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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Pours a hazy, burnt orange color with a rocky three finger off white head. Surprisingly big head for the high alcohol content. Head sticks around and leaves a thick blanket of lacing after it diminishes. Smells of pine, grass, tangerine, lemon, lime, just lots of citric qualities and lots of earthiness on the nose. Very resinous and bitter but get a little carmel malt and some butterscotch in the background in the smell. Taste starts with the citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, as well as some floral notes. Also get the some carmel or toffee up front. Then in the middle you get more of the sweetness of the carmel malt, as well as the same citrus flavors and floral from before. Pretty juicy, yet subdued in terms of bitterness thus far. Then on the finish the bitterness comes like a rush. You get some citrus fruits with grapefruit being the strongest flavor, accompanied with a much larger dose of grass and resinous pine. Definite alcohol flavor on the finish, along with some sweet malts. Ive had many other dipas as this level of alcohol that do a much better job hiding it. Very chewy from the hop oils. Very biting and abrasive bitterness that lasts in your mouth. Has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that works well with the bitterness. As it warms, more of the carmel malt shows through and becomes a little sweeter. Full body with a sticky and oily texture. Not the most balanced double ipa, but Port was not going for that. They wanted to show off the hop, and they definitely succeeded in doing that. A very intense and surprisingly somewhat balanced double ipa.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wojanex (106) - warszawa, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
potężnie nachmielone, niebezpiecznie pijalne, bo alkohol świetnie ukryty, goryczka więcej niż solidna, ale nie zalegająca, bardzo solidne double ipa, za pierwszym razem byłem nim wręcz zachwycony, choć ta mieszanka piętnastu chmieli działa baardzo nasennie

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (895) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2017 Cloudy, orange/amber color, lasting head. Very full body, intense flavor, rich and smooth mouthfeel, strong heat, carbonation and length. Dry, bitter, fairly crisp. Hoppy, resiny, herbal. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4382) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle: Aroma is very hoppy, herbal, resin. Pale amber color, white head. Flavor is medium sweet, caramel, herbal, resin, very bitter herbal end. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (2125) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Appearance: Hazy medium golden. Good finger and a half of white foam. Nose: Pine and citrus hops with medium caramel sweet notes. Taste: Tropical fruit flavors with citrus. Notes of pine with sweet malt. Body: Medium to fuller with active carbonation Parting thoughts: A very nice DIPA. Good bright fruit flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (1680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2017
@Budapest, Csakajosor // Clear, golden amber with thin off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of pine, orange, grapefruit, caramel and mango. Taste of caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine resin and mango. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martythesmarty (246) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Draught. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma has notes of strawberries and herbs. Taste has notes of alcohol and really strong Tea.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (1048) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
At man in the moon Orange, hazy, white head Aroma of mango, strawberry Taste sweet strawberry, some bitterness Grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (527) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2017
Color naranja, translcido, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (retencin decente). Carbonatacin media. Aroma increble a malta y resina, si se agita aparece lpulo y un toque ctrico. El sabor es un poco ms indescriptible, consiste en todo lo anterior pero nada est definido. Aun as, rica. El amargor es leve y no muy duradero, lo cual se agradece. El alcohol no se percibe ni por asomo. Gran DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2579) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from boxbeers.dk - Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hoppy and fruity, very intensive exotic notes. Fresh and sweet. Taste: full body with nice sweet malt backbone, fresh hoppy balance, exotic notes, mango and peach. Very intensive and good attenuation. Really nice and fresh beer. Aftertaste: wet bitterness, fruity as well. Very intensive and small alcohol finish. Boozy beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle form the importer. Maybe the transport conditions was not good at all, but this beer is a big one.


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