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RATINGS: 743   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light orange. Sweet orange on the nose. Flavors very orange and pine. Mouthfeel a bit too sticky, intense bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to Hophead22, Cheers. Poured nice golden orange with not much head. Aroma was citrus, caramel, pine, and a little musty. Taste was hops, citrus, caramel, pine, and and very bitter. The bitterness makes this brew off balanced and not very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Slightly hazy dark golden. Medium head. Nice mix of citrus hops and, well, more hops. Bitterness comes on pretty strong and doesn’t let up. Unique but overly hopped double IPA. Very little sweetness and minimal trace of alcohol for 9.4%. All about the bitterness in this one; not even close to balanced.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4786) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Pours a golden color with slight orange hue, and fizzy white head. This is a dysfunctional IIPA. Aroma of sweet caramel and sugar and lots of hops, but they don’t fit together. The flavor is a bit better... caramel malt, biscuits, sweet candy sugar, then a sharp bitting hop presence, almost gives off a metallic tastes. A little bit earthy, but mostly like licking a battery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
In short: A sweet yet dry and dusty IIPA with many things wrong with it. A big disappointment
How: Bottle 22oz, from doubleo, thanks a lot Kyle
The look: Cloudy orange topped by a small white head
In long: Strong nose, hoppy yes, but also a bit off, it has those unpleasant notes that I can only describe as urinal. Taste is aggressive. Very sweet but lacking luscious caramel, instead it has a lot sugary candy sweetness. Hard-candies, some dry caramel and “sucre à la crème” attack followed by a sharp abrupt flavourless bitterness. Some band-aid. From beginning to end I was also getting this dry cedar, dust and sweat (!!) sensation. Alcohol very much apparent. I don’t know if I got a bad bottle or if this is another over-hyped extra strong beer but this thing had more problems that qualities. To say I expected a lot more from well-rated beer is quite an understatement. I hope this was a bad bottle. I was as disappointed as the last girl who went out on a blind-date with me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Zeeland 08’ tasting. Poured orange from the bomber. Aroma was tangerine and sweet malt. Taste was light orange, with a malty sweetness balancing the pine. Solid and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Pour from a bomber gave a nice golden orange clear shade. Thin whiteness on the head. Good citrus and flowery smells upfront with some caramel and butterscotch. Medium slightly resiny body. Good solid hoppy bitterness with mild malty sweetness. Clean finish. Solid DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (769) - USA - SEP 20, 2008
Nice head, but it runs away quickly. There is something special about the hop flavor on this one. Layers of hop flavor over two or three layers of bitterness. There might be a little bit of malt in there somewhere. Crazy bitter. Amazing lack of malt flavor. Even the ABV gets lost behind this wall of bitterness and hop flavor. Way, way, way out of balance, no really, this is like hop juice, ohhhh yeah. Awesome for what it is, a little bit wild for a great score. And a wonderful lupilin hit. Mmm, lupilin!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2008
Very floral aroma, Lots of citrus in the flavor, slightly sticky, Grapefruit, Grassy, A very easy drinking brew, Abit subdued in the flavor, but a good drinker none the less, a classic Cali Brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Bomber. Poured clear medium orange with a sticky cap of whitish head. The aroma was juicy with floral and starfruit present.. biscuit and caramel sweetness behind.. nice. The flavor opened with tangy, alcohol-amplified grapefruit bitterness with a warm caramel sweetness rolling in afterward.. grassy and citrus bitterness rode it out, but seemed somewhat muted.. finished sharp with boozy bitterness. Medium-bodied on the palate with fluffier carbonation upfront and sticky, boozy sweetness on the back.. did not transition too well. OK.


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