RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1420   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
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%.


brewskis' rating

4
   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. I’ve 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2171) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, resin, pine, caramel, mango and a bit of grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin, caramel and pine. Exquisite imperial IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (1879) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, ripe tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, orange, sugary notes, pine, huge hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long bitter finish. Impressive explosion of aroma and flavour. I couldn’t find the bottle date but I suspect it had aged a bit. Will look for fresher bottles... in the future!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7581) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle - Sweet earthy orange hops and some nice sweet malts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet malts and nice bitter hops with a bit of resin in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (401) - POLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Uderzenie żywic, słodkich owoców i cytrusów na starcie - normalnie tropiki na całego. I tak pięknej piany przy tym woltażu to ja chyba jeszcze nie widziałem, na początku potężna, później powoli, ociężale oblepiająca szkło. Smak to istny likier chmielowy. Jest intensywnie i niebywale natarczywie. Atakują zewsząd iglaki, łepetyna potężnie dostaje balem sosny oblepionym żywicą, do tego słodkie owoce tropikalne (bez śladu karmelu) i potężna nokautująca wszystko goryczka. Zalegająca w przepyszny sposób. Alkohol obecny, lekko świdrujący, ale jakże dobrze wkomponowany w całość. Palce lizać !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1651) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Draft. Radiant orange amber. Big frothy white head. Soft smooth body. Medium bittersweet. Full body. Balanced. No booze. Really tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (3373) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Yellow, hazy. Hoppy citrus on nose. Lemony, pineapples, yellow/light coloured fruityness, some green berry pines. Medium bodied, well bittered, nice sweetness, sturdy good mouthfeel. Hides the alcohol quite well. Super fruity, topical, pineapplely. Finishes on a piney note. Actually, after a while, pines are pretty dominating both on nose and palate. Real nice. Big flavourful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
spectacular double ipa from port. Strong pine notes with a boozy hoppy finish. very bitter aftertaste. light malt backbone. had a pour out of a 22 oz bottle. pours copper with a thick lacey white head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (160) - USA - MAY 25, 2015
Aromas of grapefruit, bitter sweetness, pine, resin, alcohol. Massive punch of alcohol and hop bitterness but well balanced. A little too heavy in the body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Very aggressive hop forward brew. Light amber in color with effervescence that brought out the citrus hop aroma. Delicate malts and hoppy flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a dark rust orange with thick white head. Has a malt, citrus hop and pine aroma. A strong malt backbone with citrus hops, caramel, fruits, pines and some spices. A lingering bitter hop taste. Medium body.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 142


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50