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Hop 15 - Port Brewing

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1,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,584
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 172
Gots: 110 | FT: 1
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Bottled 10/1/14

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 3/4 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Crisp, pungent hop aroma with a considerable amount of alcohol presence. Almost leans toward a barleywine type of smell since the sweet malt rounds out the zesty hops.

T- Yeah, this is a barleywine. There's just so much alcohol plus malt content to compete with the hops that all the elements meld together to create what I would say is a barleywine flavor profile.

M- Sharp and tight from the hops and alcohol. Medium carbonation with a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- It's great and it's tasty, but it's a barleywine. A tangy quality from the hops. A dryness from the booze. A bready sweetness from the malt. It's a super hoppy American barleywine. My only qualm is that, because it is so intense in flavor and alcohol, that it brings down the drinkability. Still, great stuff.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a DFH IPA glass from a bomber. Neck says bottled on 10/1/14 but I've heard these were seen on shelves back in September.

Color is honey gold with a large white head. Very good retention with some lacing.
Aroma was pretty muted at first, maybe due to the thick head. As the head settled and the beer warmed, a nice blend of mango, caramelized oranges and floral hops emerged.
Flavor outperformed the nose. A blast of hops on the palate with intense tropical flavors - pineapple and mango - along with some grapefruit citrus. The hop bite gives way to caramel malt and the bite of the alcohol. The alcohol is quite noticeable although balanced nicely by the malt sweetness. I also pick up some onion flavor in the mix, but it works. The finish is bitter and boozy. More juicy than dry.
Body is full, syrupy with lots of hop resins that coat your mouth.

Overall, a very good DIPA, but the nose pales compared to some of the recent top APAs I've had (PseudoSue and ZombieDust). Maybe not fair, but all ratings are subjective and based on recent experiences.

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Very nice floral soft smell with a significant amount of carbonation. The smell is so good I keep going back and back. You can just smell how the hops will be there but land softly on the finish and that's exactly how this beer tastes. It smelled like Lawsons/Otter Double Dose but tastes even better.

This was a random pick up based on the fact I like Port Brewing and it slaughtered my expectations. Not just solid........more like outstanding representation of a DIPA....with 10% to boot so be careful.

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,584 ratings.