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RATINGS: 1426   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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%.


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (580) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Nicely cloudy golden colour, big creamy white head. (Barley wine-)Sweet malted, big on fruity, floral and piny hop tones with orange peel getting through most. Quite a strong bitterness, but not overpowering. Sweet, fruity aftertaste. Big body, low carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (13) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Perfect imperial iPad in my opinion. Huge grass hop aroma and somewhat floral without being perfume like. Flavor is of fresh hops and well balanced hop bitterness with light malts. Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (754) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy and amber in colour, white head. In aroma tropical and citrus fruits, but mainly pineapple, passionfruit. In the back low pine notes. In flavour medium sweet, piney and tropical notes. Meidum body, strong bitterness in the finish with low alcohol. Solid Imperial IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (885) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 11, 2015
Clear orange/golden, cream head Toffee, red orange, sweet citruses, papaya, caramel and honey Taste explosion, spectacural, mellow aromatic Bitter ending and after taste, very balanced Wonderful beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (247) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden/amber, little hazy with big, white, semi-densed head. Poor lacing, good head retention. Nice medium tropical fruits aroma along with citrus (grapefruit) notes. Light to medium piney aroma. Booz is quite recognizable. Taste is high bitter, in the middle some semi-sweet sensations (malty backbone). Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation finish is very long and very bitter with some booze. Alcohol warming in the end.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle 0.65 l. Hazy orange with a very good foam. Very good hop aroma: fruits, mangoes, citrus and pine. Taste: very bitter, like wormwood, mango and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2232) - 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 (1944) - 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 (7657) - 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 (435) - 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 !


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