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RATINGS: 1297   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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2013
Botella de 65 cl en el lupulo. Noviembre de 2012 y un par de veces. Alucinante birra. Sabor amargo muy pronunciado y durante un buen rato. Principio hervaceo, floral es bastante densa y algo dulce acabando con amargo. Interesante sería compararla con la aniversary a la vez. Creo me quedaría con está última por un pelin más solamente. Hay que repetirla de nuevo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled 9(?)/9/12 Nice hazy golden ale with a solid two fingers of light yellow foam. Nose is pungent, with pine and resin and some hits of pineapple and grapefruit. The malt doesn’t really rear it’s head here, which is fine. Bitter and fruity with a good hit of grapefruit rind, some pine needle, some weed resin and a bit o tea. the malts are here, but not sweet and not overkill. There is certainly the taste of alcohol, but it seems to do the hops some good here. The beer is medium bodied and over carbed with a nice off dry finish. Nice beer. Serving type: bottle 11-20-2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (94) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2013
Very balanced DIPA,as expected great hops aroma. Will try again and again if it will be available. Color: amber.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - DEC 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Pours amber with little white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and herbal hop notes, very intense and pleasant. Taste is bitter, like a double IPA should be, but so so great and so well balanced with malty flavors. Best DIPA I had! This one is a bomb to my taste buds and to my nose!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (174) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
Pours reddish amber with a small white/off white head. The aroma is ripe citrus, the top of a carrot, soap, lots of hops and lots of alcohol. Taste as well has ripe grape/blood orange, and citrus peel in the bitter way. In general very bitter and hoppy (no kiddin’), but it is weighed up by a heavy body with prominent alcohol and an almost sweet malt side. Dry in the end. Overall a very american IIPA with lots to offer, but a little too agressive in the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (968) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
Pours hazy amber with a tiny beige head. Aroma of big fat american DIPA hops, taste of ripe sweet citrus fruits, plants, peach, sweet orange, malty backbone, lemon peel, pine and a weak note of branches and also a little bit soapy. Taste of grapefruit, ripe citrus fruits, pine, weak branches, weak soapy and some earth. And ofc some big fat hops, malty backbone with a weak hint of caramel. I also get a minty feel in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1333) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2013
Igen kodos, borostyan szine van. Habja feher, kemeny es igen kitarto. Illata olyan komlo likororos, pedig ilyen nincs is. Ize mega komlos, gyumis, keseredes, igen kiegyensulyozott es kisse alkoholos. Testes es erezni benne az alkoholt is, de nem bantoan, pezsgosen buborekos. Utoize likoros, brutal komlos es szaraz. Sziper jo, csak egy kicsit az alkohol tolakodo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2383) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 16, 2013
Murky peach colored one with a creamy off white head. Aroma of grass, grape, grapfruit with honey, biscuit. Strong body, honeyish malt base with alcohol, grass because of hops with resin and pine, grapfruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2013
$9.50 for the 650mL bottle purchased from Leary’s earlier today. To tulip, it pours a sediment-heavy dark tangerine with a sudsy, foamy and lacy snowy white head 1½ fingers in length. Beautiful. Aromas of sunflower seeds, pinesap, bittering hops, candied limes, ginger root, cotton, agave syrup, turbinado sugar, American yeast, wolfberries, aluminum, and specialty-grain bread. Tastes of everything described above, with the addition of Carared, bitter orange peel, and sea salt by mid-palate to swallow. Zesty and really nice. Haven’t had this beer in nearly three years: I don’t know why I stopped drinking this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pablo951 (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Damn that’s one fine beer! Had it on tap at Owen & Engine in Chi-Town! Pours a clear golden hue with a remakembly sweet hoppy aroma and light head with light lacing. The taste is Shazam meets damn for a Shadamn, grapefruit, hop, sweet and good tasting!!!

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