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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 13 June 2009) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, citrus, pine needles and marzipan. Fruity, malty taste with orange peel, caramel, sweet malt and lots of pine needles in a really hoppy finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Grerat balance between all the piney hops and the malt. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours a nice reddish-gold with respectable foamy head. Aroma is all over the place pungent hops. Being a bit hod sensitive, it almost makes me nervous to drink. Light, piney taste initially, followed by the mellow finish. Bitterness is everpresent, but doesn’t make it hard it drink. It’s decent, but I wouldn’t skip other beers to get to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. aroma of pine, grapefruit, clove, citrusy hops. Decent west coast double IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle all the way from San Diego to Sylva NC!!! thanks to j-tiki. Pours a golden beer with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is pine hoppy citrus. Flavor is sweet piny, grapefruit and pure hops, body is thick but easy to drink. This taste like sucking on a hop. Crazy beer but good!

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
This one is IN-TENSE! Deep rich golden yellow color, with small head a little carbonation. The aroma is knock-you-down hoppy. It is awesome. Flavor on the other hand is a little over the top. It has a tangy sweetness that is too much for my liking. It has a thick mouthfeel that I joked was almost ’syrupy.’ It is definitely a unique beer. Worth a try, it really lives up to its name!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to Snojerk321. Pours a slightly hazy liquid gold with a fluffy head. Nose is citric at first and then sweet. Some pine and passionfruit come through. It’s a bit cloying for my tastes, though finishes surprisingly dry. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a fluffy bone head over a hazed golden orange body with awesome lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and tons of citrus hops in between. Earthy and chewy caramel notes as well. Taste is pine and grapefruit peel bitterness and a nice caramel-alcohol back bone that melds the flavor for a bitterness focused hop bomb in the best possible sense of the name. Highish residual sugars for the style. Creamy carbonation and quite enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
bottle, pithy orange color with good foam, aroma is nice pineapple citrus, flavor is well refined, hoppy grapefruit, lemons, honey, not too metallic, very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bomber. Pours hazy brass orange with good looking beige head. The aroma is bread, caramel, hop resin, some citrus, and some pine; a little maltier than I was expecting, but still good. The flavor is also an even bready maltiness with some caramel and peanut notes, then an increasing hop element with lemon, pine, grapefruit. Finish is bitter with grapefruit and a little bit of wood. Pretty tasty. We paired it with a lemon pie with oat crust and it seemed to work pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours from a bomber a nice golden amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is caramel malt with a nice citrus hop blast. Flavor is much the same, quite malty up front with a nice citrus hop blast finishing off with a nice grapefruit hop bitterness.


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