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Left Coast IPA - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast IPALeft Coast IPA

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 11-01-2004)
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.33/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is very subdued - a little fruit and some skunk and cola and some dank hops.

The flavor is metallic malts and cola with a little fruit and has a lot of resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, it has good hop bitterness but lots of weird off notes (skunk, cola, metal). This is the first time I've seen Left Coast for sale here. I wonder if I got a bad bottle. It's not awful...I finished it. Just not really good.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 04:15:35 | More by Beaver13
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bigbelcher

Arizona

2.6/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this on draft at the new Oggi's in Scottsdale. It was made in California and shipped to Arizona. Color was a nice dark gold. Hop aroma was predominately Cascade hops. The beer was extremely bitter which could be good if it had any flavor at all to go along with it. All I got was the bitterness. Flavor was absolutely non existant. Be sure and ask for a non-chilled glass. Oggi's is serving all their beers in iced glasses which I find hard to believe since they are a brewpub and should know better.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2004 18:16:15 | More by bigbelcher
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PuckLSHS

Iowa

2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not one of my favorite beers, but I did enjoy the glass that I had on the warm sunny CA day. Had this on tap at Hollingshead in Orange, CA.

Pours a dark golden color with a little bit of amber mixed in...very little. Has about 1 finger of head that dissipates rather quickly. The taste is bitter and floral for me. Has a slight bit of malt to the finish and leaves a little bit of bitterness and hop to float around after the initial taste.

The mouthfeel is nice, but seems to have a bit more bubble than I want. The drinkability was average. Like I said, not one I would choose everyday, but don't mind drinking if it is available on-tap and it is just one of those days you feel like an IPA and you just can't find any other IPA available.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2006 16:53:36 | More by PuckLSHS
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prock180

Arizona

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-25-2013 17:13:38 | More by prock180
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mjl21

California

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Acquired via trade with kenhutchinson...thanks Dan! 22 ounce bottled poured into the new SA glass. No bottling info is given. Comes in at 6.9%.

A-Pours a golden amber with a two finger off white head that dissolves to a nice foamy film that sticks around. It is quite clear and has a nice stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S-Not a ton going on for a WC IPA. After cracking it and smelling the inside of the bottle, I pick up on some citrus (mango and grapefruit) as well as some pine. Once it is in the glass the citrus flavors are taken over by earthy/grassy hops and some sweet malt. Not the citrusy WC IPA nose.

T-Quite bitter, but like the nose, not citrusy. Taste is very vegetal. The bitterness is quite large for a single IPA.

M-Crisp carbonation and the mouthfeel is on the lower end of the medium scale. Dry like a WC IPA.

D-The vegetal taste limits this one for me.

As always, I am glad to try a new beer. This one is tough to recommend when there are so many great IPAs being produced from other breweries in the SD area. Would like to see some more citrus in here.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 02:51:02 | More by mjl21
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turboedtwo

California

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Went to a local convenience store that I know sells Hop Juice but they were out, picked up this instead.

Appearance - Pretty standard for an IPA, gold and clear.

Smell - Smells like hops. I can't really smell much else other than that.

Taste - Has a sweet beginning with a nice hoppy finish. A little bit of a piney taste.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and crisp.

Drinkability - Pretty good, definitely could drink more of it. It goes down really easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 08:29:15 | More by turboedtwo
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little disappointed but still a very drinkable IPA. Poured light golden, yellow, some decent carbonation, dirty white head with good lacing. Hopped up nice but not enough. Had a floral taste and scent, malts were good, decently balanced with a slightly bitter finish. A good IPA but nothing I would buy again given the selection.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 18:42:09 | More by barleywinefiend
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Absolut

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-05-2013 17:08:34 | More by Absolut
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-22-2012 19:07:31 | More by Thehopluver
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-04-2013 09:05:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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Glibber

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-07-2012 02:43:15 | More by Glibber
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sweetlou25

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-27-2013 15:05:37 | More by sweetlou25
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-22-2014 02:26:01 | More by kvgomps
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wooddogg922

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-04-2013 17:18:00 | More by wooddogg922
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DmanGTR

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-29-2013 15:26:33 | More by DmanGTR
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-17-2012 02:14:33 | More by poppyjohn
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noel2977

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 01:23:17 | More by noel2977
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.68/5  rDev +4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 02:32:49 | More by BretSikkink
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Lucho

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-28-2012 03:30:24 | More by Lucho
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Csnowbrown


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-25-2012 11:23:35 | More by Csnowbrown
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-26-2012 23:23:32 | More by beerpadawan
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-28-2014 02:38:18 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Dijeriduster

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 03:24:24 | More by Dijeriduster
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Gusler

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2005 19:48:16 | More by Gusler
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 23:51:29 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Left Coast IPA from Left Coast Brewing Company
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