Left Coast Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tonistruth on 09-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
948
Reviews:
290
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
176
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Gregaroo
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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

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Photo of hozersr
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dfconnor
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brucebeernut
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vabeerguy
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely clear golden color with a fluffy white head that laces well. Smells of piney and citrus goodness with hints of tropical fruit. Taste is similar with the emphasis on the pine and citrus, and some alcohol flavor comes through. Feel is medium bodied, good carbonation, bitter, and plenty of alcohol warmth. Overall, this is a decent TIPA and one that got me into them long ago. Nice to revisit this beer, but might not again for a while. First run on the canning line, hopefully they'll dial it in a bit more. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyBoBandy
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bookaboom
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Has the hearty golden appearance, not bright, sullen, 1/2" white head, decent retention. Aroma was not well dry hopped, these 5 hop strains aren't much in the nose.

Plenty of bitterness and crystal malt. Hides the alcohol decently. Not overly viscous. Could use more discernable hop flavors other than grapefruit and caramel from the malt. One of those double ipas that tastes like they doubled the malt bill and ibus, but not necessarily the hop flavors.

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Photo of GFD400
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of agreenman19
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 948 ratings.
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