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RATINGS: 1414   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%.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
750 ml Bottle #10 from Foolish Mortal. The beer and aroma came alive during the pour with an overwhelming bouguet of hops. The head was abundant, off white, and moved like Jell-o when agitated. Burnt amber in colour and fairly clear with active carbonation, and clinic lacing. It was surprisingly sweet initially, changing to a heavy, lasting bitter aftertaste. The beer tastes balanced initially, but has the distinct bitter aftertaste you’d expect. The beer was like a vertical tasting in itself, with different hops apparant in every sip throughout the entire beer. Definately worth a try for hopheads.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
spectacular double ipa from port. Strong pine notes with a boozy hoppy finish. very bitter aftertaste. light malt backbone. had a pour out of a 22 oz bottle. pours copper with a thick lacey white head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (151) - USA - MAY 25, 2015
Aromas of grapefruit, bitter sweetness, pine, resin, alcohol. Massive punch of alcohol and hop bitterness but well balanced. A little too heavy in the body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (100) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Very aggressive hop forward brew. Light amber in color with effervescence that brought out the citrus hop aroma. Delicate malts and hoppy flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (772) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a dark rust orange with thick white head. Has a malt, citrus hop and pine aroma. A strong malt backbone with citrus hops, caramel, fruits, pines and some spices. A lingering bitter hop taste. Medium body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MidnightOwl (23) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Appearence: Clear amber color with white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, sweet citrus fruits, resin, pine and caramel. Body: Medium. Flavour:Hop madness, aromawise. Aftertaste: Explosive bitterness, very persistent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (102) - - APR 26, 2015
Bomber - pours an amber orangish yellow with a medium head that laces the glass nicely. The aromas are big and bold - citrus rind, bitter grapefruit, pine resin, malty caramel and a subtle floral essence. One taste and you know it's huge. In your face bitterness from flavors of intense grapefruit, kumquat, citrus zest, pine needle, bitter herb and a hint of molasses like malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3052) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy amber copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet citrus, caramel, smooth alcohol, and some pine. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like caramel, citrus hops, light pine, and smooth alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
Tap at Apex, post CBC A: Orange semi-opaque body, firm white head, lacing. N: Pine, biscuit, earth, light citrus - though I can’t say I pull too many such flavors out of this one. It doesn’t strike me as a dry-hopped ale. T: Quite sweet; decent bitterness. M: Alcohol burn, medium body that’s quite resinous, soft carbonation. O: A DIPA with some high points but one that I believe has been passed in this day and age. I don’t find it particularly special for any reason.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Citrus pine hops! Overpowering citrus and pine hops! Mild malts. This beer is dominated by the hops in aroma flavor and finish. BTW the hops are fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Przylus (380) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Klasyczny aromat cukierków ślazowych, marakui, owoców lychee. Barwa złota, zamglone. Piana mydlana, obfita. Zbyt duże nagazowanie. W smaku zielone grejpfruty, cukierki ślazowe, pomelo, marakuja. Konkretna goryczka zielonych grejpfrutów.


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