Port Brewing Company Wipeout I.P.A. (365 Day 244)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Port Wipeout I.P.A.

The nice thing about keeping track of your tastings of American craft beer is the ability to go back to see what you thought about a beer in the past. Wipeout I.P.A. by Port Brewing Company arrives from a two year hiatus to be American craft beer number 244.

This time around Wipeout I.P.A. agreed with me more than when I had it in the past. Maybe I have trained my taste buds to appreciate the beautiful world of hops more than I did. I really can’t believe that but at least it is a possibility.

Bread malt lends a backbone that pine, citrus, floral, and spice hops all sit upon. Bitterness is subtle and shrinks quickly but leaves a bit of pine and grapefruit lingering. Tasty and refreshing. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.4

Useless Fact: The famous goldfish-swallowing fad was started at Harvard University in 1938 by a student who downed a fish on a lark, then was challenged to perform the same feat in public. Hundreds of students witnessed the performance, and the fad caught on. The first goldfish-swallowing record was set the following year by a student from Middlesex College who down 67 live goldfish. In 1967 the fad was revived just long enough for a St. Joseph’s College undergrad to consume 199 hapless fish.

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