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Hop 15 - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,405 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 163
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
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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bellb

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-28-2014 01:07:03 | More by bellb
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-26-2014 20:40:21 | More by david18
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-26-2014 05:54:33 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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OldeFortranMalt

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-24-2014 23:30:55 | More by OldeFortranMalt
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-17-2014 03:31:39 | More by Necronomad
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countrybat

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 22:48:18 | More by countrybat
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rzordani

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 21:03:58 | More by rzordani
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beerrooster

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-16-2014 08:19:38 | More by beerrooster
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ronn

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-11-2014 05:11:19 | More by ronn
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birchstick

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-08-2014 16:40:16 | More by birchstick
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2014 14:57:57 | More by BuckTuckian
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-02-2014 18:44:02 | More by DIPAFAN
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-02-2014 14:27:42 | More by Latarnik
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-02-2014 04:23:52 | More by jkball01
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wiegs4life

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%

L : Dark copper with minimal lacing 4.25
S : I loved those strong citracy flavor that overpowers the other hops for an awesome aroma.
T : I was shocked when i saw it was 10% ABV. It is well balanced and very flavorful.
M : On the heavier side for DIPA. Still very smooth.
O : This makes my top 10 beer list of all time. I look forward to trying again sometime

I had at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA

06-01-2014 23:43:56 | More by wiegs4life
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dipso123

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-31-2014 03:29:51 | More by dipso123
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Drknight

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-29-2014 01:17:07 | More by Drknight
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2014 18:53:40 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-25-2014 15:01:49 | More by Nolen12
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Oakhtar

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 18:11:14 | More by Oakhtar
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Oidmoe

Austria

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-24-2014 12:22:33 | More by Oidmoe
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rdmendoza

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-23-2014 21:18:30 | More by rdmendoza
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

Served chilled in a teku glass.

Color of hazed, rusty sunshine, an orange amber color that glows. Topped by a massive off-white head that leaves chains of lacework behind as it recedes. Fairly decent head retention.

Hop 15 carries a remarkable aroma for a Double IPA, showing off bright notes of dank weed, lemon zest, orange juice, champagne, and vanilla. It is fresh smelling, exceedingly hoppy, and subtley sweet underneath it all.

Initial impression is BOOZY. Then you notice the creamy mouthfeel, and a flavor that is packed with hops. Sweet mid-palate flavor, with an herbal hop finish. It mixes citrus fruit, basil, and vanilla, and it strikes a balance despite its obvious strength and hop intensity. Very soft carbonation, robust and plentiful, but a very gentle texture. Smooth and full-bodied.
There is a light sweetness that pokes against the massive hop profile, actually finishing a touch sweet.

Really, it is not difficult to see how this beer has won so many awards. It's definitely not "sessionable" but it is certainly delicious. It's a knock-you-out kind of DIPA, that possesses a well-crafted character. Paired with a carrot cake from Devon Seafood Grill. A magical pairing, even if it is stereotypical. The bitter hops play against the sweet cream cheese frosting so well, and the sweet malt connects with the subtle sweetness of carrots.

05-19-2014 19:16:10 | More by MusicaleMike
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-18-2014 23:37:26 | More by StlHopHead77
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roger617

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-16-2014 00:19:39 | More by roger617
Hop 15 from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.