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RATINGS: 1490   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours dark golden with a medium creamy head that lingers. Aroma is floral piney sweet hops. Taste is rich smooth caramel malts with huge hop overtones. Pine, floral, and bright citrus in the hops. Bitter, lasting finish. Sticky and big, though the 11% abv is a bit hidden. Really good, and big, but lacking the balance of Double Jack or Ruination 10th.


3.6
dropi6 (584) - POLAND - OCT 18, 2017
Can. Pours golden, clear, big head. Citrus, heavy malts, caramel, grass, resin. In aroma neither extremely schoking, nor extremely bad. havy body, heavy bitterness, nice citrusy-sweet balance. Good DIPA

3.2
oberschlesier (122) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - OCT 16, 2017
Aroma of caramel, sponge cake, herbal-style and a little conifer-style hops. Taste the same, but there is quite long bitterness and alc. in aftertaste. Over time alc. is more and more detectable, in aroma too...

4.5
kaserov (924) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2017
Lata. 11%. Color dorado anaranjado, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco ligeramente sucio de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de buena retención). Carbonatación media visualmente. Textura cremosa. Aroma a pino y resina por un tubo, ligeros cítricos, reminiscencias herbales y algo de malta caramelizada. En boca entra como una bomba lupulada. Resina, pino y cítricos (naranja y pomelo, sobre todo), hierbas y recuerdos de especias sobre una más que presente base de malta caramelizada que en ningún momento convierte esta DIPA en algo dulce, ni por asomo. La carga de pino y resina, tanto en boca como en aroma, es violenta y haría salivar a cualquiera que guste de este tipo de cervezas. Final resinoso, de amargor medio que continúa un ratito en postgusto junto con pino y pomelo. Normalmente, lo de añadir tanta variedad de lúpulos a una cerveza suele terminar en despropósito. En este caso, termina, probablemente, en la mejor DIPA que haya probado hasta ahora. West Coast style llevado al más puro extremo, pero con cabeza.

4.2
bjorn77 (666) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Aromat: mocny i intensywny, cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, wszystko świeże, słodkie i soczyste. Nuty żywiczne także obecne. Piwo pachnie bardzo ładnie, gdyby był zapach jeszcze mocniejszy było by idealnie. Wygląd: ciemny pomarańcz, jasny bursztyn, półprzejrzyste, bardzo wysoka, biała, drobnopęcherzykowa piana, utrzymuje się chwilę. Bardzo ładnie wygląda. Smak: wytrawne i owocowe, pomarańcze, grejpfruty, cała masa owoców tropikalnych, mango, ananas, marakuja. Słodycz owocowa wyraźna ale lekka. Potężna goryczka, żywiczna a także grejpfrutowa,mnóstwo sosnowych żywic, piwo bardzo gorzkie, fajny balans, słodycz dobrze kontrowana. Mimo mocy rześkie i pijalne, sprawia wrażenie lekkiego, bardzo owocowe. Odczucie: pełne, średnio wysycone, finisz gorzki Całość: świetna, wytrawna, zdradziecko pijalna, bardzo gorzka imperialna IPA, zero karmelu, świeża i rześka, bardzo smaczna. Wybitnie pod mój gust, relacja słodycz a gorycz na idealnym dla mnie poziomie, super piwo. 8/5/8/4/17

4.2
MelvinKalksma (1679) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Turbid/opaque amber/orange beer with medium yeast and with a slight/medium off-white/beige head. Medium/heavy aroma with loads of orange, tropical fruit and hops. Taste is amazing, being sweet and very bitter at the same time.

3.7
Desverger (12539) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2017
Can [email protected], Copenhagen - golden amber coloured pour with white head. Sweet fruity and malty with some great citrus fruity hits, sweet caramel malty backbone, punchy hoppy action, hoppy medium bitter into the finish.

4
Alusmamuts (2097) - LATVIA - OCT 5, 2017
Amber with rich white creamy head. Malt aroma with hoppy notes. Some sweet maltiness immediately followed by very strong hoppy bitterness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.9
sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange. Aroma and flavor are juicy citrus, soft grass/pine, honey, light toast, and rich bitterness. Medium body.

3.3
SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle pour. Hazy golden orange with a large soapy off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Medium body. Strong upfront lasting bitter with a slight salty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Jimbo2 (524) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2017
Awesome, full bodied and good ol' heavy IIPA. Lots and lots of piney, resiney goodness. Bitternes. Long langsting.


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