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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Wow. All about the hops, with a little body that gives it Fairly drinkable. On tap at Papago in Tempe. Like the piney hop profile, with a little bit of a lingering bitter aftertaste. This beer makes me verry hoppy. My second pizza port beer. These guys like hops, so i like their beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Poured reddish brown with very thin offwhite head. Aroma is piney/resiny citrus hops. The aroma is outstanding. The flavor is citrusy and bitter. Some malt charater adds a little balance, but this brew is HOPPY. Nice bitter finish with a touch of sweetness to the end. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2006
<!-- i -->Hand-bottled #65.<!-- /i --> Reddish-brown body, medium cream head. Sweet aroma imparted with alcohol, toast, and touches of butterscotch, in addition to piney, grapefruity hops. Caramely, toasty body with citrusy, resiny hops, a bit stale and probably less bitter and potent than they were when the beer was fresh. Dense flavor profile; alchol nearly undetectable. Good but lacks character. A bit too conventional for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 Tap, O’Briens. Pours a medium ruby color. No head at all. Aroma is a little hoppy with some malt along with hints of brandy. Very low carbonation. Lots of malt and dark fruits up front. Mostly malty and vinous up front. The hop bitterness doesn’t seem to really come into until the end of this brew. It becomes a little too sweet towards the end of the pint. Alcohol is well hidden though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4127) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2006
I had this at the Solana Beach back in June 2006. There is no whay this is a Double IPA. This goes down more like a hopped up Quaddruple. Thos beer is very very strong. One pint will keep you warm! Sure there is enough hops to make a years worth of any other IPA. bu t it is just too strong to not be a Quad! This is just a really sweet beer that thankfully is balanced out with a sick amount of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
More like a "Profound Malt Backbone". The hops hit you good and quick and give way to the sickly sweet aftertaste, which is still pretty damn hoppy. I like a cleaner hop finish than what this brings. I fully realize that I am one of the very few who will admit to overdoing it, but this is about it. Kinda reminds me of the Hop Whompus, which dealt out the same assault on my tongue. Don’t get me wrong... this stuff is great. Just not my ball of hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Solana Beach. Beautiful complex aroma of hops; floral, with pine, light resin, and over underlying sweet malt. Appears a red-orange mahogany color with a good head and no effervescence. Flavor is big and warm, with grapefruit, residual sweetness, and some passionfruit. Palate is thick and enveloping, bringing out the passionfruit very well. Overall, this is a spectacular brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sistinas (101) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
On cask (!) at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ. Looked reddish brown in the dark, smelled super hoppy and almost a little... soapy? Tasted... holy moly hoppy, but somehow it wasn’t overpowering or excessively bitter like some other beers of the same style I’ve had. Dry, pleasant finish, not too much aftertaste. Very drinkable for how much alcohol is in it. I am still recovering!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
I tried this at both solana beach and san clemente. I seemed to be the only one who didn’t like it. It seemed way too alcoholic and overly sweet. I think some of the other ipa’s were way better and even more hoppy. This was way out of balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2006
courtesy of silphium....hand-botled #65 reddish brown, almost chesnut pour with medium light brown head...aroma if sweet malts, caramel, and finished with floral, bitter hops...excellent caramel/sugar flavor with a crisp and biting gfruit hop finish...nice palate


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