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RATINGS: 1500   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hydros (7) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
22 Oz Bottle. Tan with light head. Hoppy aroma with a great hoppy flavor. Well balanced.


3.2
Bill Becker (1770) - 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 (4392) - 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 (106) - 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 (1400) - 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 (453) - 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 (220) - 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 (600) - 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 (140) - 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 (979) - 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 (710) - 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


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