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RATINGS: 1491   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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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 (25768) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange colour. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a good hoppiness. The flavour is sweet with a good fruitness, pine, citrus and some alcohol. Fruity and dry bit sweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Amazing beer. Tastes of very citrusy grapefruit and massive hops. Notes of pine, spices are also detected. This has got to be one of my favorite beers. Very well hidden 10.5% abv! amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2007
#37 [Blind tasting @ Papsoe, Courtesy of Papsoe/ kmweaver] Small fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished. Fair lacework. Cloudy amber colour. Heavy grapefruit, pine, citrus. Perfume and soapy feel as well.. Light fruity / apricot notes. Medium to full bodied with a very dry texture and an average carbonation. Moderated to heavy bitter flavour with light sweet notes. Very dry and lingering bitter finish. 3 / 7 / 8 / 4 / 15 = 3.7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16452) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled
Dark nut-orange color, small off-white head. Bready, citrusy hoppy aroma. Very malty, bready hoppy flavor. Notes of citrus, but mostly yeasty and alcoholic. Warming, but not kind of IPA I like, Score 4.06 seems quite overrated if judged by this bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a golden orange with an off white head. Head retention is very nice. Aroma is dominated by pine hops. Hops dominate this beer. There was so much complexity to this beers hop profile. Citrus and pine to name a few. End with some lingering hops along with some slight sweet malts. Amazing IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy tannish head which just stays there the whole drink. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrusy, nice pines, and caramel. The taste is mostly hoppy, some malts, nice touch of grapefruit/pines, and some caramel. The finish is bitter and dry, just the way I like it. Medium body. Very drinkable, finally got to this one, very very tasty, another awesome brew from Port.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2007
22oz Bomber Recieved in trade from errantnight, thanks again Derek. The first beer of my last leg before reaching 300. Ive bee nanxious to try this for awhile now. Hop 15 pours a moderately hazed copper with prominant orange highlights throughout. A two finger dirty white head formed on the pour and fell to a frothy cap with a thick collar. Left thin frothy drink lines after each sip. The smell of this brew is wildly complex. Pure hoppiness in the nose. Layer upon layer of sweet tropical fruit juiciness. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit in that order with a sprinkling of pine. There is a touch of caramel maltiness in the background and spicy alcohol on the backend that compliments nicely. But this beer is all about the hop. All that wonderful hoppiness comes through in the flavor as well. The caramel maltiness lays the foundation but the hop goodness quickly kicks the malt aside without consideration. All the aformentioned hop aromas are even bigger in the taste than aroma. The pine sap comes through big on the finish along with an aspirin like bitterness. This one will shred up your tongue pretty good. Body is on the heavy side of medium but comes across incredibly silky smooth. Carbonation is sluggish letting every bit of hop resin coat your tongue on its way through. Lingering bitterness on the finish. I would have absolutely no problem drinking this beer all day long. Every sip makes me want another and the hop complexity keeps me coming back for more. A great IIPA from Pizza Port. The use of 15 different hop varities was something that had me drooling as soon as I learned of such a nectar. I couldnt wait to try it. Now, I need someone to send a case my way. 10/28/07

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
best imp/ dub ipa ever. its perfect. it taste better than the brown eye of a white girl. mmmm mmm good. resiny hoppy sweet beautiful sexin the mouth


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