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RATINGS: 1450   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 182   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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%.

carboloader's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Tasted multiple times at GABF. This became my all time favorite at the festival. Almost all I tasted for 3 hours were IPAs and IIPAs and I went back to this one as the standard (at least to my palate). It sums up nearly everything I find likable in this style. I would swim, bathe, shower, and sleep in this if possible. How’s that for hyperbole?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (1066) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aromat: wyraźny karmel, alkohol, zioła, owoce, anyż. Niestety spore oznaki utlenienia.

Wygląd: barwa pomarańczowa, zamglona. Piana w kolorze cru, drobno pęcherzykowa, dość obfita, ale umiarkowanie trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: bomba słodowa i słodka z karmelem, ciastkami, lekkimi tostami i zbożem. Wyraźna nuta alkoholowa. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, delikatna i umiarkowanie długa. Przyjemna, choć mogłaby być wyraźniejsza i dłuższa, zwłaszcza w odniesieniu do podstawy. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, niskie wysycenie i słodko- alkoholowy finisz. Kolejne piwo z PB, które trafia do nas niezbyt świeże, przez co jego walory chmielowa są mocno przytłumione. Szkoda, bo to na chmielu opiera się to piwo i to ponoć na 15.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber. Hazy darker orange pour with a pillowy white head. Citrus rind and pine resin. Hint of sweet malt. A bit chewy. A touch boozy. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (543) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma is orange, pine and hops. Taste is hops, citrus and pineapple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (979) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
IPA. ホッピーで、& 、アルコール&#

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Cloudy orange amber with a light tan head. Tangy, sweet citrus. Muted honey, slight hint of raisins. Bitter. Strong malty backbone. Quite oily. Medium-straying-to-heavy body. Long finish. Decent bit of carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Tap @ Porky’s Pizza Palace: Clear gold color with a small white head. Sweet perfumey hop flavor with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1546) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Really something. Aromas and Flavors evenly matched and well-balanced. Hoppiness was citrus and floral with an herbal sense that was strong but not overly harsh. The malt base was mildly sweet but able to support the bold IPA character. Not too boozy either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 18, 2015
65cl bottle, served in tulip. Pours dark orange with medium white frothy head. Aroma is citrus, orange and pine. Citrus dominates the flavour along with strong tropical fruit character. Some caramel notes as well. The aftertaste is dry but quite sweet at the same time. Tolerable alcohol heat. Medium body, good carbonation. A little bit too sweet and alcoholic, anyways still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
22oz bottle into tulip. Pours copper in color. Hazy. Nice offwhite head. Citrus aroma. Grapefruit. Alcohol. Sweet taste. Bitter finish. Overall it’s pretty nice. Alcohol is a little sharper than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnnyvelvet (19) - - OCT 3, 2015
Tap @ Toronado. Why have a malty finish?! It's called Hop 15!! You have the hoppy aroma. You have the bitterness. The initial taste is ecstatic and then the sweet malty taste takes over and I feel a headache coming over. So close! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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