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RATINGS: 1478   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of citrus, peach, bitter hop and malt. Quite bitter taste, with citrus, spicey hop kick, peach, grainy malt and a mild hop burn. Doesn’t taste like its abv. Good hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
65cl Bottle. Hazy golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, pine. Flavour is massively bitter, pine, weed, malts, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (1739) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
Muddy bronze colour. Aroma is lots of pine needles and a little bit of guava and banana. Taste is pretty bitter with quite some spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2016
Dark orange colour, big white head. Aroma of apricot, orange, peach, mango, pretty much very fruity hops. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap taster at the Lost Abbey / Port Brewing tasting room. Clear, golden amber with thin off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of pine, orange, grapefruit, caramel and mango. Taste of caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine resin and mango. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shreddermx (52) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Barwa złota, delikatnie opalizuje. Piana średniopęcherzykowa, pozostawia lacing na ściankach szkła. Aromat dość subtelny, owoców cytrusowych i tropikalnych z bardzo delikatna, nikłą nutką iglakową co wskazuje, ze piwo ma pewnie kilka miesięcy. Smak dojżałych owocow tropikalnych z cytrusami, spora, przyjemna goryczka grejfrutowa.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
Una de las mejores cervezas que he bebido, mucho cuerpo maltoso, alta graduación bien equilibrada y un golpe de lúpulo que te vuelve loco, perfecta para compartir entre buenos cerveceros que aprecien esta maravilla.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, caramel malt, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, rich pine hops, some mango/pineapple, and citrus (notably tangerine & grapefruit); Finish is dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; A wallop of hops - excellent IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is super piney, resinous, mango, solvent, glue, alcohol. Taste of caramel, mango, pine, glue, alcohol. Sweet , bitter and hot. This is an old bottle, might be better fresch

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Patchy lacing. Aroma of orange, straw, pine and caramel. Flavour of pine, grapefruit, candy and menthol. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Uncompromisingly bitter and hoppy, which helps to disguise the 10% ABV, but slightly hinders its swiggability. I love a high IBU Imperial IPA.


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