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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

722 Ratings
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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 58 | 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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Ratings: 722 | Reviews: 244 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dfmishler
4/5  rDev +12.4%

dfmishler, May 28, 2012
Photo of diamondc
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy, orange tinted, island of foam with sticky icky lacing.

S: Unusually sweet smelling for a DIPA.. cotton candy, cherry, alcohol, candied dried fruit. Reminds me more of a barleywine than a DIPA. Intriguing.

T: Initial blast of sweetness, pineapple, mandarin orange followed by a good blast of piney resiny hop.

M: The pine bitterness really lingers after each sip. I didn't detect much hotness on the tongue than I did on the nose.

O: I think this one could be labeled a barleywine and probably have a higher rating. I like this one.

diamondc, May 24, 2012
Photo of Rau71
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Rau71, May 11, 2012
Photo of rahbuckeye
4/5  rDev +12.4%

rahbuckeye, May 11, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MouthfulOfchris, May 06, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back on tap, finally, after years of not having it at Oggis.

Light amber gold, not much head, but it's on tap. What head there is shrank into a ring and decorated my glass generously.

Smells of grapefruit and pine, pungently so. Not much else is detectable, which is fine by me.

Taste is exactly as the smell, piney, grapefruit, pithy citrus. This is what I look for in a DIPA. The bitter is big and delicious.

Texture has that nice hop bite, alcohol is barely noticeable.

For years this has been one of my favorites, and it doesn't disappoint.
DOA

Drinkerofales, May 05, 2012
Photo of CommonRider
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

CommonRider, May 04, 2012
Photo of markasparov
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

markasparov, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of rpjordan
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

rpjordan, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of codynevels
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

codynevels, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Ted
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ted, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Lucho
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Lucho, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

buckyp, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TexAggie011, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

poppyjohn, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jacknsally5148
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jacknsally5148, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of creez
4/5  rDev +12.4%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of barbellsNbeers
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

barbellsNbeers, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap as a UK pink at Vivo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. A lovely blood red brew with a strong scent of molasses and berry along with the obvious hop aroma. A bit thin in the mouth for an imperial IPA, but the impact from the 9.7% ABV really packs a punch. Overall, this was as satisfying as a beer can get in that area. However, it could have had a bit more going on. I found it to be more of a strong brew than anything. This is a great beer for getting buzzed, but as for wanting something that should come with the imperial levels of magic that doubles/imperials hold, this is a bit different.

shigg85, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of mbula163
4/5  rDev +12.4%

mbula163, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of rmcnealy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

Cheers!

rmcnealy, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Sheepdog
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Sheepdog, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
3.95/5  rDev +11%
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
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

bulldogg007, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

crbooher, Feb 08, 2012
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.