Hop Juice
Left Coast Brewing Company

Hop JuiceHop Juice
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From:
Left Coast Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,099
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,375
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.44%
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,004
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 31, 2024
Added:
Sep 05, 2007
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  194
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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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz Can. Right on the money! Hits all tbe marks for a DIPA, and then some. Slightly hazy body, creamy head and thick lacing. Smooth piney hops backbone.
Jan 31, 2024
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Reviewed by evanwoertz from California

4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
solid triple IPA. big, full mouth feel and a very sweet finish. smell is big and bold, pretty hoppy although it does have a dull quality too. taste is pretty great although it doesn’t wow. overall very high quality, doesn’t disappoint and it’s a good choice.
Sep 20, 2023
 
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
Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1004 ratings