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RATINGS: 1426   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%.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
22oz prelude to some cali funk to put me into another day yes. very sweet and hoppy very ipish a tad alcoholic, a bit very hoppy and dry, yet refreshing piney yes but still like a drying experience with every taste which is bothersome a bit. not enough malt o deal with all the hops in this bottle is what I am coming to the conclusion of.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
This is a delicious hoppy beer with a great orange color and a small head. The taste is fruity and hoppy without going overboard on either. It’s a very full beer that is very enjoyable through-out the entire glass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
best imp/ dub ipa ever. its perfect. it taste better than the brown eye of a white girl. mmmm mmm good. resiny hoppy sweet beautiful sexin the mouth

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. I have had some negative experiences with Port IPAs in the past, but this is a stupid good beer that completely overshadows any other experiences I have had with them. Get this now.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Poured light orange. Nose was citrus, grapefruit, pine, sweet orange, and some honey. The flavor was sweet malt, pine, caramel, grapefruit, orange, and big on hops. A very delicious aftertaste as well. The bitterness of the hops is well balanced by the sweet malt. A delicious brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2004
Hops dominate, as expected. Nice golden color, very assertive with good malt backbone to balance the wonderful hop flavor. An amazingly good IPA and great after a day at the beach.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Aroma is citrusy, pleasent. Pours orangish copper. Flavor is good, nice and well rounded. Medium body. Pretty good, not the best, but definitely worth drinking.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours a hazy amber with a white head that dissapears rather quickly. Aromas of sweet grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Cirtrus grapefruit follwed by caramel, slight alcohol, and a bitter finish. Mighty fine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours a cloudy burned amber with a finger of white head that dies down slowly and laces beautifully. Smells of gigantic hops, citrus, rind that all blasts your smelling senses away. DIPA....yesssir! Throws flavors at you from everywhere. Citrus, malt, sweets and HUGE pine HOPS! Feels medium in the mouth and finishes deliciously dry and bitter from the hops. 10% abv?? You have to be kidding. This brew drinks like a single IPA at most and is a must try for any hoploving BA, multiple times!


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