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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 2Ė 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
(bottle from Tís liquors): Pours a semi-cloudy orange body, small white head, quickly diminishing. Piney hoppy aroma. Some malts, dry. Dry taste, hops, acidic. Bitter. Warming up, not as bitter, but still dry & constricting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
a tad bit overwhelming...like chewing on the pith of a grapefruit...very bitter and over the top grapefruit flavor with a sweet malt background. interesting, but i couldnt finish the pint

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2008
22 oz bottle, via kmweaver. Pours a clear copper to orange body under a nice frothy off-white head that receded to a creamy film leaving heavy lace as it receded. The nose is not as bright as I hoped for, itís actually pretty well balanced, not what springs to mind for a true West Coast IIPA. Floral and lightly piney hops with a hefty sweet caramel malt base. The flavor again was alot more heavy on the sweet malt than expected. The focus of this really seems to be the malt. The hops are there for sure, piney and citrusy up front with a slight resiny stickiness on the finish. Only moderately bitter. Iím getting a bit much iced tea crystal-maltiness on the finish as well for my tastes. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a slightly syrupy texture and moderate fine fizzy carbonation. Overall, a decent enough beer in and of itself, but a letdown from what I had pictured in my mind coming from Oggis.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Lost of hops as you can imagine. Some citrus and other hop oils. A bit wierd and dirty. Moist and greasy with some sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Amber in color, large foamy off-white head, good retention, nice lacing, light carbonation.   Citrus, pine, and hop oriented nose.   Smells quite nice.   Does smell a little rough, or green tho.   In other words, very zesty.   Aside from the strong hop/citrus rind presense, I am getting spikes of earth and grains.   Lingering citrus rind.   A little puckering, to which I would say this could use more malt backing.   A little lopsided as far as I am concerned.   Fairly full bodied, mouthfeel is moderate.   I am pretty peculiar about my IIPAs, and this one does need a touch more sweetness, and a bit more malt.   Just not syrupy enough for my tastes.   While it hits the mark on bitterness, its a bit raw and rough without a touch of sweetness and a good malt backing.   Enjoyable, but too one sided.   Thanks Larry for the bottle!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2007
pours a murky amber, thin white head. Nose is heavy malts and fruits. Orange and grapefruit up front in the flavor, hops...malts..caramel sweets. Finishes creamy, little carbonation and...hmmm. This is weird, I was thinking a hop bomb, got a malt bomb with a decent hop backbone. This is all backwards for an IIPA but I enjoy . Fresh bottle as far as I know.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bomber from BevMo, Encinitas. Hazy medium amber color with medium off-white head. Aroma is a lot of fresh orange, very dominant, pine hops, caramel and other malt sweetness. Flavor is all that fresh orange, it seems that someone cut open a fresh orange and squeezed it into this beer, medium bitter pine presence, sweet malt. Medium to full creamy body. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2007
22oz bottle from Bevmo Carmel Mountain. This big, bold IPA from Left Coast poured a deep slightly hazy amber color. A medium, creamy, off white head. Nose of piny hops citrus fruits, and some malts were present as well. I canít wait to try more brews from Left Coast/Oggieís!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle from BuckNaked. Hazy amber body with a medium-sized off white head. The nose is moderately sweet with caramel, tangerine, grapefruit and acetaldehyde. The flavor is sweet with lots of caramel, cotton candy, tangerine, grapefruit and alcohol. Full body is sticky and filtered with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a clear burned orange/apricot with minimal soapy off white head. Smells of piney hops, bready and a sweet malt. Tastes of bittering hops with a sweet balancing malt profile then a bready/tea like bitter lingering finish. Medium and refreshing in the mouth with good carbonation. Big beer but very drinkable. A west coast DIPA for sure.


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