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RATINGS: 1409   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymtee (32) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Nice deep yellow / reddish hue. Leeds aroma than expected. Good hoppy taste. Small head and lacing. Tastey but could have been better.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (95) - - 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 (2968) - 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 (1171) - 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 (368) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 On tap. Not a fan of too many ipas but this was good. Pineapple/grapefruit/pine aroma. Nice lacing. Dry finish with a bitter pine after taste. Refreshing drink with a tropical/citrus and piney flavor. Significantly more fruit flavor on tap than from the bottle. Bottle had a stronger bitter pine presence.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (299) - 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 (33) - 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 (895) - 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 (1314) - 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.


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