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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tonistruth on 09-05-2007

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.47/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance - 4/5
An extremely clear orange, with minimal head. Looks appetizing

Smell - 3/5
Strong smells of hops, chocolate (yes, that's what I smell), maybe faint smells of citrus.

Taste - 3.25/5
Sweet and smooth, tastes of hops, chocolate, and honey. Nothing special about the taste, besides it being extremely smooth for a double IPA.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium body, tastes slightly creamy, which is unique for an IPA. Carbonation is nicely balanced

Overall - 4/5
I don't know quite how to define it, but despite some of my low ratings in the various categories for this beer, I steel feel like I like it. I don't love it. But it is something I would consider getting every once in a while

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of andrewjraab
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a burnt orange / amber color with not much head to speak of other than wispy clouds that circulate the glass. Good clarity.

S - Citrus zest, floral, honey, caramel, resinous.

T - Citrus hops, some resinous notes, heavy on the sweet side - honey, warming alcohol. Finishes clean with a slight bitter after taste.

O - This is a solid DIPA, but does nothing to knock your socks off. Slightly muted hop explosion for this style which is a bit disappointing.

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3.4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dull orange color a cloudy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a good amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, and some citrus as well.

T: Tasted of a large amount of hops, light citrus (grapefruit), malt, and a light pine element. The flavor is a bit uneven, especially where the hops are concerned; it gets a little bitter and too hops-forward. Other than this, not bad.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a bitter, somewhat harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Hop Juice won't break any new ground in the DIPA style, but is pretty solid. It's slightly inconsistent, but worth a try.

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3.4/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ok, thoroughly ok. very malty upfront. not in a bad way, just different from other 2bl IPAs.

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3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear golden amber with a very thin off-white head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma of sweet malts and some light citrus.

T - The taste is very malt forward. Lots of sweet malts upfront with a light amount of citrus (orange and grapefruit). There finish has some piney hops and a buttery finish.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. The mouthfeel is oily with a boozy finish.

O - This a very average DIPA. Very malt forward and boozy.

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3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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