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RATINGS: 1387   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%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11292) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a nice, hazy orange with a medium, creamy white head. It stays for quite a long time and leaves fine laces on the glass. Great aroma with lots of grapefruity hops, some pine, oranges and grass. But there is a great, soft maltiness to it still, quite bready with notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is lightly creamy with prickly carbonation and great dryness. Truly wonderful, balanced flavours. Lots of grapefruit, very bitter, very dry. Malts is biscuity, bready and has soft caramel. The oranges notes appear as well. Truly a wonderful IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11284) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a retaining creamy white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus-lemon/grapefruit hops (cascade, Amarillo). Taste is dry/raw citrus-lemon/grapefruit hops (cascade, Amarillo), faint malt, alcohol. Big. Sipping.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet citrus flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11162) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good fully lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter floral flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10966) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
botlte shared with faroeviking at ørsted, copenhagen. yespr and ungstrup gave me some of this few months ago also at ørsted, but that day i lost my notes. i remembered it being darn good, so i bought it as soon as i saw it in the fridge. cloudy orange, thick light orange head. piny and sweet hops, peach, dryness. very well composed hoppy aroma. hopy, dry, flowery, fruits in the flavor, malty sweetness, a hint of caramel, grapefruit, pine, ends dry and piny, accompanied with malty sweetness. a well balanced and hoppy thing. NICE.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: April 28, 2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma
Body: a bit thin body
Flavor: sweet hop flavor, lots of lingering bitterness
Overall: liquid hops

Date: August 24, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: south bay
Score: 3.0 to 3.9
Appearance: opaque orange, creany white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big sweet sugar covered grapefruit aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, lots of sweet grapefruit, well balanced bitterness, leaves a nice long tongue scraping bitterness without being overly bitter or distracting from the hop flavor

Date: May 04, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: south bay
a bit more bitterness takes away from the sweet grapefruit,

Date: January 20, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
much more subdued and bitter, still the grapefruit with a bit of crystal sweetness, big bitterness takes over,

Date: October 13, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Words: 3.9 to
continuing the subdued and bitter trend of the last couple of years,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10659) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2008
Bottle. Grapefruit and red berries in the somewhat medecinal hoparoma. Firm oily hop flavor, somewhat medecinal with grapefruit, lemon and red berries. This beer is malty enough, but this is overpowered by the omnipresent hops. Long oily hopbitter aftertaste with pineapple.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
Lightly hazed golden ale wuith a thick light moka head. Pleasant hops aroma, like a filed of hops and cloves. In mout, sweet honey malt, with nice crisp complex hops, citrus, treacle. Complex body and smooth. At EBF 2006.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Bottled. Amber coloured. Hazy. Off white fluffy head. Sweetness, pine, herbs, spice, citrus and caramel in the aroma. Flavour of pine herbs, flowers, light grape, spice and light alcohol. Full bodied. Very dry. Heavy bitter end with a spicy and acidic touch. Intense alcoholwarmth on lips and palate. Very refreshing and matches my Chili con Carne perfectly.


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