Hop 15 | Port Brewing

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Hop 15Hop 15

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This just disappeared among the drinkers. Gold colour, hoppy pine aroma. Nicely hopped, understated carbonation. Bitterness but balanced with malt and easiness on the tongue for an IPA. A gem. Must have again on other occasions such as food to experience the complexity.
Radekfest #7

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: little head on a copper-orange cloudy body.

S: very nice aroma with pine, floral, mild citrus hops notes all contributing. honey and resin notes.

T: nicely complex. Up front a nice sweet malt flavor with earthy hops moves to a citrus and floral/pine bitterness with late finish/after taste of candied oranges

M: very smooth. medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is the type of IPA I love. one with a begin middle and end with flavors transitioning nicely.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, herbal hops, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a malty finish and an alcohol kick in the throat. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good DIPA with a really nice hop presence in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is a most excellent ipa, big and stiff as i like to say. it pours a lovely peach shade of orange with an overwhelmingly large white head, rising well above the rim of the glass. there is also a ton of suspended yeast floating aimlessly around. it smells piney and citrusy at the same time. pine tar here meets grapefruit zest. more sweet than bitter in the nose, fresh, strong. the flavor is definitely more bitter heavy than the smell lets on. its crisp and powerfully hoppy, a true beast in that regard. the hops are almost akin to marijuana here in their sticky dank properties. the finish is painfully bitter, and the alcohol content is only minimally noticable. the feel is good, lots of body and carbonation, and a great big bitter finish that stays in the mouth for several minutes before diffusing. this is unique in the big ipa world, and an overall outstanding brew.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy orange-amber in color and has lots of visible yeast particles floating near the bottom of the glass. It poured with delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin white collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There seems to be a bit of stickiness and the finish has some dryness.
O: This beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste.

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

A delicious beer that rides dangerously close to the line that separates Imperial IPAs from American Barleywines.

Hop 15 begins with a hazy copper-caramel colored pour, a dense thick head forms but colapses a bit quicker than I would like, but then lacing very well all the way. A most appetizing look. (the second pour from the bomber gives significantly more haze than the first)

...and the alure only grows. Mouthwatering aromas of citrusy grapefruit and orange zest are paired with tropical fruits of pineapple and appricot. A mild caramel and sweet bread aroma hides well behind the hops and keeps the beer within the realm of balance.

Flavors however are much more balanced between the malts and hops than I expected. Hearty caramel, toffee, and maple syrup tastes lead the way. But the hop intensity that begins moderate quickly develops into a bolsterous flavor of citrus and tropical flavors that favor bitterness and hop taste over maltiness, if even at the slightest of margins. Paint thinner alcohol flavor has a big presence but blends in well with the fruity esters and hop flavor. Not to mention the light phenolic (plastic) note that rides along with the alcohols.

The body is big, full, and rounded but lacking the true dryness that is needed for IPA's of any strength. The dryness of the hops and alcohol help but ultimataly leave the beer confused with the proportions and viscocity of American Barleyines. Those harsher fusal alcohols and paint thinner notes indeed hurt the mouthfeel but not by too much.

Hop 15 is a wonderfull beer that reminds me of sweeter Imperial IPA's such as Avery Maharaja. A great beer but misses the mark on taste nuances and texture that the Pliney's exhibit.

Thanks again Indiapaleale!

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4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber at BeerBistro...

This beer pours a clear medium amber hue, with one finger of foamy off-white head, which leaves spotty lace around the glass as it falls away. It smells of grapefruit and pine hops, and subdued caramel malt. The taste is a good balance of strong West Coast hops and sweet caramel/toffee malt, and the big booze is very well hidden. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, smooth, and somewhat oily, and it finishes with a flourish of resinous hops.

Way too tasty and easy to drink, for the punch it packs.

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Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a sturdy head that retains and laces well

Smell: Grapefruit juice, pure and simple; gotta love those C hops

Taste: Opens with a blast of floral grapefruit flavor that builds in the floral aspect by mid-palate; after the swallow, the resinous pithy flavors spread all over the tongue's receptors to provide and long and lively finish, with a bit of residual sugar on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; some warmth

Drinkability: One of the best examples of the San Diego style; excellent work

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Photo of largadeer
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Transparent orange with just a bit of haze to it. Darker than your average DIPA. It pours with a modest head, but retention is impressive.

Smell: Very fresh with a huge hop aroma of grapefruit, dried lemon peel, fresh herbs and grass. It pretty much covers the entire spectrum of hop aromas.

Taste: A faint caramel malt character appears and then disappears as the intense hop flavor completely overwhelms it. I didn't detect any of the lingering sweetness that other reviews have mentioned. Hops are rich and complex, more citrus than pine, with grapefruit in the forefront and an herbal kick in the finish. This isn't as over-the-top as it sounds; the plethora of hops used to brew this blend together very nicely.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick and oily, but it is 10% ABV. Carbonation is ample enough to give it a crisp texture, though it starts to feel a bit heavy as it warms and the carbonation dissipates.

Drinkability: Very enjoyable stuff, but I'd probably have a hard time drinking an entire bomber of this by myself.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a taster glass at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey's tasting room. Cost was $1.00. Gotta love the prices there. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of nice cream, good thickness, and fair retention. Body colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appropriate for the style.

Sm: Fresh floral hops and a touch of oily hop character but little hop bitterness (if any). A mild strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Fresh floral hops. Some light pine, oily character, and citrus. Impeccably balanced, with no hop bitterness biting at you. Flavourful and refreshing. Crisp and clean. I quite like it. Really well chosen hops. Layered with delicacy. Impressive within the style. Alcohol hardly comes through, nor does any yeast. Finish is lightly bitter and cloying to tease the next sip.

Mf: Smooth, oily, and wet. Clean. Perfect thickness to support the flavour profile. Somewhat delicate in its execution. Suits the flavours very well.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable. Unexpectedly good. An incredible beer within the style - one of my new favourites. I quite fancy this one. Nice to see an American brewery that knows IPA brewing isn't a hop dicksizing competition. I'll be revisiting this one. Wow.


05/12/14: bottle review.

I picked up this pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with a yellow label and a silver pry-off pressure cap at a local Colorado bottle shop. Served into a nonical pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely high; I remember loving this beer at Port's taproom. 10% ABV per the label. Reviewed live as an imperial IPA.

Served at fridge temp. Side-poured.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Eight fingers in width. Off-white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Amazing retention - at least twelve minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Very vibrant orange-copper. Looks glorious. Great clarity. Transparent, clean, filtered, and translucent.

Appears aptly carbonated. Looks great for an imperial IPA; I cant wait to try it.

AROMA: Has a soft floral hop aroma. Abundant citrusy notes: orange, mango, a kiss of grapefruit, resins, pine needles, and unfortunately some light hints of detergent/soapiness - indicative that this may have spent too long in primary. No overt hop bitterness is detectable. It seems like a balanced, clean, enjoyable imperial IPA.

Pale malts. Clean barley.Maybe some crystal malt.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength. I'd call it perfumey.

TEXTURE/TASTE: Orange, mango, tangerine. It's crisp and clean, but it does suffer from some soapiness. Pale malts. Clean barley. Smooth and wet. Floral hop character. Slight overcarbonation. There're some good hop notes here, but it doesn't come together in quite the way it needs to, and there is a hint of hop bitterness in the early third act. Light on the palate, yet still too thick somehow.

Average flavour intensity, duration, and depth. Far from the most complex or subtle imperial IPA out there, but quite enjoyable. And boy does it hides its 10% well; it drinks like it's about 8%.

OVERALL: A solid imperial IPA, and very drinkable one for its high ABV. It's refreshing and enjoyable. I do think there's some batch variation, and I remember it being far better on-draught. I'll have to revisit it again.

High B-

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Bchung52077: Poured an orangey color ale with a small foamy head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit notes with some very light caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by some grapefruit and citrus hops notes with some very light caramel malt and a dry bitter hoppy finish. Full body with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. While there is nothing wrong with this beer and it is very enjoyable I still could not understand why this is so highly rated as it seems to be lacking some floral notes which are (for me anyway) what makes this style interesting to begin with.

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Photo of zeff80
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/amber color with a thick, long-lasting, white head of foam. It left sticky patches of intricate lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of a strong dose of citrus and some pine. A floral aroma was present, too.

T - It tasted of sharp bitter hops with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Citrus/grapefruit flavors added a tanginess to the palate.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a great DIPA. This was my first offering from Port and I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. Nose brings some citrus, floral, and grassy hops. The taste is all hop. There are notes of orange, grapefruit, rind, grass, and flowers. Altogether, everything is quite fantastic and the bitterness is really nice. Feel is dry and bitter. Nice flavor and feel, this is exactly what I expect from a good DIPA.

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Photo of nickfl
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, golden-brown body. The foam settles rapidly and leaves only traces of lace.

S - Strong notes of pine and grapefruit with a hefty backbone of caramel malt and a hint of yeasty apple in the background.

T - Sweet malt up front with lots of caramel and toffee. Some red apple in the middle with spicy hop flavors and some pine. Finishes with sweet orange, grapefruit, and lots of caramel which is balanced by fairly strong bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - A nice, if very malty, DIPA. The hop character is strong, mostly in the aroma, but the malt really dominates. There is a huge dose of caramel malt from start to finish and the bitterness, while powerful, is barely enough to keep it in check. It might be more drinkable if it was dryer, but overall it works well.

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Photo of oberon
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My last beer of my big CHRISTmas order this year I saved for a Michigan victory Tuesday night.Poured into an imperial pint glass a deep burnt orange with sticky one finger white crown.Huge fresh hops after opening the bottle,grapefruit and tropical fruit just jump in your face,crazy fresh just awesome.Not overly sweet on the palate like way to many of the style just powerful hops with mild alcohol and caramel sweetness underneath the hop onslaught.I loved this beer to me this is what a DIPA should,just great.

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Armsby Abbey

A: Rich 1 finger head with clear pale brown color

N: Nose is big with noble hops possibly warrior and centennial but also dark malts

T: Taste hits with the same noble hops, some lighter dark malts like crystal 40 or so, a slight alcohol shines through towards the end, a sweet tanginess that spreads over the tongue and sticks to it, some spicey and piney hops, probably in the order of 90 IBUs

M: Slightly thick that sticks to the tongue as it spreads over it.

F: Finishes dry with a slight sweetness that evaporates off the tongue to leave the noble hops

Final thoughts: A great IPA that has a strong hop background but maintains its malt. IMO could use a little more malts but otherwise its a great beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy but glowing crimson and orange tinted copper body rests beneath a short-lived cap of creamy beige foam. The rich and complex nose delivers pungent fresh-picked hops (floral, piney, citrusy) over a rich, fruity and caramelish malt. It's full bodied, creamy and smooth in the mouth with a very fine, low-level carbonation. The flavor delivers a well-balanced combination of rich malt and bright hops over a bold bitterness that appears less aggressive than it actually is amidst the velvety maltiness. The alcohol is well-heeled, and its presence is actually welcomed as its light touch of spiciness adds some zing. Starts with hops and finishes with hops. A shining example of a hop beer that doesn't throttle you with bitterness or stun the tongue with just pine and/or citrus!

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Photo of Kegatron
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Stone IPA flute.

Pours a clear orange amber with almost 2 fingers of foamy off-white head that achieves a nice full creamy retention across the top and a big latticework of hop lacing down the sides of the glass. Mmmm, this just looks like a big ole' sticky glass of hop juice right here! The aroma is hops right up front but it's far from one note. I'm picking up all kinds of attributes. Pine trees, an earthy feel, spices, grapefruit, lemon peel, maybe some mango and pineapple? All of that is very well balanced by a subtle caramel malt presence in the background and I pick up maybe only a scant scent of heat.

The taste is just lip smacking resinous hops up front that last the whole way through the sip. Mixed in are a complex profile of earth, citric fruits (with grapefruit really standing out), and a pervasive spicy and minty character. This is all balanced out by a pretty hefty back bone of caramel malts that helps pull the craziness back a little bit but make no mistake, the hops in this beer just totally dominate the taste. The mouthfeel has a thick and viscous feel from all the hop oils and alcohol heft. The ABV, while being felt in the body, is still pretty well hidden in the taste department but still help things end with a bitter and sticky feel across the palette.

Wow, truelly a true that beer that lives up to it's name! I'm not sure if I tasted 15 diffferent hops in this guy but there was still a pretty good amount of varieties to go around in this bad boy to create quite the complex hop bomb. A fantastic DIPA and one that I found quite drinkable despite all the bitterness and alcohol heft to it. I will definitely be seeking out more of this in the future.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a good blend of hops, caramelized malts, brown sugar, some citrus and a little bit of citrus. There's also some alcohol in the background.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with strong flavors of caramel sweetness, floral hops bitterness and a hearty malt character. There's hint of citrus and a strong alcohol burn. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very strong kick, very good representation of style, it's a very good beer and one that is well-worth drinking for a while, however, given my choice of 2IPA's to drink, this one isn't quite at the top of the list.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Served in a pint glass (whew), an impenetrably cloudy golden yellow color with a thin layer of white head. Nice hop-forward aroma, delivered what was expected, citrus, pine, lightly herbal. Nice blast of hops up front on the palate, bready malt base, notes of peach and pineapple distinct from the citric nature of the hops, slightly earthy and mineral in the finish. Medium body, nicely drinkable for the style, maybe a bit potent in hoppage and ABV for non-hopheads.

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3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very sudsy with a tall foam in the Stella Artois glass. Medium amber color with tiny floaters and a roil of sediment in the bottle. Big, rich malt with loads of hop flavors. Rather sweet with that resiny tang. Hot with alcohol and quite spicy. Aromas of mango.

Really fruity with pineapple, kumquats, cider, apricot nectar, and orange marmelade. Gets quite bitter in the aftertaste, but quite drinkable for most of the trip. The head is still piled up even as the beer gets near the bottom of the glass. A must-have for the hop enthusiast. Bought this at Hansen's Market in San Clemente in the 22 oz bottle.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy apple cider yellow/orange in color with significant amount of yeast sediment in suspension. The beer has a quarter finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The smell of this beer is all hops - tons of citrus (orange and grapefruit) along with some lighter hints of pine/resin.

T: The primary flavor for this beer is the hops with a light hint of pale and caramel malts. The hops flavors are a combination of pine/resin and citrus/grapefruit. There is a pleasant amount of hop flavors without too much bitterness coming through - light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light crispness and stickiness. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The alcohol in this beer is very well masked considering it is 10% ABV. The beer is not the easiest to drink but is very enjoyable and quite tasty - easy to sip on all afternoon long, albeit slowly. Wonderful aromas and flavors of hops.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, amber body with a creamy-looking, white head.

Smell: Fruity, citrusy floral, unquestionably tropical hop aroma encompassing a sweet-scented malt base.

Taste: Sweet, surprisingly sweet, pale maltiness. Hmm, it's candyish even. Expressive hop flavors of pine resin, grapefruit pith, orange blossoms, and lemon zest. The bitterness is somewhat restrained for a DIPA, medium at best. Light touches of alcohol throughout; their noticeable, but not bothersome. Finishes bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is, I'll freely admit, a bit sticky.

Drinkability: A fairly easy-going, downright refreshing DIPA. Not at all the non-abrasive hop character I'd expect from a beer utilizing 15 different hops. Maybe 4½-6. The hop bitterness was so, well... mild, that I'm left wondering if this bottle is perhaps past its prime. However, as there are no freshness dates on the bottle that I can make out, the question can't be sufficiently answered. I'll make a mental note to revisit this one down the road.

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4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rustic orange with a burnished bronze glow. An attractive crown of pale tangerine colored foam snuggles into the nonic bulge on the bottom end and threatens to overflow the glass on the top end. I thought that all those hops resins would result in a ridiculous amount of crusty lace, but no more than an average amount forms in the end. No matter, this is still a very good looking beer.

Hop 15 is called Hop 15 because 15 different hops were added every 15 minutes. That may be so, but the nose is dominated by those starting with the letter 'C'. Each eager sniff brings an explosion of sunspot bright citrus peel, including pink grapefruit, orange and lemon. Fantastic! Stunning! Out of this world!

The color led me to think that caramel malt would a big part of the flavor profile. The nose led me to think otherwise. The flavor takes me back to my original impression. This is clearly a 'big IPA' type of DIPA rather than a 'barleywine' type of DIPA, but I can't help think this would be even more delicious beer if nothing darker than pale malt was used.

While we're on the topic of minor negatives, there's a wee bit too much unmasked alcohol. That's understandable when double digit ABVs are involved, but if you want your DIPA to be world-class.... Okay, now on to the many positives. The first and most important is that Hop 15, as the name suggests, is tremendously well-hopped beer.

Adding 15 different hops is an interesting idea. Thankfully, the brewers concentrated on the C-hops (I'm guessing) to keep the flavor profile from being overly muddled. Each upending of the glass delivers brown sugar-crusted, pine sap-soaked grapefruit and bitter orange peel in liquid form. The flavor may not be as explosive as the nose, but it sure does fill the mouth and coat the tongue with hop resins galore.

I'm glad to see that Hop 15 isn't too sweet and sticky. Whatever malt sugars survived intact are easily countered (more like pummeled) by alpha acids and alcohol. My tongue will survive the assault, but will need at least 12 hours rest before it can function properly again. Is this what's know as self abuse?

My first thought was that the mouthfeel is a fraction too light. With time and warming, though, its heavily silky smoothness has been revealed. Any more full and I'd probably be complaining about too much stickiness and a hindrance to drinkability. Bottom line: be ready to have your mouth pampered.

My hope was that Hop 15 would join AleSmith YuleSmith, Alpine Pure Hoppiness and Stone Ruination as the brightest stars in the Southern California DIPA firmament. It doesn't, but it's still incredible beer that every hophead owes it to himself or herself to acquire.

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,854 ratings.
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