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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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697 Ratings
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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 13
Gots: 55 | 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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3.72/5  rDev +4.2%

Thereformedtheo, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of KineticKill
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.

KineticKill, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

JeffONeal, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

rodlavers, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

bishopdc0, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

BeerGod27, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Knoxrb12, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Bushwacker393, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

RichH55, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

superspak, Aug 17, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -29.4%

Sensei04, Aug 16, 2014
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ross84, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

paresis, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

zekeman17, Aug 08, 2014
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sw000p, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -16%

joeyjoey104, Aug 03, 2014
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.