JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is strong, a deep, yet sweet molasses. Akin to Tower 10 I’d say. Color is copper all the way, slightly cloudy. Getting a lot of caramel and booze. The hops are apparent as well, but the bitterness is almost masked by the strength of the syrupy alcohol. Not getting much by way of florals or citrus, rather I’m smelling and tasting resin and sugar. For me, the Imperial mold has been broken by Pliny the Younger. If Russian River can make 11% abv taste so damn good, Left Coast could have made this brew a bit more enjoyable.
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pint bottle from city liquor downtown.. pours a courageous, muddy, veiled orange/copper with a light head that disappears quickly.. the aroma is very inviting with floral notes dominating immediately and then followed by a pine crusted hop scent.. great aroma. initial hit to the palate is a punch of hops but then quickly followed by a sweet, caramel almost toasty barage of malty goodness .. Very well constructed for a double... the hops even out and play fair and with ever sip I am reminded that just because he has a beard it doesnt mean his skin isnt smooth.. This double IPA’s rough exterior is overshadowed by its smooth demeanor.. Very well constructed from start to finish with the floral aroma and finishing hops settling in and allowing the malts to join the team allowing the rest of the double to take form, a simple sweetness that pulls me back for more.. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Billy D HOP JUICE has left the building and taken the ladies panties with him...Damn, thats a good double...
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of mar. Clear yellow color. Aroma of sweet hops with heavy sap pine notes. Taste is easy hops with heavy sap pine notes. Taste is easy hops with a high level of sweetness and sappy pine hops. Tasty and has a wet enough finish to be solid.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.
Pours a yellowish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is citrus with some pine. This is what a beer like this is supposed to smell like. The flavor is orange citrus hops with a little pine mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hops, malt with some sweetness. The flavor is mainly hops with some malt. The palate is bitter. Overall a good beer with good balance.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A heartless mash of hops, hops and more hops. This double IPA hammers down lots of bitterness and, like many of its contemporaries, provides a floral aroma with the bite of smelling salt. Hop Juice’s flavor isn’t quite as exagerrated as it professes to be on the bottle, but it is, above all else, an acceptable brew. The mouthfeel isn’t as velvety as I’d expect from the ingredients, and the complexity is stunted in comparison to other, more drinkable, double IPAs. This one is just alright.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. A big, bad hop bomb that is real easy to drink. Juicy, resinous, citrus, spicy florals, subtle soap. Mild pale malt sweetness and very subtle hint of toast. Medium/full body, balanced, a bit resiny. Solid.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the January ’10 Metro Detroit tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this! Poured a clear light orange with a yellow tint and minimal head. Aroma was full of hops, both pine and citrus notes present. Flavor began with citrus hops, then transitioned in to a nice pine finish.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, deep yellow ale with a small, fat-bubbled, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is a fruity swirl of grapefruit, apricot, peach, guava and a sprig of pine. Full-bodied and creamy with spent carbonation. The flavor offers nice malts – honey and toffee. The hops seem more aromatic than bitter. Finishes bittersweet and nearly balanced – a little more sweet than bitter. Bottle courtesy of mashmaster!
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Left Coast Brewing
Hop Juice Double IPA 22oz. 9.4ABV
Pours medium orange with a slightly hazy appearance. Small white head that dissipates quickly. Little to no lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, honey and fresh cut granny smith apples, more hops. Tastes delicious. Flavor of hops and it lingers on the back of the tongue and throat with some herbal notes. Finishes with a slight alcohol burn