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RATINGS: 1478   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting ... Copper colour ... high american hop nose ... sweet lots of fruit ... lots of hop resins ... some pine tones ... good but not for me.... 3.5

tk2 way way to bitter hop... some of that american malt i dont like. 2.9 ... to be honest i dont want to try this again

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 2009-02-06, bottle at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy amber color, creamy head. Excellent aroma of sweaty hops. Good balance, powerful hop, sweetness and resins. Great.

2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Cloudy orange-amber color. Very nice aroma, extreme, hoppy, resiny. Good body structure, strong flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle shared at Euston Tap. Pours cloudy, orange-gold with a substantial, frothy white head. Strong hop aroma with grapefruit and grass, plus some hints of malty caramel. Flavor holds citrus and caramel malt sweetness with deep grapefruit, grass and light earthy bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation, warmth and a lightly resinous mouthfeel. Dries out lightly in the finish, with sticky resins, honey and caramel, pine, citrus and grass. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Haxy orange color, offwhite/yellowish head. Nice hoppy, grassy aroma, fruity, apples, pine apple. Hoppy flavor, grassy, fruity, berries, dry and with a long very nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17052) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
Cloudy amber with floaties and an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - pine. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 290611

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle from BeerMerchants. Thanks Phil L for dropping it off. I wish I could have written OhioDads review. As he wrote everything I was about to say. I dont normally look at other ratings, but hey it was fun for once to do it. Attractive deep orange amber colour, thin off white head that lasts. Big green floral hop aroma. But it doesnt go over the top. Yes its big but not stupid. I still cant believe we have these beers in the UK. Yes its big brash but not as much as some others. Yes some alcohol heat does come through on the aroma and finish. Maybe could do with some more malts in the mouth. What is there is caramelly and tasty and certainly lasts on into the finish. The finish is slightly hot, but the hops just twist your tongue into a different dimension. Aroma is great, maybe just too hot in the mouth, and although the hop finish is excellent, the heat just takes the edge off. Still a pretty good beer though

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16480) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at home - Apr ’12. Pours a hazy orange/copper colour with an off-white head. Big hoppy nose, pine needles, citrus and grass. Sweet malts allied to hops, grapefruit, orange, caramel in the taste. Full bodied, medium carbonation with quite a sticky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Kurz würzigerm dann stark hopfiger Antrunk, etwas dunkel werdend. Im Mittelteil nimmt die Würzigkeit wieder zu und ist der Hopfigkeit ebenbürtig, dabei wird eine hintergründige Herbe gut verdeckt. Im Abgang wird das Bier schnell milder, zu dem Zeitpunkt wo man nun nichts mehr erwartet schlägt der Hopfen erneut zu. Gerne wieder! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Teilen des Bieres. 9/13/12/12/13/12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16424) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, 22oz. Shared by tarjei. A hazy, orange beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has pinecones, some citrus, resin and a malty sweetness giving some beefstock. Piney and resiny flavor, really bitter, and lasting for a long time. Warming and full-bodied. I find the beer a bit too intense on bitterness and alcohol warmth, slightly unbalanced, still it’s a quite delicious beer. And I probably shouldn’t complain over balance problems with a beer like this. (090508)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich with both flowers, cascade hops and very well balanced with some caramel, sugar and citrus.


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