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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice

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BA SCORE
81
good

560 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 560
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%


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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour from Wowcoolman’s tasting.

Pours a honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some perfume aromas. Taste is much the same with a honey flavor as well. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 01:05:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Faintly foggy kumquat with a juicy slice of tangerine along the bottom edge of the glass. An impressively dense cloud of fine yeast reminds me why I prefer the look of unfiltered beer. The pale lemon colored crown looks good as well, especially as it deflates and as it deposits gobs of sticky broken bubbles all over the damn place.

Given the ingredients and the specifics of the brewing process, not to mention the name, Hop Juice's nose is less than spectacular. More than 4.5 lbs of hops per barrel and more than 4 weeks of dry-hopping should have resulted in more than a semi-muted citrusiness riding along on a pale malt base.

Yikes! I'm not sure what's going on, but my first thought when beer and taste buds made contact was *turpentine*. It isn't nearly that nasty, of course, but something out of the ordinary is going on here. For one thing, there's too much raw, unincorporated alcohol.

It's hard to tell if the funkiness is coming from malt (rotten, barely toasted grain) or hops (rotten grapefruits and oranges, fermented spruce sap). My love for hops in general and DIPAs in particular doesn't help in this case because Hop Juice is so far out of kilter that it doesn't even seem like a DIPA. If this was from a brewpub, I'd suspect dirty tap lines.

Several DIPAs use hop extract (this one uses hop pellets and whole hop flowers) and they tasted pretty damn good. Looks like this one might be the result of either a terrible recipe or a brewing mistake somewhere along the line. For what it's worth, the hop bill is killer: Warrior, Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook, Simcoe and Cascade. Too bad they couldn't have been put to better use.

There's nothing much wrong with the body/mouthfeel. It's medium-full and is high on sappy slickability. The next highest score might have been possible if the flavor had been halfway decent. Mouthfeel is hard to divorce from taste (if it's less than good) when it comes time to assign a number.

Left Coast Hop Juice has a great name, spectacular looks, a decent nose and a borderline nasty flavor profile. The brewery claims to have been one of the pioneers of this particular style. If so, then I'm glad that others set out in an entirely different direction.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2008 22:33:26 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color; the inch of head hangs around for a while but doesn't leave that much lacing behind

Smell: Caramel and fusel alcohol buttressed by a waft of piney hops; grassy, overall

Taste: Starts off very aggressively, with a load of sweet candied grapefruit and a lot of fusel aloohol; the bitterness continues to build through mid-palate and after the swallow, but the profile is dominated by this odd combination of sugary sweetness, assertive bitterness and alcohol burn

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Was excited to try this one on the name alone, but what a disappointment; I just don't think these flavors blend together at all - they fight each other and the loser is my palate

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 04:34:58 | More by brentk56
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not surprisingly, Left Coast's Hop Juice Double IPA is not too unlike their Torrey Pines IPA. Surprisingly, however, it's not that much bigger. Sure it's stronger (the bottle says 9.4% ABV - doesn't taste or feel it), but it seems like there's less maltiness to it, and the mouthfeel seems lighter as well. The hops are similar with the addition of more citrus, but they don't seem any more robust. There's a little more in the aroma, but not that much more in the flavor. And although I can say that I find it more balanced and drinkable than the Torrey Pines, that seems kind of backwards as well... a double IPA should, in my opinion, be more aggressive, and thus less approachable. Odd. Overall, it's not bad by any stretch. And in comparison to a lot of east coast IPA's it's still a hoppy mother. It's drinkable and enjoyable, but it doesn't quite live up to the suggestion of its name.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 23:11:09 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Left Coast Hop Juice Double India Pale Ale. Alc. 9.7% by Vol. Left Coast Brewing Company, San Clemente, CA.

Hazed, copper/amber color, slim cream-toned head.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malt notes hit first, chocolate and toffee, too. Hops creep in afterwards, dank, piney, resinous. Sweet malt and bitter hops do battle.

Taste: Blast of sweet heat at first. Massive malt, huge hops. Tasting more like a barley-wine than a double IPA. It's big, and boozy, and has a load of hops, but I, like so many others, like them pale, lean, and piney. I'm wavering between calling this either complex or messy. Not among my favorite double IPAs.

Let's see what they say on the label: "At Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves in being one of the pioneers of double IPA style craft brew. This hop monster uses premium American 2-row and a touch of light crystal malt to create a solid malt foundation. Five different hop varieties are used in the Hop Juice. It spends two week dry hopping in the fermenter contributing to it's great hop aroma. Starts out sweet and finishes with the crisp bitterness of a double IPA. This drinkable blend will have you hopping till night's end. It is approximately Alc. 9.7% by Vol. & has massive IBUs."

I don't wish to be mean, but that reads like it was written by an imbecile. What kind of a number is "massive"?

I won't return to this one, with so many better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 02:07:40 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Acquired via trade from JoeyBeerBelly so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts with a very strong hops bitterness that is coupled with a significant alcohol sting. Then there's a citrus and caramel sweetness that comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style and doesn't bring the type of balance that you look for in this kind of beer. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it's a good beer overall however there are several other 2IPA's that I would pick first.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 02:17:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Plaza Liquors in Tucson

Pours orange/bronze with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Hazes & effervesces at the bottom of the bottle quite a bit. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Intense breadyness with lemony/orange hops up front. Some honey malt once warm

T: Intense pineyness & grapefruit & some grainy notes up front. Intense grapefruit & some honey malt & a bit of booze warmth. Finishes with much pine & grapefruit, barely got a 3.5

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, but not enough malt to balance out the hops blitzkrieg, plus some wateryness

Drinks okay, but too damn hoppy ( especially with the grapefruit!!), Hop heads may disagree, but the score on this one tells me I'm not alone

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 03:25:25 | More by russpowell
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.

Pours a yellowish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is citrus with some pine. This is what a beer like this is supposed to smell like. The flavor is orange citrus hops with a little pine mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 22:38:39 | More by Mora2000
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I loved the bottle on this one and that what made me get it. The beer poured out as a copper color with a strong white head on top. The lacing was nice and the smell was really strong with hops. The taste of the beer brings you into a bitter sweet hop bomb of flavors. Not much malts here to sleek of. The mouthfeel is smooth and oily. Some decent carbonation, overall the beer is hoppy and that's about all. I had instant cottonmouth after the first few sips and I had plenty more to drink after that. So if you're really into it check it out, if not let it lay.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 02:58:25 | More by Knapp85
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Halcyondays

California

2.23/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pour a golden yellow, just a shade or 2 darker than a pils, with a firm, rocky white head with good retention, not a lot of lace, has a standard DIPA look.

S: Smell is promising, get a huge jolt of pine and citrus on opening the bottle, once poured a mint and spice mix comes out.

T: I have a bit of a problem here. Hop flavours are overall tasty, but were definitely muted, compared to what I expect in this style, prosaic compared to what is coming out of San Diego right now. Has good pine notes, but too much peppermint takes over in the end, making the flavour 1-dimensional and boring. Get some bitter lemon zest and medicinal elements in there that I really wasn't in to as well. When it warmed up a bit it was not fun to drink.

M: Mouthfeel is too light for the style, watery, resiny, with a long aftertaste, mild solvent character.

D: Dissapointed about this one since I had heard good things about it in the past. Hate to give a lower review to a local brewer, but in my opinion, this is just not up to par. With all the great DIPA's in CA, I don't think I will revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 21:08:24 | More by Halcyondays
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

one of those huge bitter but sweet big india pales. this one pours oddly light for what it is, almost looking like a wheat beer, with a delicate white fizzy head. the smell is quite bitter, very high alpha. barely there malt smell and taste, the hops do all the heavy lifting here. it is almost like hops through a juicer now that i think about it, eerily oily. plenty of carbonation, and a body thats only medium because of the weight of the alcohol, which isnt disguised at all. it kind of sticks to my teeth frmo the sweet finish, even though its also painfully bitter. a curious beer, but one that is out of balance in my mind.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 02:41:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a sexy orangle color with good carbonation and a nice fluffy white cap

S: Bread, caramel, citrus and pine

T: Starts off with sharp booze, pine, orange peel, other citrus and sharp bite

M: Medium body, tasty, booze is stinging and pungent but not to bad, lots of flavor here

O: This ia big, bold in your face hoptacular IIPA. It's raw, relentless and unforgiving. Despite the rating from previous BA's I will say this is a very good IIPA in my opinion.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2011 01:25:46 | More by barleywinefiend
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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

Thanks to a friend for splitting a bomber. This beer has a great, big juicy hops flavor, but where the hell is the bitterness? The hops start up with pineapple juice and are rounded out by grapefruit and touch of earthy herbs. The malts stand out a bit much, with an overly sweet and simple caramel and white bread taste. The hops are pretty nice, and something a bit different from the norm, but the balance is all off.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 05:45:20 | More by tempest
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A snifter glass served at TJ's Everyday.

A: The DIPA is an amber color, a little brighter than a brown bottle. The color is too intense to be translucent. Surprisingly, no head insuluated this baby.

S: The nose is treacly, heavy on hops and malts. Basically a barleywine dressed up like a DIPA.

T: The taste confirms that suspicions that the nose offers up. Namely that this is an overdone hoppy mess. Hops are citrusy but fast to get lost in the bulk of the malts. Those same caramel malts are heavy and strong, again like a barleywine. The result is an over-hopped, malt bomb that can't really move in any direction. Thanks but no thanks for me.

M: The mouthfeel is full. I won't say rich because it is more overwhelming than not.

D: I didn't finish my snifter, instead moving onto the subtle complexity of a Duvel Green.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2009 21:11:29 | More by akorsak
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Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness info. Pours cloudy dark apricot amber, eggshell head, leaving fine sheeting and lace. Citric and piney hop nose. Respectable hoppy ale. A bit on the dissappointing side, but that likely due to the high anticiation factor that is de riguer for a San Diego area DIPA. Grapefruit, pine, juicy hop notes and lupulin goodness. A bit on the astrigent side as others have complained of. Nothing spectacular, but still a worth trying offering from LCBC. Though I admit, I'd likely go for a differant all star of the style if given the choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 22:49:04 | More by Billolick
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Zorro

California

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Clear dark amber colored ale bordering on brown with a yellowish white colored head.

Strong hops and a fainter scent of patent malt and ash. Very fragrant with a perfume like scent featuring cedar and pine. Not a lot of nuance here, smells like an antique cedar chest.

Starts out sweet and woody. Sweet and bitter but the sweetness almost wins the fight. Flavor...is simply too sweet here.

Mouthfeel is good from the massive amounts of residual Sugars present.

Overall this doesn't make the grade. Plainly this is just to sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 00:19:15 | More by Zorro
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Pours a clear pinkish golden ruby rose color with a two finger foamy yellowish tan head that slowly fades. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

The aroma is bursting with floral and citrus hop notes. Earthy dank character with hints of pine needle and alcohol. Hints of grapefruit and citrus peel as well as some pale malt and graham cracker.

Chewy full body with a huge bitter hop blast up front with hints of pine which is nicely balanced by citrus sweetness and subtle malt backbone. Hints of grapefruit, mango, lemon and orange peel. The ABV adds some nice warmth yet this beer is still extremely quaffable. Bone dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 08:25:01 | More by corby112
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A never ceasing level of peach hued head. The body is clear but the colour is too dense to allow clarity as an option. The shade is a copper-caramel-orange blend, and believe it or not, will actually activate the saliva glands.

The aroma will continue to pry open those saliva glands and furthermore, prepare the tongue for an upcoming bitter impact. The label has a hop comb split in half exposing a citric fruit insides. Not sure if it's meant to be a grapefruit or a tangerine, but either will do; this smells evenly, and plentiful, of both.

The flavour of acidic, citric fruit is striking. Grapefruit pith, melon rind and plump orange slice sheet tangy caramel malt. There is a nice roast biscuit profile but the flavour is always citric: the initial taste being dry (piths and rinds) while the aftertaste is sweet (juicy, fresh slices). Oh, and I should mention a truck size portion of pine.

It only grows more and more acidic, and more and more juicy, and more and more tangy. The bitterness is whopping but the citric hop flavour seems to rectify that. I found the lingering tang to extinguish any residual bitterness on the palate. It took me some time to notice but the beer is terribly boozy. But I can't help but feel that lots of lime acidity, dry pithy tang and herbal crushed mint accompany it nicely.

This is really good, but it desperately lacks balance and really shows its strength. The best of the style will mask their alcohol, restrain their bitterness, and balance the whole thing so each sip doesn't cut through you like a dentist drill, which this one kind of did.

That said, with a style like double IPA, sometimes I feel it may be ok to throw balance out the window. If you're going binge, you might have to purge. If Left Coast had to give up balance and subtlety for 4.5 lbs of hops per barrel and more than 4 weeks of dry-hopping than so be it. Like the label says: "hop heads step up to the plate".

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 00:19:27 | More by biegaman
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if this was grubs or biegamans bottle, but thanks!

Pours a cloudy orange, thin off white head forms, settles to a thin ring, drops some lace spots, looks a bit murky. Smell is nice, oranges, tangerine, lots of floral, resin, caramel, fruit, malt takes a back seat, you can smell the bitterness. Taste is grapefruit, orange/tangerine, bread, caramel, tart lemons, cherries, quite earthy, bitter orange peel finish, a bit spicy, alcohol is there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, some warmth going down, very bitter finish. Unapologetic DIPA, kicks you in the face with its hop attack! Thanks Russ or Jan.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 21:08:22 | More by Viggo
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good dark golden appearance, mild carbonation, head and lacing. Faint hop aroma, not as expected for a big beer.

Good hop flavor, leaning away from balance, but not ridiculous, average bitter factor for a dipa. Smooth, no alcohol really noticeable. Maybe a little thinner than most dipas, not sticky thick hop resin feel. Easy drinking baseball weather beer. Painted bottle makes it great for homebrewing, but I dropped the bottle unloading the vehicle afterwards. Argh.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 16:45:51 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Juice

A light orangish brown in color. Aroma of pine, sweet caramel, mango, pineapple and citrus (grapefruit and orange). Tastes decidedly bitter, with a nice tropical pine background. Mango and pineapple mix graciously with pine and earthy bitterness. Carbonation is decent on a slightly syrupy feel. A big, hoppy, bold, west coast style double IPA and I loved it on the beach.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 05:28:35 | More by Stinkypuss
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glid02

Georgia

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

Bottle purchased from BevMo in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of herbal and citrus hops with solid amounts of pale malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors up front are joined shortly by good amounts of citrus hop flavors. Midway through the sip herbal and slightly musty hop flavors enter into things. The ending is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. This beer has a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall this was a solid DIPA but nothing really stood out. Still, it's not a bad choice and is worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 04:24:35 | More by glid02
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a snifter of this at Brewhouse Grille on 3/25/11.

A slightly dark amber bordering on copper with mild haze and 1/2 inch of light cream with tight bead. The retention is good and you can see slow moving bubbles in the ale, lace sticks haphazardly. The smell while good is not very pungent, mainly floral esters and some mild citrus notes which could be construed as grapefruit-like. The feel is decent with strong bitter followed by a gently sugary sweet tinge and moderately high carbonation follows. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overdone, the astringency level gets higher as it warms and the finish is very dry.

The taste is the only area I would say it is lacking - there is some fruity hop and sugary malt flavor but there is also an astringent/medicinal edge created by some of the coarse bitterness and alcohol in the flavor that seems slightly distracting. The taste is bitter as expected, but lacks some hop flavor aside from mild citrus elements. The finish is dry and boozy with some stickiness from residual sugar in the malts. The overall for me is that this is a decent Imperial IPA -it held my interest, but the part you look for the hops mainly the taste it just doesn't deliver -too bitter without any juiciness or hop flavors too satisfy. I think the high alcohol seems to detract from the drinkability slightly -I won't seek this out again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2011 13:22:44 | More by Slatetank
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Judging by the other reviews versus my experience, this is one beer that absolutely must be consumed super fresh. I was amazed by the number of reviews that found little to no hoppiness in this beer apart from some grassy notes. My bottle is apparently very fresh, and I find this to be perhaps the hoppiest beer I have ever had- and I've had a lot of them. So much so that my wife was sure there were extra bitters added like Gentian or something. I'm glad to get to experience it like its supposed to be. Pours a hazy golden with a bit of orange to it and a thin head that sticks around as a swirly cap. Smells herbal and bitter with a bit of alcohol burn and very little malt. The taste is an explosion of pine, herbs, and grapefruit pith that crescendos in bitterness until it is almost astringently bitter at the finish. I like this, but my wife, who is a hop head as well, thought it tasted to bitter like an herbal tincture of golden seal. Very little malt in the equation, but the hop explosion is lovely. Relatively thin and watery, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 23:07:48 | More by Georgiabeer
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HopHead84

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

9/10/2011

On tap at Oggi's Carmel Mountain.

A: Hazy dark orange with a big beige head.

S: Sweet caramel with bread and sugar. Blah. Some grapefruit.

T: Sugary caramel with bread, pine, and grapefruit. The beer is malt heavy. Bitterness is at a moderate level.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: Too sweet. Too much malt. Too little hop character. IPAs like this should be exterminated.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2011 03:54:13 | More by HopHead84
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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.