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RATINGS: 1452   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2008
a buckeyesammy pick. great lacing and a hazy light amber. grassy and pithy and it smells a bit like a farm. the only thing lacking is the mouth feel. amassing top-notes of citrus and funk with a moderate bitter finish. was expecting more pine but it is a great concept and well executed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicke80 (317) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
65 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours golden with nice white head. Fruity aroma with hoppy sweet taste. Great balance. Great ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (316) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Orange, gold in colour. Orange, floral, spicy aroma. Orange hoppy flavour. Overall a average beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bomber into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice and thick white head. Strong aromas of grapefruit and pine, hint of honey. Taste is sweet malt and honey early with huge grapefruit and piney hops dominating after leaving an intense bitterness in the finish. Medium to full chewy body. Nice IIPA, not as smooth as others though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pressboxjoe (314) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 Re-rating 5/28/10: Bottle. Powerhouse aroma of pine, grass, flowers, honey, mint. As opposed to my first go-round with this beer, this is a delightful and memorable olfactory experience. Where I didn’t taste maltiness last time, I do, a deep honeylike undercurrent - there is so much going on here. Verrrry bitter, yet very sweet at the same time. I sure am glad I picked up another bottle. Old rating: To say "I expected this to be better" is to ignore the fact that it is an excellent beer. But I prefer the Shark Attack quite a bit. Not enough balance for me, just a hair too little maltiness to counter the hops. In a competitive double-IPA market, there are quite a few I like just as much or more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (314) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours semi-cloudy orange with visible hop sediment. Almost no head even with a vigorous pour. Aroma is very piney and grapefruity. Taste is a bit worty, with an intense bitter finish. I dig this but it needs more carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Very nice hoppy aromatics blended with malt. Poured with a slight head on a deep rich amber body. Hoppy complexity on the palate balanced by a nice amount of maltiness. Much more drinkable than I first imagined it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2007
pours hazy copper. aroma is hoppy with grapefruit, tangerine, pine resin, and some dark crystal. taste is grapefruit zest and tangerine citrus with resin and dank natures. there is a supporting dark crystal malt but is a showcase hop. finish is fantastically bitter that is grapefruit rindy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at the Liberty. Pours a orange color with a nice white head to it. Smell is hoppy with a little bit of citrus. Extremly bitter bitter on first taste with a citrus pine finish. Not nearly as good Wipe Out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Cloudy golden pour. Lemony Citrus aroma. Lots of hope flavor, grapefruit, spice, along with a good malt backbone with a hint of sweetness. Very nice.

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