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RATINGS: 1406   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Pour is hazy burnt orange with a light tan head. Huge nose, lots of thick resinous pine, floral hops, light citrus, and a surprising amount of malt. Super bitter taste, lots of mango and pineapple, floral hop notes, pine, and a bready malty note on the end. Bitterness would overpower this one, but it’s balanced out by a nice malty backbone.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (51) - 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 (343) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (110) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
On tap. Not a fan of too many ipas but this was good. Pineapple sweet fruit aroma. Nice lacing. Dry finish with a bitter pine after taste. Refreshing drink with a fruity and piney flavor without being overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (226) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle 65 cl. Hazy amber color, off white head. Grapefruit nose, peach, apple, caramel malt. Sweet fruity taste, citrus, resin, bitter finish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VereTipsu (32) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
Head: off-white, stays, beautiful lacing. Aroma: full of caramel sweetnes, hoppy freshness of pine, citrus and fresh-cut grass, floral essence of a field offlowers and fruity presence of a thousand fresh fruits. Colour: Hazy pale amber. Taste: sweet malt, bitterish citric hops, sweet caramel and floral fruity presence, caramel with some syrupy characteristics. Palate: full body, high carbonization, sticky-syrupy mouthfeel, pleasant silky texture. Summary: One of the best IPAs I’ve had, truly a perfect IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (888) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bomber. Bottled 32 days ago. 10% ABV version. Cloudy golden copper with a foamy, beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine, spice, melon, flowers, light perfume, and caramel. Flavors of pine, spice, flowers, melon, light caramel, and biscuit. Full bodied, smooth and resinous with a dry bitter end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from LD. Pours a hazy golden with a thick layer of creamy head. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Taste of the same, nicely balanced with a lingering hoppiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (208) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, zamglone. Piana drobna, wysoka, obfita, długa, oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Owoce tropikalne, karmelowa-ziołowość (cukierki ślazowe), nuty cytrusowe, słodowość.
SMAK: Analogicznie do zapachu. Pełne. Bardzo dobrze ukryty alkohol, choć rzecz jasna wyczuwalny. Goryczka średnia.
OGÓLNIE: Solidne piwo, choć do "ideału" czegoś w nim brakuje.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agent_persik (495) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
Slightly hazy golden color, big white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity and spicy hops. Sweet bitter taste with hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Excellent double IPA, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (320) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Fruity and piney aroma. Pours murky orange with a white head. Good flavor, long sweet finish with a bitter bite at the end.


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