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RATINGS: 1496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (22701) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting ... Copper colour ... high american hop nose ... sweet lots of fruit ... lots of hop resins ... some pine tones ... good but not for me.... 3.5

tk2 way way to bitter hop... some of that american malt i dont like. 2.9 ... to be honest i dont want to try this again

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Absolutely fantastic Hop Monument. RIch and malty with a huge lineup of hops that are sure to please hopheads everywhere - what a treat that Port brews are now available in Washington State bottle shoppes. Hops dominate but are well balanced with a rich malt backbone. Every hop component is distilled into this drink, heavy pine cone essence that is very resiny and acidic - which stings on the finish if you let is marinate on your lips, and that could be one bothersome aspect if huge Hop Bombs are not your bag. The high-ABV is well hidden and does not dominate the nose or tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2007
This is a big beer. Terrific, tantalizing aroma and wonderful flavor, so much so that the high alcohol content seems completely masked. Rated day after to best of my recollection.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2007
BIG HOPS! Aroma hits you as soon as the bottle is open. Piney in nature. Lots of lingering bitterness with a finishing grapefruit taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bomber shared with kleyland, courtesy of alexanderj. Pours a hazy light gold with lots of floating particulate. Small, white sized head with tons of lacing. This one sticks to your glass until the end. Huge aroma of piney hops. Some grapefruit notes are lurking in the background. Initial mouthfeel is very strong, very thick, big bodied. Hops dominate the body, but the caramel flavors come through as the beer opens up. A hop heads dream!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle at "Wining & Dining Tasting" - Thanks to Sune. Cheese aroma & cheese taste - too much cheese, it ruins the beer for me. High hoppy, hop juice, grape, old sour cheese, sharp light unpleasantness. SORRY !!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 37. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Aroma is sharp grapefruity and with a solid sweet maltbase. Flavour is heavy bitter with a lovely fruity hops and a liqourice sharpness cutting off the brew before the finish. Sharp bitter finish. Great.8-3-8-4-17=4.0

From tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy and golden orange with a lacing white head. Mild grapefruity and peachy aroma. Smoth and quite inviting. Dense hoppy flavour with a light fruity touch and a mild bitterness. Nicely balanced with a solid caramel malt presence and a light fruity lingering finish.8-4-8-4-16=4.0

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Thanks to brock_landers for trading this to me. Pours a dark, slightly hazy copper with a small off white head and sticky lacing. The aroma is wonderful. Big piney hops, ripened fruits, caramel malts. Flavor is a ball buster. Bitter sticky hops, massive pine, rich malts. The mouthfeel is thick, bitter and dryish. Did I mention that it is bitter!!!!!!!&# This is a real treat. Thanks again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, cardemomme and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, peaches, cardemomme, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Dark copper with small head. Sweet floral and piney hop aroma. Taste is bitter hops, but plenty of backing malt. Definitely more citrus hops in the taste, with some sweetness and alcohol coming through in the end. Just another great hop bomb to add to the mix. Nicely done.


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