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style
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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Przylus (392) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Klasyczny aromat cukierków ślazowych, marakui, owoców lychee. Barwa złota, zamglone. Piana mydlana, obfita. Zbyt duże nagazowanie. W smaku zielone grejpfruty, cukierki ślazowe, pomelo, marakuja. Konkretna goryczka zielonych grejpfrutów.

4.1
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours an opaque, effervescent golden amber with a creamy off-white head that settles into a fairly thick cap. Nose is candied pineapple and an assortment of sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes, with a bit of a pungent, spicy bite to it. Taste starts off with big, candy-sweet caramel with a big citrus kick and a bit of astringency. The hops presence grows and grows, with resiny pine, citrus and citrus rind, and the noted astringency all ramping up alongside the ever-present sweet malt backbone to a big, heavy lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Bit of alcohol warmth alongside the bitterness and the fading malt sweetness in the dry finish. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, with a big, full, syrupy body.

3.9
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours a nice caramely orange with a thin white head that dies pretty quickly. The floating, chunky matter in the brew however detracts a bit from the appearance. The aroma runs the gamut in terms of hop notes: pine, some spicy peppery notes, and a healthy dose of citrus. The flavor is very nice - lots of citrus hop bitterness as soon as it hits the tongue, some spicy hop/alcohol tingling to follow. The beer finishes with a really fine citrus flavor that just will not leave the tongue. The palate is excellent for the style, but I have to say that the floaties detract a bit. Overall a great brew.

4.2
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
GABF 2003 This IPA has a bundle of flavors that make you want to get on down from the get go. Hops are prominant but not overwhelming. Light cinnamon with citrus flavors spread over the bottom. Finishes with a spices. Very nice.

4.1
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 22, 2009
pours rich hazy copper with small white head. aroma is tons of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. drinks with a ton of bitter hop up front and citrus through out. finishes with the bitter hops and a little malt. 10% is hidden well. long lasting citrus after taste.

4
Buczer (378) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle, pours hazy golden with stable white head. Aroma fruity, citrus, mango. Light sweetness followed by quite high bitterness. rather dry as for IIPA, average carbonation, bit thick feel.

4.2
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bomber. Pours a nice orange with a good-sized white head. Aroma is not very hoppy for a DIPA, with lots of caramel-y malt notes with a little bit of citric hops and just a touch of alcohol. The front end of the taste is mostly the same with the sticky sweetness of malt, but it rounds out into some more of those citric hop notes, with a little bit of warmth from the alcohol. Very nice! I’m a big fan.

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cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
8/17/04. On draft at Pizza Port in Solana Beach, CA 8/17/04. Poured a hazy amber orange with a pretty slight head. Just a creamy, tan dusting on top, but if you stir up the beer a little bit you get a pretty nice little head. Lacing is lumpy and sparse after its initial awesomeness. It’s amazingly sparkling while it’s there. Aroma is very resinous, some straight gumball and pine. Flavor is incredibly strong. Slightly medicinal, and hoppy every which way-- unripened citrus, pine, sap, stinging, bitter, some bazooka gum, floral, leafy, grassy dryness, resin, and a pretty big malt backbone (it would have to be big for you to detect any at all) that is still almost totally overwhelmed by the hops. Body is medium-full, creamy with carbonation. A bit harsh still. Some roundness coming through on the finish, a huge, prickly bitter and dry flourish. Potent. And a bunch of grapefruit and some orange zest (and pith) in there as well. Very delicious. But still not quite Dreadnaught.

3.8
Anova167 (369) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours semi-cloudy orange with visible hop sediment. Almost no head even with a vigorous pour. Aroma is very piney and grapefruity. Taste is a bit worty, with an intense bitter finish. I dig this but it needs more carb.

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Tulle (369) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
golden, amber, hazy, minimal head, white foam, hay, roasty, floral, citrus, leaves, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,


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