Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States
leftcoastbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Tyler_Sly on 04-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
17.12%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by CRJMellor:
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Photo of nhirsch04
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyler_Sly
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Way sweeter than you'd expect from an IPA, provided this is a Double IPA. The bottle brags about "MASSIVE IBU's" but the bitterness is a slight aftertaste. This is more like an amber than an IPA.
All said and done, however, its a decent beer. Its got great color, holds a great head and despite having a relatively high ABV its not astringent in the slightest.

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Photo of citizencane
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours moderate golden yellow-brown with minimal head and lacing into flight glass. Smell of of balanced malts and fruits. Taste is as follows but thicker. Balanced bitter hops, tobacco, and malt notes. Very drinkable and smooth, although everything blends together tightly and nothing is very clearly defined. Well done.

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Photo of jaygerman
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Madskill
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of martyl1000
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bit hazy, golden syrup, with a half-finger of head, and some sticky lacing.

Sweet limeade and a slight astringency hit the nose, first. Hops and malt swirl together in a way that elides one another. There's a grainy-ness I can't quite put my finger on . . . wait, I've got it -- it's pancakes!

Yum! Very sweet, very bitter. Cotton candy, sweet lemon tea, rock candy, and lots of lingering grapefruit and orange-zest bitterness on the finish.

Medium- to full-bodied, smooth. Dry and bitter finish.

Right up my alley for a IIPA. I'm placing this alongside my other favorite sweet/malty IIPA's, Hopslam, Double Crooked Tree, Great Lakes Chillwave (Alchemy Hour), and Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail. It might score a bit lower than those legends, but definitely fits the bill for a delicious, sweet and malty IIPA. The one drawback might be the ABV; you definitely know you're drinking a near-10% beer. But I like this particular alcohol flavor.

(Other fabulous sweet IIPA's to mention are Sixpoint Hi-Res, Founders Devil Dancer, O'So Lupulin Maximus, and Dogfish Head 120 Minute.)

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Photo of Lunatic_Runner
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hit728
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of hunteraw
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid DIPA that goes down easy despite the high ABV.

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Photo of Clintbrown
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

No bottle date

Taste like old man fart dust

each fill line is different in my six pack?

Not worth the money.

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Photo of madelf66
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tim007007
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Joshmistake
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of thufflife
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGrahamK
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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