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Left Coast The Wedge - Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-16-2010

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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 19
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours jet black with a big fluffy and very fizzy light brown head.

The smell is roasted oats, lots of pine and resin, some chocolate, dark malt and burnt sugar. The flavor is sweet dark malt, resin hops, pine, hazelnut, some roasted oats. The finish is a let down, very fizzy, spritzy, sweet sticky finish. This is a bit oxidized.

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3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a real good black ipa here, with a very different rich dark grain take to it other than just the usual bitterness and chocolate roast malt. those are both there of course, but we have a third grain element here thats a little tough to place. its a candied sugar sort of flavor, but the beer isnt sweet in the slightest. it comes and goes in just a second, towards the finish, but its very distinct. toasted nuts to it too, very cool. the hops are simple, nothing too citrusy or experimental, its just straight forward robust resinous bitter hops that balance the grain well. slightly vegetal aroma to this dark brown brew. lacy head on it too, short but permanent, and it leaves big soapy rings as i drink it on down. not overly bitter, but the hops and barley do a little dance in the bitter department, that reminds me of other black india pales, particularly the bond street series one from deschutes. a little less fruity hops on this, and perhaps a bit more body and grain weight, but the two beers have some notable similarities. i may honestly prefer this one in some settings, but the label says winter seasonal, and to me this works well right now. it may have faded some too, giving it a more simplistic impression, but i like what i have here. better than other left coast beers ive consumed.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lures on 4/14/14

A-Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light brown head on it.

S-Nose is very roasty, with just some hints of some floral hops coming through underneath.

T-Taste is roastier than it is bitter, but there is a little bit of hoppy bitterness.

M-Medium body with light creamy mouthfeel

O-Overall a decent black ale would get again

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Left Coast The Wedge from Left Coast Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.