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RATINGS: 1492   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
Head forms slowly in a reverse cascade then falls quickly. Body is about as "amber" as you can get... reminding me of fossilized insect-amber replete with sediment in suspension and some tiny bubbles which cling to the bottom and sides of the glass. Potent pine aroma, nearly eye-watering on a deep nasal draw. Afterwards come biscuits, grapefruit and a hint of caramel. The flavor is pretty incredible. Peppery, piney, sharp, mildly alcoholic and ending with a subtle fruitcake sweetness. Lingers long, teetering back and forth between pastry sweet and peppery alcohol. I’m kinda blown away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bought this about a month ago at Binny’s, Orland Park, IL


4
geolgau (417) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2017
Aroma is big, hoppy and sweet, with notes of tropical fruits, caramel, marmalade, pine. Taste is sweet, bitter and potent with grapefruit, dried fruits, apricot jam, grassy bitterness. Full bodied, a bit alcoholic, with a grassy and fruity bitterness in the finish. Nice and heavy.

3.8
orbit (176) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2017
Yep yep, very nice IIPA, but it lacks the finesse, the final punchhitter, it's a little too bitter for my taste and a little too little true ingredients like the hops and fruits to call it a classic. Maybe this was one of the pioneering beers when the craft bbusiness was starting, but it's met with some stiff competition since.

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 (123) - 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 (926) - 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 (667) - 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 (1686) - 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 (12592) - 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 (2098) - 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 (6264) - 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.


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