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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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693 Ratings
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 13
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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mikeczech, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Vancoubeer
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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%

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
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3.1/5  rDev -13.2%

My bottle looks different, new design I guess. Brown bomber.

Appearance: Very hazy orange amber glass struggles to hold a thin cover with a large bubbled collar. Leaves a few traces of lace.

Smell: Lots of sugary malt showing through for a name like Hop Juice. There is an earthy pine hop leaf smell, just not overwhelming.

Taste: Again, sugary malt starts the party and the hops show up late in the finish. Earthy, peppery, piney, leafy, the base is a bit worty, bit of a train wreck as nothing really shines or fits together. What is impressive is what I'm not tasting, which is the alcohol, which is hidden like the family jewels.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, low carbonation, oily texture.

Overall: Yeah, a lot of hops, but not ones that I'm particularly fond of. Seem they put a lot in bittering hops where I like aroma hops, which makes it come across more as an American Strong Ale. Not bad, but not my cup of tea.

HardTarget, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

jenray, Nov 27, 2011
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honkduh, Nov 23, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -3.9%

This pours out like an outlaw beer would, it looks mean and unforgiving. Its body is a semi-dark golden color and is very hazy, mildly carbonated and topped off with a nice half-finger thick off white head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer of lacing. Hops are very strong in its aroma and as a matter of fact that’s about all I can detect; some spiciness and citrus fruits do come through. This is definitely a thick bodied beer and covers your mouth quite well; it’s got quite a dull feel to it. The hops are present in the flavor but not much else, it’s a bitter beer over all but bad but not awesome either.

vickersspitfire, Nov 21, 2011
Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.