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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Thanks to SamuraiArtist for this one! Pours a great orange-copper IPA hue. Full frothy head. Nose of topical fruits and warming malts. My palate was pretty beat up when I tried this but it was still quite quaffable and standout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Ryan shared this bottle with me two weekends ago and I am very thankful. what you have here is another amazingly well done west coast hop bomb. Resinous describes this beer very well. It is dripping with hoppy fruit juice. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Yes. This is what an IIPA should taste like. Pours orange-gold with a rocky white head. "Freshly squeezed citrus" is the perfect deScription for the aroma. Lemons, oranges, grapefruit mixed with pine and grass. Crisp, clean hops right up front. Tastes as if they were picked and put right in the bottle. Grapfruit, apricot, white pepper, lemon zest all blend well with a very light malt backbone. Thick without being syrupy and very refreshing on a hot day. This was a tremendous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Tried this on an IPA evening; it smells like hops mixed with pine tar and caramel and pretty much tastes the same except the citrus comes out and smacks you in the head. Drink with caution, this will provide a severe hangover to the unprepared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle: Pours a golden orange color with 1 finger white head. Aroma of orange juice and malts. Flavor is mildly malty sweetness with medium bitterness, lots of citrusy hops, orange, grapefruit and apricot all in there. Plus some alcoholic warmeth. Among the best imperial ipa’s. really lets the flavor rest on the hops and some alcohol to balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2007
22oz bottle from MrBendo. Aroma: Big piney hop and apricot. Mango and herbal/floral, light resin and a moderate dose of sweet caramel and light toast. Appearance: Medium golden in color and hazy. Off-white head was full and foamy with great retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Medium sweet caramel malt notes with some light toastiness gives way to a bunch of hops. Pine, orange, mango,floral, and a touch of resin. Some light grassy and earthy hops into the finish. Medium dry finish and a nice hop bite. Palate: Medium-high bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Very nice West Coast IIPA. Well put together as a vessel for hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: April 28, 2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma
Body: a bit thin body
Flavor: sweet hop flavor, lots of lingering bitterness
Overall: liquid hops

Date: August 24, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: south bay
Score: 3.0 to 3.9
Appearance: opaque orange, creany white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big sweet sugar covered grapefruit aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, lots of sweet grapefruit, well balanced bitterness, leaves a nice long tongue scraping bitterness without being overly bitter or distracting from the hop flavor

Date: May 04, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: south bay
a bit more bitterness takes away from the sweet grapefruit,

Date: January 20, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
much more subdued and bitter, still the grapefruit with a bit of crystal sweetness, big bitterness takes over,

Date: October 13, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Words: 3.9 to
continuing the subdued and bitter trend of the last couple of years,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2007
22 oz bottle. Poured a hazy orange color. Head was thick and off white with good retention and lacing. Typical IIPA aroma: big malty caramel & grapefruity/perfumy hops. Unfortunately I also kept getting occasional whiffs of cheap cheese puffs. Dry on the tongue with assertive hop bitterness that strengthens gradually and lingers. There was a touch of malty sweetness at the end. A citrusy hop flavor comes out up front accompanied by modest malty caramel, apricot, and eventually crushed pine needles. The alcohol flavor was tangible and reminded of vodka somewhat. Pretty good stuff. Improved as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Amber with a white head. Aroma is pine hoppiness, light floral. Taste is a firm hoppiness, nice fruit, and floral combo, light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
A slightly hazed reddish orangy brown with a dense white head, thinning quickly. The nose is sweet and round with caramel spread over a big piney bitter hop presence. Alcohol abounds, but in a good way. A bit of cinnamon. Mingles with the sweetness and the hops nicely. A bit of citrus. The finish is a bit alcoholic, in a good way, with a very long lingering bitterness. I would like to try this fresh, just to see of the fruitiness is big and round, not that it isn’t present-a bit of unripe mango pinyness, natch! Reminds me of the Winter YuleSmith.

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