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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 85 | 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

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Beer added by: tonistruth on 09-05-2007

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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.

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

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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.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.