Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company
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2.19/5 rDev -38.7%
Pours deep amber. OK clarity. Ok head retention.
Smells like hop candy. Sweetness looms behind herbal hops. Boozy alcohol on the nose. Citrusy and piney hops.
Whoa, caramel comes out to play! Prickly alcohol and bitterness, with a long bittersweet finish. Slight metallic finish.
Thick full body. Chewy for sure. Low carbonation.
No date on this bottle so I can't be sure how old it is, but this is tough to drink. Even as an American Barleywine this would be hard to give a good score, but it's closer to that style than anything.
11-16-2013 00:54:38 | More by tanarm
3.09/5 rDev -13.4%
*12 oz. bottle* Ok this has what looks like an anatomy chart of a frog on the label. Kind of disgusting. Any who lets get this sucker into a glass. It poured a nice shade of copper with no head.. Odd I poured pretty aggressively. There were some off white bubbles just floating around. Ok the fumes from this is kind of sickly sweet of huge malts. When you cut through the malt there is a nice hint of hop spice. Ok, I'm devoted time to see the flavor on this. This has hints of floral, spicy and earthy hops with some fruits from the malts. There is some alcohol warmth, but its inviting. There is an off-balanced bitterness that isn't all that appealing. I mean its almost like chewing on a Columbus hop leaf. And it lingers on and on. I don't mind Hop bitterness, but man it could be a bit more well rounded. The body on this beer is the only thing I felt was actually pretty good. It is medium bodied and tight poppy carbonation keeps your mind away from the flavor for a while.
Overall: I don't know the freshness of this beer, so I can only review what I have. For a DIPA this is a little rough around the edges. For a Barley Wine it isn't that bad. It seems the hops have faded. Except the bitterness seems to have held up. This is pretty malt forward for being a California DIPA. I find it drinkable, just not that great of a DIPA. This beer is worth a try.
11-05-2013 02:35:55 | More by Shroud0fdoom
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.