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Left Coast Hop Juice - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 12
Gots: 59 | 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 RJLarse
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Hop Juice in a bottle store. $7.99 Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a deep honey/gold color and slightly cloudy. Creamy one-finger head.

Smell is a strong sweet citrus aroma.

Taste is a bitter cereal flavor up front, with a bitter citrus and pine finish.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a silky smooth texture.

Overall a drink able DIPA, but too much ABV to be sessionalble.

RJLarse, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of seanmugs
4/5  rDev +12.4%

seanmugs, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Philousa
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale copper and clear, with one finger head that settles to a decent, even layer atop the drink. Laces like a grandma from Bruges. Somewhat piney but mostly citrus and floral in aroma. Malt is a little spicy. Thought it might have some rye in there, but the aroma is too "clear" to have rye in it. Malt and hops are neck and neck, balancing each other out. Pale, dry malt hits the tongue and takes hold with bitter hop reinforcements following soon after. Very grassy hop flavor yields to a nectary, almost sweet hop oil. Bitterness is serious and stays a while. Balanced feel with a dry finish.

I like that this beer takes the American 2 row and runs with it. Recently, I've had double IPAs that have a very orangeish flavor to it. But this one is lighter in flavor with a good body to back it up. Seems more traditional, even though the DIPA style hasn't been around too long.

Philousa, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, no bottled date. This pours an amber color with a decent sized off white head which dissipates to a pinky thin line. The smells are of pine, grapefruit, alcohol, some sugar. The feel is medium a little thinner than most iipa. The taste is mostly good, lots of bitter hops, but a very noticeable alcohol taste.

DavidST, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber translucent color with a thin layer of head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet resinous hops with some citrus. Taste is pithy grapefruit and oily, resinous hops. Some pine. Its a bitter Double IPA but there is some malt flavor. A bit of an oily mouthfeel. Not too hot considering the ABV is almost 10. Drinks well even with the bitterness. Overall, its a decent Imperial Ipa that I wouldnt mind having again.

PicoPapa, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of drjman
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

drjman, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
2/5  rDev -43.8%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
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.

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

CommonRider, May 04, 2012
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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
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.