Left Coast IPA | Left Coast Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 11-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little disappointed but still a very drinkable IPA. Poured light golden, yellow, some decent carbonation, dirty white head with good lacing. Hopped up nice but not enough. Had a floral taste and scent, malts were good, decently balanced with a slightly bitter finish. A good IPA but nothing I would buy again given the selection.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Southbay Drugs. Nice hazy orange color that looks like there was no filtering involved, cool. Nice hoppy smell but then a the taste departs to a more balanced flavor than I expected. I thought this was going to be a hop bomb like their hop juice DIPA. I bet these Left Coast beers would be great growler candidates.

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Photo of Gusler
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Papago
The beer resides in my glass slightly hazy amber with a delightful light tan head that is creamy in consistency and the size moderate, with the resultant lace a fine coated to surround the glass. Nose has a nice hop floral spiciness, sweet malt; crisp and clean, start is modestly sweet, the grain profile adequate and the top light to medium in its feel to the palate. Finish is benign in its acidity with the hops personable in their spiciness, quite dry aftertaste, a nice drinking IPA.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is very subdued - a little fruit and some skunk and cola and some dank hops.

The flavor is metallic malts and cola with a little fruit and has a lot of resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, it has good hop bitterness but lots of weird off notes (skunk, cola, metal). This is the first time I've seen Left Coast for sale here. I wonder if I got a bad bottle. It's not awful...I finished it. Just not really good.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Clear golden yellow color with a nice sized white head that left lots of sticky lacing all over the glass.
Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit rind with a bit of earthiness as well.
Hops are what the taste is all about, citrusy sweet and pretty darn good.
Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.
Easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BretSikkink
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had been looking at the reviews for Torrey Pines IPA by Left Coast, and they were just terrible. I couldn't understand it. There's evidently some confusion here, as this bottle very clearly stated Torrey Pines on the label.

An attractive orange color, decent tan head of good creaminess and wonderful stick. Plenty of full blast citric and pine aromas, de rigeur for the SoCal brewer these days. There's a pleasant floral element as well. In the mouth it has nice heft, not too thin, with just enough of a caramel malt balance to keep the pine resin in check. Good spicy finish, nice lingering effect. I like it.

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Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Quotations in Media.

This is a quintessential West Coast IPA. A rich golden color with a thin white head.

Lots of hops in the nose, mostly grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Taste has lots of hops but also just enough malt to balance it out. Pleasantly biting throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter. I enjoyed two and could have had more. Very nice.

HV

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CEDAMA
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of IceAce
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a bright gold body with simply outstanding clarity and is topped with a stark white 1½ finger of foam. The nose seems lightly hopped for a West Coast IPA and is mostly floral with a hint of malt hiding in the background.

Entry lights up the entire mouth with a burst of alpha-acids. Midtaste calms somewhat to reveal a nice malt backbone...but only for a brief moment.

Piney hops rise again to begin the finish...ultra sweet at first, then floral, and finally hints of citrus. The lingering malt fade leaves a decidant sweetness on the lips.

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Photo of mjl21
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Acquired via trade with kenhutchinson...thanks Dan! 22 ounce bottled poured into the new SA glass. No bottling info is given. Comes in at 6.9%.

A-Pours a golden amber with a two finger off white head that dissolves to a nice foamy film that sticks around. It is quite clear and has a nice stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S-Not a ton going on for a WC IPA. After cracking it and smelling the inside of the bottle, I pick up on some citrus (mango and grapefruit) as well as some pine. Once it is in the glass the citrus flavors are taken over by earthy/grassy hops and some sweet malt. Not the citrusy WC IPA nose.

T-Quite bitter, but like the nose, not citrusy. Taste is very vegetal. The bitterness is quite large for a single IPA.

M-Crisp carbonation and the mouthfeel is on the lower end of the medium scale. Dry like a WC IPA.

D-The vegetal taste limits this one for me.

As always, I am glad to try a new beer. This one is tough to recommend when there are so many great IPAs being produced from other breweries in the SD area. Would like to see some more citrus in here.

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Photo of chillin
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prock180
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Toynk
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

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Left Coast IPA from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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