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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tonistruth on 09-05-2007)
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BeerPhan86

New York

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Left Coast bombers were on sale at my store, and being that Double IPA is my favorite style, I figured I'd give it a shot. I also got their single IPA which I'll review soon. This brewery claims to be one of the pioneers of the Double IPA style so I am pretty excited to try this "Hop Juice"!

A - Why is it that many West Coast brews tend to overflow the bottle once uncapped? Anyway, pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger foamy white head that persists. Decent lacing.

S - Fruity hops AND piney/earthy hops! Usually with an IPA you will get one or the other but you get both here. I smell a strong malty backbone to this one already.

T - Huge malty sweetness upfront that leads to the fruity hops and then the earthy hops. A fairly bitter aftertaste. I am unsure how it smells MUCH hoppier than it tastes. A little weak in the taste to be honest, the smell got me expecting much more. Solid biscuity balance to this. The alcohol taste is fairly present and undesirable. I would have preferred more hops in the taste. Misleading aroma! Pretty strong sweetness and overall HORRIBLY unbalanced. What a letdown.

M - Medium bodied but suffers from undercarbonation in my opinion. Seems a bit flat.

D - This tastes so much like alcohol that I wouldn't have more than a few in a sitting. I wouldn't have anymore than the bomber and that is only because I feel the need to finish it since it is open and undercarbonated and will undoubtedly be flat tomorrow.

Overall, pretty disappointing. For a "pioneer of the style" I expected more. Maybe I will like their IPA, but not if it is a watered down version of this. Great appearance and aroma, but the taste is a huge letdown and it needs to be more carbonated. I have come to expect more from West Coast big IPAs. At least it was only a few dollars on sale, and puts on quite a buzz! Maybe if they used a ridiculous amount of real HOPS instead of extract this would be much better.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 02:22:35 | More by BeerPhan86
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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.