Left Coast The Wedge | Left Coast Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 12-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of SDtastentune
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark dark dirty motor oil, Slight brown. Great head and some lace.

S - Deep citrus hops, and some stout/malts back there.

T - Deep hops, bitter with some nice stout like coco malts back in there somewhere, pretty complex!

M - Great carbonation, kinda more on the larger side of carbonation, nice aftertaste not overbearing but definitely there.

D - Drinks great for a black IPA, this is one unusual but really cool beer, very complex and different but the best of both worlds! Easy drinker for a hop head, but you gotta like stout too! I like this one, will get again!

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Photo of likeemdark
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of ltnzslock
4.67/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark brown with 1" medium tan head; nice lacing

S - smells chocolate and coffee with a hint of citrus

T - great tasting black ipa with chocolate and coffee with only a bit of bitterness

M - mouthfeel is lighter than a stout or porter

O - overall this is a great tasting black ipa but if I drank it without knowing I would have thought it was a stout

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Photo of DillanWeems
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of gregoryhersh
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tylerthetiger
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ineva
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imagese
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date. Poured into perfect pint glass

A- Dark brown with ruby hues. One finger fluffy tan head that fades to nothing and leaves soapy lacing, but doesn't stick

S- Initial pour is a huge slam of Simcoe. Very piney and earthy. As the beer settles and warms up, a nice roasted chocolate takes over, with a slight smokey smell. Slight citrus hops hide in the back

T- Very different than other black IPA's I've had as the roasty malt and hop bitterness both attack at the same time, but instead of staying muddled, the pine hops pop thru in the middle, and then a citrusy roasted chocolate malt finishes.

M- medium body with carbonation that is very close to being too low, but is enough for the flavors

D- Very easy drinking for style. I could down a few pints easily. The bitterness and roastiness are both balanced enough to keep this beer smooth.

My favorite beer for this style is Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous. This beer has more of a porter maltiness, where SSR has a stout feel.

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Photo of Lunatic_Runner
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ims080198
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobsledTM
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Bakerhead1979
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Hack72
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of duff247
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber shared by torino

A: poured a dark brown in color with maroon highlights that had a thin bubbly head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: upfront the hops were popping out with citrusy, pine, and sweet malts notes but had roasty character and faint booze.

T: the hops were also pretty much dominating the overall taste but had caramel, chocolate, pine accents and a touch of roastiness with sweetness added from the malts.

M: the brew was light ti medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a piney, hoppy, sweet, and mild roasty finish.

D: I thought it drank good and was a solid black IPA. Oh.... excuse me, american black ale.

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Photo of stampfler07
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
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 GatorCoop
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lures on 4/14/14

A-Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light brown head on it.

S-Nose is very roasty, with just some hints of some floral hops coming through underneath.

T-Taste is roastier than it is bitter, but there is a little bit of hoppy bitterness.

M-Medium body with light creamy mouthfeel

O-Overall a decent black ale would get again

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Photo of beergoot
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark, nearly opaque mahogany body with a thick, sticky head. Roasted grains, coffee, mild chocolate scents. Rich and dry flavors and body.

Another one of those beers that seems to be better than the sum of its parts. For sure, this beer already has some top-notch qualities with appearance, smell, taste, and feel, yet the combination of these transcends an already excellent brew. Robust and balanced throughout, with a nice malt and hop bitterness combination, this beer delivers a very satisfying drinking experience.

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Photo of arizcards
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
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 WDJersey
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Left Coast The Wedge from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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