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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 98 | 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:
Beer added by: tonistruth on 09-05-2007

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Ratings: 804 | Reviews: 266
Photo of tim007007
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mobrado
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Overbearing toasty malt base and a less than appealing hop profile that doesn't add much beyond bitterness.

Photo of Frozetoes
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Different. Taste comes at you right away, but disappears. High ABV.

Photo of boogerisu
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wespendarvis
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbeers84
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigdood33
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GAMB1T
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerparrot
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmhoward03
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice IPA, good hops, good location!

Photo of yergermeister
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So this thing was an odd duck immediately upon pour. Hazy as a nice hefeweizen but a touch more brown. Stark in contrast, the white quickly dissipating white head left behind just a gentle remnant of lacing. Nose, well, that's where we begin the derail. If beer had a black box, the NTSB would have heard "We have an overwhelming presence of malt and are losing hop lift" at this point. If you age a barley wine that was intended to be very hop forward, than this is what the nose and taste both were like. In reality, I aged a 90 minute once just to see what would happen and save for the heat, this beer right here - this is what happened. On the finish, there was bitterness a plenty but it seemed very contrived since there was not really a lot of other hop taste characteristics other than resiny. Not a jaw dropping DIPA by any measure.

Photo of jaybags
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deadmunyj
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bob_d_j
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MamaNess
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of UKBluejay
1.68/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I'll be straight forward. The taste is all that matters to me. So keep that in mind when reading my reviews. I simply did not care for the particulate floating around. And much like a kiddo drinking OJ with pulp, my hate for the floating bits did not subside. Rather, my dislike for a beer that not only had nasty bits to the point of almost chewing, it also did not have a flavor which sparked with my Porter loving palate. Maybe I can enjoy IPAs but perhaps double IPAs are too much for me.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.