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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: 770
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 12
Gots: 72 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

one of those huge bitter but sweet big india pales. this one pours oddly light for what it is, almost looking like a wheat beer, with a delicate white fizzy head. the smell is quite bitter, very high alpha. barely there malt smell and taste, the hops do all the heavy lifting here. it is almost like hops through a juicer now that i think about it, eerily oily. plenty of carbonation, and a body thats only medium because of the weight of the alcohol, which isnt disguised at all. it kind of sticks to my teeth frmo the sweet finish, even though its also painfully bitter. a curious beer, but one that is out of balance in my mind.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden color with one fingered white head and lots of lacing.

Smell is musty oranges, lemon and pine.

Taste is hops from the beginning. Very bitter throughout. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Slight bit of malt character.

Mouthfeel if medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall this is a nice brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark golden color with orange hues. The head is off white and foamy with decent retention. The lacing is decent and spreads even around the glass. The nose is mostly sweet. You get hints of honey, orange and candy sugar. The bitterness is surprisingly toned down for a DIPA. The taste is very sweet as well. Upfront you get all the tropical fruit and sweet candy flavors with a good balance of piney bitterness. It seems unbalanced at first but the finish is bitter enough to balance it all out in the end. The mouth feel is full bodied. It is also moderately carbonated and smooth. Overall not a bad beer. For a DIPA it is very balanced. I think it is one of the most drinkable DIPA i have tried. PS..The alcohol is very well hidden for 9.7% ABV.

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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice amber/orange color with a thick white head. Head leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Lots of sediment floating around in there.

S - Orange, caramel, and pine. Definitely hops right up front where they belong.

T - Orange peel and bitter hops. I love how bitter this beer is. Not very well balanced with the malts but I'm down with strong hops. Lots of pine in the aftertaste.

M - A little oily with a nice medium body. Very nice carbonation. My M score was pretty much based on how happy I was with the carbonation of this brew.

O - My kind of DIPA with a lot of bite, but maybe not smooth enough for the average joe. Very drinkable and I would definitely pick this brew up again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour from Wowcoolman’s tasting.

Pours a honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some perfume aromas. Taste is much the same with a honey flavor as well. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but not something I would seek out again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a mountain of eggshell head, good retention as well. Expected some hop haze, but don't see much. Nearly a 5 in my books. Big hops in the nose as expected with big citrus (pineapple and orange). Very sweet smelling as well with some floral and pine. Taste follows with big citrus hop and less prominent floral and pine. Puckering bitterness for sure, it's a bitter one, but not as extreme as some DIPAs I've had. Overall a fine DIPA, but not amazing.

I almost wrote about how bland the beer was, but it came through after I downed some water, I guess just being thirsty after biking home can kill the palate as well... lesson learned.

Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.