Port Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Hopheads are always scouring the earth, trying to find their favorite hop combinations. And today’s Imperial IPA is jam-packed with so many varieties, it’s like spooning through an alphabet soup trying to guess what cones are in it!
A for the orange aromatics of Amarillo, B for the grapefruit bite of Belma, C for the herbal character of Cashmere...
Okay, there aren’t actual noodle letters floating around in the brew, but there are so many domestic and imported hops in Hop-15 Ale that fans are impressed the craft masters at Port Brewing can name them all!
This 18-time GABF and 6-time World Beer Cup award-winning So-Cal brewery specializes in American, West Coast-styles and always do it bigger and boozier than anyone else. You might know their skilled hand from their alter-ego, The Lost Abbey.
And Hop-15 is their most sought-after seasonal brew with an impressive two GABF medals and a whopping 4.19 rating on BeerAdvocate!
Only available for one month every year, trade forums explode whenever the newest batch is released — craft fans even compare its hoppy bite to the prized Pliny the Elder!
To make this award-winning sipper, the brewers add a medley of hops every 15 minutes in the brewing process to pack Hop-15 with as many tropical and pine hop flavors as possible.
Crack open the can, and let the luscious ripe papaya, nectarous peach, and fresh herbal aromas fill your nose. The first sip blasts your palate with resin-soaked waves of grapefruit peel, dried pineapple, and juicy Navel oranges. A caramel malt backbone and boozy 11% ABV add a touch of smoothness to this clean, bitter brew that finishes with a citrus zest bite.
Having cans of Hop-15 in your fridge will impress your beer buds with its kaleidoscope of citrus-piney hops. Go ahead, see if they can guess them all!
Rated 4.19 on BeerAdvocate
Packaged On June 20th, 2019