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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1465) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle at the Oggi’s Apple Valley location. This brew is a clear dark amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, pine and caramel malt. Medium body with a decent amount of piney hops character. Some sweet malt and citrus in the background too. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Solid from start to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Pours a brilliant amber topped by big sticky off-white head. Smells very yummy, lots of pine, citrus, papaya, and toffee fill my nostrils. Full resinous hop presence in the flavor. Notes of tangerine, pine, and mango. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
22oz. Bottle. Pours a honey orange color with a thin white head. Nose is heavily floral with pineapple, grapefruit and orange blossoms. It screams hop flavor with every other aspect of the beer subdued and in the background. Tends toward the sweet side with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderately thin which allows the hops to stand out. Some sweet caramel malt flavors can be picked out from the hop onslaught. Finish leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Aptly named and one of my favorite double IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a clear gold color with a large white head that dissipates slowly. Lots of sticky lacing. AROMA: Citrusy hops and caramel malt. I get a hint of "orange creamsicle". Expected a bit more for a double IPA. FLAVOR: A little surprised at the flavor, I expected big huge hops and instead found it to be a smooth well balanced beer that finishes with earthy/grapefruit like bitterness. There is a hint of bourbon flavor at the end. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied beer with slightly syrupy texture. Soft carbonation. DRINKABILITY: Goes down super easy especially for an Imperial IPA. I don’t even really notice the alcohol and it is 9.4%. NOTES: BBCSD-0901-Geoff

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