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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%.


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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agent_persik (485) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
Slightly hazy golden color, big white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity and spicy hops. Sweet bitter taste with hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Excellent double IPA, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (312) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Fruity and piney aroma. Pours murky orange with a white head. Good flavor, long sweet finish with a bitter bite at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3175) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, orange, light grapefruit, malt, light caramel; mouth: resinous hops, orange, light grapefruit, malt, light caramel, mild astringency, finale in bittering hops with presence of Cointreau, average carbonation, quite bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, orange, léger pamplemousse, malt, léger caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, orange, léger pamplemousse, malt, léger caramel, astringence moyenne, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de Cointreau, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (748) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
On draft. Copper color with one finger white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Nice tropical fruit taste, a little grass, smooth. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LapinMalin (11) - Nancy, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2015
Nez puissant, agrumé et résineux. Superbes notes florales. En bouche, attaque sur les agrumes, puis le caramel du malt vient soutenir le tout. Les arômes floraux sont également bien présents. Finale sèche et amère, sur la résine. Belle longueur.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Port never disappoints. Rich big hop oil aroma. Taste of fresh grass and peach, with slight pepper flavor on a great crisp palate. A+++++

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
estoniancraft (35) - ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
Absolutely super. Reminds me of my young adult years on the beach in Del Mar. Aroma is fresh citrus hops. Slightly hazy deep yellow color. Intense bitterness with clean follow through. Great mouth feel. This is a world class brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1424) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Slightly hazy orange beer, big white head. Nose is solidly malty with citric-tinged hoppy overtones, some caramel sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and sweet with a tender but firm citric hop presence. Balance feels delicate yet substantial. Lovely stuff. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours hazy golden with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, citrus, orange, tropical fruits. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, orange, mandarins, caramel. Finish is grapefruit bitter. Overall: great brew. I guess (like with all the American brews) fresher bottle would get even higher rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (522) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
650ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light unclear golden orange color white head. Hoppy citrusy, piney and malty caramel aroma. Sweet and bitter taste, fruity - orange, pine. Medium oily body soft carbonation.


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