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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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First brewed in 2002 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original Pizza Port location in Solana Beach, we searched high and low and combined 15 of our favorite hops which were added every 15 minutes to the boil. Somewhat darker than other Double IPA style beers, our beer oozes the hop goodness of pine needles, freshly squeezed citrus and ground spices which are only moderately tempered by a sweet malt finish. Thankfully, for all of us hopheads, we have decided to brew this beer more than once a year. Look for Hop 15 to make appearances from time to time when space permits us to brew this, one of our favorite ales.
Alcohol content varies. Spring 2012 batch is 11% ABV. Spring 2013 is 10%.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy tannish head which just stays there the whole drink. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrusy, nice pines, and caramel. The taste is mostly hoppy, some malts, nice touch of grapefruit/pines, and some caramel. The finish is bitter and dry, just the way I like it. Medium body. Very drinkable, finally got to this one, very very tasty, another awesome brew from Port.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2007
22oz Bomber Recieved in trade from errantnight, thanks again Derek. The first beer of my last leg before reaching 300. I’ve bee nanxious to try this for awhile now. Hop 15 pours a moderately hazed copper with prominant orange highlights throughout. A two finger dirty white head formed on the pour and fell to a frothy cap with a thick collar. Left thin frothy drink lines after each sip. The smell of this brew is wildly complex. Pure hoppiness in the nose. Layer upon layer of sweet tropical fruit juiciness. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit in that order with a sprinkling of pine. There is a touch of caramel maltiness in the background and spicy alcohol on the backend that compliments nicely. But this beer is all about the hop. All that wonderful hoppiness comes through in the flavor as well. The caramel maltiness lays the foundation but the hop goodness quickly kicks the malt aside without consideration. All the aformentioned hop aromas are even bigger in the taste than aroma. The pine sap comes through big on the finish along with an aspirin like bitterness. This one will shred up your tongue pretty good. Body is on the heavy side of medium but comes across incredibly silky smooth. Carbonation is sluggish letting every bit of hop resin coat your tongue on its way through. Lingering bitterness on the finish. I would have absolutely no problem drinking this beer all day long. Every sip makes me want another and the hop complexity keeps me coming back for more. A great IIPA from Pizza Port. The use of 15 different hop varities was something that had me drooling as soon as I learned of such a nectar. I couldn’t wait to try it. Now, I need someone to send a case my way. 10/28/07

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
best imp/ dub ipa ever. its perfect. it taste better than the brown eye of a white girl. mmmm mmm good. resiny hoppy sweet beautiful sexin the mouth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2007
[bomber] Copper color, slightly hazy with a nice off-white head. Powerful hop aroma, like syrupy pine needle juice and grapefruit. Flavors are pure hops... the malt really takes a backseat in this one, providing some toasty, bready character. Floral, citrus hops finish things off, with a final attack of bracing bitterness and slight alcohol warmth. I really great beer.. certainly one of the better IIPAs I have had lately.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle sampled at stateline. Pours a hazy copper color with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt sweetness, citrus, pine, and some grapefruit. Flavor is full bodied and moderately sweet with caramel, grapefruit, and notes of pineapple with a clean and dry finish. An excellent imp/double ipa . Thank burt

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Bought a case of 22 oz. bottles. Medium dark, hazy amber with a soft, billowing head. Aroma is an explosion of fresh hops. Taste is apricot, bitter hops, pine, grapefruit rind. Closest comparison is Dreadnaught, but it falls short of that worthy. A bit one-dimensional as far as the flavor is concerned, it is just kind of bitter all the way through, I wanted more fruit presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2007
22 oz bottle via trade (thanks hellbilly!). THis one pours a semi-hazy amber with a large beige head. Nose is orange, apricot, pineapple. And it tastes like orange, apricot,pineapple, subtle grapefruit and a tiny bit of pine, and even a little spiciness, likely from the hops. This all sits on a very nice malt backbone that gives it a full body and a nearly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium to moderate. A very nice IIPA that is hoppy but not TOO bitter and is balanced just right for an IIPA..meaning the hops take center stage, as they should!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bomber from JCB - thanks! Clear gold with a thick white head. Lots of chip-like floaties, and a big hunk of sediment, still semicircle in shape from the bottom of the bottle, plops into my glass. Sweet malt nose that is pounded into submission by citrus and pine. Brutally bitter flavors permeate the mouth, it almost stings the palate. Dry grapefruit and orange with a resiny tone throughout. After the initial bitterness passes, something I think is cardamom comes through. A spicy herbal bitter finishes the assault, and it lingers for quite some time, like a hard punch, reminding you you were in a fight. Niiiice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bomber. Thanks after4ever. Pours hazy copper with a lacy white head. Both the aroma and the taste have pretty much everything hops have to offer: Pine, grapefruit, flowers, resin, spice pineapple, etc. etc. The kind of beer that can make a hophead wax poetic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5322) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours bright gold into a tulip. Fluffy white head leaves little lacing as it slowly recedes. Pine and citrus aromas. Creamy caramel, pine and citrus. Lasting bitter finish.


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