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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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671 Ratings
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 11
Gots: 52 | 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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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%

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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%

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Legenddkk


3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-10-2014 06:00:09 | More by Legenddkk
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-09-2014 05:58:59 | More by MNBeerGeek
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-09-2014 02:22:40 | More by paresis
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-08-2014 16:35:19 | More by zekeman17
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2014 01:31:20 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

08-05-2014 17:21:04 | More by yaksurf
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brentd2012

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-05-2014 03:41:51 | More by brentd2012
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sw000p

California

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

08-05-2014 01:40:02 | More by sw000p
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-03-2014 18:29:57 | More by Chilly_E
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California

3/5  rDev -16%

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A-Sox

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.