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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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4.4
mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 On tap at The Taphouse, pours a beautiful creamy yellow with a lush white head. Aroma of resiny hops, citrus and caramel. Flavour features prominent grapefruit and pine notes above the resiny hops, citrus and caramel. An absolutely outstanding IIPA.

4.1
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Haxy orange color, offwhite/yellowish head. Nice hoppy, grassy aroma, fruity, apples, pine apple. Hoppy flavor, grassy, fruity, berries, dry and with a long very nice bitter finish.

3.8
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Hazy dull beige. Assertive hop, vague but with hints of peach, lemon and mandarin. Juicy, peachy hop-loaded brew. Light pale malt character, but with loads of miscellaneous tropical fruit, citrus and honey. Smooth, with a bit of a late alcohol splash.

4.1
chrisv10 (18495) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt and plentry of hops.

3.3
TBone (18218) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled
Dark nut-orange color, small off-white head. Bready, citrusy hoppy aroma. Very malty, bready hoppy flavor. Notes of citrus, but mostly yeasty and alcoholic. Warming, but not kind of IPA I like, Score 4.06 seems quite overrated if judged by this bottle.

4.1
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, caramel malt, citrus bread and pine needles. Mouthful of fresh citrus. Medium body.

3.7
yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, 22oz. Shared by tarjei. A hazy, orange beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has pinecones, some citrus, resin and a malty sweetness giving some beefstock. Piney and resiny flavor, really bitter, and lasting for a long time. Warming and full-bodied. I find the beer a bit too intense on bitterness and alcohol warmth, slightly unbalanced, still it’s a quite delicious beer. And I probably shouldn’t complain over balance problems with a beer like this. (090508)

1.9
FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
660ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Nice hoppy aroma, but so sweet. At 11%, I’m guessing this is going to be a sweet boozy mess. Ug - I’d forgotten the name... Yuck - in the mouth there’s nothing but an astringent acidic burn. Pretty shit unbalanced boozy hop liquor. Want it out of my mouth. Fuck you, brewer. DP.

3.8
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle @ home shared with Joes and DutchDrebus. Hazy dark yellow / light orange color. Smell and taste fruity, hoppy, bitter but also alcoholic. Carbo good, body medium to full.

3.7
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
A: The beer pours an opaque orange color with a solid finger of white head and some sticky lacing. S: Initially smells pretty boozy, but that eventually fades and there is a lot of sweet fruit going on here. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit make up the bulk of the hop aroma. A touch of sugar which accentuates the sweetness. T: Lots of sweet tropical fruit with a moderate level of bitterness to it. Mild pine but plenty of grapefruit and pineapple with a touch of orange. A slight booze creeps in on the back end. There’s a really oily hop feel to this beer. M: Medium to full in body with a moderate to high carbonation and a lingering bitterness. D: This used to be one of my favorite DIPAs, but lately I’ve found it to be too sweet. It’s still a good beer, but no longer one of my top choices.


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