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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%.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2657) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On draft at the GABF in 2013. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus hop nose with pine and citrus flavors, with some caramel to smooth things out. Bitter finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
Great American IPA. Cloudy golden appearance with a fruity aroma. The first sip is full of body but becomes a hop bomb as drinking continues. Sharp but glorious bitterness towards the end. I wish this was available in Canada.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured mildly cloudy golden with a moderate head. Definitely a decent bit of sweetness on this one, but considering the higher abv alcohol notes weren’t totally detectable. Bready and sweet with some hop bitterness and resinous spice along with citrus. A little drying towards the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanan (70) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2013
For 10% goes smooth. But just a tad to much alcohol overwhelm bit hops do blend the alcohol taste well. Good shot though. Very cool ipa experience. Very slight spicy. Hops pop light at first then build aftertaste on waves every few seconds. Ipa mood? Worth it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hanuta06 (266) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Serving: from tap at Zippy’s Giant Burgers, Aroma: moderate pine hop. Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and very good lacing. Hazy, light-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter initial taste with moderately bitter, grapefruit finish and long duration. Palate: medium-bodied with dry texture, lively carbonation and lightly alcoholic finish feel. Overall: very good. Not harshly bitter but a bit too bitter for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (421) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 4, 2013
Bottiglia 65cl, ordinata su domus birrae e bevuta a casa. Ambrata chiara con schiuma molto persistente. Grande corpo, luppolo in primo piano, astringente, finale amaro lunghissimo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GraveAtSea (130) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottlle. Color: hazy and cloudy gold/light orange. Nice and huge dirty white foam, staying all the time, perfectly lacing glass. Aroma: Just Perfect. Powerfull and amazing flavour. Citrus, mature yellow grapefruit, pines, peach, mango, pineapple, a bit spicy and biscuit. Huge, mighty hoppy bitterness balanced with malty sweetness. Beginning bitter and dry, then bitter and sweet. Hoppy liqueur. Everything what’s great from hops. Mature grapefruit, citrus, pines, mango, some pineapples, florals, a bit spicy, ginger, orange. Full body with sticky texture. Wonderfull long and warming finish. Masterly example of Imperial IPA. One of the gratest beer that i ever tasted.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Super awesome ipa, thank you GT2, super strong, hoppy, piney, citrus, awesome bomber

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle.Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pine cones, citrus, grapefruit and peach. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some pine, citrus, mint, some bitterness and grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel, citrus, grape, orange and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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