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Hop Juice Double IPA - Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

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Hop Juice Double IPAHop Juice Double IPA

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
aka Left Coast Hop Juice

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2004)
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Reviews by everetends:
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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at South Bay Drugs in San Diego. Been wanting to give this one a go for a while. Bomber served up in a standard pint glass.

A: Pours out a dark yellow to orange body. Held to the light, this one is pretty golden yellow with a clear body. There is a good amount of carbonation activity in here. A harsh and vigorous pour yielded a very thin, loose bubbly head that only rises to a quarter finger at best and has little to no retention. The lightest and most minute lace ends up on the glass but it is barely worth mentioning.

S: Getting a fair amount of tropical fruit in the nose. Good amount of pineapple and grapefruit mostly. There is a very little amount of pine resin here in the nose as well. Other than that, there is nothing really more in nose here. A bit disappointing.

T: Taste is a little like the nose. This does have the most pronounced amount of pineapple flavor I have had in a beer. Behind that I am getting a little bit of grapefruit meat and orange skin. There is yet again a little bit of pine resin coming out as well. Touch of brown sugar and caramel make an appearance. Tasty.

M: Medium bodied but I am getting very little carbonation here. Carbonation is very low and leaves this a little more creamy than I was expecting. ABV brings a little bit of warmth on the throat but otherwise is not noticed. Slightly drying on the finish. Aftertaste is pineapple and grapefruit.

D: Hmmm, maybe I had a bad bottle with these carbonation issues. The weird part is that I can see the carbonation in the glass but otherwise it isn't noticeable. The flavors and aroma suffers here and they are all pretty muted. This isn't what I was expecting or led to expect. Shit happens I suppose, still an easy drinking beer, its just under carbed and more sweet than bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 05:04:49 | More by everetends
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A - Amber, somewhat rusty body with a one inch head leaving nice lacing as the beer goes down.

S - Pine and citrus hops with a vociferous malt backbone and an unfortunate rubbing alcohol nose that much is much too apparent.

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A: Slight gold/light brown color.
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S: Smells like a pine tree all the way. Intensely piney, resinous, and oily with some moderate citrus tones to it. Very green and very intense. A bit of tropical fruits in there too.

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Hop Juice Double IPA from Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.