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RATINGS: 747   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (770) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle from Holiday Wine in Escondido. Pours orange amber with a huge white head. Carmelly malt and citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied that stops short of being sticky. Malt backbone of carmelly and butterscotch candy, countered by a pine and grapefruit bitterness. Average attenuation. Hoppiness carries through to the finish, which has a hint of alcohol.Perhaps a little isovaleric (thanks Aspidites), which means this may not be fresh. Typical west coast IPA, but not as good as the well known competition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep cloudy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of a sweet malt base with loads of grassy hops with a dominant bitterness. Taste is an unbalance mix between some grassy and extremely bitter hops with a malt base that I just too sweet for my liking. Body is full with some great carbonation and no alcohol could ever be perceptible over this much hops and malt. I am not sure if my expectation where too high or what, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as expected – the balance between the sweet malt and the bitter and grassy hops is hard to digest…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SP23 (10) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very pale orange, with a slight head that has decent lacing. It has a very strong vanilla and honey smell, not a bad thing. Not very hoppy, but still fulfills my hop jones. The finish could be cleaner, I am getting a lingering sweet hop taste. Overall I am enjoying this beer and will try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Hazy orange colour with a very small white head. malty, caramel and vanilla sweet aroma with fruity and alcohol sweet notes. malty, caramel sweet and light dusty flavor with notes of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
22oz. bottle. Poured a dark gold, nice lacing white head. Big piney/citrus aromas, great aroma. Very hoppy, not as well balanced as some DIPA’s, but still very good, very nice effort.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Maybe I got a bad bottle but then again maybe I just don’t like the taste. I’ve had tons of double and even triple IPA’s. I love a good bitter beer but this beer is just wrong. It smelled delicious out of the bottle, lots of honey. I couldn’t stop smelling it. Then the first sip...dirt, bitter dirt. Actually it wasn’t all that bitter, it just tasted like a beer gone bad with dirt in it. Tastes nothing like any other IPA I’ve ever drunk in the past. Arrogant bastard, dogfish head 90 minutes, stone, etc.. I love them all. This beer is just plain foul. Maybe I need to get another bottle, because based on the reviews I should have like this beer.

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