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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%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1612) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
Bue en bouteille. Couleur orangée trouble. Mousse blanche épaisse et onctueuse. Nez ananas houblon. Palais fruits jaunes, mangue, ananas et alcool. Amertume puissante et bien équilibrée. Belle corpulence, Finale longue à l’amertume marquée. Top.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (538) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Wonderful pine/citrus rind hop and honey malt sweetness aroma. An easy 10. Dark hazy orange color with a stark white head of foam. Tastes sweet in the background with a strong hop presence all throughout. The hops are more of the citrus variety but with an earthy quality added in. Very drinkable for 10% ABV. The palate is very full and silky for the style. This was excellent. Truly a 100 rated beer that lives up to it’s hype. Buy this right now if you can get it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (2125) - PORTUGAL - JAN 8, 2016
65cl bottle. Hazy orangish golden colour with a generous off-white head. Pine, caramel, spices, citrus and other fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter with caramel and spice notes up front, followed by a bitter kick and finishes with a long, dry and bitter piny flavour. Overall, a fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3851) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Winter 2015 version, 10.5% abv. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to leave good lace. Aroma of big resinous citrus and fresh cut grass from the hops. Taste has more of a balance with the malt, but still huge hop presence. Booze is well hidden, but it sneaks up on you the more you drink. Really well done double IPA.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2015
opalescent orange colour, large, slightly yellowish, creamy head which lasts for several minutes; aroma of intensive citruses, grassy notes, tropical fruits, hints of pine resin, some floral notes, biscuity-caramel notes; shocking bittersweet taste with tropical fruits, citruses, tangerine, some honey and caramel notes; neverending bitter aftertaste! amazing IIPA!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Autonetics1969 (10) - - DEC 28, 2015
One of best hopped up brews around. Wonderful hop aroma and light malts I n nose. Taste so crisp and hoppy clean from orange pour with h great carbonation and great aftertaste of fresh hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - DEC 19, 2015
Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1284) - - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber. Orange citrus hop aroma with some lemony citrus, floral and pine resiny hop notes as well. Pours dark golden colored with a huge, soapy off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with orange, lemon and grapefruity citrus hops with a bit of floral hops. Finishes extremely dry with a lot of pine resiny and floral hop bitterness. Starts well, but finishes quite harsh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
A crazy amount of hops going on in this beer. Tons of mandarin, lemon, zest, some grapefruit and even kiwi. Pours orange with big puffy white head. Very bitter finish with some tang and zesty astringency. A hint of booze on finish. Bottle from Julio’s Liquors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (1284) - Z±bki, POLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aromat: wyraźny karmel, alkohol, zioła, owoce, anyż. Niestety spore oznaki utlenienia.

Wygląd: barwa pomarańczowa, zamglona. Piana w kolorze cru, drobno pęcherzykowa, dość obfita, ale umiarkowanie trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: bomba słodowa i słodka z karmelem, ciastkami, lekkimi tostami i zbożem. Wyraźna nuta alkoholowa. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, delikatna i umiarkowanie długa. Przyjemna, choć mogłaby być wyraźniejsza i dłuższa, zwłaszcza w odniesieniu do podstawy. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, niskie wysycenie i słodko- alkoholowy finisz. Kolejne piwo z PB, które trafia do nas niezbyt świeże, przez co jego walory chmielowa są mocno przytłumione. Szkoda, bo to na chmielu opiera się to piwo i to ponoć na 15.


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