background notes. Lots of spice, pine and a touch of resin, but not that much. Flavour is very nicely balanced and quite perfumed. Pleanty of moderate bitterness from some very tasty, fruity hops. The cascade and Amarillo come to the fore, but then I’m more familiar with their characteristics… Plenty of almost tropical notes, some peachy qualities, lemon, lime and orange zest. Slight white pepper spiciness, resin and a touch of rhubarb. Entry is nicely sweet with a honeyed quality to it, and despite the lighter mouthfeel, the beer remains slightly chewy with toffee and caramel flavours, of course these are in the background and the hops dominate. Body is medium/light but remains creamy with persistent carbonation, but he carbonation itself is actually quite soft feeling, creating a mousse-like effect. Yummy, it’s like a hop sorbet, very palate cleansing. The finish is nicely bitter - but not over the top - and lasts for some time with grapefruit and blood orange notes. This is a seriously quaffable IPA which comes out a lot more delicate than I would have expected, but this is by no means a criticism. With 5 pretty aggressive hop varieties involved, it’s a feat of engineering to keep the flavours so well controlled and balanced. Great stuff, and a promising start, as it’s the first Port Brewing beer I’ve tried.