Hop 15 - Port Brewing
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Reviews by kiya:
3.2/5 rDev -23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I'm loving the bright label artwork on the bottle, not sure if they're all like this from this legendary brewery, but i like it...
The beer pours a nice golden orange color with the head disappearing quickly leaving a very small puddle of bubbles in the middle of the glass, no lacing at all.
The nose is strong with green apple scents and the first sip delivers a shock to the system as the high alcohol content is very apparent right off the bat. I'm tasting strong hops but the alcohol flavor is so strong i feel like it's masking the sweeter side of this brew. I let the beer come up to room temp a bit and i'm having a hard time tasting past the astringent alcohol characteristics of the beer.
I want to love this beer, i really do. The reason being I love the brewery's yearly barley wine, and i one day hope to visit their pizza restaurant and brewery only because they're a leading voice for small west coast breweries.
I love high ABV beers, but this is too much, there's not enough going on besides the initial flavors and feelings to really warrant going back for more after the first glass.
Serving type: bottle
@ Pizza Port Carlsbad, 571 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
12-16-2007 05:03:36 | More by kiya
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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
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