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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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%.


Wakie's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Yes sir this is a double IPA. Great strong hoppy aroma ... so many I couldn’t come close to telling you what they all were. The flavor was strong hop power with a light, pleasantly sweet follow through. If I were a hop head I would love this beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (674) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
650 ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden with white head. Smell is hoppy pine, grapefruit and grass. Taste is heavy hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (139) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
4 finger beige head, amber body. Nose: Resin, grapefruit, pine and spruce. Aroma: Resin, pine, oranges, apricot, fudge, grapefruit, grapefruit-peel, spruce, passionfruit, mango, kiwi, caramel and floral notes. Long, dry, bitter ending.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xebbe (79) - - NOV 21, 2014
Exotiska frukter och svag citrus doft. Doftar gott. Smaken är som saften från konserverad frukt. Besökande kommer tydligt efteråt. Inte den citrus bomb jag väntat mig. Men en bra öl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared with rusty, and hakes , super chunky hazy orang pour with, nce hoppy caramel pine aroma and taste, love it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2100) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2014
1pt 6 fl oz. bottle @C.R., Avilés. 27-04-2014.
Bottled: 03-26-2012.
I In short: overhopped ale.
Pours dark gold-amber, quite clear, with almost no head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Malty, honey, caramel aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste follows the nose, caramel, some honey, fruity and a good hop punch, quite bitter, and then dry and bitter aftertaste, Enjoyable, but unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (896) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Golden orange pour some white head. Aroma of orange, pine. Tastes soft wheat, orange, brassy grassy hops, mint. Resinous palate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (85) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
650ml bottle @ home. Pours cloudy Golden with a thick white head that leaves nice laces. Aroma is citrus, pine and a little sweet. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, average carbonation. Finish is grapefruit, pine and resinous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maddmatt639 (276) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
No retention and medium lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit and citrus. Tastes of pine, spicy citrus and fruit peel. Bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bomber into a glass. Nice gold pour with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma of pine, mango, tropical fruits, and pineapple. Taste is assertively bitter, but balanced with a nice sweetness.Cereal, tropic fruits, more pineapple. Long lasting pine bitterness. Way too easy drinking for the ABV.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Aroma: sweet caramel, citrus and tropical fruits, mango. Appearance: hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, grass, flowers, sweets coming up. Overall: very nice IIPA, well-balanced, very intense. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.


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