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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (2167) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
A dark orange, strongly bubbling beer with a blond and big head. The aroma is great, tropical fruits and mangos, some fresh pine forest, only hint of fructose. Taste is balanced, fructose and bitterness, some tropical fruits, clearly tighter grapefruits. After the beginning and middle the taste is changed and the bitterness is becoming stronger and stronger, it’s very powerful, the end is harsh with resin and some pine needles. A hint of alcohol is warming in the throat. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation, fresh. The great beer, balanced and surprisingly, the bitterness is getting stronger and stronger in the mouth, just great. Aromatic but harsh hoppyness, the glass is empty too soon, brilliant beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (662) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma is big with citrus and tropical rainforests. There is also a beefy malt backbone in the smell underneath the hops. This is going to be great! The taste is like dipping a paintbrush in a bucket of hop-oil and then paint your face with it. Grapefruits, lime and assorted peelings from similar fruits. There is also a little sugary sweetness in this, which is great, and you get a nice broad taste. However, the aftertaste feels a bit one dimensional, with a sharp in-your-face bitterness. That doesn’t matter, cause this baby made my day and threw me back to all the summer brews I had this year. Magnificent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (2441) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Lukt: Duft av mye honning og noe citrusfrukter.
Utseende: Dunkel gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Uten skum.
Smak: Smak av te, honning, noe ctirus og krydder.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@650ml, ABV@10%, Når@02.01.2015
Kommentar: En øl som skuffer. Lurer på om det er noe galt med denne flastken og bør kanskje prøves igjen senere..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (5758) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Nice unclear deep golden color with a nice off white head. Nice lacing. What a cracy aroma for a hophead. Perfect grapefruit hoppy! Mmmmmmm. Perfect body and a lovely balance. Average to soft carbonation. Grapefruit hoppy juice de luxe. If you are a hop head. Just run Forest. Take all the bottles you can get. Hard to find anything wrong with this one!
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scarab (45) - - DEC 31, 2014
Wonderful aroma, great taste, well balance and nice bitterness. Pretty awesome IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (615) - Solna, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Flaska från SB. Grumligt orangebrun med viss jästfällning och kompakt vitt skum. Doftar tydligt av grape. Grapesmak med kraftig beska. Dock mycket alkoholgenomslag vilket är trist. Nja, överreklamerad... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Grapefruit nose, peach, apple, caramel malt, sugar. Sweet fruity taste, citrus, resin, bitter finish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1362) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
650ml bottle. Amber body with a medium white head. Huge fruity aroma. Tropical fruit, such as passionfruit, pineapple and citrus, and pine. A bit uneven but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laakus (70) - Nossebro, - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours golden brownish with a nice big head. Nose is a splendid mixture of fruity aromas, with piney and citrusy tones heading out most. Mouth is sparkly and fizzy with a perfect bitterness for a dipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nothingbutIPAs (36) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 24, 2014
crazy hops in this one. poured out of a 22oz bottle. The aroma is not that strong, but the taste is like a hop explosion. like it a lot, just missing a strong finish. definitely worth a purchase and tasting.

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