RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1461   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%.


tdmuel's rating

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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, caramel malt, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, rich pine hops, some mango/pineapple, and citrus (notably tangerine & grapefruit); Finish is dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; A wallop of hops - excellent IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is super piney, resinous, mango, solvent, glue, alcohol. Taste of caramel, mango, pine, glue, alcohol. Sweet , bitter and hot. This is an old bottle, might be better fresch

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Patchy lacing. Aroma of orange, straw, pine and caramel. Flavour of pine, grapefruit, candy and menthol. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Uncompromisingly bitter and hoppy, which helps to disguise the 10% ABV, but slightly hinders its swiggability. I love a high IBU Imperial IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
Bue en bouteille. Couleur orangée trouble. Mousse blanche épaisse et onctueuse. Nez ananas houblon. Palais fruits jaunes, mangue, ananas et alcool. Amertume puissante et bien équilibrée. Belle corpulence, Finale longue à l’amertume marquée. Top.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (435) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Wonderful pine/citrus rind hop and honey malt sweetness aroma. An easy 10. Dark hazy orange color with a stark white head of foam. Tastes sweet in the background with a strong hop presence all throughout. The hops are more of the citrus variety but with an earthy quality added in. Very drinkable for 10% ABV. The palate is very full and silky for the style. This was excellent. Truly a 100 rated beer that lives up to it’s hype. Buy this right now if you can get it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1893) - PORTUGAL - JAN 8, 2016
65cl bottle. Hazy orangish golden colour with a generous off-white head. Pine, caramel, spices, citrus and other fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter with caramel and spice notes up front, followed by a bitter kick and finishes with a long, dry and bitter piny flavour. Overall, a fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3541) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Winter 2015 version, 10.5% abv. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to leave good lace. Aroma of big resinous citrus and fresh cut grass from the hops. Taste has more of a balance with the malt, but still huge hop presence. Booze is well hidden, but it sneaks up on you the more you drink. Really well done double IPA.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2015
opalescent orange colour, large, slightly yellowish, creamy head which lasts for several minutes; aroma of intensive citruses, grassy notes, tropical fruits, hints of pine resin, some floral notes, biscuity-caramel notes; shocking bittersweet taste with tropical fruits, citruses, tangerine, some honey and caramel notes; neverending bitter aftertaste! amazing IIPA!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Autonetics1969 (10) - - DEC 28, 2015
One of best hopped up brews around. Wonderful hop aroma and light malts I n nose. Taste so crisp and hoppy clean from orange pour with h great carbonation and great aftertaste of fresh hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (306) - Ioannina, GREECE - DEC 19, 2015
Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 147


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50