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RATINGS: 725   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus hops, alcohol, and spicy yeast. Taste is the same as aroma but not as prominent. Medium resiny mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours a bright orange with lively carbonation. Aroma is heavy on the citrus and is extremely hoppy. Flavor explodes with a massive amount of sticky, hoppy goodness and a good deal of alcohol. I’m not sure if this bottle is fresher than several of the recent reviews, but this is a hop monster that delivers on the promise its name implies. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a particulate filled orange amber with tiny off white head. Aroma is kinda sweet and malty with some floral hoppiness. Flavor is similar, blending a sweet and caramel maltiness with a rather moderate bitterness and a resiny and lightly herbal hop presence. Rather light on both the hop flavors and hoppy bitterness for something that calls itself "hop juice" and my expectation may have thrown me off a bit. A slightly sticky mouthfeel with a rather clean finish. Good beer overall, but not the hop bomb I had expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy amber with an almost white head. Quite bitter with some malty sweetness. Heavy hops aromas of grapefruit and a bit of resin. Hints of caramel sweetness. Full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Long bitter finish.Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. A orange/amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma and taste is dusty and of caramel malt, fruits, peach. Medium body with a dry dusty, light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle from SPARKY! Solid DIPA! Classic DIPA amber color, decent head. Floral IPA smell. Smooth bitter hop taste. I shared it with 6 other people and every one agreed. Medium texture, easy to drink. Good DIPA, thanks E!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bomber bottle and sampled in my GI IPA tulip, thanks Jon!

Mostly clean bronze hue with a very nice frothy head which left excellent lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of very resiny and leafy hops, a MILD citric ester, caramel and bready malts, and a hint of medicinal vapours. The taste is rather raw bitterness and lacks much finesse, flabby and the hop profile seems to miss working with the malts properly, catty overtones that are not pleasant in the least. The finish is slightly peppery and there is a hint of DMS as well. The mouth feel is warming and sharp but not all that refreshing. The alcohol is very much at the forefront. Not one of the better examples of the genre I am afraid. Perhaps the hops are fading or something but I just get bitterness without brightness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, and tupalev - bottle courtesy of J&K. Cloudy reddish-amber pour with a smallish head. Smells ... hoppy! Grapefruit pith to be precise, with admixed alcohol, tart fruit and dry herbal notes. The taste had a huge, dry, herbal-resin bitterness to it, raw, rough and insistent, almost made you not notice the absolutely huge malt body to the beast - boozy, too. Considering how aggressive this was, the body was only so-so, and it could have had a bit more carbonation for my taste, but the war of acidity, astringency, bitterness and booziiness really lasted a while - rough and ready, but what a ride!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle shared with Jerc, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Mabel, courtesy of Jerc. Mild hop aroma - soapy. Some fruit and malt. Dark yellow, small white head. Huge hop taste - there better be with a name like Hop juice! - tons more in finish. A good DIPA, one dimensional but I really didn’t care - I was in the mood for hops and this delivered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fordest. Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of peachy hops and caramel. Quite full-bodied with plenty of sweet caramel and fruit. Distinct bitter finish with a solid alcohol burn. 190408

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