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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 48 | 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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Ratings: 666 | Reviews: 236 | Display Reviews Only:
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +19%

11-30-2013 14:47:08 | More by jsprain1
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23%

11-29-2013 02:41:15 | More by mmulebarn
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-27-2013 08:55:24 | More by freshflesh
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-26-2013 00:05:53 | More by Bear1964
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-21-2013 02:51:25 | More by Kevin79
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Yello5

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-20-2013 02:34:39 | More by Yello5
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 00:16:33 | More by jaxon53
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-17-2013 20:37:43 | More by Booner818
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tanarm

California

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
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-10-2013 04:31:19 | More by dcisco44
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-10-2013 03:51:34 | More by AngusOg
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-09-2013 22:38:45 | More by bigpoppa67
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-06-2013 14:34:00 | More by mendvicdog
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rmtaggart

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +12%

11-05-2013 18:11:12 | More by rmtaggart
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-05-2013 12:43:44 | More by firedwarftj
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

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
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1FatJ

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-05-2013 00:28:00 | More by 1FatJ
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Bladezone

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

11-04-2013 18:10:26 | More by Bladezone
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ronin926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

10-28-2013 01:46:57 | More by ronin926
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-28-2013 00:28:47 | More by TastyIsBeer
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-24-2013 05:37:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-22-2013 22:16:16 | More by heytomcat
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snohojimbo

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

10-22-2013 17:59:32 | More by snohojimbo
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arnold931

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-22-2013 03:51:58 | More by arnold931
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-22-2013 00:57:31 | More by thinwhiteduke
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.