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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Not as much malt as I usually require in a DIPA. It’s not exactly really "hop juicy" either. What we have here is a medium hopped DIPA, with less malt than usual. Poura a golden color with little head. Good price though, $5.25/22oz. It does have an interesting spicy hop note that I usually do not detect in my more favorite DIPA’s, so points there. All in all, a decent DIPA, middle of the road.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-03, bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Amber color, medium head. The hoppy aroma is excellent, perfumy, fruity and resiny. The body has a medium structure, the mouthfeel lingers between the dry side and the sweet; good toffee flavor, with a sweet nut edge and pleasant spicy touch (black pepper); strong hopping, partially resiny and lightly fruity. The final is hoppy and it shows a sharp pepper character too. Solid.

2009-06-16, draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Amber color, shining; small head. It has a very nice hop aroma, fruity and resiny. Solid body, with very good, sweet, round caramel and toffee flavor; very strong hopping, scraping the tongue, but leaving behind good piney resins and more orange fruitness than most beers; for what is worth, it can also fall in the category of American Strong Ales for its sweet caramel and toffee flavor. Powerful and excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle: A great DIPA, floral, citrus leaning towards orange, honey and piney resin notes. Lo siento Ramenen, no me aguanté y me la tomé. Te llevo otras para compensar! Food Pairing: Enjoy by itself, it’s food enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Amber beer with minimal head and lacing. Very hoppy, not quite enough balance for my taste in the nose or the taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Pours amber with a very small head, undercarbed. Aroma of citrus and spicy hop goodness. A little malt backbone also. Nice balanced flavor and palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle shared by glid02 at the Brick Store. Pours a clear golden amber with a small soapy off-white head that recedes quickly to a swirl and leaves almost no lacing. The smell is mainly citrus hops with lots of juicy mango, oranges and grapefruit. The malts are there, lending a balance to the nose. The taste is slightly more floral than citrus but the hops don’t exactly knock me over. There’s plenty of pale malts in the mix as well and the taste is fairly well balanced and certainly isn’t the hop bomb I was expecting given the name. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and is slightly sticky with the hop juice mentioned in the name. It’s not overly bitter though. This is a decent DIPA that isn’t super bitter but it’s not exactly well balanced either. Not too bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is of candied sugar with some ethanol and a little bit of spicy hoppiness. Not overly quaffable. Transparent copper body with a medium off-white head. Scant lacing. Light sweet start, before this becomes peppery, ethanolic, burning, and harsh. Lots of booze, not a lot of body. Some late grapefruit hops. Unimaginative and barely drinkable.


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