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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 85 | 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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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.

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.62/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dangerously drinkable double IPA, strangely not a lot of hop flavor, very malty.

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

Photo of pixote
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Toasty. Probably wouldn't buy again.

Photo of punkska20
4.6/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On a scale of 0 to 1, I give it a 1.

Photo of snoopy5023
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A real great balance of malts and hop, with a toasty flavor. The hops presence was well flavored. The alcohol content was there but not overpowering. A very good ipa for everyone. If you are a hop hound and like hoppiness, then you will be critical of it. I would buy this again to share or just to have for myself

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass, pretty cloudy. Good balance of malt and hop bitterness. Not what I consider a typical west coast ipa or as citrusy as I like.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Creamy whipped covering over a rustic orange colored body with a sharp clarity. Healthy steady rise of macro-bubbles, moderately paced. Milky cream covering of lace on the spiegelau ipa glass, with a lasting coverage atop.

S: Toasted caramel and citrus for aroma, moderate awareness, a bit disappointed considering the name sake and was expecting a bit more wallop to the nostrils. Lightly dry grapefruit pulp and pine with a dry powdery malt like finish.

T: Toasted dry malt upfront for flavor, resinous pine juice and grapefruit flowery hops. Alcohol is very low key, barely noticeable with some sticky citrus and juicy hops sneaking through the big malted body, but alas, as much with the nose never seems to be enough. Finishes with a bit of grassiness.

M: Nice carbonation, sticky malt and hop resins on the tongue. Some very light alcohol mentions but again no where near what a 9.7% should feel like.

O: Overall while the hop and bitterness level was a bit of let down per name sake, it doesn't mean this was a disappointment. In fact this showed a great balance of malts and hop, with a big, toasty character, while the hops were appreciable. The alcohol content was well hidden, a very good ipa for the masses. If you were expecting a hop bomb or the next great thing, and are overly critical per style, you may say you were mislead, but in the end this remains a beer i would buy frequently for sharing with friends and think this deserves a bit better then advertised for its balance and drinkability.

Photo of Tictactisag
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Mud brown, and so cloudy that light practically doesn't come through. A weak amount of head, slightly tan and while there isn't much of it, there is certainly some staying power.

S: Lighter citrus and floral aromas as well as honey bread. Caramel malt in the background.

T: Good hop flavor, resin, citrus peel, and a nice grapefruit flavor rounding out the finish. Slightly herbal on the end with decent caramel malt balance.

M: Medium light in body, carbonation is lively, and there is a bit of an acid bite in the linger.

O: Overall the flavor is pretty good, but the appearance and smell are lacking. Not necessarily juice of a hop..

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of PaulWaters
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.