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RATINGS: 1337   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1990) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottled on 3/14/13
Tasted on 5/12/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at AJ’s Mesa. Pours hazy but bright orange with a very thick white head that slowly recedes to thick and messy lace. The nose is very nice, dominated by pungent, but soft, floral and citrus pith hops with some caramel malt underlying, and just a touch of a tropical fruit aroma. The flavor is a bit more focused on the light bread caramel malt up front, moving to the floral and citrus pith hops and very nice bitterness. The body is full but not cloying with average, and nicely stinging, carbonation, and a long caramel malt and bitter floral hops finish. This is a top class IPA.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrowningInBeer (14) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
Clear amber color. White fluffy head. A hop bomb. Aroma is full of tropical fruits. Taste is extremely intense, very hoppy, juicy and fruity. Aftertaste is so bitter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
Perfection, awesome grass pine aroma with added fruit hop sense. Flavor was equally as good. Crisp hoppy and just plane great!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
Flaske, 65 ml. Nærmest ferskenfarvet, let uklar øl, stort set uden skum (men det der er, er hvidt). Aroma af svedig t-shirt og varm moden melon. Tung fersken-sirop. Liguster-hæk på en sommerdag. Karamel. Kiks. Sød. Tung. Medium bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (862) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2014
A lot to like in the aroma--biscuits, bread, pine needles, orange, and caramel, to name a few. Flavor starts very sweet, especially for an IPA, with some bread and fruit. Bittersweet pine/citrus finish with a lot of drying alcohol. Big, strong, and really good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Aroma and flavor are both very sweet. Hoppy goodness too, but not right for this sweetness level. This is also mixed with some roasted malts, so this is not quite my style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3296) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
660ml bottle @ Craft Beer Co. Hazy orange brown, reasonable head. Boiled sweet malt aroma. Resin hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. A solid DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (507) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours dark hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, sweet, citrus, tropical fruits and malty. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration with strong notes of fruity hops and light caramel and pines.Dry bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandaritto (60) - LATVIA - AUG 14, 2014
Large white head, hoppy-fruity aroma, as it should be, very well ballanced, more bitter at the end, although with some hints of fruits, complex brew, one of my favourites DIPA-IPA style brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - AUG 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-14-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a hazy golden-orange color with a one finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to give a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy of sweet tropical fruit and citrus hop. A nice aroma of mango, pineapple and tangerine are complemented well with a bitter grapefruit and lemon smell. With these aromas, is a lighter floral aroma, which rounds out the fruit smells nicely. Taste – The taste starts out of a bitter grapefruit taste mixed with a bready flavor. While there is a good dose of sweeter fruit in the nose it is not as present in the taste, although there is detectable amount of citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the tongue. Hop flavors continue to strengthen throughout the taste with some pine and earthy flavors mixing with the citrus more toward the middle of the taste. More toward the end, the grapefruit gets stronger and is joined by some floral and boozy flavors to leave a bitter warming feel on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with an oily feel. The carbonation of the brew is on the lighter side, which when mixed with the thicker and oilier feel really accentuate the massive hop flavor profile. Overall – A rather tasty brew with a good many hop flavors that come and go in the taste. A nice IPA. While strong in hop it is still fairly balanced by malt and a light sweetness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (1408) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Amber colour, creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Malty body. Aroma of grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple and pine. Notes of caramel. Medium sweet, bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced. Very drinkable. Wonderfull beer!


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