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RATINGS: 1299   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - 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
Maria (9963) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (9948) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
A: The beer pours an opaque orange color with a solid finger of white head and some sticky lacing. S: Initially smells pretty boozy, but that eventually fades and there is a lot of sweet fruit going on here. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit make up the bulk of the hop aroma. A touch of sugar which accentuates the sweetness. T: Lots of sweet tropical fruit with a moderate level of bitterness to it. Mild pine but plenty of grapefruit and pineapple with a touch of orange. A slight booze creeps in on the back end. There’s a really oily hop feel to this beer. M: Medium to full in body with a moderate to high carbonation and a lingering bitterness. D: This used to be one of my favorite DIPAs, but lately I’ve found it to be too sweet. It’s still a good beer, but no longer one of my top choices.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9878) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (9856) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9845) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt and plentry of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9835) - 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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