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RATINGS: 737   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2974) - 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 (25076) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - APR 23, 2008
One dimensional hop precence... needs some variety or pairing with some fruity flavors. More hops than malts, nice hazy orange color with beige lasting head. A tad watery for its kind, very astringent and bitter... needs a bit of a sweet kick to balance out. But it does what its names says "hop juice" thats about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8124) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
Draught; apparently from Oggis San Clemente. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Orange marmalade hops in a rather astringent nose. Hopcake (another!), very bitter, quinine-like, vegetable bitterness. Nearly puckeringly dry, medium bodied. Talk about "over the top"...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an average size diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malt, less hops then I expected, some fruit and just a touch of alcohol. Nice, interesting flavour starts malty but then hits you with a hop medley (resin, citrus & pine) and a big, long, slightly alcoholic bitter finish. Pretty dry stuff. Medium bodied. I quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22011) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with a small off white ehad. Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of citrus. Sweet flavour of fruits, caramel, yeast, hops and pine needles with notes of cardemomme. Hoppy and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #15: Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished white head. Dry pine and woody hops aroma. Flavour is solid woody and hops. Light liqourice note. Ends with a light sweet caramel malt base complimenting the dry and slight liqourice hops note on top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
# 15 Bottle. [Papsoe’s great blind tasting, thanks Henrik!] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Hazy amber color with particles in flow. Aroma of fruit, spice, toasted malt, some underlying floral hoppy feel. Over the palate came heavy hoppy notes with pine, grapefruit, wood, alcohol. Full bodied with an average carbonation and heavy dry texture. Moderated bitter and good counter sweetness. Dry bitter lingering finish. Think it might be a D-IPA or a heavy hopped Barley Wine. 8-3-8-4-16 = 3.9 19-04-2008

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2008
22oz. bottle. Huge citrus hop aroma, fresh and green with notes of lime, grapefruit, orange and watermelon, also featuring a certain doughy, cookieish sweetness and plenty of toasty caramel malts, perhaps even a hint of vanilla in the background. Lightly hazy deep golden color with a faint amber cast and a lasting, fine head. A rather large amount of sediment left in the bottle. Flavor is surprisingly well-balanced for the style, with nearly equally massive malt and hop profiles, the hops contributing a copious amount of citrus and pine, as well as a resinous, drying bitterness, countered by a colossal malt base, bringing sweetness in the form of honey, caramel and light brown sugar, almost candyish, some bubblegum and cake-like notes present. Finishes with a blend of tingling bitterness and warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is full, creamy and oily, body is appropriately massive. Really tasty stuff here. Thanks to Josh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pours amber/ orange with arromas of hops and pine. Taste really hppy and bitter.

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