Port Brewing Hop 15
From Port Brewing Co. – One Hop Bomb of a beer, Hop 15 bursts at the seams with hop flavor and aromas of citrus, pine and spicy hop cones. A true delight for hop heads everywhere. 2008 Bronze Medal Great American Beer Festival – Imperial/Double IPA.
Port Brewing – Hop 15 – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.9.7% abv.
Appearance: Cloudy rust with almost no head, yet what head there was left a decent amount of lacing in the glass.
Aroma: Very faint for a double IPA. More citrus, less pine.
Taste: A good bit of citrus and sweetness that seems reluctant to give way to the hoppy finish. I’d be shocked if this beer didn’t have East Kent Goldings in it; the finish is reminiscent of English Bitter.
Mouthfeel: Sufficiently sticky on the tongue while finishing clean. Moderately carbonated.
Overall: Certainly in the top half of double IPAs I’ve had (not that I’ve ever truly had a BAD double IPA). Having sampled a few more English Bitters recently, I enjoyed finding that same flavor in this beer.