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RATINGS: 1487   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3681) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a thin lt tan head. Aroma has apricot, citrus, and mild spicy notes...some caramely/buttery notes. Flavor is piney and spicy with light grapefruit...resinous...some sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and sticky resinous with a piney/earthy bitter finish that is somewhat medicinal.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robfohl1 (19) - San Jose, California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Very nice.. refreshing, sticky pine, hoppy.. Nice head retention, slightly warming, dangerously drinkable .

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (854) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 18, 2016
Super bomb wayy hoppy resin pine. Sweet sappy aroma big sticky hop mouthfeel. Really even but a total palate wrecker. Rad.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerowulf (97) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2016
At long last I acquire a draft of Hop 15!! Glowing copper in color. Fantastic aroma of pine and orange. Decent lacing. A bit boozy but wonderfully offset by hop avalanche. A must have for Hop hounds!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed while on a work trip out to Cali with some colleagues at Congregation Brewpub on September 29. The pour is a dark orangey gold, relatively clear, with a thick white head and a pretty hefty lace left behind. The aroma is bitter citrus for days. There is a ton of pine resin and a light, yet earthy citrus. The flavor is much of the same. The bitterness is resounding. The pine resin and citrus peel work well together. There is a hint of light floral hops and a decent maltiness on the finish. The mouth feel is a little thick and lightly syrupy. There is a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly bitter resin and citrus with a sweetness on the way back. This is a lot better than I was expecting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2144) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours light hazy amber with a medium white head. Notes of floral hops, grass, citrus, grapefruit, sweeter orange, malt, pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MD_Nethercott (2) - Escalon, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016 does not count
Gorgeous Cooper color with a two finger high tan head, fabulous lacing all the way down the glass. Smells earthy and sweet. Taste of pine, earthy floral citrus, alcohol and ear wax bitter (in a good way!?). Just enough bready malt sweetness to balance it sufficiently.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (313) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 2, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Bomber into wine glass. Dark tangerine color, no significant head. Slightly sweet nose pokes through abundant hops. Theres the barest hint of cardboard - this is an older bottle not kept in the most ideal of conditions, so Ill make allowances. In the mouth, good balance of high alcohol stickiness x prominent but not overwhelming pine and fruit 9th t hoops,a bit of malt. Long finish bouncing between hoops and malt . I?m not a huge hop head or high ABV fan generally, so this isn?t exactly pinging my preferred style proclivities. Nonetheless, quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (344) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color. Has no real head retention and lacing, but that is due to the abv. Smells hoppy and piney and floral. Tastes hoppy and delicious. This is a good beer.....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackMandarin (260) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
1 Pint Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie for a fiver! Pours a darkish amber. Bit of a haze about it. Fluffy and thick white head with real staying power. Really good lacing. Fruit salad with particular mango and peach aromas. Orange oil and pith. Pine is present. Bit sweaty. Bit of dankness. Real warmth on the nose from the alcohol. Thick and slick sweetness to the taste. Really peppery. Deep orangey caramel note. Medium to large bitterness. Reaches its peak and lingers with length on the finish. More warmth from the alcohol....packs a bit of a punch. Not the freshest bottle but still has grit!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Poured from the bomber, chunky dark orange, with a tan tinted white 2 finger head. This one is spicy, sticky, piney, super strong, and dry at the end. I dont mind paying the $9- for a bomber with this kind of power.


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