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Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Hop Juice
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BA SCORE
83
good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Tyler_Sly on 04-05-2014)
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

CRJMellor, Apr 06, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Way sweeter than you'd expect from an IPA, provided this is a Double IPA. The bottle brags about "MASSIVE IBU's" but the bitterness is a slight aftertaste. This is more like an amber than an IPA.
All said and done, however, its a decent beer. Its got great color, holds a great head and despite having a relatively high ABV its not astringent in the slightest.

Tyler_Sly, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Beerbuddy21, Sep 11, 2014
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DrMindbender, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Madskill, Apr 22, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bit hazy, golden syrup, with a half-finger of head, and some sticky lacing.

Sweet limeade and a slight astringency hit the nose, first. Hops and malt swirl together in a way that elides one another. There's a grainy-ness I can't quite put my finger on . . . wait, I've got it -- it's pancakes!

Yum! Very sweet, very bitter. Cotton candy, sweet lemon tea, rock candy, and lots of lingering grapefruit and orange-zest bitterness on the finish.

Medium- to full-bodied, smooth. Dry and bitter finish.

Right up my alley for a IIPA. I'm placing this alongside my other favorite sweet/malty IIPA's, Hopslam, Double Crooked Tree, Great Lakes Chillwave (Alchemy Hour), and Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail. It might score a bit lower than those legends, but definitely fits the bill for a delicious, sweet and malty IIPA. The one drawback might be the ABV; you definitely know you're drinking a near-10% beer. But I like this particular alcohol flavor.

(Other fabulous sweet IIPA's to mention are Sixpoint Hi-Res, Founders Devil Dancer, O'So Lupulin Maximus, and Dogfish Head 120 Minute.)

martyl1000, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jwswigs, May 14, 2014
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hit728, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

harpus, Aug 01, 2014
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Joshmistake, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.