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:
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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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3.12/5  rDev -21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.39/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofstarside
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to a pint glass, no dates

Pours black with dark red hues and a half finger of foam that's dissipated pretty quickly. Mild carbonation from the sides, lacing isn't too great lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate and coffee malts followed by hints of citrus hop notes and caramel. The smell on this is really subdued, even after letting it warm up I really have to stick my nose in it to get anything

Taste is balanced a bit more towards the malts- strong chocolate and espresso, followed by some earthy citrus hops. Just a bit of alcohol on the finish

Feel is a medium body, dry finish with medium bitterness. Alcohol is concealed well, it's pretty drinkable

Overall not too impressed with this one. Really subdued aroma and taste, I wonder if this bottle's a bit old?

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
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 d4114
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4-27-11

A- Solid black with 2 fingers of creamy tan head with small bubbles.

S- Really roasty only getting malt, no hops. I'm sure this was a old bottle wasn't expecting much on the smell.

T- Bitter and roasty; No common IPA taste except for the bitterness. Strange taste, starts harsh like IPA or imperial stout then smooths out to a lighter porter or dark lagger.

M- Light to medium; Smooth almost watery. Close to a Guiness, not enough carbonation.

O- Even though its not fresh it's not the worst beer I've ever had, it's refreshing for a darker roasty beer and the flavor is still full.

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3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
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 facundoCNB
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a black pour with 2 fingers of tan head and great lacing. smells of chocolate, roasted grains, and slight grassy hops. more like a stout than an ipa. tastes pretty much the same as the scent. lots of chocolate, tobacco, and coffee. slight grassy hops. creamy and low carbonation with a medium body.
i'd be ok if this weren't called a black ipa. it tasted like a milk stout, delicious but not really a black ipa!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.98 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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