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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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81
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634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | 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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anon

California

2.86/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank straight from the bottle.

I have to say from the start, that if you pick this up expecting something very hoppy, you will be dissapointed; I fail to see how people on here are saying this has a ton of hop flavor to it.

Right away from the smell I was disappointed; much more malt than hop here, and same going for the taste. Definitely NOT a "hop monster" as stated on the label; yes, there is a hop presence; but for a double IPA and from reading the label I was expecting this to be far more hop-forward than the large malt presence.

I tried to put this aside and review it for what it was, and it isn't "bad", per se.But if you're expecting plenty of hops I say take a pass on this; if you're looking to try something different, give it a shot. Sadly, I won't be having this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 00:22:33 | More by anon
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-29-2013 22:29:15 | More by dragomni
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

09-28-2013 20:55:47 | More by Ilafan
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jeiiVP

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-24-2013 15:16:34 | More by jeiiVP
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

09-22-2013 02:50:58 | More by nheinzie57
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-20-2013 01:03:12 | More by Dave_Treat
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-19-2013 04:10:18 | More by OregonGrown7
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big2112

California

4/5  rDev +12%

09-15-2013 22:06:52 | More by big2112
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12%

09-14-2013 20:46:46 | More by Lamdawg420
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Beerswag

California

2.25/5  rDev -37%

09-13-2013 14:52:17 | More by Beerswag
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

09-08-2013 22:29:30 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%

09-04-2013 02:37:23 | More by bostonryan
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jeffjeff1

California

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

Appearance- copper color, very thin head

Smell- piney hops, some malt

Taste- piney hops, some malt, some slight bitterness

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I would have it again. Overall, I would say it is a bit above average. Not the worst but not the best, still good enough to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 21:45:58 | More by jeffjeff1
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nloyless

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-01-2013 19:11:49 | More by nloyless
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jonbonfon

California

2.75/5  rDev -23%

09-01-2013 04:11:26 | More by jonbonfon
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice deep orange color with a nice head with good lacing. Smells hoppy with a lot of fruit in there as well. Tastes less hoppy than it smells. Not very smooth. Lots of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall looks much better than it tastes. Probably wouldn't try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:55:30 | More by Walletsworth
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-31-2013 04:48:46 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-30-2013 04:29:10 | More by jakea
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-29-2013 19:40:43 | More by Fireslayer
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-28-2013 22:32:47 | More by GraduatedCashew
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ablackard

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-27-2013 04:55:51 | More by ablackard
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wetnmst79

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Very pleasing yellow-orange with an immediate head that dissipates in a minute or two, and could have stuck around a bit more. Mild white lacing.

S: For a 9.7% abv, there's not much alcohol in the smell. It's a pretty balanced smell, on the whole. For a beer called "hop juice" it's not especially hoppy.

T: Oh yeah, it's an IPA. But "hop juice" is exaggerating a bit. The beer isn't crazy-bitter...actually, I think my tongue stayed sweet longer than it stayed bitter. Actually, the taste is really great, just not a "hop monster". I prefer a more balanced IPA and honestly hadn't been especially looking forward to popping this bottle. In reality, this beer has a kind of carmel sweetness that isn't usual for an DIPA. If you bought this for the name and you're a real hop-head, you might be disappointed. Personally, I think there's more to beer than making it as hoppy as possible, and this is really great...disregarding the name...

M: Creamier than a lot of IPAs, it stuck...and lingered...on my tongue. About as full-bodied as a hop-centric beer can be and not overwhelm. In my opinion, this is where the beer shines.

O: It's hop-centered, but you can find much more hoppy brews. Disregard the name and you'll find a really great beer with a lot to offer! Toasty, sweet, malty, bitter. There's a lot here.

Serving type: growler

08-22-2013 07:32:15 | More by wetnmst79
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Harvey98

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-22-2013 00:35:26 | More by Harvey98
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-19-2013 19:46:34 | More by BeerGreg
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

08-19-2013 16:43:13 | More by MarshMan71
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.