Port Brewing Hop 15

Port Brewing Hop 15

Rated 3.952 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Port Brewing / Lost Abbey

San Marcos, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

9.7% Alcohol by Volume

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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. Over the years, Hop 15 has racked up numerous accolades. It has won two silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival. It also was named Alpha King in 2004 and received a first place award at the Bistro Double IPA beer festival in Hayward, CA. Hop 15 remains won of the stickiest most resinous beers we have ever tasted and for that, we are thankful it is on tap at our brewery each and every day. Malts- Two Row and English Light Crystal Hops- We use 15 Different Varieties on a strictly don't ask don't tell policy Yeast- White Labs California Ale and Proprietary Yeast Strains Original Gravity- 1.086 Terminal Gravity- 1.014 9.7 % ABV Draft- Available in Southern California 22 Oz Bottles and Cases- At Port Brewing San Marcos and Pizza Port Carlsbad, San Clemente and Solana Beach and wherever better beers are sold.

ID: 9261 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank188
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank18 of 1802
Style Percentile99
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.7
Average Score4.062
Weighted Score3.952
Standard Deviation0.442

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  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Huge thanks again to slowrunner77 for this. Hazy orange hue with a thick and sticky cream colored head that clings nicely to the glass. Pine and grapefruit on the nose, prototypical west coast IPA. Floral and spicy up front with hints of orange and lemon finish insanely bitter. Truly a joy, and the hidden ABV is scary. Thanks again, Chris!!

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Recently sampled at a friend's pig roast / tasting. No idea of the bottles age, but this beer didn't thrill me at all. Near lifeless dark golden pour with a filmy head. Pungent citrus with some evergreen and a hint of biscuits. Fairly balanced and drinkable, but nothing eye opening.

  • CYBERCAT 10139 reviews
    rated 4.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - hops and evergreen scent scamper up your nose even before you can take a good whiff. Just like smelling fresh-cut pine wood, except for the firm undertone of sour orange. Pours a lovely clear amber with a fairly thick off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Overwhelmingly evergreen flavor makes this beer taste like a liquid pine tree. Bitterness is strong but not vicious. There is also an undertone of citrus and a whisper of honey sweetness. Firm-bodied texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a persistent and very hoppy tingle. This beer is a must for all "hop heads."

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not one of the top of the line IIPAs but still a worthy entry. It has the right appearance, hazy burnt orange with white head, and the aroma, huge citrus nose. It lacks in body, mouthfeel and flavor. It starts with a juicy citrusy flavor that turns to some pine and a lot of alcohol warmth as you swallow. Overall a great beer but for the style not a front runner.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Jan. 2010 - Light color with some head. This one is super citrus and a fairly high level of bitterness. Despite this, the mouthfeel was as smooth as drinking water, yet not flat and unappealing. Pretty good.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Received a couple of bottles from friends in California a couple of months back. The beer pours a frothy orange gold before settling into a beautiful cloudy orange gold topped by a thin white head. Lots of citrusy hops in the aroma with some pine and sweet malts. The flavour is full with grapefruit, caramel, and spices.

  • CYRENAICA 2132 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    650ml bottle
    11.3% ABV (as written on bottle)
    The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    August 26, 2010
    The beer poured a murky golden orange colour with a foamy tan coloured head that stuck to the sides of the glass. The aroma was pine, citrus, grapefruit, and some butterscotch. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was bitter grapefruit, some grain, and slight sweetness. A very enjoyable beer.

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Poured from a bottle with a nice orangey color and a nice white head. The aroma was amazing! The fruitiness from the hops was brilliant. The apricots mango malt aroma was probably one of the best beers I've ever had the pleasure of putting my nose against. The flavor was there to match the aroma. This was a massively hoppy beer with just enough malts to balance it out. This was just a great beer and would never be able to tell that this was a high alcohol beer. That "burn" just wasn't there which is a nice treat. Great Beer!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    NICE...big, thick, resiny pine and grapefruity citrus...more malt balance in the flavor than i though there'd be based on the wonderful juicy hop bomb of a smell. started out a little cold, still had a ton of hop aroma, great flavor, and ok balance...no caronation problems here. Wanted to chew it after smelling. Great hop lovers beer!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    had this a few times... hops dipped in honey aroma .. . brazing golden color .. nice headring .. wonderful full bitterness... needs maybe just a bit more fullness to make it great ... a great little IIPA....

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