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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%.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7361) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2007
22. Thanks...uuh, I think thanks to Follish_mortal. Pours thick and slowly surging coppery dark amber, fairly cloudy, with thick orangeish tan head. Decent lacing. Humongous sweet pine, fresh squeezed citrus, and spice nose, just as the brewer promises. Fairly thick body that manages to fall just shy of syrupy--pretty amazing, that. Tingly, active carb. Huge washes of caramel undernearth tsunamis of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, and a creosote wash at the end. Truly every conceivably hop flavor in one. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Very pale orange, lightly hazy. Aroma mainly of freshly peeled orange as well as some spruciness, lightly biscuity. Less intense aroma than expected. Flavor is acidic and highly citric, with a hesitant mention of florality, moderate EtOH presence. Light, generically toasted maltiness. A fruity, surprisingly moderate bitterness closes this off, albeit interspersed with little bursts of spicy, burning hoppiness. With the huge mass of ingredients that went into this, I was hoping for more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Thanks to footy for this - hazy copper beer, with a small ring of lace - loads of grassy, earthy hops exploding out of the glass, so well-blended that it’s hard to pick out individual types - the hop flavor is huge and aggressive, but not abrasive like many of these beers can be - very grassy, herbal, and earthy - just enough malt backbone to add complexity without making the beer sweet - she stays about as dry as she can be for the abv, which compliments the extreme bitterness - very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Potently fresh, hoppy aroma - citrusy and even somewhat sweet. Lots of delectable hops in the flavor as well. Go figur, with the name of the beer and all, its what I should expect. Its a powerful beer, but still the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Heavy. Quite good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle via trade with IrishBoy. Aroma initially of freshly crushed spruce needles. Citrus zest. Roasted sweet malt. The citrus takes a back seat as the beer warms and the malt becomes more present. The pine, however, is always at the forefront. Pours rich copper with a big frothy white head. Flavor of vibrant, bright, dry hops. Pine, tangerine, mango. Nice malty backbone. Creamy on the palate. Rich with lively carbonation. Quite nice, but lacks something, though... Thanks Richard!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EricDanger (23) - USA - OCT 10, 2007
We found this very similar to OG’s "Hop Juice".....but with MUCH better taste and masking of the super high alcohol content. Found a bomber on the shelf at my local BevMo

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
A solid 4. Greate rich gold, small which head, lots of lacing, lovely. Nose announces lots and lots of hops. Maybe unfocused ... hard for me to be sure which hops were present, because, of course, almost all of them were. Taste is balanced malt, caramel, pine tar and citrus hops beyond belief, nice long bitter finish. This is the kind of beer I really like. Nit picking that kept it from going over a 4 — maybe a smaller range of hops would have produced better focus, and I prefer a beer at less than 10.5% alcohol. Hard to consider this a session beer, or even a safe beer with a long slow barbecue dinner. Nice, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6031) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2007
This is a profound experience. Incredible aroma. Very nice hops. Strong flavors. For someone like me, the Pizza Port mystique has been allusive. And when I got my chance to taste, the hype lived up to its reputation. This is a powerful IPA without any sense of over powering sweet aftertaste. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Terrific IIPA. Pours a rustic orange pour with white head. Nose of course spilling out big time hopage. Flavor does as well but its smooth and delcious. LIke a great big glass of grapefruit juice with some alcohol. To tag along with the bitter hops thers are some descent maltiness going on too. My bottle seemed quite fresh, but like it was ready to turn from hop bomb to malt bomb. making it quite well balanced and a true treat. Thanks zathrus13.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Love my hops. This one is a crazy hop experience without tasting too bitter at the end. Some pine and citrus aroma as well as taste. Very Big beer. Complex even though so hoppy. Smooth and hoplicious.


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