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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 62 | 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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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into oversized wine glass.

A: Light rosy, copper.

S: Fresh orange rind.

T: Pretty complex, but balanced. A bit of sweet citrus up front, but can really spread apart and gives you a lot to wrap your head around as it finishes. However, at other times it is a little too much like juice. A bit too sweet, not enough crisp, cleansing bitterness to wipe the pallet.

M: Fine. Nothing really stands out as good nor bad.

O: It's a good beer. Not for me, but certainly a good beer worth a try.

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Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Medium golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaving a blanket of foam and a substantial beer ring. Sparse spider web lacing.

S: Syrupy sweet hop and malt sluice.

T: Hoppy and a little sweet.

M: Hefty but a little shallow. Dry finish.

D: Hop bite dictates a slower drink.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent body with a nice head. Nose is basic but full. Flavor follows suit. Characteristic of the style...hoppy with a slight high alcohol sweetness. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.