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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%.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2562) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle pours muddy looking amber, active light tan head leaves slight retention. Massive pine nose. Taste has solid bitterness, pine resin, oranges, grapefruit, stone fruit. Medium to full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bomber to tulip. Pours deep dark hazy orange, tan head. Aroma of thick juicy citrus, pine needles and roasted malts. Taste of same with sweet malt front and complex bitter finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Loved port San Clemente so obviously really loved this. Grassy pine hops with mango aftertaste. Mild malts and big alcohol but hops where the best part so fresh!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pine and orange zest in nose. Flavor of a multitude of fresh hops excellent carbonation and mouthfeel alcohol well hidden A+

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (618) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL Hazy golden with white head. Fruity, grassy, bitter.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1714) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Citrus, bitter, oranges, orange peel, quite dry, grapefruit. A bit thin for the ABV, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Dark blond with thin lacy head. Aroma has sugary tropical fruits and earthy, piney hops. Quite thick and furry feeling. A bit over the top.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled bottled @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Hazy golden, little white head. Nose is oily, tad sweetish, hay, candy, dough with some citrus hoops. Taste is strongly bitter upfront, herbal, orange peel, very dry & pleasant, big citrus, floral, grapefruit, pine, orange peel,… Oily & dry. Heavy on bitterness but quite enjoyable still.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Great IPA, great big hoppy aroma, pine and eucalyptus wonderful stuff. Flavor very crisp fresh lupin glands and bitterness. Finishes very green grassy hops. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2657) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
So much hops. It smells and tastes ljke sweet floral hops. Chewy body. This injects hops into your mouth violently. Awesome brew. Like.


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