Hop 15 - Port Brewing
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4.68/5 rDev +11.7%
Tasted On: 04-28-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder
Appearance shows a hazy, honey-colored beer with a big white head. The lacing and head retention are superb.
Smells feature citrus from the hops, with grapefruit aromas dominating, along with some fruit sweetness such as with mangos and pineapple. A delight to the nose
Wow on the taste!, with a great initial favor burst of fruity hop character, followed by citrusy bitterness and then a blendng of malty caramel sweetness
Thick in body, the finish is very favorful with hoppy bitterness married with fruits and malt sweetness. Overall aftertastes are definitely hop-forward, however
Overall impression is of an epic DIPA; one of the best I've tasted
04-29-2014 03:38:28 | More by sommersb
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
L: Super hazy, pale orange with a big white head on a gentle pour. Very carbonated which is surprising considering the other Port beers I have had. Great lacing.
A: Resiny pine and pineapple/mango hop notes, some dankness as spiciness in the back. The malt brings some sweet breadiness as well with a little biscuit. Very clean and crisp fermentation profile.
T/M: Big, smooth bitterness upfront, moves into massive pine resin and earthy/spicy hop notes. The middle reveals an almost syrupy, candy-like malt character and booziness that battles with the massive hop flavors. Finish is hop spice and candy malt with a drying body.
Overall, this is a great Double IPA with a very unique hop character. The strength of this beer is impressive and perhaps becomes a little over the top. However, if you want to be punched in the face by a massive hop-bomb this will do the trick. A very original take on the west-coast DIPA.
04-24-2014 01:40:42 | More by Siriusfisherman
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
After a day of intensive, back breaking yard work I emerge sore and with a mild sunburn on my nose and cheeks. Not a night for a typical ale, nor a night to rehash the old. I'm officially stepping out of winter and budding like the maple in my backyard.
I searched for something spring related, dying for an allergy ale, an itchy eye IPA or anything seasonal. Nothing fit the mold so I grabbed a bottle that shows a fleet of American bombers reigning down hell and hops into a pint glass. It does have some green in the Roman-Sans font on the label so we'll call it a Spring Beer.
This brew is a Double IPA so the alcohol is high at 10%.
Pours heavy with a rusty orange, translucent hue and tops off with a creamy three finger head that finishes like a mountain of thick cool-whip. The head takes it's sweet time retreating so I dive in prematurely.
The smell is a typical heavy handed Double IPA alcohol smell upfront with some pine sap and tangerine smells sitting in the back. Not bad
Flavor in this Is plentiful and strong, you feel the alcohol burn initially but it withdraws with a sticky film that leaves a particular sweetness behind. Not exclusive to this beer but unique as the alcohol lingers with every exhale you can use the sweet film to accompany it and make it rather pleasant as the two meet together and offset the harsher notes left behind.
Mouth feel is good, enjoyable and goes down easy for a high alcohol brew.
Overall this is a terrific beer, it wont leave you questioning whether or not you just downed a pint because it's a strong beer. If you're not into IPAs it's not a starter beer, experienced pallets only, but if it sounds like something you'd be into you wont walk away disappointed.
04-22-2014 01:37:44 | More by MikeyBadnews
Hop 15 from Port Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,404 ratings.