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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 12
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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Photo of rmcnealy
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium golden amber that was mostly non-transparent but appeared to be totally filtered. Produced a large, froathy head that can be uncommon in the dIPA range as it approaches the 10% abv mark. The aromas have an ever so slight twang of citrus but they're all on the darker pinier side of the spectrum. Hints of malt. The tastes include those darker hop varieties but lack a bitter bite that a 9.7% dIPA prides itself in. A strong start but an ending that has me wanting more. A stronger conclusion to a great journey, perhaps. Or is the journey more important than the destination? I dunno. Eitherway, a decent IPA and very glad a great west coast BA'er sent it this way!


rmcnealy, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Sheepdog
4/5  rDev +12%

Sheepdog, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - mostly transparent orange, massive off white foamy head, massive retention and lacing

Smell - grassy with some sweet malt

Taste - big bitter grassy pine hops, definitely tastes like hop juice, some malt hidden in there, alcohol is mostly hidden but it's there

Mouthfeel - full body, very dry, warming

Overall - a very piney and grassy hop presence, very intense profile

djbreezy, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of bulldogg007
5/5  rDev +40.1%

bulldogg007, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of crbooher
3/5  rDev -16%

crbooher, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
3.5/5  rDev -2%

cestlavie, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Color was honey. About two fingers of head. Cloudy white lacing that lasted throughout the pour. Nice, healthy white film on the sides.

What a great smell! Nice citrus hops with lemon seemingly leading the way. Maybe some grapefruit in there as well. Sweet floral notes. Altogether, just what I like in an IPA/DIPA smell.

Unfortunately the taste didn’t live up to the smell. Got light citrus hops up front, but then a crescendo of alcohol, giving way to a liquor taste at the end. Slightly bitter finish.

Medium body. Kind of a creamy slick texture. Average carbonation. Astringent finish. Slightly refreshing.

The look and smell started out so well, but the taste and feel just didn’t hack it. I could have easily have knocked the latter duo down a peg or two, but I guess I’m comfortable with the rating.

BucannonXC5, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of EdTheEdge
4/5  rDev +12%

EdTheEdge, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of ChugsC
4/5  rDev +12%

ChugsC, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -16%

IdrinkGas, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +12%

DoubleSimcoe, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
4/5  rDev +12%

edwardkersh, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of heresy22
4/5  rDev +12%

heresy22, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +12%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -16%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -2%

ralphw56, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3/5  rDev -16%

CoryR, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ggodzik
4/5  rDev +12%

ggodzik, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
3/5  rDev -16%

grubefresh, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of wagenvolks
3.5/5  rDev -2%

wagenvolks, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of mikeczech
4/5  rDev +12%

mikeczech, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Vancoubeer
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip and it created a 2 finger white head and it has the burned orange look to it. Very nice looking beer. The way west coast IPA should look. But it has been filtered and it is not bottle conditioned but is not a see through beer. Its pretty cloudy. The smell is average. Not a whole lot going on despite the fact that there are 5 different hop varieties in the beer. However, you get the sense immediately that this is a big ipa. You get a bit of booze in the scent but I can tell why the people that rated this below a 2 were upset. I have smelled beers with lower abv with more hops in the scent. But oh well. The taste was not that bad. There is no way that this is a 9.7% beer. Its hidden that well. There are some here that complain that there is a boozy flavor and there is none at all. This beer is very bitter and so bitter that it proves the IBU theory that eventually a beer's bitterness is not able to be tasted by humans. But its high...very high but it drinks like a hopped up single IPA...this is dangerous. I can drink a lot of these. The mouthfeel is average. Not a lot of acid or that citrusy tang you get in hoppy beers. But its sticky as hell. The lacing on my glass is evident of the stickyness but perhaps the temperature I am drinking at has toned it down. Overall this is a 4, an 80. Its not the best dipa I have had. But its not the worst. Those that rate this low must be looking for something else than I. But this is a solid, easy drinking dipa that is bitter as hell. I would say that there is more east coast than west coast in the flavor but gets that b - score from me. BTW purchased this with a gift certificate so I have no financial loss in this and perhaps it has created a bit of a positive bias in my rating but this one is really not that bad.

Vancoubeer, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Docer
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.5)
- Nice lightly cloudy west coast orange and straw brew with a fluffy white head that quickly turns itself into a bubbly spotty mess above the brew and around the inside of the glass. Just the way a west coast IPA should look.

Smell: (3.5)
- Nice bready grainy caramel malt seems to be masking this beers true punch. Little earthy and herbal.. yet some nice grassy and pine-like hops show through. Smooth fruity hop notes as well mellow the smell out.

Taste: (3.5)
- Very rich grainy malt without being overly sweet. Grainy, husky, bitter grassy hops.. very bitter. Not a bad thing. Light bready caramel, and the hops tame any sweetness way down. Super bitter, and has a light citrus and floral finish. Solid and different.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Puckering dry. Yet keeps the mouth watering for more. Chewy as all get out, and is well carbonated and smooth to drink. Medium body with a character being a bit of a meal.

Overall: (3.5)
- Many more hops were used in the early boil in this beer than most other double IPA's I have ever had. The bitterness is intense and quite good. Lovely all grain husky barley bomb. This brewer kind of went big on both ends.. and it turned out to be a true natural double IPA. Worth the try for sure.

Docer, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of pwsoldier
3/5  rDev -16%

pwsoldier, Dec 21, 2011
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.