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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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 2– 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle at the Oggi’s Apple Valley location. This brew is a clear dark amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, pine and caramel malt. Medium body with a decent amount of piney hops character. Some sweet malt and citrus in the background too. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Solid from start to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Pours a brilliant amber topped by big sticky off-white head. Smells very yummy, lots of pine, citrus, papaya, and toffee fill my nostrils. Full resinous hop presence in the flavor. Notes of tangerine, pine, and mango. Very good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
22oz. Bottle. Pours a honey orange color with a thin white head. Nose is heavily floral with pineapple, grapefruit and orange blossoms. It screams hop flavor with every other aspect of the beer subdued and in the background. Tends toward the sweet side with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderately thin which allows the hops to stand out. Some sweet caramel malt flavors can be picked out from the hop onslaught. Finish leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Aptly named and one of my favorite double IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a clear gold color with a large white head that dissipates slowly. Lots of sticky lacing. AROMA: Citrusy hops and caramel malt. I get a hint of "orange creamsicle". Expected a bit more for a double IPA. FLAVOR: A little surprised at the flavor, I expected big huge hops and instead found it to be a smooth well balanced beer that finishes with earthy/grapefruit like bitterness. There is a hint of bourbon flavor at the end. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied beer with slightly syrupy texture. Soft carbonation. DRINKABILITY: Goes down super easy especially for an Imperial IPA. I don’t even really notice the alcohol and it is 9.4%. NOTES: BBCSD-0901-Geoff

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured a medium -dark amber with a thin head. Big sticky hop nose, with lots of pine and grapefruit. Front is dominated by grapefruit, then the sticky and nice bitter finish comes in to play. More grapefruit flavor than I prefer, but a good solid double.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (898) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 22 oz. bottle. Poured hazy orange with mild carbonation. Some lacing present. Lots of light citrus fruits and grassy notes dominate the flavor. Oranges, tangerine, lemons, and pineapple all noticeable. Overwhelmingly, almost sickengly sweet. Could use better balance with some added malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber, nice, fluffy off-white head. Aroma promised hops, grass and a slight touch of citrus. Flavor is a more subdued version of the aroma, hops are dominant, maybe a touch of caramel hidden in there. Dry and bitter on the finish. Sorry Skourtis !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
From a 22oz. bottle purchased locally poured into an imperial pint glass. Aroma is big on the orange/tangerine citrus hops with a touch pineapple. Clear orange amber color with a small beige head that sticks to the glass well. Initial flavors compete between the citrusy hops, the malt sweetness, toast, and the hop bitterness like a tug-of-war. Big mouthfeel, not surprising due to the 9.4% ABV. Toast and bitterness linger on the palate. A little too sweet and heavy to be really drinkable, but still a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of pine, citrus, some grass, grapefruit, all the hop notes you would want. Flavor continues the lovely, resinous hop notes with a semi-toasty, semi-sweet malt backbone, more than a backbone really, a big, strong malt, but one that does not get too sweet to detract from the hops. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Pours amber, very clear with no head... The movement of the beer in the glass seems very very heavy... Nice aroma of pine and citrus with notes of tropical fruits as well... Tastes of citrus, pine, alcohol under a creamy thick sticky full bodied warming body... Nice beer, though sometimes the line is being blurred between hoppy barleywine and double ipa...


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