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RATINGS: 1474   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%.

madcow75's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours very cloudy amber with a decent off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango and some sweet malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine and some sweet malt, but not much. This tastes of almost pure hops. Great bitterness that lingers on for a while. Big body, a little hot from the alcohol. Good stuff. I love SoCal IIPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (285) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2016
The aroma is dank, complex with notes of pine resin, earthy pepper and floral citrus. A bit of caramel malt also shines through with a hint to the coming booze character. The flavor is all of the above, but above all hot and boozy. The character of the beer is decent but lost in the defect. Pours clear and the body is med/light. Finish has some bitterness but mostly boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at Toronado pub in San Francisco-USA. Almost copper cloudy pour, little off-white head. Nose: yeast a bit, citrus, marmalade. Mouth: rich malts, a bit sweet, finish is tart bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle 0.66l at Ratebeer tasting Borresteijn place Zaandam Netherlands.15.04.2016.Taste with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Potjebier, adamnowek, skortila, MarcoDL and Harmen. Thank you guys for sharing all great beers.Pour it hazy orange color with medium white head.Aroma orange juice,candy fruit.Taste is spoiled but just a little bit so it’s not in a perfect condition but still is very good,orange candy bar,spices on the back,tropical fruits and floral smooth finish.Nice balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 25, 2016
Citrus green hop aroma straight to the nose from this hazy orange brew with an outrageous off white head of coarse bubbles. Bitterness at first for a second then hop flavor followed by the sweetness of the Malt and a medium body. The aftertaste is hoppy and slightly bitter and a slight warming from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2471) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
From bottle at a tasting @ Bor’s, with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Markoijelena, Adamnowek, Skortila, MarcodL and Harmen. Murky yellow golden color. White head. Aroma’s: resin. Retronasal: resinous, citrussy sour, bitterish. Flavor is bitter with a moderate sweet backbone. Medium bodied. Long dry and deliciously bitter and herbal finish. Pretty much how a DIPA’s supposed to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1323) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Sampled from bottle at Borresteijn’s place. Slightly hazy, golden amber with a tan to white head. Sweetish, fruity and slightly resiny aroma of mango, orange, some honey and a bit of pine. Sweetish, slightly bitter, fruity and a little resiny taste of mango, orange, some honey and pine, followed by a medium long, rather bitter, moderately resiny finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3693) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of citrus, peach, bitter hop and malt. Quite bitter taste, with citrus, spicey hop kick, peach, grainy malt and a mild hop burn. Doesn’t taste like its abv. Good hop bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6080) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
65cl Bottle. Hazy golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, pine. Flavour is massively bitter, pine, weed, malts, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (1511) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
Muddy bronze colour. Aroma is lots of pine needles and a little bit of guava and banana. Taste is pretty bitter with quite some spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1069) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2016
Dark orange colour, big white head. Aroma of apricot, orange, peach, mango, pretty much very fruity hops. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

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