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Left Coast IPA - Left Coast Brewing Company

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 11-01-2004

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Photo of TheBrewViking
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- appearance was a dark golden color with a about a centimeter of off white head on it and decent lacing down the glass

S- smell was sweet malty right off the bat which was weird for an IPA but we'll go with it, followed up by some hops in the back ground

T- very nice! Sweet and the hops bite well followed by malt goodness. taste is like a double IPA to me but overall pretty good i would recommend this to a friend

M- good carbonation, smooth for an IPA

D- very drinkable, went down faster than i would have liked, should have enjoyed it more

Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Quotations in Media.

This is a quintessential West Coast IPA. A rich golden color with a thin white head.

Lots of hops in the nose, mostly grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Taste has lots of hops but also just enough malt to balance it out. Pleasantly biting throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter. I enjoyed two and could have had more. Very nice.

HV

Photo of Intrinsic
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can someone please tell me why there's a Torrey Pines IPA as the picture for this beer?

Pours a very nice dark straw colour with off-white head and above-average retention. The smell is quite remarkable, dominated by pine and citrus hops. Taste is more of the same, but needs a little more to become a truly remarkable beer. Light-bodied, dry finish. Good beer. I'll definitely drink it again.

Photo of IceAce
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a bright gold body with simply outstanding clarity and is topped with a stark white 1½ finger of foam. The nose seems lightly hopped for a West Coast IPA and is mostly floral with a hint of malt hiding in the background.

Entry lights up the entire mouth with a burst of alpha-acids. Midtaste calms somewhat to reveal a nice malt backbone...but only for a brief moment.

Piney hops rise again to begin the finish...ultra sweet at first, then floral, and finally hints of citrus. The lingering malt fade leaves a decidant sweetness on the lips.

Photo of Todd1099
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of CEDAMA
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Southbay Drugs. Nice hazy orange color that looks like there was no filtering involved, cool. Nice hoppy smell but then a the taste departs to a more balanced flavor than I expected. I thought this was going to be a hop bomb like their hop juice DIPA. I bet these Left Coast beers would be great growler candidates.

Photo of crvcac
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep golden color, little to no head, little lace
Smell: nice floral hop characters
Taste: Smooth but lingering hop bitterness, mild malt character
Mouthfeel: Smooth with bitter aftertaste
Drinkability: Nice beer, like the screening on the bottle

Photo of Gusler
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Papago
The beer resides in my glass slightly hazy amber with a delightful light tan head that is creamy in consistency and the size moderate, with the resultant lace a fine coated to surround the glass. Nose has a nice hop floral spiciness, sweet malt; crisp and clean, start is modestly sweet, the grain profile adequate and the top light to medium in its feel to the palate. Finish is benign in its acidity with the hops personable in their spiciness, quite dry aftertaste, a nice drinking IPA.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Clear golden yellow color with a nice sized white head that left lots of sticky lacing all over the glass.
Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit rind with a bit of earthiness as well.
Hops are what the taste is all about, citrusy sweet and pretty darn good.
Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.
Easy to drink.

Photo of Dijeriduster
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm thinking this might be kinda old as the hops are slight dead - but I still think its worth reviewing. Keep in mind this place had 6 3L bottles of Double Bastard - from 2006!!!

A - Darker IPA colour, not as clear as some. Slightly week head off the pour and little lacing.

S - Malty hops. Bottle says english malt imported - I'd believe. Not as much hops as I expected given the 5 types used??

T - Very malty with booze coming thru quickly. Its got hops but more of an English style. Not biting at all. Malty flavour stays with you thru the finish with a slighty syrupy aftertaste.

M - Malts hold up the booziness well here. Again it might be old (Keg N Bottle in Clariemont).

D - I'd get this again because the malt flavour is a welcome addition to the IPA. West Coasts IPA's are great but often suffer from a lack of malt base. This is a good alt.

Photo of Lucho
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Csnowbrown
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BretSikkink
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had been looking at the reviews for Torrey Pines IPA by Left Coast, and they were just terrible. I couldn't understand it. There's evidently some confusion here, as this bottle very clearly stated Torrey Pines on the label.

An attractive orange color, decent tan head of good creaminess and wonderful stick. Plenty of full blast citric and pine aromas, de rigeur for the SoCal brewer these days. There's a pleasant floral element as well. In the mouth it has nice heft, not too thin, with just enough of a caramel malt balance to keep the pine resin in check. Good spicy finish, nice lingering effect. I like it.

Photo of noel2977
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle
A - coppery, somewhat opaque, nice lacing
S - Initially - i smell a skunky aroma as well. After some time, it settled down to a more earthy/nutty smell, much more pleasant.
T - Fruit blending into a hop profile that is subdued/somewhat thin, has a little spike within the finish and carries throughout the last. As the beer warms, hop bitterness becomes much more present...getting better.
M - Good carbonation, about where i'd expect an IPA...
D - seems fine at 6.9%... not sure i'd want to put down two bombers in a row.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sweetlou25
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of wooddogg922
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Left Coast IPA from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.