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RATINGS: 1499   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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4.8
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle at ultimate glasgow tasting. Aroma is just such a pleasure, everything i love about hops, packed with resins, pine, lychee, citrus, amazing full deserves the 10. Taste is similar, i kept going back and having more of this, so delicous and juicey, georgous stuff. If i ever get the chance for more its mine!

4
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pungent hoppy aroma. Golden orange color with a creamy head. Strong pineapple hops flavors. Slight waxy flavor. Creamy and well carbonated. Lots of pineapple. Bitter duration. Good. Thanks Pepsican.

4
DietPepsican (1590) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Poured a murky orange with a thin white head. Grapefruit and hops in the nose. Pine, grapefruit, hops, caramel (barely), and more hops. Finished syrupy but not overly bitter/bitey. I could session this and figured it was a few abv% below what it is. Shared among many, thanks Bockeyhorsey!

3.9
piscator34 (2515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottled sample via oakbluff. Orange in colour with moderate carbonation and some floaties. Aromas of candied citrus fruit (orange + grapefriit), mangoes, caramel, and pine. In the mouth, it strikes an intersting balance between some pretty intense citrus hop flavors and some fairly rich/sweet caramel and pale malt flavors. A long bitter finish. Good stuff, but not quite exceptional.

2.9
cgarvieuk (24230) - 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
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
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
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
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 head’s dream!

3
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 !!!


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