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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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81
good

746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of ggroller
1.35/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks good in the glass. Plenty of foamy/ rocky head. No hops in the nose. None. Zero. Smell of dirty feet instead. Took a sip and I can't taste any hops either. Maybe it's an old bottle but I don't think so. It's super hot/ boozy. I can hardly get this one down. What a huge disappointment.

ggroller, May 09, 2010
Photo of nilesschmidt
1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Drain Pour

nilesschmidt, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

98green, Yesterday at 02:13 AM
Photo of Akravatz
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Akravatz, Wednesday at 09:42 PM
Photo of Simonodon
3.56/5  rDev 0%

Simonodon, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

sgttibbs, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

JamLand, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of schimschim
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

schimschim, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of DrStiffington
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DrStiffington, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of mchegash
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%

Appearance - 4/5
An extremely clear orange, with minimal head. Looks appetizing

Smell - 3/5
Strong smells of hops, chocolate (yes, that's what I smell), maybe faint smells of citrus.

Taste - 3.25/5
Sweet and smooth, tastes of hops, chocolate, and honey. Nothing special about the taste, besides it being extremely smooth for a double IPA.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium body, tastes slightly creamy, which is unique for an IPA. Carbonation is nicely balanced

Overall - 4/5
I don't know quite how to define it, but despite some of my low ratings in the various categories for this beer, I steel feel like I like it. I don't love it. But it is something I would consider getting every once in a while

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of JoshuaShort13
3/5  rDev -15.7%

JoshuaShort13, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

zestar, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

einman, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

deadliest, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of andrewjraab
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a burnt orange / amber color with not much head to speak of other than wispy clouds that circulate the glass. Good clarity.

S - Citrus zest, floral, honey, caramel, resinous.

T - Citrus hops, some resinous notes, heavy on the sweet side - honey, warming alcohol. Finishes clean with a slight bitter after taste.

O - This is a solid DIPA, but does nothing to knock your socks off. Slightly muted hop explosion for this style which is a bit disappointing.

andrewjraab, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Stevenkurachi
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

Stevenkurachi, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dull orange color a cloudy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a good amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, and some citrus as well.

T: Tasted of a large amount of hops, light citrus (grapefruit), malt, and a light pine element. The flavor is a bit uneven, especially where the hops are concerned; it gets a little bitter and too hops-forward. Other than this, not bad.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a bitter, somewhat harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Hop Juice won't break any new ground in the DIPA style, but is pretty solid. It's slightly inconsistent, but worth a try.

avalon07, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

Aidan_Stewart, Oct 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Renegawam, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of dansmcd
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dansmcd, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of nate_nate_nate
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ok, thoroughly ok. very malty upfront. not in a bad way, just different from other 2bl IPAs.

nate_nate_nate, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Garner22
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

Garner22, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Oct 23, 2014
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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.