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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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678 Ratings
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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 11
Gots: 54 | 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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doowhat

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-02-2014 12:50:50 | More by doowhat
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alextuttle


4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

09-01-2014 21:23:09 | More by alextuttle
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blinky1717

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23%

09-01-2014 20:46:04 | More by blinky1717
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

09-01-2014 01:58:57 | More by YalovaIA
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-31-2014 14:21:30 | More by ubenumber2
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DoktorEd

California

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
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Thereformedtheo

Michigan

3.72/5  rDev +4.2%

08-30-2014 13:17:44 | More by Thereformedtheo
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KineticKill

California

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
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JeffONeal

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-24-2014 01:26:58 | More by JeffONeal
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-23-2014 22:28:03 | More by rodlavers
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-23-2014 01:37:09 | More by bishopdc0
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-22-2014 15:02:59 | More by BeerGod27
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

08-20-2014 12:16:47 | More by Knoxrb12
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-19-2014 16:35:50 | More by Bushwacker393
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

08-18-2014 22:16:48 | More by RichH55
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superspak

Michigan

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
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Sensei04


2.52/5  rDev -29.4%

08-16-2014 00:42:16 | More by Sensei04
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ross84


3.04/5  rDev -14.8%

08-13-2014 02:54:00 | More by ross84
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

08-11-2014 13:15:54 | More by ALLISON01
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johnnye1981

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-11-2014 02:10:47 | More by johnnye1981
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Legenddkk


3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-09-2014 19:47:45 | More by Boone757
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-08-2014 16:35:19 | More by zekeman17
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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.