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RATINGS: 1325   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%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. 66cl. [<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=5 target=_new> Courtesy of wetherel]. Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (180408)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 37. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Aroma is sharp grapefruity and with a solid sweet maltbase. Flavour is heavy bitter with a lovely fruity hops and a liqourice sharpness cutting off the brew before the finish. Sharp bitter finish. Great.8-3-8-4-17=4.0

From tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy and golden orange with a lacing white head. Mild grapefruity and peachy aroma. Smoth and quite inviting. Dense hoppy flavour with a light fruity touch and a mild bitterness. Nicely balanced with a solid caramel malt presence and a light fruity lingering finish.8-4-8-4-16=4.0

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
An unclear amber beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops as well as notes of grass and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of grass and grapefruit, leading to a dry grassy and very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy, amber golden with a yellowish head. Fresh hop aroma of pine, citrus and peach. Medium body, some caramel and then a distinct hop bitterness. 021107

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, cardemomme and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, peaches, cardemomme, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2007
Bottled (Thanks Stoutlover72!). Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is bready and grassy/flowery hops. Flavour is the same along with a balancing touch of fruityness. Also some slight yeastyness and alcohol can be cfound. Big grassy and alcoholic aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy orange. Powerful lychee like hop aroma. Loads of sweet malt with notes of toffee, clean mouthfeel. Even more hops, still ot’s not completely out of balanced. Extremely bitter, near inky finish. If you are looking for a ridicilously hoppy beer, this is a great choice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
Draught @ Port Brewing, San Marcos. Pours an amber color with no head. Hopy and more hoppy pine needles aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweet malty and very hoppy bitter flavor with hints of pine needles and grapefruit. Malty finish with a long bitter burning aftertaste. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
27th August 2008. Orange cloudy beer. Lots of hops but smooth and fruity. Ubiquitous grapefruit aftertaste. Good IPA - slightly above the myriad crowd of hoppy beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14327) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 2009-02-06, bottle at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy amber color, creamy head. Excellent aroma of sweaty hops. Good balance, powerful hop, sweetness and resins. Great.

2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Cloudy orange-amber color. Very nice aroma, extreme, hoppy, resiny. Good body structure, strong flavor.


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