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Hop 15 | Port Brewing

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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
Ranking:
#1,173
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
1,874
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
4.31
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
211
Trade:
3
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip.

L: Clear golden copper pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Grapefruit and citrus rind. Mild pine.

T/F: Bready malts... dark sugars and a juicy tropical hop profile. Grapefruit and citrus. Notes of apricot. Floral and tropical. Medium bodied. Warming. Finish is citrus.

O: This drinks like a really nice cross between east and west coast IPAs. Flavorful and tropical with some nice piney resin mixed in. Great stuff.

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4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi clear orange, with a thick head of soft foam.

Smell is distinctly West Coast, with huge swaths of piney resin and grape fruit running up your nose.

Taste is just uncompromising, starting with a huge whallop of bitter, piney resin, and folows that up with some great citrusy goodness.

Mouthfeel is medium, and quite sticky.

Overall, just a kick in the teeth WC IPA. Very bitter, but still balanced. Awesome.

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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy amber color, one finger white head, ok lacing, good carbonation.

S: Hops, grapefruit, hint of tropical fruits.

T: Very hoppy, grapefruit, citrusy. Bitter on the back end. No sign of the 11% ABV. Delicious!

F: Medium to full bodied, full flavored, refreshing, very drinkable.

O: A superb DIPA. Highly recommended.

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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jps715
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jadpsu
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

In Laurel< MS.
Pours a fairly cloudy pale amber with a great full white head that leaves great thick side glass lace
Aroma: Lemon, orange and citrus hops along with aroma of alcohol.
Taste and mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is the first thing to be noticed. Thick and creamy. The hops are plentiful but these are not sharp and pungent hops. These are creamy and thick and with drying bitterness.
It's a great tasting, creamy almost chewy brew.
This was an impressive and exceptionally great tasting beer. A great choice for beer rating #400.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice golden yellow with good carbonation. Smell is orange peel, marmalade, and a nice level of hoppiness. Lots of earth coming through the nose. Taste is super smooth, and surprisingly not too hoppy. Nice citrus and earthy flavors coming through. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy - a bit sticky. Very good overall.

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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Tried this beer because the sign at La Bodega (my local liquor pros) said it beat "Pliney". So, I bought a 22 oz.bottle, sucker that I am. Now I almost exclusively drink pilsner or lagers. I'm not a fan of IPAs in general.

But I love strong hoppy beers . The Firestone Pivo Pils is a hoppy Pils that is a favorite of mine.

Now this beer- boom! I chilled it cold (again my preference) and poured it into a conical pint glass. Literally the hopiest beer I've tasted- but without the bitter bite you'd expect from a 15 hop mix. Sharp taste, crisp finish. I don't remember the head being significant, which was the only miss. Could have been my pour.

I'm a novice here, so enjoying a 'world class' beer is special. This certainly tasted to be of the highest quality and it's powerfully unique. I'd choose it again.

The alcohol content is much higher than I typically prefer. As I finished the second (almost) pint, it is noticing.

This is a seasonal beer, but I hope it shows up again in my neighborhood.

Cheers to trying new things!

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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2.35/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was far more bitter than expected, and not in a way we enjoyed. We found it canned. Maybe bottled it is better.

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4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz into Snifter. No date.

L: Hop cloudy tawny with a nice finger and a half of off-white head that sticks around for a while. Stellar delicate lacing.

S: Lots of hops here, citrus and pine with leafy backnotes.

T: Again lots of hops in bitterness and flavor with the same notes as the aroma. Hint of alcohol on the backside.

F: Smooth and creamy, medium body, low carbonation, dry finish.

O: A very good beer and a solid DIPA.

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vintilian
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,874 ratings
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