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Hop 15 - Port Brewing

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795 Reviews

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Reviews: 795
Hads: 1,753
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 15.31%
Wants: 185
Gots: 168 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: comat0se on 02-09-2003

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Photo of TwelveOunces
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.

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Photo of Glennlawless
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of MoorBeerPlz
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
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!


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Photo of flayedandskinned
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.

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!

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of hayesjw
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.

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Photo of atomic
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.22/5  rDev +1%
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!

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Photo of joe1510
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
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

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Photo of brewskis
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Bauzen
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of Samuel906
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.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of memphischas
4.18/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
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.

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Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into an Ommegang Game Of Thrones chalice.

AP: dark gold colour with a 1" thick sea foam fluffy white head that only dissipated down to 1/2". There's sediment floating which I wasn't expecting. Check the bottle for any dates and it says it was bottled on 3-6-13. Unfiltered Wheat beers, yes, I expect sediment. Imperial IPAs, not so much. Curious.
AR: No funkiness on the smell. I get hay/grass, tropical hop fruits of orange and pineapple with grapefruit and pine underneath.
T: Follows the nose with the addition of a bit of biscuit/cracker and caramel, emphasis on 'a bit'. As with the nose the tropical hops come into play first with the usual West Coast grapefruit and pine following them up.
M: Very juicy and moist and it lingers on the palate. I get a bit of dryness for an instant, but the juicy wet and slightly sticky fruity hops are coating my mouth. Very nice. Not that acidic or bitter with most of the crispness coming from the carbonation.
OV: The flavours are tasty and the juicy lush mouthfeel was very welcomed. I am wishing this had a strong malt base to it, though, and I am still curious why there's so much sediment in it. I see another reviewer below also commented on this.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a hazy brew that starts hazy way too fast. retention and lacing are awesome. super hoppy. aroma is mostly piney and a bit of citrus. inviting. body is a bit bitter but balanced by the sweet malt flavor. hoppy. finish has a bit of alcohol in it. mellow carb on a full body. this tastes slightly oxidized to me which sucks considering that this is 2 months old and is conditioned. drink fresh or pass.

22oz bottle into nonic pint. bottled march something 2013.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.44/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours gold/orange with a massive white chunky head. Super carbonated as even a gentle pour resulted in 2/3 glass of foam. Solid lacing down the glass.

Lots of citrus on the nose. Almost candy like with a good dose of malt as well.

Lots of good citrus hoppiness up front. Malts come out in a big way eventually overpowering the hops. Sticky and resiny. Finishes very piney and malty with extreme booziness.

Thick creamy mouthfeel. Booze is way too prevelent and detracts from the flavor profile.

Was not a fan of this one at all. Always wary of higher ABV pales and this one was too extreme. Astrigent solvent like finish sapped anything good that came from the initial citrus burst. Will gladly seek out Mongo or Wipeout over this any day.

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Photo of Lledd
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber servied into pint glass:

A 2+ finger head. Lots of suspended yeast, big bits too. Really an inordinate amount of sediment. Medium orange golden color typical to an IPA. Head fades quickly. <2.0>

S: Citrus, orange, hop resin. It smells absolutely delicious. Even a little lemon. This is what I want an IPA to smell like. It has a strong aroma too, its deep, yet refreshing. I hope the flavor follows! <4.5>

T: Delicious. The taste follows the aroma right along, with a touch of grassy-ness. 10% abv? I don't believe it. What a great teasting IPA. It has the hoppiness I look for, and a depth in flavor found in the citrus. The aftertaste is reminiscent of an orange slice. Super refreshing. Even my burps taste great. <4.75>

M: Thick body, fine and soft carbonation, creaminess from residual head. A little wetter than most IPAs this resiny and hoppy. It doesn't leave your lips smacking. Once again, just dtraight up refreshing. <4.25>

O: Great beer. It has the resinous, hoppy, and citrus flavors I love in IPA's. It smells fantastic. It has a unique and thirst quenching texture. I'm going to pick up one or two of these before the season is over. Definitely try this. <4.5>

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Photo of sjones5045
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour kind of funky. Tons of head, had to wait some time for it to settled down. What is kind of strange is the amount of large sediment floating around which Is definitely unusual for an IPA. At first I thought I had a bad bottle but the date was fresh and the smell was decent. The taste is extremely smooth and decently hopped up. The smell was very piney but the taste didn't bring out as much of the pine hop aftertaste which for me I enjoyed. The only knock besides the amount of sediment and the crazy amount of head is that the hoppy taste is not as grand as some of the top Double IPA's out there. Overall, very good beer that I definitely would buy again. Just shy of being elite but very good beer all the same.

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Photo of Brewsephus
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Bottled on date: 3/6/13

A-Hazy yellow, bordering on orange. Massive 4 finger pure white head. Head lasts forever and leaves huge lacing on glass.

S-Massive amounts of ripe fruit, honeydew melon, lemon zest.

T- Sweet fruit flavors, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Melon. 10% abv is present, and really comes through on the finish, although never out of balance or hot. Has enough malt to balance our the hops, I get a little biscuit in the background.

M-Resinous, with a good amount of carbonation.

O- This beer is a home run for hop-heads. Buy it when you can find it fresh. It will not disappoint.

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Bottle date 9/14/13.
Pours rich orange with big fluffy white head. Great head retention and lacing of the glass

smell- I love the nose on this. Cotton candy, some toasty caramel malts, tropical fruit, orange, citrus, fresh pine

taste- taste follows with lots of orange/ sweet tangelo and sweet bready/toasty malt, burnt sugar, some grass and piney hops. some nice lush tropical fruit/mango and cotton candy. finishes with slightly sweet maltiness, some booze, pine/resinous hops and a lemony tinge linger on the palate

feel- big, sweet and resiny, boozy

A fantastic beer. I love the breadth of hop flavors that come out in most Port beers, and this certainly highlights that. This beer is quite unique compared to most DIPAs, very lush candy-like hop sweetness. Well balanced with big, good maltiness, but still a unabashed hop bomb.


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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.51/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - I poured this like it was my first time drinking a beer. Giant head four times larger than the quantity of beer of managed to get in the glass. Hop chunks floating in q cloudy orange body. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Citrus hop. Very orangey. Slight creaminess. Sweet malt quite pronounced.

Taste - Bright hoppiness. Orange hop again. Touch of pale malt sweetness and then the creaminess takes over. Pretty intense. Detracts from the hop profile.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and creamy. Medium bitterness. No alcohol.

Overall - Something is off about this. Doesn't detract that much. Still tasty, just overly creamy.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Re-review. Bottled 3/6/13. Served in a tulip.

Much happier with this beer than my previous experience. Fresh hops make all the difference.

Tropical and citrus fruit in the aroma, along with some herbal notes. Sweet malt sits behind that.

Flavor is still a little sweet, but floral hop flavors dominate and add significant bitterness. Kind of a saline finish.

Great carbonation and a full mouthfeel.


Bomber. Bottled 6/24/10. Wish I had a fresher bottle of this, as I was a bit disappointed with it. Bottle had a lot of floaties in it.

A real sweet caramel malt bomb, which is not what I'm looking for in a DIPA. It's not a bad tasting beer, but it's not the flavor I'm expecting. Like I said, I need a fresher version of it to judge for sure.

Nose is buttery sweet caramel. Taste has a significant bitterness, but the sweetness is strong throughout, and sticks to the tongue. The alcohol emerges pretty quick too. DIPA's don't need to be 10%, I wish this one was less.

I suppose if this was an Imperial Red, it would make more sense, but the heat from the alcohol is still too strong to make it very drinkable.

I feel I'm way off from the average reviews here, so I hope to get a fresher version in the future to review, and I can update my notes.

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

Bottle dated 3/6/13.

A: Pours a neon orange, cloudy, body. Huge, dense, beige colored head that sticks perfectly thick to the glass. Head settles into a small, fizzy ring on the brew. Tons of sediment floaters hanging around near the bottom of the glass.

S: Malt sweetness. Lemon, Grapefruit rind bitterness, juicy oranges. Very hop forward.

T: Boozy. Lots of hop bitterness. Tons of citrus bomb taste - lemon is most predominant. Some malt character.

M: oily. Boozy. Medium-Full body. Moderate Carbonation. Sticky.

O: A very nice, west coast IPA. Appreciate that I received this one from a good buddy in Seattle. Some malt sweetness, but definitely hop forward. A true citrus bomb.

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.