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RATINGS: 1400   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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4.4
   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?


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1258) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (193) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, zamglone. Piana drobna, wysoka, obfita, długa, oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Owoce tropikalne, karmelowa-ziołowość (cukierki ślazowe), nuty cytrusowe, słodowość.
SMAK: Analogicznie do zapachu. Pełne. Bardzo dobrze ukryty alkohol, choć rzecz jasna wyczuwalny. Goryczka średnia.
OGÓLNIE: Solidne piwo, choć do "ideału" czegoś w nim brakuje.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agent_persik (489) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
Slightly hazy golden color, big white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity and spicy hops. Sweet bitter taste with hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Excellent double IPA, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (313) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Fruity and piney aroma. Pours murky orange with a white head. Good flavor, long sweet finish with a bitter bite at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3181) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, orange, light grapefruit, malt, light caramel; mouth: resinous hops, orange, light grapefruit, malt, light caramel, mild astringency, finale in bittering hops with presence of Cointreau, average carbonation, quite bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, orange, léger pamplemousse, malt, léger caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, orange, léger pamplemousse, malt, léger caramel, astringence moyenne, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de Cointreau, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (766) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
On draft. Copper color with one finger white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Nice tropical fruit taste, a little grass, smooth. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LapinMalin (11) - Nancy, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2015
Nez puissant, agrumé et résineux. Superbes notes florales. En bouche, attaque sur les agrumes, puis le caramel du malt vient soutenir le tout. Les arômes floraux sont également bien présents. Finale sèche et amère, sur la résine. Belle longueur.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Port never disappoints. Rich big hop oil aroma. Taste of fresh grass and peach, with slight pepper flavor on a great crisp palate. A+++++

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
estoniancraft (35) - ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
Absolutely super. Reminds me of my young adult years on the beach in Del Mar. Aroma is fresh citrus hops. Slightly hazy deep yellow color. Intense bitterness with clean follow through. Great mouth feel. This is a world class brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1501) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Slightly hazy orange beer, big white head. Nose is solidly malty with citric-tinged hoppy overtones, some caramel sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and sweet with a tender but firm citric hop presence. Balance feels delicate yet substantial. Lovely stuff. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!


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