Hop Juice
Left Coast Brewing Company

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From:
Left Coast Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,422
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,043
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.44%
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
692
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 18, 2022
Added:
Sep 05, 2007
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  194
SCORE
82
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Notes: At Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves on being one of the pioneers of Double IPA style craft beer. This hop monster uses Premium American 2– Row and a touch of light crystal malt to create a solid malt foundation. Five different Hop Varieties are used in the Hop Juice. It spends two weeks dry hopping in fermenter contributing to its great hop aroma. Starts out sweet and finishes with the crisp bitterness of a Double IPA. This drinkable blend will have you HOPPING till nights end.
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Denverbeerman21

3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours orange, hazy with white head. Malty smell, malty taste, hops at end. No code date, tastes old. Mango, guava, caramel. Not for me, seems more like Malt Juice.
Feb 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by FrankCastle from California

Jun 03, 2021
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Reviewed by GratefulFC from Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours an opaque yellow. Smell is pine, citrus, lemons. Taste is pine, citrus, lemons, spice, pepper. The hops are very upfront then they mellow out and the spice and earth come through. I was expecting more from the name.
Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Paradox1000 from Florida

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It was good and alcohol not noticeable, but hops seemed muted. I expect more character and something a little special from a triple IPA! My preference is more hops forward and lighter on the malts.
Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by smackdanie from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a triple, and hides it well. 100 IBUs, but tastes more like a double around 65, which is a plus in my book. Over hopped is undeniable, and this is drinkable, but still very hoppy. Its dry hopped, and maybe that makes the difference. More like a hop slam, which I love. I usually shy from doubles so I can drink multiple, but this is pretty good.
Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by JohnTurano from Florida

Jul 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jan 02, 2020
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22 oz. bottle - No freshness date, but it says freshest 30 days after purchase (which I find a bit odd because who knows how long it sits on the shelf - though in my case the owner of the reliable store I purchased it said it just came in, which I believe.)

ANYHOW - on to the review-

Pours slightly hazed golden with a fluffy white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of pine/resin with a hint of citrus and plenty of balancing caramel.

The taste is of pine with a hint of general citrus (grapefruit). Strong caramel backing, but not enough to cover the bitter hop goodness. Sweet-leaning from the start through the middle. Sweetness gives way to dry bitterness in the finish. Boozy but not too hot considering the 10% abv as noted on the bottle.

It hits full-body. Smooth for the high alcohol level, though some heat does linger, but so does the flavor.

A strong sipper. A load of hops and malt. A good choice for an aggressive Imperial IPA.
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fairly nice imperial ale but unfortunately it seemed a little too aged and the hops had faded somewhat, leaving too strong of a malt presence. Looks nice, slightly hazy darker amber-orange color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of mildly ripe fruit hops - grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and mango. Also some malt, caramel, vanilla and more faint floral hops at the end. Taste follows the nose, I just didn't quite like the balance with some overpowering malt sweetness. Smooth, mild, surprisingly full mouthfeel without too much stickiness. Good carbonation. A little disappointing since the hoppy bitterness seemed to have completed faded into the background.
Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by Lucnifter from California

Jun 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Apr 14, 2019
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Rated by WithAllDueRespect from California

3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Really let down by this.
Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.35 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.28 by pin from Australia

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 15, 2018
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Reviewed by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Just fell flat of a full 5 points across the board. Hard to place the particular reason... I think it’s just because it falls short of Hi-Res Triple IPA by Sixpoint.

This beer is definitely delicious, with a good body. Carmelized pear notes up front, excellent initial sweetness. The taste finishes with a dry pineyness as expected from the additional hopping. Overall, I’d purchase again without hesitation!
Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by R_i_P from California

4.49/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Costco in several Southern California communities now carries this TIPA in sixer cans for $10.99 plus tax. Each can is 1 pint (16 oz.) -- much larger than the average 12 oz. can. What a deal! Forget buying bombers. Buy the cans instead -- the flavor and freshness of this beer in cans are superbly preserved compared to bombers. Night and day difference between the cans and bottles. Left Coast Brewing Co. hails from San Clemente, CA.

This TIPA pours a clear orange with moderate carbonation. 1 finger of white foam. Good lacing and retention. The smell is citrus (orange), resinous pine and hops. Very good smell. The taste is identical to the smell -- citrus, resinous pine and bitter hops, all supported by a moderate malt backbone. A very well-balanced TIPA -- not too bitter (or harsh) and not overly sweet.

Excellent TIPA for an excellent price. Kudos to Left Coast Brewing. I'll bet hard cash that every reviewer who tried Hop Juice and gave it a bad review, tried it from a bomber bottle instead of a can. Try the can and you'll understand the difference. Otherwise, it's entirely possible that Left Coast Brewing perfected it brewing recipe for this TIPA within the past year. Regardless, this is currently an excellent TIPA and well worth drinking.
Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by riderwbd from Vermont

Jun 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by 1koolrule from California

Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Vandelay1863 from Florida

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: half-finger-width head over murky, peach colored body
S: subdued malty, hoppy aroma
T: initial watery taste quickly unfolds into bouquet of zesty hops and malts. For a 10% IPA, it’s surprisingly light tasting
M: medium-bodied with lingering tang on the palate
O: a drinkable, piney IPA that’s surpsingingly strong
Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Mar 15, 2018
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Reviewed by MackT from Florida

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought 6, 3rd bottle upon opening, spewed like old faithful.
Luckily I was by my sink. Tasted as the others before. Nice amber hue, piney nose, light citrusy aroma. Malt prevalent. Smooth mouth feel, 10%ABV is there, in a good way. After taste is slightly resinous, I liked it. Overall, pleasant, not boring. Would certainly buy again.
Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by JohnyFriday from Colorado

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Caleb_the from Arizona

4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Hey! I bought this on a whim, and it didn't stand out much. I bought this as a single 22oz bottle for $6.49 at a nearby Safeway of all places. I've been drinking a lot of IPAs, including double IPA beers. This is a Triple IPA, and that caught my fancy. With my first few drinks, this became my new favorite beer. Immediately, I felt the initial buzz.
10% alc. by volume? Absolutely!
This is a dank beer, these 5 hops really did get me hopping! It claims an IBU of 100, and for the first time I started to question the scheme of things. I drank this with little issue, and it's light crystal malt flavor rounded out to a swell beer that brought much peace. I've bought this a couple times, and I cannot be disappointed. A bit expensive for my taste, but I can't help but part with my b extra dollars to enjoy this one. The first poured drink and smell was average. Definitely an IPA, but really not notable, any which way. But the taste was so good, a generally hoppy IPA, and a triple, but with a nice rounded malty edge, like I mentioned, that made it almost sessionable, with notes of green leaves at first, but complete with a smooth bitter refreshing Seltzer. Understand that with 10% it must be heavy, and too alcoholic to drink too much of. I must admit, compared to a light beer, this will seem syrupy. But as a whole, you will find this to be more than satisfying, given the opportunity. My local breweries will currently be aside whilst I enjoy the Hop Juice... a couple more times! Mmh!
Feb 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Sellen from Connecticut

Feb 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Eh, as far as Triple IPA's go this one is alright. Got as a present. Hoppy, and I love the Mosaic hops. As far as labeling, I don't know why these breweries feel the need to print their damn politics on the friggin' label. Just brew the damn beer. "People that go left are in their right mind"? Really. Although I expect that in bankrupt California.
Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by SourCherry1 from California

4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Hop Juice "Triple IPA" tastes more like a DIPA to me. Last time I had this beer was from a bomber and I remember it having more flavor. The can says 10% but it doesn't feel like it, I'm not a real fanatic of the IPAs in a can, I prefer me a bomber! Overall this is a great tasting IPA, Cheers!
Sep 07, 2017
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Reviewed by citizencane from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.
Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
6/26/17 - On tap at TRIA in Philly and served in their signature "T" tall stemmed glass. Golden rust copper color with 3/4 inch white head. Color matches the wooden bar and enhanced by the white marble tap wall. Nice aroma and spicier-than-expecting first taste. Lace rings after each sip. Quick swirl brings back the head. Taste is so good. Surprisingly good, really. While I believe there is only one true "Triple IPA" (which is much younger than this), Left Coast has done a great job here. I hope to visit their surf shop soon
Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2017
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Rated by dfconnor from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This was a decent beer, but it lacked something to balance out that high ABV. A bit too one-dimensional.
Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours an average light amber color, aroma is pine and citrus heavy, taste is a bit light for a triple IPA. This beer was recommended to me, and it is quite good, but I want more bitter hoppiness to make me hoppy. Still enjoyable though.
Jun 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by coopdog1000 from Florida

Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by Brucebeernut from Texas

May 25, 2017
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