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RATINGS: 821   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
bottle, pithy orange color with good foam, aroma is nice pineapple citrus, flavor is well refined, hoppy grapefruit, lemons, honey, not too metallic, very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bomber. Pours hazy brass orange with good looking beige head. The aroma is bread, caramel, hop resin, some citrus, and some pine; a little maltier than I was expecting, but still good. The flavor is also an even bready maltiness with some caramel and peanut notes, then an increasing hop element with lemon, pine, grapefruit. Finish is bitter with grapefruit and a little bit of wood. Pretty tasty. We paired it with a lemon pie with oat crust and it seemed to work pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours from a bomber a nice golden amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is caramel malt with a nice citrus hop blast. Flavor is much the same, quite malty up front with a nice citrus hop blast finishing off with a nice grapefruit hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours from bomber a beautiful golden apricot color with a full, creamy froth. Head retention is good and leaves a thick downy lacing. Aroma is both sweet caramelized malts and freshly picked citrus hops. Wow, I mean wow! The flavours start off sweet and chewy to almost sticky malt goodness before the hops enter with a smooth blend of grapefruit hop bitterness, hints of floral hops and pine hop bitterness. What A lovely beer, and the screen print on the bottle is awesome, hop cone with grapefruit innards. Cool!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2009
bottle from south bay poured a golden amber in color with a frothy off white head that has average lace. aroma has refreshing citrus hops, sweetness, light caramel, and a crisp wet grass. medium mouth feel with good carbonation. flavor has more bitterness, citrus, mellow caramel malt, sweetness, and some dry fruit. this is actually a well rounded beer, mellow for a 9.4%, but i don’t get the hop blast I had thought would be in here.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Enjoyed at tasting at the Castle of the Mad Drbayern, along with his Igor, Celticbrew, our beer Pimp Brian, and Uncle Steve. Poured a dark yellow, with a minimal head. I found the aroma citrusy and fruity and light. The flavor was nice and hoppy with a heavy floral overtone. Mouthfeel was good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle via Hophead22. Pours a nice slightly amber gold with medium white head. Aroma of floral and slightly citrus hops. Flavor is similar, but surprisingly not a lot of flavors. Just a solid DIPA. Mouthfeel is slightly slick with dry ending. Pretty good really.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2009
Poured amber with white head. Aroma of citrus. Citrus flavor throughout. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
This was the highlight of the LA Beer Fest for me. HUGE hoppy aroma smacks you in the face. My stomach was full of beer when I tried this one, and I was sad that I couldn’t do a better job at savoring it, but I was just too full. Loads of pine, grapefruit citrus, and oily mouthfeel. Can sense the alcohol in this one, it isn’t for the faint of heart. A bit too harsh of a dry bitterness in the finish, but I guess that is to be expected.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear amber colour with fluffy white foam. Crisp, dryish, fragrant and fresh hop aroma of lychee, grapefruit, wet grass, pine-needles and orange-peels. Nearly full-bodied with dryish hoppy notes of grass, resin, grapefruit and lemon-zest with undertones of nectarines and caramel. Long dryish and really bitter finish of grapefruit and grass.


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