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Hop 15 - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,595 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 784
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 175
Gots: 116 | 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: PMR on 06-25-2006

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I like this beer on the colder side: the lower temps bring out the hops, and the resin.

Bottle date: 10/14- only about a month old.

Poured a copper red color with a 2 F head in an imperial pint glass. The brewmaster
on the Port Brewing site used a pint glass in the video, so I decided to do the same.

Nice lacing.

The aroma at first is not strong- later, an earthiness and vanilla not usually found in DIPAs.

The MF is quite carbonated.

The taste is King. Extreme citrus rind. This beer is exceptionally hoppy.
The finish is crisp.

Overall: my favorite beer from the brewery. I have enjoyed all their beers- very West coast- but this brew stands out- West Coast DIPA on steroids.

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4.16/5  rDev -1%
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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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.