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Left Coast The Wedge - Left Coast Brewing Company

Left Coast The WedgeLeft Coast The Wedge

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BA SCORE
89
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%


Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-16-2010)
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by SDDanC:
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SDDanC

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very roasty with burnt cocoa in the nose. Pours dark brown almost black, creamy brown head. A lot of sweet chocolate in the nose too. Good amount of chocolate in the taste then hops come out in the back. A little bit of licorice. Good balance. Liquory end. Overall, good

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 23:13:36 | More by SDDanC
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to a pint glass, no dates

Pours black with dark red hues and a half finger of foam that's dissipated pretty quickly. Mild carbonation from the sides, lacing isn't too great lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate and coffee malts followed by hints of citrus hop notes and caramel. The smell on this is really subdued, even after letting it warm up I really have to stick my nose in it to get anything

Taste is balanced a bit more towards the malts- strong chocolate and espresso, followed by some earthy citrus hops. Just a bit of alcohol on the finish

Feel is a medium body, dry finish with medium bitterness. Alcohol is concealed well, it's pretty drinkable

Overall not too impressed with this one. Really subdued aroma and taste, I wonder if this bottle's a bit old?

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Dark mahogany color in the Ommegang chalice. A nice foam with each pour. Carbonation lasts quite nicely in the glass. Very nice sudsy mouthfeel with each pour from the bottle.

Tangy and fairly light bodied. A pleasant maltiness followed by the hops. Not too sweet, but plenty of brambly hop flavors. A taste of bitter chocolate with some grainy flavors. That malty sweetness is maybe a little more that the hop fiends would like. It is sort of a DIPA with a little less alcohol and something like rye and a dank hoppiness to confuse you. An interesting quaff with more complexity than a lot of IPA-like brews.

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UCLABrewN84

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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Left Coast Brewing Comapny in San Clemente, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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i'd be ok if this weren't called a black ipa. it tasted like a milk stout, delicious but not really a black ipa!

Serving type: bottle

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S: Stale coffee. A bit of chocolate. A little hops, but only if you're really looking for it.

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Left Coast The Wedge from Left Coast Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.