Hop 15 - Port Brewing
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4.15/5 rDev -1%
This monster west coast IPA pours a rusty orange color with a fluffy white head.
The aroma is full of citrus and piney hops.
Taste is an explosion of hops ranging from grapefruit, lemon, and mango citrusness to pine to grass. There is a malt sweetness to balance out the hop bitterness but hops are show stealer here.
The mouthfeel is viscous and resinous. It finishes dry and bitter and leaves you impatiently waiting for the next sip.
Love this beer; get it while its fresh.
11-06-2011 18:50:53 | More by kkrez
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured from a 700ml bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.
The color is hazy copper/orange with two finger of foamy white head that leave nothing behind.
The smell is a bit of a funky hop aroma in the nose at first. Just poring it gives off hops in the nose. Upon getting a closer sniff there is some deep biscuit aroma and some earthy hop aroma.
The taste is lip smacking hops at first. The name does not lie as bitterness is the major player here. There is some bright citrus flavor that is packed in the lining of the bitterness. Some green grass or pine flavor comes out and then leads into a malty backbone.
The feel of this is a bit larger then expected and is a bit complex. It has a good drinkable body and ends with a big bitterness that makes my mouth tingle.
10-07-2011 03:33:39 | More by Duhast500
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
On tap @ Port / Lost Abbey
A: Deep, hazy orange with a finger of white head
S: Really citrusy and piney. Lemon zest, pineapple, and caramel come through
T: Overwhelming explosion of hops! More citrus and caramel with a noticeable malty backbone. Lots of dank flavors coming through. Alcohol is noticeable. On the richer side of DIPAs.
M: Medium bodied with average carbonation
O: Great beer if you're looking for a hop bomb with a bit of booze
09-23-2011 17:21:40 | More by beerdweeb
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
A: Pours deep orange, a bit hazy. The large thick tan head sinks into nice lacings.
S: Mostly citric/piney notes from the American floral and bitter hops. Some caramell malt, semi-sweet.
T: Lots and lots of hops. Pine and citrus dominates; grapefruit, pineapple and lemon. Some sweet caramell malt, but the hops are so powerful!
M: Body is full and very smooth, while carbonation is moderate. Aftertaste lingers for some time and holds lovely bitterness.
O: Hop galore. This beer is all about the hops.
09-13-2011 20:50:52 | More by Evil_Pidde
4/5 rDev -4.5%
On tap at the brewery
A- Clear, dark amber color with a finger of white head. Talk recedes quickly. No lacing to speak of.
S- Dank citrus hops and pine. Slight notes of pale malt but the emphasIs is on the hops.
T- Huge hop bitterness up front. Grapefruit rind with some orange here and there. Intense blast of pine and alcohol mid-palate combined with sweet pale malt. Finish is malty and sweet with a lingering hoppy bitterness.
M- Feel is viscous and a bit sticky with a fairly low level of carbonation. 10% ABV is evident throughout, but not to the point of inhibiting drinkability.
O- Overall Hop 15 is a monster of a DIPA. Big hops, big ABV, big flavors all around. Not for the faint of heart, but a must try for the true hop head.
09-09-2011 22:23:12 | More by Sideswipe
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
This beer was opened and shared with a few friends of mine at a party. I was excited to see what everyone thought of this big IPA. This brew poured out as a hazy looking golden color with a nice strong wine head on top. The smell of the beer was very hoppy, as it should be. Lots of pine, citrus, earthy, sweetness on the nose. The taste of the beer was brutally bitter, which I personally enjoy but for this beer I feel like it wasn't the best taste I've ever had. The mouthfeel of this beer was pretty oily too, damn good amount of thickness on the tongue. Overall this beer was really quite enjoyable, I'd drink it again for sure.
09-08-2011 20:41:55 | More by Knapp85
3.43/5 rDev -18.1%
1 pt bottle served into a Tumbler glass.Enjoyed on apr´11
Orangish amber color.Foggy.Orangish crown.Dense but quickly dissipated leaving close foam lacing on sides..Big bubbles.Citrus & oranges,floral & resin on nose.Woody flavor,sharp bitterness.Hoppines will crack the mouth.Rough & dry aftertaste.Good carbonation & refreshing sensation.Plentyfull & dry bitteness hids ABV while in the middle but alcohol will burn on the finish.
08-28-2011 01:48:56 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.93/5 rDev -6.2%
San Marcos, CA
This has never been an attractive beer. It's a dark orange bordering on brown with never much of a head. Little to no lacing. It looks heavy, thick, and oily.
Now that I've got that out of the way, I must say, I love this beer!
Deep, rich aromas of piney and citrus hops, some alcohol warmth, and caramel malts. Big, hot, pungent, and explosive!
Incredibly bitter beer, lots and lots of citrus hop presence and pine, caramel and bready malts, and a warming, stinging alcohol presence. I love it. This is the beer that really made me love super hoppy, super bitter DIPAs.
Medium to thick, oily mouthfeel--though it fits this beer remarkably well.
A super hoppy, super malty big, big, big DIPA with tons of bitterness and, unfortunately, too much alcohol heat and presence.
08-25-2011 03:13:49 | More by ehammond1
Hop 15 from Port Brewing
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