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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
At Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves on being one of the pioneers of Double IPA style craft beer. This hop monster uses Premium American 2Ė Row and a touch of light crystal malt to create a solid malt foundation. Five different Hop Varieties are used in the Hop Juice. It spends two weeks dry hopping in fermenter contributing to its great hop aroma. Starts out sweet and finishes with the crisp bitterness of a Double IPA. This drinkable blend will have you HOPPING till nights end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
(22oz. bottle). Pours copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma is boozy, burnt caramel, resin and a little medicine-y. Moderate bitterness and accompanying sweetness. The maltiness throws off the balance for me. It a little oily and fizzy on the tongue. The bitter finish is quite long. Not my favorite, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle-man, this was not one of the best DIPAís i have had for sure-pours deep copper hue with a small slightly off-white soapy head with some lacing. somewhat oxidized citrus nose-sweet tangerine dominates with some aged malt. piney and sweet malt flavors dominate with a little pine but long sweet finish. not the most complex of this style for sure. really nothing special, but glad i got to try it-this beer had huge hype about 5 yrs ago but this shows that it was nothing. apple flavors in the finish show that this maybe infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and peach. Flavour is sweet malt, light alcohol, citrus and peach. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Left Coast Hop Juice is a golden ale thatís cloudy to the point of being opaque. I can see a fair amount of bubbles floating up; enough to keep the head from collapsing. Itís a frothy, bubbly, yellowish off white head that leaves lacing thatís going to be a challenge to wash off the glass. It has a nice, big, hoppy aroma. It smells a little sweet. It seems citrusy, floral and grassy. Yum, sweet hop syrup! Itís pretty full bodied and very smooth. The finish is just a bit sticky. The sweetness from the aroma is much more subdued in the flavor. There is a major black pepper flavor going on to help remind me of the ABV. Yeah, itís quite bitter but itís balanced out. The event sequence of the taste is unexpected. The alcohol taste comes up front and then the sweetness follows right along with the bitterness. Overall, the hop flavor comes off as more floral than citrusy. Thatís not to say that the image on the bottle of the hop sliced open to reveal citrus segments isnít clever. There is a slight hint of diacetyl but I have to think about it to detect it. Thereís nothing subtle here. A bunch of booze and a bunch of hops and itís hard to go wrong. This seems like what Ithaca Flower Power wants to be when it grows up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle from City Beer. Surprised to have found this, actually. Fruity hop aroma that smells like orange juice and grapefruit juice. Just an insane grapefruit citrus hop aroma. The name hop juice is well-justified. Copper color with a fluffy head that fades away rather quickly. Malt sweetness provides some balance, but heavily weighted towards the hop profile. Very resinous. Nice citrus/grapefruit hop flavor. Very nice bittering hop that provides a lasting citrus hop taste. Smooth and creamy resinous texture. The beer is a little "hot" i.e. it provides a somewhat assertive alcohol warmth. Something is not completely right here. I am getting this annoying malt flavor that is fucking with the harmony of the beer. I canít exactly pinpoint whatís the matter with the malt flavor, but something is not to my liking. Still, this beer is quite delicious; those hops are stunning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2011) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle, home. Surprisingly good DIPA. This beer pours a medium amber with a smallish white head. The aroma is quite good, a mix of a variety of hop flavors - mostly floral and citric. Thereís a touch of caramel malt, but this is clearly a hop ride from the outset. The flavor is pretty much all big chewy hops. I guess itís dry, but itís hard to taste much beyond the hops. If thatís not your cup of hop tea, then you wonít like this beer much. There was a definite paint thinner note when the beer was colder, but it fades to further hoppiness as it warmed up. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, but themís the breaks with hop juice. Super hoppy DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/4 inch layer of white foamy head. Aroma: Big grapefruit and orange up front, with a subtle whiff of pine. Taste: Pine, grapefruit, brown sugar, orange, spicy and sweet malt holding all those hops together. Mouthfeel: Sticky, juicy and medium bodied. Overall: Excellent. A remarkable Double IPA with a big nose and big bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
bottle thanks to @danwho. deep gold with a cream head. nose is ridiculously hoppy, citrus, florals and, great esters. great on the palate, the thickness is very nice. smooth citrusy hops and a resiny aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours clear medium yellow with oily bubbles on the edges. Nose of biscuit, pineapple, and sweet oranges. Taste of grapefruit, bitter oranges, with a nice sweet balance. Medium body that finishes bitter in a good way. This is an excellent DIPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours and orange yellow color. Nose is pine, pine apple, and spruce. Taste is sunflower, citrus, and dark karo. Nice.

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