Left Coast Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice
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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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Photo of JackieTH
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold pour with a trace of residual foam and modest lace. Smells malty, fruit sweet with herbal and citrus hop. Taste is rather astringent in the pungent sense with moderate bitterness and pith as well as grassy essences adding some flavor. Substantial malt backbone lends fruity sweetness. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Mild lingering bitterness and fruity sweetness on finish. These are some solid elements but the whole seems unorganized.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, copper color. Pours with a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing, but I'm drinking this out of a plastic cup, so that might be affecting it.

S: Hops. Dominated by earthy, herbal hops, with a bit of sweet malts in there. There's no reason to doubt the bottle's claim that the brew is dry-hopped for two weeks; it smells like it.

T: Complicated. Starts with some darker, dank fruit tastes, but then moves on to mild bready malts, before finishing with the earthy, herbal hops that it smells of. While there's no shortage of hops, they're not as bitter as other IPAs, so don't let them scare you off. It has a bit of a dry, alcohol taste, though it is 9.7% abv.

M: Medium to medium+ body; slightly thicker and oilier like a DIPA should be. Carbonation is very good.

O: Excellent example of what a West Coast DIPA tastes like. Grab one and pretend you're in SoCal.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into pint glass. I can't find a date, but we just started getting these, so age shouldn't be an issue.

A: Dark amber color with a thick tan head. Good retention.

S: Dank, leafy raw hops and a strong dose of caramel.

T: Strong hops along with a strong malt base. The hops aren't of the citrusy kind, but rather of the herbal, raw, leafy kind. Tobacco, marijuana, and other strong herbal hop flavors dominate this brew. The malt base is very strong, as well. It's sweet, but not overly sweet. I guess you could compare this to ST Unearthly. This beer isn't very bitter, but ends on a slightly dry note.

M: A bit of a thick, full mouthfeel. Pretty typical for this kind of DIPA. Pretty easy to drink considering the high ABV.

O: This isn't a bad beer. For the price, you get a very bold, strong herbal DIPA. I would probably buy this over Unearthly, which has a similar taste profile but is quite a bit more expensive.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 954 ratings