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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice

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560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%


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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Reviews by berebrando:
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berebrando

California

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer is a little polarizing, isn't it?

i found hop juice at the highway market in ramona, ca. bottles of hoppy california beers, from alesmith ipa to hop stoopid. not a bad selection, and considering i haven't had hop juice in a while, i grabbed one.

the smell is hoppy, but also very malty, you can smell the malty sweetness balancing the hops. i like it, but it's also not a beer i'd go out of my way to find.

taste is a little disappointing - i'd say its better than some ipas out there, but it's not great - and i love great ipas. it's very malty, hoppy at the same time, but lacks a really surprising flavor, it's devoid of the fruity innuendos i seek.

good ipa for tonight, for tomorrow, i'll look elsewhere...

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 01:04:20 | More by berebrando
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent dirty yellow with a decent amount if head.

Smells a bit "grainy" - the malts taking a forefront with some undertones floral in nature.

The taste also is chewy and bready, toffee notes on the sweet end. The alcohol adds a little burn to my taste, and the bitterness doesn't make a strong appearance, but has a pine-wood taste to me. To me this tastes like lightly-bittered wort.

My thoughts on this beer was that it has more malt character than bitterness. It's not overly sweet, but tends that way, and the grains are more involved in the taste than I am used to. I would like a little more hops bite.

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Amber- brown-golden pour, dominant piny smell quite bitter with not much malt. The aftertaste is a bit pharmaceutical/chemical I'd buy it again, but it's not a first tier double for me. To b fair, I'd like to try it on tap for the purest assessment.

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Remarkably reserved, semisweet aroma. Herbal and earthy hops barely make themselves known. Possibly some Wonder bread in the background, though one must strain to detect any graininess.

It's an interesting sub-piney bitterness. No, wait, I've got it: it's cold sake!! Very bitter, and balance comes from a neutral (not sweet) graininess. Scratch that: as it warms, there's a serious candy sugar sweetness. Deep hop flavors dominate, spurred on by a sharp alcohol tang.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.