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.