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RATINGS: 1322   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hydros (7) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
22 Oz Bottle. Tan with light head. Hoppy aroma with a great hoppy flavor. Well balanced.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (821) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Orange pour, nice white head. Great hoppy aroma, with notes of grapefruit, orange and grass. Delicious, hoppy flavor: citrus and grass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1256) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze pomarańczy. Piana jest spora, trwała i zbita o kolorze kości słoniowej. NOS : czuć, że piwo jest mocno alkoholowe i intensywnie słodowe. Ale to nie zakrywa mocnej woni świeżych chmieli. Owoce i jałowiec ! Wreszcie jakieś konkretnie chmielone piwo. Zapach owoców to przede wszystkim aromaty podobne do świeżego pompelo, pomarańczy, marakui, zielonego jabłka... to znaczy bardziej przypomina tropikalną karambolę niż jabłko. Trochę banana i cukierków. USTA : piwo jest mocno nasycone i geste o konsystencji śmietany. Słodkie o nutach podobnych do słodkiego muffina popitego przesłodzoną miodem zieloną herbatą. Do tego sporo żywicy! Żywiczne nuty dają smak cierpki do którego dochodzi skórka cytrusów. Następnie gorzkość ... . Gorzkość jest wyjątkowo podkreślona tropikalnymi owocami. Marakuja i karambola to obok cytrusów główne nuty. Gorzkość jest intensywna ale i tak przebija się przez nią słodkość. I tak aż do końca. Posmak przypomina o żywicy i alkoholu. ODCZUCIA : duże piwo. Nie ma ściemy. Tak sobie wyobrażałem prawdziwie amerykańskie DIPA. Nie jest łatwe w piciu ale każdy łyk jest świetną zabawą. OCENA : smak : 9/10 pijalność : 5/10 styl : +2

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1215) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours near clear golden with a huge lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is citrus, biscuit, pine, spice, peach and some caramel. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes balanced and spicy with some alcohol sweetness. Easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgis (122) - LATVIA - JUL 2, 2014
Everything is too much. Like sirup. Intense and looooooong drinking beer. Golden hazy color. Layers of taste, layers. Not sure IN A good way. Bit too much bitterness,but soon it seems all right. Impressive!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (417) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
650 ml bottle split two ways. Pours light amber with a firm head. Nose has floral notes, green grass, grapefruit and orange. Taste has pine needles, spruce, exotic fruits and some cereal notes. Finishes bitter and quite dry.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
cafgen (110) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Haz y orange color with a two to three finger head. Aroma is pine, citrus and hops. Taste is pine, citrus, hops, caramel with a bitter finish. This would be a great one if the alcohol wasn't present in the end. Other than that a solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hockert (69) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
66 cl bottle at brewdog bar Gothenburg. Cloudy caramel color. Smells of pine and citrus. Lots of hops. The taste is bitter, caramell and sweet. Amazingly well balanced. This can very well be the best dipa I have tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (353) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Burnt Orange with a huge fluffy off white head. The aroma is floral hops with peach and candied citrus. The taste adds sweet malt and a spicey bite on the finish. Excellent hop bitterness and flavor. Extremely drinkable for a 10% double ipa with just the right amount of hop resins that build up on the palate. Seriously great brew! Top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft at HOTB. Honey color. Very nice aroma of hop citrus and tropical fruit. Some pine. Malt balance is present some few caramel notes. Very nice smooth bitter finish. Outstanding ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slick7rick (3) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2014 does not count
My friend was kind of enough to share with me. He traded some of east coast favs to his west coast cousin. We open this after knee deep hoptologist. Hop 15 is amazing complex but not over bitter. Cloudy and delicious. Top notch wish i had more.


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