Left Coast The Wedge | Left Coast Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,380
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
77
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by baybassboy:
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Photo of arizcards
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber the first of February for $5.99. No visible bottle date but should be reasonably refresh given it is the current seasonal.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has hints of cocoa, roasted malts, and citrus hops.

Taste is very flavorful, dark cocoa, a kiss or roasted malts, and citrus hops meld very well together.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a very smackable beer. Give it a shot if you have a chance!

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of likeemdark
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of srandycarter
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ok, weird beer. Think porter with the hops of an IPA.

A - Near BLACK. I can't get a light through the glass. Tan root beer head, pretty good retention. Frothy lace sticks well. Good lookin.

S - Is it a porter? Is it an IPA? Is it a porter? Is it an IPA? Nice roasted notes battering up against full on citrus hops. My brain is confused but not deterred.

T - More porter than IPA, but just by a hair. Definitely nice dark malt flavors, roasty and all, but summarily squashed by some pretty big gunned hops.

M - Strange but it works. Good carbonation, good balance. A nice creamy texture.

D - A curiosity. Good to try. I don't think I would want more than one a session.

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Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of stampfler07
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very dark brown/black with a creamy two fingers of light brown head that lingers

S- Dark, syrupy malt aromas, caramel, light woody hop

T- Dark roasted malt, moderate pine and woody hop throughout, bitterness builds in the middle and lingers a bit in the finish

M- Moderate carbonation, light-moderate body, smooth mouthfeel, somewhat thinner than I expected but not in a bad way

O- Reminds me of a very hoppy porter, easy drinking, nice roasty and hoppy bitterness combination

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Photo of jdense
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle scored at Jubilation Wine and Spirits, Albuquerque, NM (!), poured into Delirium Tremens tulip shared with neighborhood beer buddy 2.16.11.

One finger light brown head, medium-slow dissipation with above average lacing over dark brown almost black opaque body, needed to hold up to bright light to see multiple trails of small bubbles rising to surface. Quite a bit of roasted malts in the nose, a faint bit of chocolate, good dose of caramel malts, with some citrus hops subsumed by the significant malt bill. Taste mirrors the nose, much more malty than hoppy but well in balance. Viscous mouthfeel, slick, average effervescence, not sticky. My buddy really liked the roasted malt character of this, though my taste runs more to the hop-centric Barley Brown's Turmoil proflie. In either case quite tasty and pretty drinkable, one of the better CDAs I've had.

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Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours jet black with a big fluffy and very fizzy light brown head.

The smell is roasted oats, lots of pine and resin, some chocolate, dark malt and burnt sugar. The flavor is sweet dark malt, resin hops, pine, hazelnut, some roasted oats. The finish is a let down, very fizzy, spritzy, sweet sticky finish. This is a bit oxidized.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another tick generously shared by Bobby.

A: The pour is a dark mahogany sort of color with a huge tan head that has excellent retention.

S: A really nice nose to this beer consisting primarily of grapefruit with a nice lemon zest thing going on as well. There's quite a bit of floral hop aroma to it and overall it's quite perfumey. Some roast is there, but not as much as usual for a Black IPA.

T: Not as impressive flavor-wise, but still good. It's very bitter with a lot of pine and bitter grapefruit peel. There's a slight astringency as well as some grass hop notes.

M: The body and carbonation are both medium.

D: I've never been terribly impressed by this brewery, but this was really quite good. I would even drink this again.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mactrail
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark mahogany color in the Ommegang chalice. A nice foam with each pour. Carbonation lasts quite nicely in the glass. Very nice sudsy mouthfeel with each pour from the bottle.

Tangy and fairly light bodied. A pleasant maltiness followed by the hops. Not too sweet, but plenty of brambly hop flavors. A taste of bitter chocolate with some grainy flavors. That malty sweetness is maybe a little more that the hop fiends would like. It is sort of a DIPA with a little less alcohol and something like rye and a dank hoppiness to confuse you. An interesting quaff with more complexity than a lot of IPA-like brews.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Royal Liquor in Encinitas.

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Photo of rhino54
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ims080198
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Left Coast Brewing Comapny in San Clemente, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Left Coast The Wedge from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 77 ratings