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RATINGS: 1326   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%.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10542) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle @ WSF 2008. Clear golden with tiny head. Sweet aroma with hoppy and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with caramel, loads of hops and grapefruit notes. Finishes with solid bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange colour. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a good hoppiness. The flavour is sweet with a good fruitness, pine, citrus and some alcohol. Fruity and dry bit sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, grapefruit, peaches, citrus. Flavour is hop, grapefruit, peaches, pine, citrus- full body. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10140) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom! It is hazy, orange-golden with a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of citrus, spruce, melon, papaya and a touch of cooked vegetables. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of citrus, papaya, melon, spruce, light malt and a hoppy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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.


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