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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (922) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottled version, clean and clear brass color with some thin lace and an even head that dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma is composed mainly of pine resin, butterscotch, caramel, toasted wheat bread and grapefruit. Dry hopping is substantially evident here. Good depth to the malt character with citrus notes. Syrupy caramel malt comes in a little too strong and competes with the bitterness too much. Warming alcohol nearly overwhelms the palate but the hops rounds out a good bitter stain on the tongue. Could be more balanced. Enjoyable though as an impy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Huge citrus, wet hop aroma. Taste is all orange and smooth/sweet goodness. Very nice retention of head, with a sweet/bitter hop lingering yummy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Full orange body, nice initial head on both pours, a pretty looking dIPA ready for my quaffing. The aroma was full citrus hops, pine, and a light caramel malts. The flavor had a full caramel, almost fruity malt base (melons) with a grainy full texture. Sweet in many ways for a dIPA, but this one avoided the syrupey mouthfeel, almost a graininess to it as the piney citrus hops come to the fore on every sip. Full mouthfeel, hearty, enjoyable. A nice grab from Topps in Tempe.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22 oz bomber, no freshness date. ABV on my sample is listed @ 9.4%

Hazy orange, thin head, no retention, not much in the way of lace.

Aroma is scorched caramel, earthy hops, some citrus.

Flavor is sweet caramel up front with a grapefruit pith finish.

Alcohol is a bit hot going down.

Balanced for the most part, does get a little sticky as it warms, and the hops get a little muddled, but it’s not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/30/2005
Mode: Firkin
Source: Nija’s

hazy dark yellow, whispy white head, slightly tart malt aroma, thin body, bitter hop flavor, only a hit of sweetness, old cask funk, a letdown
-------- /> Date: 12/03/2005
Source: Brewfest
Score: i+ to ii+
Words: Draft
Words: Strong Ale Fest

hazy dark yellow, thin white head, sweet citrus aroma, big body, lots of citrus hop flavor on a sweet carmel malt base, nice even bitter finish, excellent balance, another me too double IPA but very well done,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2007
glendale location draft...9.4%abv poured into a pint AND only $2...ouch, looks like the wife is driving home...pours an unclear copper color into this sweet $2 chalice. super sweet aroma with hints of grapefruit skin. flavor is every kind of hops;piney, grassy, soapy and citrus all in one but some how manages to be well balanced and not overly hoppy...?(or not hoppy enough) a flavor of sugary apple pie filling gets really sticky as the beer warms up...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Growler courtesy naven. Awesome hop aroma and flavor. What I expect in a West coast IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmcinerny (17) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2007
On tap at Oggi’s Mission Viejo. Everything you would expect from a California Imperial IPA. Tons of hops up front offset by a terrific malt finish. I did not notice the high alcohol until it was time to leave. Very good beer. Next time I would try to get it in a snifter and only have a half.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Draft at Oggi’s, Liberty Station Point Loma. Got a beer mat that says it could be "Left Coast". Strong pine aroma. Dark orange tinged amber color. The white head quickly filmed. Starts with strong pine, a little malt, and a citrus hint. Medium bodied with at least mild carbonation. Heat at the finish. Quite dry finish, and the mouth drips with evergreen oil bitter. Fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
(labeled as "left coast" @ the bistro.)orange body with a white head.aroma is a strange blend of mint and melon type fruits.flavor was much of the same,and the body was thin for a double ipa.strange stuff indeed.


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