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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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%.


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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (336) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL Hazy golden with white head. Fruity, grassy, bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1148) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Citrus, bitter, oranges, orange peel, quite dry, grapefruit. A bit thin for the ABV, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3999) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Dark blond with thin lacy head. Aroma has sugary tropical fruits and earthy, piney hops. Quite thick and furry feeling. A bit over the top.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled bottled @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Hazy golden, little white head. Nose is oily, tad sweetish, hay, candy, dough with some citrus hoops. Taste is strongly bitter upfront, herbal, orange peel, very dry & pleasant, big citrus, floral, grapefruit, pine, orange peel,… Oily & dry. Heavy on bitterness but quite enjoyable still.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Great IPA, great big hoppy aroma, pine and eucalyptus wonderful stuff. Flavor very crisp fresh lupin glands and bitterness. Finishes very green grassy hops. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2643) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
So much hops. It smells and tastes ljke sweet floral hops. Chewy body. This injects hops into your mouth violently. Awesome brew. Like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (442) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Orange color with small white head. Aroma has citrus, malt, tropical fruits. Taste is malty with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, spices, alcohol, tropical fruits. An old bottle so some of elements may be lost.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
650cl bottle shared in a Four Hands shaker. Pours orangey amber with a voluminous off white frothy head which last throughout the drink. Aroma is massive hops - all types, grapefruit, resin, pine everything associated with an IIPA and more. Taste is more of the same - massively juicy hops with the malt very much cowering into the background. A truly massive and chewy IPA that stands alone at the top of IIPAs I have tried thus far. Can’t see this one being beaten anytime soon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1303) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle to tulip Orange, grapefruit, spruce, pine, papaya and red bell pepper. Hazy amber with a frothy 1.5 cm off white head. Orange, grapefruit, lots of pine resin and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (609) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Nicely cloudy golden colour, big creamy white head. (Barley wine-)Sweet malted, big on fruity, floral and piny hop tones with orange peel getting through most. Quite a strong bitterness, but not overpowering. Sweet, fruity aftertaste. Big body, low carbonation.


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