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RATINGS: 1501   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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3.3
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

4.1
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Pours a beautiful golden-orange color with a finger of white head. Aroma of pine resin, grapefruit, and tropical fruits with a slight caramel backing. Slight notes of toasted grain come out as the beer sits. Flavor is nicely piney, with citrus notes and a slightly sweet malt backbone. Slight alcohol burn. Body is fairly syrupy but still retains a nice dry finish. A really nice double IPA.

3.8
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2009
22 oz bottle, poured into a tulip. Murky amber with minimal off-white head. Aroma initially piney hops, then big caramel sweetness hits. Taste is very malty sweet, with caramel apple, and a hop bite at the end. Not sure how fresh this one is, and whether the hops have diminished, but seems more sweet than hoppy. Crisp mouthfeel, kinda syrupy. Good, but not the best DIPA I have had.

4.2
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. (San Diego, CA): Pours hazy golden/light orange with a 1/2 inch thick white head. Big piney citrus hoppy nose and lavender florals. Solid bitterness and citrus sweet malty taste. Light and dry mouthfeel. Spicy bite in the finish. Drinkability: Dead on style. Pairing: Very rich food, such as aged Gorgonzola. Rebuy: Yes. #282 on 19022010, DG.

4.4
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
One of the best DIPA’s I’ve had. Poured a hazy orange/amber color with off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma was a bouquet of hops -- earthy, pine, grassy and citrus all living happily together. The flavor was most surprising because the hops were backed up by some impressive sweet malts. You could taste all the hop flavors lingering on the taste buds leaving a slightly sticky sweet aftertaste that was wonderful. This is one big beer that you must try! Delicious and enjoyable.

3.9
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
On tap at Johnny Brown’s Dtown SD. Pours a cloudy bright dark orange. Not a strong nose but some hops are evident. This has a very interesting flavor for a DIPA. Sweet hops and floral notes. Some alcohol comes through in a flavor similar to a whiskey or bourbon. Very different and nice.

4.1
Jimmythespoon (469) - - FEB 28, 2014
Great double IPA, aroma is full of pinegrass, spruce, resin,. Nice malty finish. Enjoyed very much.

4.4
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy golden yellow.Huge citrus/grapefruit floral nose.Big blast of hop flavor with a malt background.Lots of bitter that lasted for a long time.Very good stuff!(Thanks Brewblackhole!)


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