Left Coast Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a tulip, pours a hazy amber, with very little head, but prodigious lacing.

Remarkably reserved, semisweet aroma. Herbal and earthy hops barely make themselves known. Possibly some Wonder bread in the background, though one must strain to detect any graininess.

It's an interesting sub-piney bitterness. No, wait, I've got it: it's cold sake!! Very bitter, and balance comes from a neutral (not sweet) graininess. Scratch that: as it warms, there's a serious candy sugar sweetness. Deep hop flavors dominate, spurred on by a sharp alcohol tang.

Medium-bodied, almost chewy. Well-carbonated, with a slippery alcohol warmth.

A very good double IPA, though not as malty as I like them. It supplies a nice sweetness, but it's missing something I look for in my favorite IIPA's. Can't quite put my finger on it. Nevertheless, I think I'll be buying one more 4-pk. (though none for the cellar).

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Photo of hops202
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a dogfish Spiegelau glass.

Has a dark golden amber look upon first poor. Smell is definitely the best thing about this beer. Lots of floral hops and citrus, some pine. Taste is nothing special and lacks plenty. Not impressed at all.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of rangerman21
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold with a white head

Smell: hoppy, citrus, floral aromas. Smells good.

Taste: Well balanced, hint of booze. Hops at the end don't over power. Complex flavor, that's enjoyable

Mouthfeel: smooth

Overall: Very good IIPA. Nice use of hops without an overpowering bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JayQue
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, not great, DIPA. Pours an orange/amber color from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Good locking orange/amber color, medium size off white head with good retention and lacing.

Better than average aroma of caramel malt and piney/citrus hops.

Tastes pretty good too. Caramel malt up front and good bitter piney and citrus hoppiness in the finish. Nicely balanced, both flavors are very robust.

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich enough for the style.

Wo9rthwhile DIPA, there are at least 10 that I like better, but still a decent representative of the style.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
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