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RATINGS: 1449   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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%.

brewskis' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Pours a hazy, burnt orange color with a rocky three finger off white head. Surprisingly big head for the high alcohol content. Head sticks around and leaves a thick blanket of lacing after it diminishes. Smells of pine, grass, tangerine, lemon, lime, just lots of citric qualities and lots of earthiness on the nose. Very resinous and bitter but get a little carmel malt and some butterscotch in the background in the smell. Taste starts with the citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, as well as some floral notes. Also get the some carmel or toffee up front. Then in the middle you get more of the sweetness of the carmel malt, as well as the same citrus flavors and floral from before. Pretty juicy, yet subdued in terms of bitterness thus far. Then on the finish the bitterness comes like a rush. You get some citrus fruits with grapefruit being the strongest flavor, accompanied with a much larger dose of grass and resinous pine. Definite alcohol flavor on the finish, along with some sweet malts. Iíve had many other dipas as this level of alcohol that do a much better job hiding it. Very chewy from the hop oils. Very biting and abrasive bitterness that lasts in your mouth. Has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that works well with the bitterness. As it warms, more of the carmel malt shows through and becomes a little sweeter. Full body with a sticky and oily texture. Not the most balanced double ipa, but Port was not going for that. They wanted to show off the hop, and they definitely succeeded in doing that. A very intense and surprisingly somewhat balanced double ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber. Hazy darker orange pour with a pillowy white head. Citrus rind and pine resin. Hint of sweet malt. A bit chewy. A touch boozy. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (543) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma is orange, pine and hops. Taste is hops, citrus and pineapple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (978) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
IPA. ホッピーで、& 、アルコール&#

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Cloudy orange amber with a light tan head. Tangy, sweet citrus. Muted honey, slight hint of raisins. Bitter. Strong malty backbone. Quite oily. Medium-straying-to-heavy body. Long finish. Decent bit of carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Tap @ Porkyís Pizza Palace: Clear gold color with a small white head. Sweet perfumey hop flavor with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1544) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Really something. Aromas and Flavors evenly matched and well-balanced. Hoppiness was citrus and floral with an herbal sense that was strong but not overly harsh. The malt base was mildly sweet but able to support the bold IPA character. Not too boozy either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 18, 2015
65cl bottle, served in tulip. Pours dark orange with medium white frothy head. Aroma is citrus, orange and pine. Citrus dominates the flavour along with strong tropical fruit character. Some caramel notes as well. The aftertaste is dry but quite sweet at the same time. Tolerable alcohol heat. Medium body, good carbonation. A little bit too sweet and alcoholic, anyways still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
22oz bottle into tulip. Pours copper in color. Hazy. Nice offwhite head. Citrus aroma. Grapefruit. Alcohol. Sweet taste. Bitter finish. Overall itís pretty nice. Alcohol is a little sharper than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnnyvelvet (19) - - OCT 3, 2015
Tap @ Toronado. Why have a malty finish?! It's called Hop 15!! You have the hoppy aroma. You have the bitterness. The initial taste is ecstatic and then the sweet malty taste takes over and I feel a headache coming over. So close! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Aroma is fruit/citrus, candy sweetness and a hint of barnyard funk. The flavor is fruit, hops/slightly dank, malts, citrus and a n increasingly bitter finish. Like an original iipa, bitter but not too much.

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