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Hop 15 - Port Brewing

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93
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1,322 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1322
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%


Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PMR on 06-25-2006)
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a tulip.
Appearance - gold/orange, noticeable carbonation, thin white head that leaves light lacing.
Smell - smack you in the face citrus and floral hops!
Taste - follows the nose with an aggressive hop profile.
Feel - hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol.
Overall - very good and enjoyable DIPA, a bit overpriced and one-sided, however.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 18:27:19 | More by DenverHopHead
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Ego

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
heady, to say the least, easy 3 fingers of white foam, absolute maelstrom of bubbles feeding this thing, kind of a glowing dark straw hue but nice and clean/clear clarity wise, lacing is ridiculous as well as the staying power of the foam hat topping this bad boy, great looking brew, almost as nice as leaked selfies of scarlett johanssen (so I heard...)

nose...
where to begin ? a true hop-a-palooza (ohh that made me cringe, sorry), a broad range of lovely hop aromas here, here is a peek at what is poking its way around here: mangoes, herbal, grassy, citrus, stinky weed, malty sweetness.. as crazy as this is the balance is there with the hops vs the malt, really nice

taste etc...
big ? sheesh, about 15 inches thrust down.. um, bad analogy, but I think it might have been said best in full metal jacket (but I will paraphrase)
Too Boku, Too Boku
no, this is 100% pure californian DIPA, no too boku
anyhoo, this goes big and stays big, you sense the alcohol but that's fine, the hops are super present but not taste bud serial killers, the malt really holds up here making this one delicious roll in the hay (or hops as it were), this certainly is not a shy minx, damn this mule kicks,
a testament to west coast brash and technical ability of the brewer, where as some port stuff strikes me as astringent this hits all the right notes, I mean it has the right weight, the right carbonation, crazy amounts of hops, big kick, and just superb all around.

verdict?
47 ronin may have sucked but hop 15 is a goddamn summer blockbuster no matter what time you unleash it on to your beer Ka... this is one to punch your mom in the face for.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 04:47:47 | More by Ego
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pkalix

California

4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super nice creamy head. hazy dark golden liquid'
smell is all tropical. I totally get the mangoes. and the pineapple is dominant. sweet gushing aroma of fruit.
taste is quite the same. almost candy-like with the burst of tropical flavors. I cant believe this is a 10% beer, although there is some hint of it along with the subtle bitterness. I absolutely love the aroma of this, though, as I bring the glass to my mouth for a drink. it's almost like drinking a fruit juice with its aroma. very bitter orange peel, some pine, and rounding off of sweet biscuit.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 19:40:11 | More by pkalix
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/27/14

Appearance: Bubbly head of a finger and a half. Color is orange with a murky body. Sticky lacing left behind with each drink. Average active carbonation.

Smell: Soft fruits greet the palate. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, kiwis, pineapple, and mangos. Light caramel malt sweetness gives the bright hops a great base to stand on. Some piney bitterness picked up on the back end with a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Grapefruit, pineapple, mangos, and sweet citrus greets the palate and slowly warms into the body. Tropical fruits continue to flow over the palate in waves then adds a touch of caramel malt and piney bitterness. Soft fruits and a lingering bitterness sit on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is masterfully done, providing a soft feeling which lets the hops shine through.

Overall: A masterfully executed DIPA. An absolute must try for a hop head. Port doesn't have the hype that many others do but they rarely miss. Completely top notch stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 00:55:48 | More by KFBR392
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PPOmaha

Nebraska

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: prominent citrus, mango, and guava hop aroma. You can smell it when you crack the bottle. Medium spicyness. No DMS,slight diacetyl that could be part of hop profile. Also some light high alcohol.

Appearance: light copper with light brown highlights. White head that dissipates quickly. Slight haze from bottle conditioning.

Flavor: In line with aroma, citrus and mango dominant with a significant sweetness but not too much to overwhelm bitterness. Balanced for 10% alcohol but you can taste the alcohol in the flavor as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body. Light dry finish with some sweetness and alcohol.

Overall: Nice beer but I recommend you drink it before it gets much warmer than 50 as it comes toward room temp the alcohol really starts to come out. Hop aroma is very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 01:21:32 | More by PPOmaha
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AdamHart22

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 22oz bomber. Into a tulip glass. This is just a normal tulip glass. It doesn't have a brewer's name on it or some bizarre story attached to it. People wouldn't covet this glass for any reason, nor do I feel special describing this glass. Its just a tulip glass.

Now that that's over.

A - This DIPA looks great. A nice hazy orange with a 1/2 inch white head.
S - Oranges, grapefruits, even lemon, which I typically don't get and I drink this style frequently.
T - The nose knows. Grapefruit in abundance. Definitely a beer for hop heads but not over the top. Could be a good introduction to strong DIPAs for the uninitiated.
M - The relatively high carbonation finishes this beer well. Nice and crisp and it doesn't have the nasty pine tar feeling some of these hop heavy DIPAs leave behind.
O - A great offering. I'll definitely purchase this again. The bottle label indicates this was formerly a special seasonal release, but they are going to start making more of it in the future. Good news I'd say!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 16:35:07 | More by AdamHart22
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Port Brewing - Hop 15, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Cloudy caramel amber, massive soapy head that retains well. Abundant lacing.

Smell - Aroma is some sweet malt, followed by citrus and some bitter pine.

Taste - Malt intro is rich caramel and then the hops creep in and dominate, mostly floral pine, hyper bitter.

Mouthfeel - Full-medium bodied with low carbonation. Hot booziness. Quite bitter. Good drinkability.

Overall - Not bad. Lacks subtly, a typical TIPA. A bit overly malty and boozy. I like the hops but I've had much more balanced versions of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 17:01:47 | More by JMScowcroft
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NorCalBrewBuff

California

4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pure crisp citrus nose that is very pleasing. Although very hop forward, the flavor is complex with the different hop varieties shining through. Carbonation is high which helps to create a beautiful thick head but restricts access to the malt backbone which you can still feel in place. This is a very nice hopcentric DIPA with balance. The ABV is well hidden and the flavor characteristics take center stage. This the best from Port Brewing that I have experienced.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 02:23:49 | More by NorCalBrewBuff
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cxr1037

California

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at a liquor store in San Diego for $7.99. Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Bruery tulip. I've had this beer before but this is my first time reviewing it.

Appearance: Soft, hazy light-orange. Strong, foamy head that fades into a subtle, 3mm ring.

Nose: Immediately, I get hops, but soon thereafter comes citrus, backed by a floral fragrance.

Taste: Sweet hoppiness. The alcohol is well-masked. Lots of grapefruit and other citrus. Almost candy-like, reminiscent of one of my favorite candies - Sunkist Fruit Gems. The bitterness from hops is balanced with a well-defined, but not overbearing malt character. Wonderful mouthfeel - not as heavy as the ABV suggests. Very well carbonated.

Finish: A lingering, citrusy bitterness that I feel toward the back of my tongue, but it isn't revolting. This beer is addictive: it makes me want to take more and more sips.

OA: This may very well be my favorite San Diego DIPA. Maybe even my favorite altogether! The DIPAs I've had in the 10+% range are usually too sweet and too malty for me to think of them as DIPAs (I usually think of them as hoppy barleywines), but I feel Hop-15 maintains the IPA character.

If you're a fan of citrus and hops, this is an absolute must-try.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 06:25:38 | More by cxr1037
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hop 15 pours a huge, creamy white head with heavy lacing. Is a clear orange/straw color. Smells of dank and citric hops, with a bit of bread and pine.

Taste starts with dank, lemon, and grapefruit hops. Moves on to bread and pine, with a bready and citric finish. Body and carbonation are average for a DIPA, with some creaminess and breadiness.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 02:36:05 | More by JG-90
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip
dated 9-16-13 (1 month)

A- Hazy golden orange with a massive white head.

S- Sharp citrus. A dank pine. Somewhat sweet smelling.

T- Bitter and palate busting. A hearty hoppiness at first, unsurprisingly. Huge notes of citrus, a lot of orange and some grapefruit. A lingering hop spicyness on this beer which is somewhat different given the hop flavor profile. A hint of pine as well. A touch of alcohol on the end but the sweet maltiness does a tiny bit to help off put the bold bitterness.

M- Bitter and some alcohol feel. A lingering hop spiciness.

O- An awesome DIPA. The guy in the store told me that this was the "most bitter beer in the store" and it does not disappoint. A hop bomb, and a lovely one at that.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 23:45:34 | More by TwelveOunces
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a frosty 16 oz pint glass.

A - from bottom to top it goes from a lighter hazy orange to a dark hazy orange with a frothy, creamy one finger head.

S - Smells so hoppy. Like pure citrus hop juice. Smelling peaches, pineapple, grapefruit. As it warmed in my glass i got a big whiff of caramel too. the maltyness made its presence! This was smelling from just after popping the cap in the bottle...after the pour the aroma actually mellowed a tad. Nice, inch seperated thin, line-like lacing going down the glass. This is really a good looking beer.

T - Wow. This is a hop explosion. crazy grapefruit going on. suppper bitter. It finishes with a lingering bitterness but not a crazy one that is going to scare you away surprisingly. This beer is 182 IBU's ; I was expecting my tongue to fall out haha. A little presence of alcohol slightly heats the back of your tongue after swallowing as well.

M - Slightly creamy, highly carbonated.

Overall i expected the beer to kill me, but for 10% and 182 ibu's, this beer is kind of drinkable. It has a good flavor and cascade and citrus hops blow your tongue away and alcohol comes in toward the end, but the malts seem to mellow it a little.All in all, this beer is good, and it is a must for hop-heads. im glad i picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 02:37:21 | More by Glennlawless
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MoorBeerPlz

California

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium globe glass... Made on 9/13/13.

A: Poured a hazy orange/gold with a copper hue in the right light. 1 finger of head was all I could muster even with an aggressive pour. This dropped off quickly to a large foam ring with sticky foam on the sides of the glass.

S: Lots going on here and the nose changes as the beer warms up. First for me is a big hop smell with some variety in hops type. Next up was citrus, especially grapefruit, with some peachy and other citrus-like notes. Finally I caught the pine and resin. As the beer warmed a little, I also caught some malty notes, although I wasn't thinking caramel at first.

T: For me, you get blasted with the hops and resins up front, then the grapefruit and other fruit/floral tastes come in, then the malts come to the rescue of your taste-buds and senses to try and balance the whole thing out. It also gave me an impression of a spiciness at the end. For me, this beer kept tasting better as it warmed up and the malts started taking a more prominent place in the overall taste. Although not noticed at first, the alcohol does start to come though after the beer warms a little but isn't overpowering.

M: Medium body, with a resinous, hoppy coating on the tongue that stays with you even as the malts try to come through. Lightly carbonated, which was surprising to me, but didn't detract from the overall taste. Hoppy/piney/spicy finish that I would consider dry.

O: If DIPA's/hoppy IPAs aren't your thing, then this beer may not taste that great to you. I like to keep an open mind and let the beer do the convincing. This beer is one of the stouter DIPAs I've tasted so far but I'm liking it and would certainly buy it again if the need arises. Not a sessionable beer for lightweights like me because of the higher alcohol but you may see it differently. All in all a really decent DIPA, and kudos to Port Brewing!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 02:12:21 | More by MoorBeerPlz
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flayedandskinned

California

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 9/16/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass

Appearance: (4.25)
Pours a very hazy, translucent, peach tinged shade of gold with a wonderful thick, tightly bubbled and 3 fingers tall, off white head. Some actual raw hop particulate is can be seen floating in the body, buffeted by a vigorous, constant stream of carbonation. As the head very gradually recedes, it leaves a very thick, sticky coating of lacing behind.

Aroma: (4.25)
Wow, you can immediately tell the Port Brewing used a ton a varieties of hops in this beer; I can pick up notes of peach, apricot, grapefruit rind, tangerine, lemon, pine, some thyme, sweet basil, generic rose petals and some tropical tones of pineapple. The way that the noble hops contrast with some of the post millennial hops breed in the aroma is quite beguiling. Beneath the onslaught of hop aromatics is a soft, bready malt background. Some light alcohol phenols are present as the beer warms.

Taste: (4.25)
As soon as the beer lands on your palate, you are slapped with a gigantic hop presence; massive notes of peach, grapefruit, lemon rind, apricot and a distinctly spicy herbal character. These diverse hop flavors are thoroughly layered on your palate through the dry finish. Just before the long, bitter finish a hint of a very clean malt backbone does it's best to cushion your palate against the surmounting bitterness. The dry finish leaves lingering notes of resinous pine, lemon, rose, grapefruit and spicy garden herbs on your palate. Despite being 10%, the alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel:(4.5)
full bodied with moderately high carbonation. The lively carbonation, paired with the dry finish makes this a very quaff-able 10% IPA.

Overall: (4.25)
Wow, Port brewing really ran the entire hop gamut in this massive IPA, but they still managed to allow the consumer's palate to be able to pick out most of the 15 different hop varieties used. That said, I still feel that this beer would be even better if it had a more stripped down hop bill. This is definitely my favorite Port brewing IPA I've had so far. I definitely recommend checking this IPA out while you can!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 07:42:25 | More by flayedandskinned
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magictacosinus

California

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review #400. Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy, orange-amber color that resembles freshly squeezed stone fruit juice of sorts - the sediment gathers at the bottom in large chunks, and as a result, the head rises about 4 fingers high, maintaining great retention and leaving behind chunks of lacing everywhere. This looks a lot like some of the best, freshest DIPAs I've ever had, like Heady Topper. It looks like a well made home brew and it's awesome for it.

The aroma is as lush as I expected it to be in its fresh condition - fruity, sweet, bready, and highly oily. Notes of peaches and nectarines, for starters, are big on this, but there's definitely some tropical elements at play, ranging from pineapple to green, under-ripe mangoes. There's a melon-like musty flavor, as well as loads of grass, pine, and light mint. The butterscotch backbone is highly present here, but it doesn't range into extreme sweetness, and indeed, keeps this from becoming a boozy or astringent train wreck. Toffee and sugar cane induced, but otherwise extremely dank, flavorful, and fruity. Quite a masterpiece in certain respects - reminds me of Heady Topper without the funky yeastiness at play.

The flavor is not necessarily as enlightening or refined as the aroma, but it's definitely impressive as far as DIPAs go, especially in the West Coast realm. Big notes of juicy papaya, guava, pineapple, peaches, apricots, cantaloupe, pears, and green apple open up in spades, followed by a buttery, toffee enhanced flavor that is sweet and silky in character. As it warms up, grapefruit and pine become ever more present. The sediment and yeast plays a big role in the complexity of flavors, but it does become surpassingly sweet as time goes by, especially on the boozy side. The alcohol burn does not hide itself in each sip, but it does elevate a lot of the flavors. Very well carbonated, and pretty thick, with a moist, damp characteristic that is fitting for the hoppy oiliness at work. I honestly wish it weren't as buttery as it is, but on the bright side, the notes of vanilla, almonds, and light baking soda are very welcome in terms of innovating a style that is often imitated, yet never this superior.

What a colossal beer - I'm so glad it started to show up in Nor Cal after all this time. It's a big one, however, and requires patience and perseverance in its consumption. It's very, very complex and over the top, but definitely intimidating in terms of its feel and high ABV. I do wish it were as user-friendly as I'd want it to be - the flavors are really incredible and this is best consumed fresh. I'd imagine this would fall off quicker than most DIPAs in the country. Recommended to all fans of West Coast DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 04:21:27 | More by magictacosinus
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hayesjw

California

3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

O - carbination is champagne fine. lacing remains light. color is clear amber. taste is balanced. bittering hops are subdued. im afraid im past due on a fine double and my enumicration reflects it. my ale was served in early October in a tulip draft for $7/$6 happy hour. i would enjoy again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2013 00:34:55 | More by hayesjw
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atomic

Illinois

3.19/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: All beer is beautiful, this one is cloudy golden color with some sediment.

S: Lots of foresty pines

T: Not all that impressed to be honest. Reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Hoptimum which also wasn't my favorite, so if thats what you like, disregard my rating. Pines and more pines, but not much else.

M: Too carbonated

Overall: Eh, not for me. I like a little bit of piney hops, but this is like drinking a christmas tree.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 00:50:53 | More by atomic
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice orange/amber color, pretty hazy (understandible though - I hear this is hopped with 15 different varieties?), minimal head, leaving little spots of lacing on the glass.

S - The hop aroma is so strong it pretty much hits you in the face the second you open the bottle. Grapefruit, peach, mango, pineapple, orange. Some caramel malt in the background.

T - Very sweet IPA, great hop flavors - grapefruit, pine, orange, pineapple. The sweetness is a nice caramel/sugar malt flavor that balances everything out. Little bit of alc taste.

M - The alcohol can be tasted a little bit. Aftertaste is incredibly hoppy, with bitterness and pine that sticks around forever. Medium mouth feel. Stick hop resin coats your mouth.

O - This is a great beer. It's different from the other Imperial IPAs with slightly less carbonation and more fruity hop aroma. I'd love to put it up against beers like Hop Stoopid, Hop Slam and Hoptimum and maybe some day I'll get to!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 19:32:52 | More by ISmith87
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joe1510

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Recieved in trade from errantnight, thanks again Derek. The first beer of my last leg before reaching 300. I've been excited to try this for awhile now. Hop 15 pours a moderately hazed copper with prominent orange highlights throughout. A two finger dirty white head formed on the pour and fell to a frothy cap with a thick collar.
Left thin frothy drink lines after each sip.

The smell of this brew is wildly complex. Pure hoppiness in the nose. Layer upon layer of sweet tropical fruit juiciness. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit in that order with a sprinkling of pine. There is a touch of caramel maltiness in the background and spicy alcohol on the backend that compliments nicely. But this beer is all about the hop.

All that wonderful hoppiness comes through in the flavor as well. The caramel maltiness lays the foundation but the hop goodness quickly kicks the malt aside without consideration. All the aformentioned hop aromas are even bigger in the taste than aroma. The pine sap comes through big on the finish along with an aspirin like bitterness. This one will shred up your tongue pretty good.

Body is on the heavy side of medium but comes across incredibly silky smooth. Carbonation is sluggish letting every bit of hop resin coat your tongue on its way through. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

I would have absolutely no problem drinking this beer all day long. Every sip makes me want another and the hop complexity keeps me coming back for more.

A great IIPA from Pizza Port. The use of 15 different hop varities was something that had me drooling as soon as I learned of such a nectar. I couldn't wait to try it. Now, I need someone to send a case my way.

Reviewed: 10/28/07

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:44:48 | More by joe1510
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brewskis

Indiana

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, burnt orange color with a rocky three finger off white head. Surprisingly big head for the high alcohol content. Head sticks around and leaves a thick blanket of lacing after it diminishes. Smells of pine, grass, tangerine, lemon, lime, just lots of citric qualities and lots of earthiness on the nose. Very resinous and bitter but get a little carmel malt and some butterscotch in the background in the smell. Taste starts with the citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, as well as some floral notes. Also get the some carmel or toffee up front. Then in the middle you get more of the sweetness of the carmel malt, as well as the same citrus flavors and floral from before. Pretty juicy, yet subdued in terms of bitterness thus far. Then on the finish the bitterness comes like a rush. You get some citrus fruits with grapefruit being the strongest flavor, accompanied with a much larger dose of grass and resinous pine. Definite alcohol flavor on the finish, along with some sweet malts. I’ve had many other dipas as this level of alcohol that do a much better job hiding it. Very chewy from the hop oils. Very biting and abrasive bitterness that lasts in your mouth. Has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that works well with the bitterness. As it warms, more of the carmel malt shows through and becomes a little sweeter. Full body with a sticky and oily texture. Not the most balanced double ipa, but Port was not going for that. They wanted to show off the hop, and they definitely succeeded in doing that. A very intense and surprisingly somewhat balanced double ipa.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 01:20:07 | More by brewskis
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Bauzen

New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is too over the top for even the most experienced and seasoned DIPA drinkers. Everything about it is over-the-top in ways that don't promote one single flavor profile, but all flavors simultaneously. You get smacked with malt, hops (obviously), yeast, and alcohol. Drinking this beer is a lot like drinking a straight-up hard liquor after a while. Fun experience, but best shared with friends, not on your own. It gets tiresome.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 17:27:30 | More by Bauzen
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Samuel906

California

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The best way I can describe hop 15 is it is more than a DIPA. Take everything you know about the DIPAs you've had in the past, and add more... More head, more aroma, more hops, more flavor. If there were such a thing as Triple IPAs this would be at the tip of the TIPA list. This is a very malty, bready, yeasty beer, thick and chewy. Sweet clover honey and malt up front with tons of hops and lots of grapefruity citrus at the end. Very resinous.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 05:05:01 | More by Samuel906
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CERVEZALANDIA

Spain

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On bottle.Really near than Triple Ipa.Strong semell and flavor.Hazy orange medium body with a little yellow head.Low carbonation.Smell with 15 diferent hops is very complex with diferent fruits and floral notes.Flavor is strong with the 10% but is very easy to drink and higher ejoyable.Of course is a awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 14:21:54 | More by CERVEZALANDIA
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber bottled on March 14, 2013 drinking on June 6, 2013; three months difference. Pours a a dark golden haze with a thick, creamy two finger head that holds very well; although a heavy amount of sediment. I can smell the hops a foot away, has a very sweet, candy smell at the front with tropical esters like pineapple and mango, citrus. Pine resiny hops and malt mix well in the taste, slight alcohol finish. Does not leave my mouth feeling dry but there is some bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty thick, resin coats inside of mouth and you can taste the alcohol which can take away from the flavor. Overall a good beer and I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:48:34 | More by memphischas
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Burned orange color, a little hazy.
S: Sweet, Toffee, Citrus, some tropical fruit and pine resin.
T: Big topical fruit and pine. When I was drinking it, I was just thinking how juicy this is. Pretty big malt backbone on this.
M: Thick, coats the mouth, slightly syrupy.
O: This was a really decent DIPA. Reminded me of 90 Minute, but slightly better tasting. The hops made my tongue tickle.

Serving type: on-tap

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