Hop 15 | Port Brewing

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1,856 Ratings
Hop 15Hop 15
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in 2002 to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Pizza Port in Solana Beach, Hop 15 was imagined and designed by Tomme Arthur and Jeff Bagby. It was to be a celebration of 15 years of "Good Beer Brings Good Cheer." So there are 15 different hop varieties that are added to the beer every 15 minutes.

Added by comat0se on 02-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,856
Reviews:
807
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
209
For Trade:
3
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4.99/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vintilian
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with a long lasting large of white head. Lots of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus with some sweet breadiness. Not a very strong aroma considering its an ipa.

Malty citrus with slight alcohol warmth fading to a more pine flavor with slight sweetness. Finishes slightly dry and piney. Medium heavy body with moderate carbonation

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. 15 hops are fun for sure, but the malt bomb that gets this one to 10% is my issue. Not bad at all just a malt forward double. I like the hop forward angle a bit more

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barsonthetrak
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date of 8/10/16, bomber purchased from Boston Wine Exchange for ten bucks. For me, this beer is the definition of a "west coast" IIPA. Bronze color, insane lacing. Smells like hops lol. This shit is no joke, I drank one of these a few months ago and hated it; felt it was way too boozy. I guess my palate has shifted because this is now a Hall of Famer in my book. Drink em if you got em!

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well here's one of those beers that is wildly inconsistent. Being that it comes from Port/Lost Abbey, well that explains a bit of it.

Sexy orange pour, 1/2" white head. Lots of citrus aromas in the nose, grapefruit and orange.

Taste has the malt, alcohol and bitterness cranked up. Bomber format sucks. Sticky stuff. Viscous. Syrupy almost. Carbonation can be low.

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This probably has a little age on it, but it's still very good. Brilliant burnt orange and a smidge murky, the aromas are a bit muted given the flavors. I get citrusy elements as well as pineapple - and some booze. Not off putting, but definitely present.

Nice malt backing up the hop flavors, if this was fresh, I think it would be world-class. As it is, it's still very enjoyable.

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,856 ratings.
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