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RATINGS: 1297   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%.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
This brew has a ridiculous bite to it, heavy lemon notes. Smell is bitter and also lemon-heavy, but doesn’t do the flavor justice. Looks awesome, dull orange and opaque. Mouth is pretty standard for a double IPA, thick-ish and oily. Reminds me of Bells Hopslam a bit, taste is quite different but has a similar feel. A real ass kicker, but a great double IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Huge, huge thanks to coyotehunter for this. Pours a golden orange with a one finger head. Smells of citrus, sugar, honey and pine notes. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, taste follows the nose and is really smooth with a wonderful hops bitter. Really well balanced beer. Wish this was available around here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a short lived head. Aroma is candied grapefruit, sweet pineapple and mango and some fresh green hops. Flavor is sweet candied hops, fading into pure grapefruit and pine juice. Almost syrupy body while still being nice and dry. Delicious stuff, much better than the last bottle I had.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2007 UPenn tasting. golden color..very floral aroma. definatley very hoppy. not quite the the hop balance I had hoped for in a Pizza Port beer. I need to try again in a different setting In fairness probably not enough time to really taste this beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Orange body with a cream colored head. Extremely hoppy aroma with alcohol and a tiny bit of sweetness (dessert/ice wine). The mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy. The taste is hoppy bitterness that eases up on the finish so it’s a perfect amount of bitter.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GraveAtSea (130) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottlle. Color: hazy and cloudy gold/light orange. Nice and huge dirty white foam, staying all the time, perfectly lacing glass. Aroma: Just Perfect. Powerfull and amazing flavour. Citrus, mature yellow grapefruit, pines, peach, mango, pineapple, a bit spicy and biscuit. Huge, mighty hoppy bitterness balanced with malty sweetness. Beginning bitter and dry, then bitter and sweet. Hoppy liqueur. Everything what’s great from hops. Mature grapefruit, citrus, pines, mango, some pineapples, florals, a bit spicy, ginger, orange. Full body with sticky texture. Wonderfull long and warming finish. Masterly example of Imperial IPA. One of the gratest beer that i ever tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Real Ale Fest in Chicago. Hophead delight. So citrusy it was almost strawberry-like. Sweet dry follow through Very potent. I'd like to try this with some carbonation to it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swans (127) - FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
Hazy ale with a thin and freak head. Nice hoppy aroma and a full hop flavour. Special. Where is the alcohol? Nice IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNeedy (125) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 18, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Nice big lasting head. But holy crap, this is a potent IDIPA. The alcohol note was overwhelming and this kind of ruins what may be a great beer. Just one of these was all I could handle. Still, I wouldn’t ban it from the rotation.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shooter42 (124) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Great DIPA with a high ABV that is masked well by the tasty hops and malts. This is one of the best beers in this class that I have had so far. Amazingly thick head of bubbles with a strong aroma to begin with. I really enjoyed the cloudy unfiltered appearance of this beer in the glass.


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