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RATINGS: 1472   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%.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12996) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12846) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, caramel malt, citrus bread and pine needles. Mouthful of fresh citrus. Medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 (1/12/05) Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, herbal. Full body with very nice resin feel. (8/4/9/5/18). (1/28/04) Opaque color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel. Taste is mild sweet, heavy grapefruit, noticeable alcohol. Medium-full body. (7/4/6/4/13). (9/6/02) Hazy amber. The aroma is pine, beautiful pine. The flavor is also pine -- itís the essence of this beer, from start to finish. That being said, it doesnít become overwhelming, and itís very well-balanced. Some spiciness as well. All told, a profound experience indeed! (10/4/9/5/19)

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (12725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
660ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Nice hoppy aroma, but so sweet. At 11%, Iím guessing this is going to be a sweet boozy mess. Ug - Iíd forgotten the name... Yuck - in the mouth thereís nothing but an astringent acidic burn. Pretty shit unbalanced boozy hop liquor. Want it out of my mouth. Fuck you, brewer. DP.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2005
On tap @Falling Rock poured a hazy copper with an offwhite head. Aromas of citrus and pine with a hint of carmel hiding in all the hops. Palate was heavy and resiny. Flavors of bitter grapefruit rind,pine and a touch of carmel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(750ml bottle, #66) Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange body with a large (root beer float-like) orangish-beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, lime, and caramel. Flavor of thick and chewy breadiness with mild hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
Dark golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus and peaches and malt caramel. Sweet malty flavour with biscuit and peach notes, a touch of tobacco. Finishing both bitter and malty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12284) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12192) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle @ home shared with Joes and DutchDrebus. Hazy dark yellow / light orange color. Smell and taste fruity, hoppy, bitter but also alcoholic. Carbo good, body medium to full.


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