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RATINGS: 1367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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%.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14138) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden/copper with a creamy white head and lacings. Nose is malty and hoppy.Grapefruit and a punchy bitter taste. Crisp and full bodied. Nice

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle at "Wining & Dining Tasting" - Thanks to Sune. Cheese aroma & cheese taste - too much cheese, it ruins the beer for me. High hoppy, hop juice, grape, old sour cheese, sharp light unpleasantness. SORRY !!!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
Bottle#167. Aroma of very fresh hops, awesome. Dark golden colour. Aromatic hop flavour with some pepper. Good mouthfeel. Quite strong. Very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Nice big IPA in the American style without being too over the top. Decent balance of malt and hops. Nice long finish. Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled
Dark nut-orange color, small off-white head. Bready, citrusy hoppy aroma. Very malty, bready hoppy flavor. Notes of citrus, but mostly yeasty and alcoholic. Warming, but not kind of IPA I like, Score 4.06 seems quite overrated if judged by this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Hazy dull beige. Assertive hop, vague but with hints of peach, lemon and mandarin. Juicy, peachy hop-loaded brew. Light pale malt character, but with loads of miscellaneous tropical fruit, citrus and honey. Smooth, with a bit of a late alcohol splash.


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