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RATINGS: 1500   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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3.7
MD_Nethercott (2) - Escalon, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016 does not count
Gorgeous Cooper color with a two finger high tan head, fabulous lacing all the way down the glass. Smells earthy and sweet. Taste of pine, earthy floral citrus, alcohol and ear wax bitter (in a good way!?). Just enough bready malt sweetness to balance it sufficiently.

3.7
Slubgob (328) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 2, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Bomber into wine glass. Dark tangerine color, no significant head. Slightly sweet nose pokes through abundant hops. There’s the barest hint of cardboard - this is an older bottle not kept in the most ideal of conditions, so I’ll make allowances. In the mouth, good balance of high alcohol stickiness x prominent but not overwhelming pine and fruit 9th t hoops,a bit of malt. Long finish bouncing between hoops and malt . I?m not a huge hop head or high ABV fan generally, so this isn?t exactly pinging my preferred style proclivities. Nonetheless, quite nice.

3.9
ElCapitan22 (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color. Has no real head retention and lacing, but that is due to the abv. Smells hoppy and piney and floral. Tastes hoppy and delicious. This is a good beer.....

3.7
JackMandarin (386) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
1 Pint Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie for a fiver! Pours a darkish amber. Bit of a haze about it. Fluffy and thick white head with real staying power. Really good lacing. Fruit salad with particular mango and peach aromas. Orange oil and pith. Pine is present. Bit sweaty. Bit of dankness. Real warmth on the nose from the alcohol. Thick and slick sweetness to the taste. Really peppery. Deep orangey caramel note. Medium to large bitterness. Reaches it’s peak and lingers with length on the finish. More warmth from the alcohol....packs a bit of a punch. Not the freshest bottle but still has grit!

4.3
TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Poured from the bomber, chunky dark orange, with a tan tinted white 2 finger head. This one is spicy, sticky, piney, super strong, and dry at the end. I don’t mind paying the $9- for a bomber with this kind of power.

4.2
Enteogenisk (162) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
Tumbler pint glass. Pours amber with a rather thick and lively carbonation. The aroma is full of hops and so is the palate. This is really a beer for the hop-lovers.

3.3
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Brews n chews. I know this is a top 50 DIPA but it has long since been surpassed by the new big guns. Just a big syrupy bitter boozy bomb.

3.6
kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. Clear gold with a white head. Citrus aroma followed by plenty of tropical fruit - mainly mango. Tastes hoppy and bitter grapefruit followed by a little bit of mango. Medium body, light, hoppy finish.

3.6
ippopotamo36 (2379) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at Toronado pub in San Francisco-USA. Almost copper cloudy pour, little off-white head. Nose: yeast a bit, citrus, marmalade. Mouth: rich malts, a bit sweet, finish is tart bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle 0.66l at Ratebeer tasting Borresteijn place Zaandam Netherlands.15.04.2016.Taste with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Potjebier, adamnowek, skortila, MarcoDL and Harmen. Thank you guys for sharing all great beers.Pour it hazy orange color with medium white head.Aroma orange juice,candy fruit.Taste is spoiled but just a little bit so it’s not in a perfect condition but still is very good,orange candy bar,spices on the back,tropical fruits and floral smooth finish.Nice balanced.


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