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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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4.3
   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 (27272) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (4059) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
Wining & Dining Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Smells of hops and cheese. Quite bitter with strong hops and alcohol aromas. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bomber thanks to miketd. Poured a hazy golden copper color with a large, rocky off-white head. Hoppy pine aroma attacks your nostrils as you bring it towards your face. My, my. That is a full flavored and full bodied beer. A piney, citrus hop flavor hits the tongue almost immediately and leads into a slightly bitter finish with undertones of caramel. Coats the palate nicely, and leaves beautiful lace in the glass. No hint of the alcohol in the taste. Awesome. Not bad for an extra that just got thrown into the package! Thanks a bunch Mike.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy, amber golden with a yellowish head. Fresh hop aroma of pine, citrus and peach. Medium body, some caramel and then a distinct hop bitterness. 021107

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
A fine beer, definitely not for the faint of heart. this beer grabs you from the first sip and doesnt let go. the flavor profile is strong and robust with obvious pine and resin at the beginning but finishes nicely with a combination of grapefruit, caramel, tobacco and leather notes on the finish. if you dont dig this beer its ok... more for me.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1456) - Montana, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Thanks to riversideAK for this gem. Big hoppy and pine nose with a nice clear amber color and brown head. Flavor is right to the point with hops all over the place, yet it is well balanced with anice malt backbone. Creamy nice sweet texture that has a great hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
22oz prelude to some cali funk to put me into another day yes. very sweet and hoppy very ipish a tad alcoholic, a bit very hoppy and dry, yet refreshing piney yes but still like a drying experience with every taste which is bothersome a bit. not enough malt o deal with all the hops in this bottle is what I am coming to the conclusion of.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2007
Bottled (Thanks Stoutlover72!). Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is bready and grassy/flowery hops. Flavour is the same along with a balancing touch of fruityness. Also some slight yeastyness and alcohol can be cfound. Big grassy and alcoholic aftertaste.


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