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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bomber, split three ways. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma has medinical hops, some citrus, and bubble gum sweetness. Palate is medium-thick, with ample carbonation. Flavor starts with a blast of flavor, a hoppy-caramel-red fruit collage that demonstrates balance, dynamism and complexity. The flavors blended together quite sweet, but like a good sweet lemonade, the flavors worked in harmony without sharpness. The finish was strong and warming, though not alcoholic. Although I do prefer more bitter-hoppy DIPAs, this one at least succeeds in achieving memorable balance.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Poured golden orange with a 1/4 inch white head. Nose was not big on hops, fairly floral. Taste was poop. Tasted like old rotten hops, old lettuce, just flavors were a mess.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle Pours a lightly hazy copper with a good off white head. The head is frothy and lasting. Producing spotty lacing. Has a good aroma of citrus and pine. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is excellent a sharp hit of bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden and this is blended very well. Has a resiny texture. The body is full. Has a wondewrful finish with a great aftertaste. This is one heck of a beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
The bottle I had listed the ABV as ~9.3 so this beer entry needs an update. The beer itself was classic DIPA material. Golden orange color, great head, and a nice piney citrus aroma. The taste was chewy, resinous, and had great citrus-orange flavors. This was probably the best DIPA I brought back from San Diego and it completely surprised me. If you see this awesome beer, buy it! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-09-2007 20:54:08

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2842) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
650ml bottle at Oliver Twist. The aroma is fantastic! There is a slight oily taste in an unpleaseant way.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2722) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle. I really like the sweet caramel and grapefruity smell of this beer. The taste is a little unbalanced due to the lack of malt. Too fucking bitter without finesse...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Lightly hazy gold, white head. Nose is grapefruit, barleywiney malts, some alcohol, hairspray, brown sugar, alcohol laden fruits. Flavor is bitter hops, brown sugar, lots of alcohol/burning cheap vodka. Harsh hop bitterness towards the end with some pith & brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Very fruity pineapple aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting finish. 2. From the Bottle at Indulgences Etc, Denver 23/09/2009 Big hop aroma. Amber golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish. 3. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Big hop aroma. Golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronphazel (16) - Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2009
22oz bottle. Well made beer. Nice sweet citrus hop flavor. Excellent finish. Looking forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle from La Bodega in Riverside ($6)...Pours copper with a fluffy white head.. Aroma is sweet with citrus, caramel and alcohol...Flavor was very bitter and lingering with some citrus hops and caramel sweetness.. Medium body.


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