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RATINGS: 1355   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%.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
Looks and smells like a decent double IPA. It fails for me in the bitter/flavor hop balance. Needs more flavor hops while the bitter works straight through each sip. Malts are well balanced underneath, but bland in overall complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (207) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2013
Very balanced DIPA,as expected great hops aroma. Will try again and again if it will be available. Color: amber.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Amber with nice head. Beautiful floral, citrus, and somewat grassy hop aroma. Very smooth but very powerful floral, resiny, and citrus hop taste. Very subdued bitterness. Showcases the hops extremely well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma is light but filled with the smell of citrus and pine.Appearance is a golden/ orange color that pours with a white thin head that only lasts for a short time. The carbonation is great and the taste is very well balanced. The alcohol is hidden completely and the most prominent flavors are that of hops and a light malt backbone. Wonderful beer, I have been liking Port Brewings beer quite a bit as of late and I hope they continue with the large amount of port/ lost abbey beers

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Draught @ Papago. Delivers a clear dark amber body with reddish highlights, very small head and not much sticking lace. Sweet nose with a rush of hoppy goodness, notes of pineapple, grapefruit rind and some piney/woody undertones. Medium/light heavy body. Bitter start, smooth bready malt middle, not overbearing with caramel flavors, and finishes with a lingering mild spiced hop finish, which lasts and lasts. Very Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bomber enjoyed on a warm sunny day. I have heard a lot about Pizza Port and was very excited to see this on the shelf at the liquor store. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge 3.5 finger width white frothy head. The aroma is a bit subtle for a IIPA but is very nice nonetheless. It consists of fresh hops, citrus, malts, and some pine. The taste is an excellent mix of hops, citrus and malt. This is one of the easiest IIPA’s to drink that I have had which is weird with the relatively high alcohol percentage. It finishes with a very pleasant hop bitterness. Overall an exceptional brew! I am excited to try more beer from Port!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 On tap at Toronado. Dark orange brown color, very clear and no carbonation bubbles, overall not a fantasic appearance. Typical citrus/pine hop aroma, again nothing special. Then the taste.....wow. Extremely clean and crisp, zero alcohol. Very well balanced with semi oily mouthfeel and both bracing bitter, almost harsh hop finish and a nice malt backbone. The beer travels all over the tongue -- smoother, more balanced, more refined than Pliny the Younger, my other top rated IIPA. A total wow experience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2009
A wonderully floral and earthy, slightly grassy with a light pine smell. A syrupy mouthful with bitter, slightly grainy flavor. A long lasting finish, that retains the hoppy, bitter floral flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
An excellent IPA with the full spectrum of hops. Pretty easy to drink, tasted refreshing, not heavy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Extreme as defined by the incredible amount of aromatic hops used. Port Brewing did no focus on anything, literally transporting us into a vortex of grassy, herbal, floral, piney, perfumey, leafy nose saturating hops. More than adequate malt base gives it the necessary caramel, cookie and honey sweetness to deal with it. The blending of both monsters create a fruity and surprisingly smooth animal of litchi, tropical fruits, apricot and pepper that takes life in the form of a medium and slick body, of surprisingly engaging carbonation. Strong alcohol accentuates the oily resin feel, but the carbonation dealt with it gracefully. A masterful execution of a too good to be true undertaking. Thanks Bartzilla!


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