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RATINGS: 1452   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
22 oz bottle from Bev Mo Carmel mtn. Other than this beer having a very cool label, its magic in your mouth. Seriously, big nose of pine, grass, grapefruit.....and more pine. One of the best doubleís out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2007
From AlohaC, as a freaking gift. Thanks again to you Christian. Pours a murky, unfiltered looking brew.This was a marvelois beer. Loads of tropical fruit, mango and kiwi, mixed with a massive dose of resiny hoppy goodness. This was the kind of beer that I found my self staring at the glass after every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2007 Bottle. Hoppy, alcohol-pine aroma. Golden and clear. Good sting and lots of grapefruit and pine taste. Clean palate with lasting sting. Best at 55-60 degrees. [tasted next to a Dreadnaught] (not suprisingly) the Dreadnughtís peachy, the Hop-15 is piney, and both are superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly orangish copper with a touch of a frothy white head that leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. Aromas promise grapefruit rinds and caramel malts with a bit of a pine bite to it. After first sip, Iím sold. This is really nice. The malt and hops are in perfect balance... there is a wonderful caramel body that supports heavily hopped opening and finishing salvos.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
9/4/9/5/18 - Bottle from Caponeís (also just got a pair from Naven - thanks!!!) Nice golden color with a small-medium head. Aroma is an incredible bouquet of freshly cut piney-citrus hops. Lots of sweetness coming through my nasal passages. Flavor is a sweet mix of citrusy-piney-floral hops with just enough malt to make it all OK. Emphasis is on the hops - this one finishes nice with great mouthfeel. This guy is really what DIPAs should strive to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2007
22oz bottle, WOw, this is great.. drinkable , dangerously so too, 10.0% on the bottle, thin head but has some taste that just puts this one perfectly, its perhaps a type of hop that is great, and this one works.. my west coast choice for Double Simcoe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Poured into the 3F glass... har har... hazy somewhat darker amber, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is a big blast of the usual PNW goods. Not much else to say. Some caramel backing. Medium to heavy body, moderate to high bitterness, chewy mouthfeel, some alcohol but still very drinkable. Enjoyable. Not quite Dreadnaught, but compared to most IIPAs this is a superior example. At $5/bomber, itís the poor manís Dreadnaught. Good stuff.
After buying a case and getting about half way through, I will admit Iím getting really sick of this beer. 7/4/6/3/12... using original rating though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly clear copper with a slight ivory head. Pine and citrus with a bit of sweetness drive the nose. The reminds me of the first time I tried Hop 15, years ago. Piney hops and some grapefruit on the finish drive this. The mouth feel is almost perfect with a bint of astringency. This has to be one of the best IIPA Iíve tasted and Iíve had a few. Cheers to Tomme and Port!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Aroma is citrusy, pleasent. Pours orangish copper. Flavor is good, nice and well rounded. Medium body. Pretty good, not the best, but definitely worth drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Cloudy copper color, very little head. Nice piney hop nose, a bit of sweet maltiness underneath. Medium bodied, pretty smooth but just a bit sticky, medium carbonation. Good hop flavor, not great but OK. Huge hop bitterness.

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