Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +19%
Poured into a standard English Pub Glass. Color was a slightly cloudy dark amber with a thin head about a quarter inch thick, dissipated quickly.
Fragrant, fruity smell. Strong but not overbearing on the hoppiness.
Flavor was nice and balanced, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Tastes like it smells, not incredibly bitter but with the typical slight tart that comes with IPA. I found this IPA to be one of the more drinkable that I've had. I'd probably get this one again, as I found it to be very middle-of-the-road; just right.
08-30-2014 20:25:08 | More by DoktorEd
3.5/5 rDev -2%
A- Like a clear, solid gold bar. Color stays consistent throughout, with no sediment in sight. Very appealing and refreshing to look at.
S- Not the strongest smelling double IPA, honestly. Hops are the only thing that I smell. I like hops A LOT, so this isn't a bad thing to me, but judge accordingly.
T- Exactly like it looks and smells. Hops. I taste only hops. No citrus, no pine, no malt. Just hops. Has a lingering bitterness that kind of requires you to keep drinking it to taste good.
M- Very light for a 9% DIPA. Borderline lager mouth-feel. Tastes more carbonated than it looks, which is another anomaly in the DIPA category.
O- Not bad, for a Wednesday night grab at Winco while grocery shopping. This was pretty much what I expected with a name like Hop Juice. I liked it enough, but it is too run-of-the-mill to consider it a favorite in the category of DIPAs. I'd say it has one great strength: if you enjoy hops enough, this one can be very refreshing on a hot summer day. I hope Left Coast is around for a good, long while, but try the Asylum Tripel before the Hop Juice to get a better idea of what they're capable of.
08-28-2014 03:41:33 | More by KineticKill
3.38/5 rDev -5.3%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of citrus/pine hops and dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, citrus peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, honey, bread, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity of citrus/pine hops with balanced dark malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fairly solid DIPA. Well balanced citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. I felt this was far too malty for the style, but fairly enjoyable overall.
08-17-2014 14:10:54 | More by superspak
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.