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RATINGS: 1419   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Nice big super hoppy ipa. Earthy with some pine. Not much malt too offset the hops which worked well. Very well done for 11%. Big bottle from whole foods.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (1868) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, ripe tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, orange, sugary notes, pine, huge hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long bitter finish. Impressive explosion of aroma and flavour. I couldn’t find the bottle date but I suspect it had aged a bit. Will look for fresher bottles... in the future!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7575) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle - Sweet earthy orange hops and some nice sweet malts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet malts and nice bitter hops with a bit of resin in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (399) - POLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Uderzenie żywic, słodkich owoców i cytrusów na starcie - normalnie tropiki na całego. I tak pięknej piany przy tym woltażu to ja chyba jeszcze nie widziałem, na początku potężna, później powoli, ociężale oblepiająca szkło. Smak to istny likier chmielowy. Jest intensywnie i niebywale natarczywie. Atakują zewsząd iglaki, łepetyna potężnie dostaje balem sosny oblepionym żywicą, do tego słodkie owoce tropikalne (bez śladu karmelu) i potężna nokautująca wszystko goryczka. Zalegająca w przepyszny sposób. Alkohol obecny, lekko świdrujący, ale jakże dobrze wkomponowany w całość. Palce lizać !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1648) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Draft. Radiant orange amber. Big frothy white head. Soft smooth body. Medium bittersweet. Full body. Balanced. No booze. Really tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (3352) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Yellow, hazy. Hoppy citrus on nose. Lemony, pineapples, yellow/light coloured fruityness, some green berry pines. Medium bodied, well bittered, nice sweetness, sturdy good mouthfeel. Hides the alcohol quite well. Super fruity, topical, pineapplely. Finishes on a piney note. Actually, after a while, pines are pretty dominating both on nose and palate. Real nice. Big flavourful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1861) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
spectacular double ipa from port. Strong pine notes with a boozy hoppy finish. very bitter aftertaste. light malt backbone. had a pour out of a 22 oz bottle. pours copper with a thick lacey white head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (158) - USA - MAY 25, 2015
Aromas of grapefruit, bitter sweetness, pine, resin, alcohol. Massive punch of alcohol and hop bitterness but well balanced. A little too heavy in the body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Very aggressive hop forward brew. Light amber in color with effervescence that brought out the citrus hop aroma. Delicate malts and hoppy flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (815) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a dark rust orange with thick white head. Has a malt, citrus hop and pine aroma. A strong malt backbone with citrus hops, caramel, fruits, pines and some spices. A lingering bitter hop taste. Medium body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MidnightOwl (23) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Appearence: Clear amber color with white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, sweet citrus fruits, resin, pine and caramel. Body: Medium. Flavour:Hop madness, aromawise. Aftertaste: Explosive bitterness, very persistent


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