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RATINGS: 716   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Really good - malty but not too much so. You can smell this beer accross a room when you open it. The flavors are dank pine and roasted malt. Pours a copper with very little head at fridge temp, much more head at cellar temp. SECOND ANALYSIS: This definitely has more of a funky, barleywine taste. To the point where it has become distracting. THIRD ANALYSIS: Definitely does not hide the alcohol - almost sickening...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bonus bottle from FlacoAlto - thanks!! Clear golden-amber color. Aroma is big and hoppy, mostly cantaloupe and some citrus. Flavor is dominated by cantaloupe-ey hops plus a decent amount of sharp citrus hoppiness and a subtly-sweet maltiness. Good stuff - seems like a solid DIPA you could drink all the time!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Poured amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Solid hop flavor with some citrus hints. Finished rather dry. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2155) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a nice hazy copper color with a small white head that dissipated moderately fast. The aroma has big citrus notes with grapefruit, oranges and a touch of lemon. The flavor is very hops forward with biter piney hops dominating the front, the sides and the finish. Other flavors present include caramel, vanilla, oranges and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is full and malty. On finish the biter hops still dominate and they are a bit harsh and slightly astringent. Overall: This a great IPA for biter ale lovers (based on the beer I sampled). But, based on reading all the varying reviews, I’m betting that the brewery has problems with consistency. Lets hope that they iron out the rough edges. Recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Thanks to cbkschubert for the bomber. Hazy orange color with a small to medium head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine hops with a definite caramel malt signature. Taste is pretty much telling me the same; this is not your standard ’west coast balanced’ ale. Big malt backbone. Finished with a citrusy bitterness that bordered on astringence.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
(bottle from T’s liquors): Pours a semi-cloudy orange body, small white head, quickly diminishing. Piney hoppy aroma. Some malts, dry. Dry taste, hops, acidic. Bitter. Warming up, not as bitter, but still dry & constricting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
a tad bit overwhelming...like chewing on the pith of a grapefruit...very bitter and over the top grapefruit flavor with a sweet malt background. interesting, but i couldnt finish the pint

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2008
22 oz bottle, via kmweaver. Pours a clear copper to orange body under a nice frothy off-white head that receded to a creamy film leaving heavy lace as it receded. The nose is not as bright as I hoped for, it’s actually pretty well balanced, not what springs to mind for a true West Coast IIPA. Floral and lightly piney hops with a hefty sweet caramel malt base. The flavor again was alot more heavy on the sweet malt than expected. The focus of this really seems to be the malt. The hops are there for sure, piney and citrusy up front with a slight resiny stickiness on the finish. Only moderately bitter. I’m getting a bit much iced tea crystal-maltiness on the finish as well for my tastes. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a slightly syrupy texture and moderate fine fizzy carbonation. Overall, a decent enough beer in and of itself, but a letdown from what I had pictured in my mind coming from Oggis.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Lost of hops as you can imagine. Some citrus and other hop oils. A bit wierd and dirty. Moist and greasy with some sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Amber in color, large foamy off-white head, good retention, nice lacing, light carbonation.   Citrus, pine, and hop oriented nose.   Smells quite nice.   Does smell a little rough, or green tho.   In other words, very zesty.   Aside from the strong hop/citrus rind presense, I am getting spikes of earth and grains.   Lingering citrus rind.   A little puckering, to which I would say this could use more malt backing.   A little lopsided as far as I am concerned.   Fairly full bodied, mouthfeel is moderate.   I am pretty peculiar about my IIPAs, and this one does need a touch more sweetness, and a bit more malt.   Just not syrupy enough for my tastes.   While it hits the mark on bitterness, its a bit raw and rough without a touch of sweetness and a good malt backing.   Enjoyable, but too one sided.   Thanks Larry for the bottle!



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