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RATINGS: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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%.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2009
Pours a hazy orange colour with almost no head at all. Aroma is filled with mango,orange,grapefruit,tangerine and some pine. Flavor really dominated by exotic fruit and hops. Some peaches,mango,grape and pine can be found. A bit sweet but ends with a long biitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap @ Capone’s. Poured a dark orange with picture perfect white head and excellent lacing. Huge citrus hop aroma along with grass, lemon zest, and caramel malt. Wonderfully balanced flavors include grapefruit and citrus upfront followed by caramel and palatable hop bitterness in the finish. Surprisingly smooth despite the ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (323) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Orange, gold in colour. Orange, floral, spicy aroma. Orange hoppy flavour. Overall a average beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a thin, creamy head. The aroma is a little bit malty, as I think the bottle’s a little older, but otherwise it’s plenty piney. The flavor has that piney bite, but finishes with a nice balance of the sweet malts against those hops. It’s almost caramel-y then. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A well done double IPA that is properly balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Bottle #84 pours a hazy dark orange with little to no foam; marmalade aroma with a hint of...graham crackers? Whatever, this is definitely a hop wine, though there is enough malt and body to back it up, and it's relatively clean, but the lack of carbonation is a disapointment...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Growler generously shared by Ughsmash. Many thanks to WeeHeavySD as well for trading with him to make my own rating possible! I should just write, "WOW, my new favourite IIPA! Gotta get some more!". One of the things I found so interesting was the abundant use of dark specialty malt. It really seemed to be above and beyond what I’ve tasted in other IIPA’s. The color was a very rich and deep copper hue and the dark malts also added a wonderfully complex roasted character. The hop profile on this was a masterpiece with layers and layers of aromatic qualities that left me just sniffing this one for awhile. 15 different hops and you can spend all day trying to pick them out. A generous malt backbone beautifully balanced out the high alpha acid content and had its own unique tapestry of flavours making this a treat to guess the makeup. Toss in the fact that the 10.5% alcohol is expertly hidden and you’d swear this could be a session brew. Wow, thanks again Jason and Jon!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Port Brewing Hop 15 Double IPA Pours medium honey colored with a medium white head and great retention. Some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is honey and hops with a nice floral grassy note. There is a slight amount of alcohol on the nose as the beer warms. Flavor is strong hops (duh) in a lovely way. There is an alcohol presence, but it blends in nicely with a smooth bitter aftertaste. Good double and another high mark for this brewery.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (322) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
650cl bottle shared in a Four Hands shaker. Pours orangey amber with a voluminous off white frothy head which last throughout the drink. Aroma is massive hops - all types, grapefruit, resin, pine everything associated with an IIPA and more. Taste is more of the same - massively juicy hops with the malt very much cowering into the background. A truly massive and chewy IPA that stands alone at the top of IIPAs I have tried thus far. Can’t see this one being beaten anytime soon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Hazy reddish-orange. Huge pillowy light tan head that hung around for a good while. Some sticky lace. Fresh grapefruit, some ripe mangoes, pine resin, citrus and grass with some fleeting floral notes. Flavor mainly dominated by grapefruit, lemon pith, orange peel and spruce with an abundant brown sugar and butterscotch sweetness. There is an omnipresent fruity character that shines through the astrigency. Body is medium thick and buttery soft. Maybe a little diacetyl. Finishes...bitter, but not as harsh as some other DIPA’s. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Golden, feinporiger schaum, intensives aroma, malzig, tropische früchte, süsslich im antrunk, sehr hopfig im abgang, lang anhaltende bittere im nachklang ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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