Hop 15 | Port Brewing

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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.

Added by comat0se on 02-09-2003

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, burnt orange color with a rocky three finger off white head. Surprisingly big head for the high alcohol content. Head sticks around and leaves a thick blanket of lacing after it diminishes. Smells of pine, grass, tangerine, lemon, lime, just lots of citric qualities and lots of earthiness on the nose. Very resinous and bitter but get a little carmel malt and some butterscotch in the background in the smell. Taste starts with the citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, as well as some floral notes. Also get the some carmel or toffee up front. Then in the middle you get more of the sweetness of the carmel malt, as well as the same citrus flavors and floral from before. Pretty juicy, yet subdued in terms of bitterness thus far. Then on the finish the bitterness comes like a rush. You get some citrus fruits with grapefruit being the strongest flavor, accompanied with a much larger dose of grass and resinous pine. Definite alcohol flavor on the finish, along with some sweet malts. I’ve had many other dipas as this level of alcohol that do a much better job hiding it. Very chewy from the hop oils. Very biting and abrasive bitterness that lasts in your mouth. Has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that works well with the bitterness. As it warms, more of the carmel malt shows through and becomes a little sweeter. Full body with a sticky and oily texture. Not the most balanced double ipa, but Port was not going for that. They wanted to show off the hop, and they definitely succeeded in doing that. A very intense and surprisingly somewhat balanced double ipa.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is too over the top for even the most experienced and seasoned DIPA drinkers. Everything about it is over-the-top in ways that don't promote one single flavor profile, but all flavors simultaneously. You get smacked with malt, hops (obviously), yeast, and alcohol. Drinking this beer is a lot like drinking a straight-up hard liquor after a while. Fun experience, but best shared with friends, not on your own. It gets tiresome.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The best way I can describe hop 15 is it is more than a DIPA. Take everything you know about the DIPAs you've had in the past, and add more... More head, more aroma, more hops, more flavor. If there were such a thing as Triple IPAs this would be at the tip of the TIPA list. This is a very malty, bready, yeasty beer, thick and chewy. Sweet clover honey and malt up front with tons of hops and lots of grapefruity citrus at the end. Very resinous.

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Hop 15 from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 90.9% out of 100 with 1,872 ratings
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