Hop Juice Double IPA | Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

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Hop Juice Double IPAHop Juice Double IPA

Brewed by:
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
aka Left Coast Hop Juice

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2004

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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 105
Photo of IceAce
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered on draught @ Oggi's in Orange, California

This Double IPA arrived with a medium / light copper body capped with a light tan collar of foam comprised mostly of very large bubbles. Clarity (especially for an IPA) was excellent. Deep floral nose with a sweet malt background.

Foretaste is a cheek numbing light-n-bright assault of hops (attempt to appear surprised) which quickly gives way to a very clean midtaste dominated by a very nice (and sweet) grain bill. The finish matches the nose with a glory of floral hops slowly fading into oblivion.

This stands out as a very nice brew which manages to maintain the hop/malt balance. Highly recommended...

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely crimson/peach coloring, transparent, pleasing to the eye, with a flush head, thick, proud, and creamy, very inviting, I'm going in...
ahhh, big, fresh citric hops...WOW! Melon, and grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, a bit of mango and even guava, what the hey! Mmmm, this is nice!
Ahhh...very delicious.
On the palate, in the mouth, it's a melange of bitterness, juicyness, extravagant hoppitude...I'll take it slow for more quiet consideration...Big bitter hoppiness, but well matched by luscious, thick, sweet malt. This is a well-put-together product, and other opinions I've scanned regarding any lack of balance are without merit, by my eye. You want a really hoppy, really juicy, spicy IPA, but with sufficient malt to back it up, further aiding the flavor? This is that! Hey, it even reminds me of Masala Mama, and that's saying something!
This is very nice, and gets better with every sip and swallow, has a bright, coppery feel, replete with fruity, hoppiness that pleases my tongue to no end!

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Photo of GClarkage
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Via tap at the Toronado in September, 2004. Had this last week when I was here and had to have it again before I wrote a review. I'm new to Double IPA's and this beer is what has made me try other ones to base them off of. Pours with a decent head that stays for longer than I expected. Smells like a blast of citrus in your face. Lace which stays forever and a taste that just blows me away. Huge amounts of hops that never end. The aftertaste lingers in your mouth. But it's a good aftertaste. I wish they sold this in bottles and had it in NorCal. I'll be sorry when the Toronado runs out. Guess I'll head back there in a few days to get my fix.

Had Hop Juice again in October, but from the cask conditioned tap this time. It was still very good, but I guess the subtraction of most the carbonation and the warmth of the beer didn't do it for me as much as straight from the tap. The aftertaste stays with you forever also. Once again, not a bad thing. You can literally taste hop juice in your mouth 12 hours later. I'd always take the tap as my first choice.

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Photo of garthwaite
4.92/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled on tap at the Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel. Filled so full I had to take a giant gulp before carrying to my seat. In the glass this one is an orangish-gold with a minimal bubbly white head . The aroma is a straight up fresh hop assault. Just a tantalizingly wet & juicy hop explosion. Some overpowered, but present sweetness tries to express itself but is dominated by the massive floral hops. Flavor is absurd. Hoppy blend of pine, grapefruit, flowers & fresh-cut lemongrass. Subtle sweet malty backbone is subordinate in the flavor as it was in the nose, but it is there lurking under the surface. Moderately bitter and medium-bodied. Dry and resinous & finishes with a long-lasting fresh floral flavor, making it almost impossible not to have another. I would give a limb for a keg of this stuff.

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Photo of Gusler
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ O’Brien’s San Diego
The beer resides in the glass a golden amber color, the head big and white, the texture creamy with the lace a tight sheet upon the glass. “Whoa Nellie”, hops floral to the max, sweet and a treat for the old schnozzle, start is sweet and nicely malted with the top middling in it’s feel to the palate. Finish is delectable in it’s a acidity, the hops potent and pleasing to us hop heads, the aftertaste dry and long lasting, and a remarkable companion to O’Brien’s Garlic Fries, raw Garlic and ton’s of hops “Yummy”! Lol

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Photo of Dmann
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a very solid Double IPA. It poured a medium gold color with a small head concitering the fact that every inch of the glass was used for beer! The smell was super hoppy with plenty of piney dry hops in the nose. The taste was quite good too, good ammount of hop kick and a slight maltiness that kicked in mid-sip. But there was nothing really spectacular about this beer, it seemed like it just needed one more thing to make it great that I could not put my finger on. But as it is, it is a very tasty IPA that one should try if one gets the chance.

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Photo of drewbage
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap during the judging of the Lucky Baldwin's IPA Festival. The sample was not blind judged as I was retrieving the beers.

Sampled in a Belgian tulip glass straight off the tap and a fresh keg.

Beer arrives in the glass pale copper with a high white head that holds well through to the glass.

Aroma is a big ass sdouble huge resin and catty pine cones with a deep musky and earthy hold that stays fresh through.

Flavor is similiar to the aroma, big agressive, chewy. Seriously chewy like an oatmeal cookie, but with the bitterness of hops instead of raisins. The rest of the flavor is slappy and strong and potent.

Topnotch, tasty beer.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a super hoppy, pine scented aroma. I also get some notes of citrus in the nose. The taste is almost harsh and astringent because of the hopping levels. This is green and like chewing on raw vegetative matter, there are perhaps a bit too many hops in this one. This is just intensely hoppy, and needs either more age, or more of a malt back bone to smooth this beast out.

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Hop Juice Double IPA from Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
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