Left Coast Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
948 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice
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:
175
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 948 |  Reviews: 290
Photo of ColinMiloni
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Rozyravens
1.5/5  rDev -58%

Photo of GFG
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of rringler
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

 902 characters

Photo of EGolfer4
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of andrew8626
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of sharkdigital
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jordantb313
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Cvescalante
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of cykoduck
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of baklo
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of TTAmod
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

 945 characters

Photo of heavenlyStash
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of OscarO67
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dominic4beer
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of bpasquini
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of popery
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 3/6/10. Bottle, home. Surprisingly good DIPA. This beer pours a medium amber with a smallish white head. The aroma is quite good, a mix of a variety of hop flavors - mostly floral and citric. There’s a touch of caramel malt, but this is clearly a hop ride from the outset. The flavor is pretty much all big chewy hops. I guess it’s dry, but it’s hard to taste much beyond the hops. If that’s not your cup of hop tea, then you won’t like this beer much. There was a definite paint thinner note when the beer was colder, but it fades to further hoppiness as it warmed up. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, but them’s the breaks with hop juice. Super hoppy DIPA.

 675 characters

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of ThomasG19
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bpowers315
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.