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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
scent is full of floral hops. taste is very hoppy and has some alcohol taste as well. alcohol is still pretty well hidden given the fact that it is 10.5%. finish is smooth. I would purchase this again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2009
What a nice DIPA. Floral hops, not too grapefruity. Just the way I like it. 10% alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sipping on this as I type... poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip. Pours a very nice looking murky amber with a small but dense white head. The aroma is fantastic - my favorite aspect of this beer actually. Taste begins a bit bitter but gives way to some nice fruity flavors, but it finishes with more bitterness. Smooth on the palate. Overall its good and I’m glad I tried it, but don’t think this one would take the place of some others in my regular rotation - definitely glad I tried it though. Would drink it again at some point for sure...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. Ljust gyllene med högt luftigt vitt skum. Fruktig doft med ananas och passionsfrukt. Kryddig smak med rejäl lång beska.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours an orange amber color, hazy and with light carb’s. No head except for some surface bubbles. looks flat and boring. Typical mesh/mash hop aroma with nothing in particular of note. Malts present here with some slick swetness. Flavor is quite bold but boring in that hop flavor is merely bitterness and the bitterness overwelms what the malts contribute. on the palette it’s dry and bitter of course. This brew is big and bold no doubt here and watch out for the liquid fire at the end. Much too rich for my needs.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2002
Wow. Good, inviting, lovely hop aroma. Alcohol sweetness with a hoppy bitterness. Alcohol-sweet in the finish. Made with 15 hop varieties -- 15 ounces of each!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
"A Profound Hop Experience" Definitely! Awesome brew, the smell is great, looks awesome. Taste is strong, full hops in this dude. Great brew overall.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours orange with a small head. Hefty smell of grapes, grapefrukt and spring flowers. Taste is like an explosion of citrus-fruits in your mouth, before some nice toffee and bitterness takes over. Perfectly balanced and really drinkable. For me this is the best DIPA so far - a tad better than Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Not sure what to say other than if you like 2IPAs this beer is a must have. Beautiful golden orange with a thin white head. Tremendously hoppy and floral nose with traces of orange peel, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. Flavor is actually somewhat spicy and moderately bitter. You can pull out hints of freshly cut grass, pine, lemon and grains of paradise. The bitterness is nicely balanced by a touch of malty sweetness. Body is sticky and resinous, but not overly heavy or syrupy. Mild carbonation shows off the hop flavors which are rich and noticeably throughout. Has a quick, dry, resiny like finish. Definitely among the elite 2IPAs available anywhere. Another winner from Tomme.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bomber from Windy City Liquor--->shaker. Pours dark cloudy orange with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is bright pine and lemon. Aroma gives nothing of a hint of the taste. Taste is bitter, bitter, and more bitter. Like chewing on a pill bitter. Not your typical DiPA palate, far more lively. This one is not for the faint of heart, but another great beer from Port.


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