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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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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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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-04-2014 01:41:39 | More by coz
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Apok23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-03-2014 02:37:40 | More by Apok23
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Walshwi

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

06-01-2014 19:59:31 | More by Walshwi
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-01-2014 04:08:24 | More by redfox405
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wstitzel

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

06-01-2014 01:13:22 | More by wstitzel
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Birmz

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2014 19:34:38 | More by Birmz
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2014 15:33:11 | More by dsshuck
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-28-2014 19:50:36 | More by Canada_Dan
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-27-2014 02:10:44 | More by Latarnik
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briandaube

Delaware

3/5  rDev -16%

05-26-2014 03:34:42 | More by briandaube
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16%

05-24-2014 17:46:42 | More by MSandahl23
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-24-2014 00:53:56 | More by tastymug
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WiggyKGB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

05-17-2014 23:57:14 | More by WiggyKGB
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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-14-2014 06:22:57 | More by davegray
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-13-2014 01:42:05 | More by 2GOOFY
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quang_dam

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-10-2014 01:24:32 | More by quang_dam
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is minty, piney, lots of hops. Taste is bitter, bold, alcohol, pine, a medicinal aftertaste. Some malts, just kind of a mess, and a tough beer to finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a beer that I cannot recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 15:11:33 | More by tone77
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA.

Pours a clear golden hue, with a sticky fine head of pure white that leaves tiny fine lace, and legs as it settles down. Carbonation is extremely fine through the body, which is showing every bit of its 9.7% ABV. Looks pretty heavy and quite impressive.

Nose is disappointing to say the least. For a beer called "Hop Juice" there's a devastating lack of hops. Mostly, it lacks aroma altogether. There's some cached sweetness, muted and flat and fairly neutral. This is laced with a slight pine disinfectant character and something like fresh kitty-litter. Really not very good.

Taste is similarly disappointing. In some sort of ironic impressiveness, it tastes very neutral—for a 9.7% beer to taste so weak, there's something unusual and skilled going into its production. Malt character gives a faint nuttiness that works off what little hop bitterness there is, but there's not a lot of that either. Mostly, it just tastes pretty bland.

Feel has a slight spritz to it which works nicely against the thickness that otherwise constitutes it.

Overall, it's definitely a sub-par DIPA. There are positive things about it, no doubt, but it needs a way more aggressive hop character to live up to its name. The aroma is extremely weak, and the hop flavour on the palate is pedestrian at best. The base is good though—I would believe you could make an awesome DIPA out of the same basic structure.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 00:27:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Iowa

3/5  rDev -16%

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Virginia

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Wisconsin

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California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Michigan

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Ohio

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.