Hop 15
Port Brewing

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From:
Port Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #766
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,137
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.02%
Reviews:
824
Ratings:
1,083
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 14, 2021
Added:
Feb 09, 2003
Wants:
  187
Gots:
  214
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.83 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 05, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by TeddyBeer44 from California

Feb 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by FreshZ from Missouri

Dec 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by zotzot from Vermont

Nov 20, 2019
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Reviewed by FireMedk from California

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy orange amber look. Has the classic West Coast DIPA basics. Citric and piney smell, with taste of the malt sweetness. Piney resinous and grapefruit flavors linger. Thicker and sweeter feel and taste than I would like. Minimal carbonation and not overpowering bitterness. I’m a Pizza Port fan from S.D. This is a beer to pair with dinner or lunch but at 11% ABV, you’re better off doing it closer to bedtime!
Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
September 19th, 2015 - Port's 15 Double Hop is a no frills, no thrills Double IPA. Clean and consistent, this is like the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale of DIPA's, and I love it. The color is a nice orange marmalade shade, with a generic IPA smell, and it's not even especially hoppy. But the flavor is where that brilliant familiarity lies. Balanced, good hops and a clean taste balanced on a comfortable body, this is a great beer to pair with food.
Oct 10, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the large can, it pours a clear amber with a modest head, but leaves lacing as you enjoy it. In the nose, it is solidly hops. In the mouth, the same. It is a classic West Coast IPA.
Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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

Pours a lightly hazy golden amber color with a finger of creamy white head. The head leaves some cobwebs of lacing before settling into a ghostly thin sheet.

The aroma brings loads of pineapple and grapefruit as well as some orange and honeydew melon. The pine cones through in the back.

The flavor brings grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel malts followed by a bitter, piney finish. Classic West Coast right here.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, yet a touch syrupy and sticky. Alcohol is definitely present.

Overall, a great DIPA that punches you in the dick with hops yet has plenty of sweet malt for balance. Would drink again.
Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
19.2 oz can from Winooski Beverage, Vermont.
Stamped on the bottom "freshest by 12/17/2019."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber bronze color with a level foamy white head slowly dissipating to leave some wispy messy lace.
The aroma seemed to lead with a blend that reminded me of "honeydew coated biscuits." Some light dry citrus rind underneath with an ever so slight whiff of clean laundry. Some floral hops lean in further underneath.
The flavor dryly took the sweetness and met it with an ample bitterness. Mellow aftertaste of biscuit malts, floral hops, and some honeydew.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. The ABV might be high in this one but it seems like the brewer was able to combine well enough to not let the ABV "overtake" in any sort of way. Some smoothness running along my tongue. Carbonation felt good like a West coast styled DIPA. Finishes with some malty sweetness but slightly sticky and dry, floral hop bitterness.
Overall, not sure why people can't distinguish between West coast styled DIPA's and New England styled ones, but those of out there loving on a great West coast styled DIPA, you should seek this out.
Sep 15, 2019
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Yikes!
19.2 oz. can.
11.0% abv.
"Freshest by
12/17/20"
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch creamy white head over a fairly bright, golden body with sticky lacing. Nose of citrus, pine sap, and slight, damp bud. Taste mirrors nose with a malt character and pine bitterness throughout. Bitterness is not too much but it is surely up front and personal. Nice feel and overall, abv is not too well hidden and I won't be driving anywhere tonight. Hey, pick one up, lose your car keys, and you won't be disappointed. Cheers!
Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by wiescins from Illinois

Jul 24, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bright yellow gold, mostly filtered with little carbonation, topped with 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of dope, green leaf, fresh hop cones, pineapple and citrus candy.

Tastes of dope, green leaf, hop cones, pineapple and tropical jello.

Medium, syrupy body with little carbonation.

I got this in Redding where I am enjoying it, July 19th, 2019. Excellent brew.
Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by brandoneast from Texas

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by DruC4 from Michigan

Dec 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.3 by BrueryDC from California

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy orange amber look with a thin white head from tap. Nice look. Citric and piney nose to this Imperial. Piney resinous and grapefruit flavors. Warming from the alcohol (and I’ve been drinking). Thicker feel with ok carbonation and not overpowering bitterness. Good.
Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by kdown from California

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Sep 25, 2018
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a one finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, grapefruit rind and piney hops.

T - The taste is orange, pineapple, grapefruit rind, caramel malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a solid west coast DIPA. Nice mix of tropical fruits and strong piney hops.
Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by woodchip from North Carolina

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2018
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Reviewed by AleSan from Italy

4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A beer-bomb that always surprises me. Resins, pine, tropical, all held well together with the bitterness that accompanies all the well balanced drink until the hops explosion in the long end where the alcohol comes out to clean and heat the throat. Wonderful
Feb 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 05, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

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.
Nov 10, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

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.
Oct 09, 2017
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

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.
Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by elvisdoc from Florida

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.63 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Jps715 from New Jersey

Aug 19, 2017
Hop 15 from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1907 ratings