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Hop 15 - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,613 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,613
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 179
Gots: 124 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: comat0se on 02-09-2003

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Ratings: 1,613 | Reviews: 785
Photo of aleigator
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Small, to no head, color is deep orange amber.

Decent aroma of grapes, maracuja, peach, grass, sweet malt, honeyed hops with some earthy hints. All in all the aromas dont get in your nose at once, but unfold while the beer warms up.

Smooth sticky mouthfeel leaves you with a very complex and unusual heavy IPA, which lasts on your tongue for quite a while. Honeyed fruits at the beginning going along with a very sweet malty note. Peach, grapefruit, lemon even hints of spices dominate the first impression, which gets gently underlined by the malts, almost with a taste of toffee. Its more or less a fruity sweetness in general which stands out the most for me instead than any fruit in particular. Sweetness remains for a long time, just when you think thats it, a huge bitterness kicks in and won’t leave the palate for the whole night. Honestly, the bitterness of this beer is intense, but I love the contrast it creates to the previous sweet flavors. Carbonation is very low, creating an even fuller body for the beer.

All in all I imagined this a little more refreshing with a dominant fruitiness and not that much sugar. The end adds up for it, but it is like drinking two different beers in one.

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

Photo of searsclone
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tasurinchi
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joecaddie
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_VanNostrand
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wulfie85
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phishphorce
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rfm4000
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing. Very smooth, drank from draft in a goblet.

Photo of Reds76
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzarooski
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A "HOP LOVERS" Dream ALE.....Crisp, Refreshing, and VERY smooth for a High ABV beer. Totally Enjoyed HOP-15 ALE and will purchase it again! Great Job PORT BREWING!

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3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tombomb
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on draft at the Pizza Pub. Served in a heavy goblet 10 oz pour. Had a great citrus nose and light golden color. The taste was all citrus. More mandarin orange and apricot than grapefruit. Smooth finish with a lingering citrus sweetness. Very drinkable considering the high ABV. I wanted another one, but the wife gave me the "no go, your driving" look. Would definitely get it again.

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.