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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commgod (1) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Had 1/2 pint of Spring 2014 batch on tap at Flipside Steakhouse in Santa Rosa. Rates close to a Pliny The Younger in aroma and taste but somewhat more bitter. Good solid brew that will probably loose some points out of a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
a very well balanced IPA has a good malt background followed by citrus then an amazing pine taste and after taste, overall did a solid job of masking the 10%abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very pineappley with some reserved lemon hop character. Iíts a little piney, a little catty & is all together pungent, hoppy, inviting, & neate.

The flavor is big on fruity hop character, itís pretty dry with a nice bitter punch. Itís got some decent light resiny character. Iím afraid itís the booziness that keeps this one from greatness for me. 10% is usually too high for hoppy beer per my taste, and this is no exception. Too much booze clashing with those beautiful delicate hop flavors. Otherwise itís just fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
On draft at Breakwater in Oceanside CA. Pours copper orange with small off white head. Aromas of pine, chlorophyll, citrus rind, and a bit of spice. Taste is bright citrus, pine resin, a little toffee, bisquit, and alcohol. Finish is dry with a lingering bitterness and leaves a taste of spirits in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (245) - CYPRUS - MAR 1, 2014
Hazy orange body with a lasting thick white head. Pine, grapefruit, grass aroma. Taste is heavy bitter with some fruity sweetness. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 6 months old. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Despite being 6 monhs old it has a nice aroma of pine, resin,grapefruit and caramel. Taste is sweet resin and caramel up front, a dry grassy pine bitterness takes over and finish is lots of bitter grassy and pine hops. Has a nice malty background which helps being a bit old. Body feels thin compared to the malty taste so I guess itís more balanced when fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (459) - - FEB 28, 2014
Great double IPA, aroma is full of pinegrass, spruce, resin,. Nice malty finish. Enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1089) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
shared bottle. poured a hazy orange colour with no head. a hop hit on the nose, citrus, bitter grapefruit, some candy sugar, pines. alcohol is well hidden in this brew. but a bad point is the weak carbonated mouhfeel. which i donít like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Temptation (226) - - FEB 8, 2014
With so many hops, you can expect the whole range of aromas and flavors: citric, resins, pine, floral, herbal...well, this is what you find here, but perfectly balanced, creating a beer refreshing but tasty, easy to drink but deep, strong but elegant. Simply a marvellous, amazing, colossal beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - FEB 8, 2014
660ml bottle. hazy orange color, no head. aroma of fruits and fresh hops. taste is sweet with malts,alcohol and distinct hop bitterness. dry hoppy finish.

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