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RATINGS: 1505   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 22, 2002
Citrus, lemon cream and resinous in the nose. Resiny bitterness with an interesting snow taste, notes of dust, citrus with a little alcohol burn in the nose, moderatly chewy. Nice long finish.


3.9
andrepintado (3703) - Porto, PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 50cl can. Orange hazy color. Medium bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is hops, melon, orange, pine, pinneapple, chili.

4.1
kraddel (9170) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2017
Can. pours unclear, warm blonde to amber. Small but stable white head. Smell is intense, piney, woody, bit grassy, strong malty backbone ( white bread, toast doesn't show ) clean fermentation profile. mild alcohol aroma. Taste is intense, piny, very woody hops. Strong malty backbone. no toast, regardless the color, more like a thick breadyness. Medium thick MF, mild alcohol notes. High on resins. Very assertive bitterness. Strong flavor intensity ! Carbonation is to the lower side of medium, which is great for this kinda beer. Presumably not extremely fresh, since it had to be imported to Belgium, but the beer is still damn good, given the high malty base.

4.2
Holmen1 (6573) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2017
0,5 boks fra Kihoskh, delt med skibsrederen ombord på Fridtjofen mens vi lager oppskrift: lett uklar dyp gylden med særdeles tett og fint skum som varer forbi siste dråpe. Og opp fra dette skumket stiger en kompleks og vidunderlig humlearoma - furunål/granskudd, krydder, citrus, engelsk appelsinmarmelade og karamell. Den rike smaken følger opp dette inntrykket. Uanstrengt bitterhet i den lange og gode ettersmaken. Big and beautiful.

4.2
Holmen2 (4135) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2017
Can shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen 20.11.17. Slightly hazy dark golden. Dense, foamy and persistent off-white head and lacing. Superb aroma and taste of American hops, marmalade, citrus, mango, papaya and lychee. Solid and fruity bitterness is lingering on.

3.6
heman (1226) - Tychy, POLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Barwa bursztynowa, piwo klarowne, lekko opalizujące, piana biała, mało obfita, ale zdobiąca szkło.
Aromat średnio-intesnywny, chmielowy: słodkie cytrusy, nuty żywiczne i cebula w tle.
W smaku pełne, lekko słodkie, z wyraźnym grejpfrutowym smakiem, biszkopty w tle i niuanse landrynkowe. Goryczka wysoka, żywiczna w posmaku. Finisz alkoholowy, rozgrzewający.

3.2
Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008

I got this in a trade with Fishdawg71. Thanks Geoff!

It pours an amber gold with a small and fast receding head of foam. Some lacing.

The smell is hoppy with notes of grapefruit and pine. If I sniff hard enough, some caramel malt is also there.

The taste is of grapefruit and pine up front with some caramel malt peeking in as well as notes of bread. This one has a thick mouthfeel too it and I'm liking it. The carbonation is light and it finishes with both sweet malt and bitter hops to make some pretty good balance. There are other fruity flavours mid palate that I can't really identify but they're nice. The alcohol is fairly well hidden...not as well hidden as I would have liked, though.

All in all, I'm pretty fond of this DIPA and would drink it again.

3.3
rami_pl (4576) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 30, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Hop-15 Ale by Port Brewing Company at Powiśle

Solidnie nachmielone, glownie zywica, nieco tropikalne, ciut syropowe... nieco miodowo utlenione, alko ladnie schowane, takie WC. Najs, 3.4

Rami Rami: Aha, swiezo po kanalowym wiec malo miarodajnie... i do tego: spora goryczka (ciut alko) i raczej slodkawe

Rami Rami: Na cieplo jeszcze agresywniej, bardziej bezkompromisowo... niespecjalnie mi pasi ten kierunek - 3.3 :)


Rami Rami: Ta goryczka zaczyna nabierac nieco alkoholowego charakteru

4.5
eljebi (107) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017
Brutal! Resinas, pino, herbales y cítricos sobre una base de maltas muy bien trabajada, con ese punto caramelizado que exijo por decreto. Muy bien, sí señor

3.9
karpik (1442) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 28, 2017
11% ABV can. Pineapple, mango, passionfruit, some tangerine, marmelade and biscuits in nose, Pours dark golden with white head. Taste is medium dry with lots of pineapple, passionfruit, mango, some citrus followed by marmelade notes. High bitterness at the finish, average carbo, oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is almost perfectly hidden, very drinkable for such a monster.

4
geolgau (519) - 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.


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