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RATINGS: 726   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
22oz bottle. Intensely sharp, putrid amonia-drenched hops in the nose, with a sort of lemon/urine component as well, heavy on the sugar, and with a bit too much of a crystal malt and moldy blood orange smell to really be any good. It ends up completely dominating the nose and ruins what the hops are trying to do. Flavor: thick, chewy, sharp, heavy with the pine and twig-flavored hops, before being overpowered by a sickly sweet cherry, wood, sap, and nut flavored hop goop. There’s something in here that makes me think caramelizes walnuts topped with moldy cheese, that’s not a very good impression to leave.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Cloudy orange color with a bubbly head. Lemony citrus nose that is somewhat medicinal. Flavor is a bit hot, with pithy hops and strong malt. I expected more from this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 On tap at bp. A hazed orange pour with gooey off white lace and head. Surprisingly more malt on the nose than hops for me. Don’t get me wrong the hops are there but subtle. A very good hop presence in the taste with malt backing it up. An excellent finishing bitter with light hints of abv. Solid carbonation with full bodied palate. Very nice warmth but nothing over the top. A very solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours a brilliant clearish orange color. This beer just looks like hops. Sticky white head, laces the glass. Not too thick. Smells like flowers... Hop flowers baby. Sweet, sugary, caramelly, hop scents like none I have ever smelled before. Tastes of very green hops and fresh grass. A little earthy. Bitterness on the finish. Palate is thick yet smooth for such a large hoppy brew. I would like a bit more carbonation. One of the most different and interesting DiPA’s I have had in a long time. Big and tasty and high alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Very Well Done!!! Now is the time for all good men to sample great beers. Not justly satisfying the parched tongue, but justly imbibing the taste and aroma and the escence of a nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 22 oz bottle from BevMo: Slightly hazy amber with medium, fading, bright white head. Nose is tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor starts rich and tropical fruit sweet with some citrus followed by a light, lingering orange rind bitter finish. Medium body is creamy with soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden, but sneaks up on you fast.
Earlier Rating: 7/4/2004 Total Score: 4
On tap@O’brien’s served by none other than the Master Brewer Tom Nickel himself: Deep amber color with a huge frothy off white head. Nose is citrus and caramel. Sweet start turning lightly bitter with a long dry lingering grapefruit rind aftertaste. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2008
I am confused as well. Is there another name for this. Nice grapefruit aroma. Very citrusy taste. You can taste some malt but it is way overcome by the hops. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2008
This confuses me because no one has rated this yet, but I am drinking a bottle of Left Coast Hop Juice. 9.6% ABV. Aroma of fresh grapefruit and orange juice. Hazy brownish orange. Thin head. Nice lacing. Hops, Hops, Hops! Some puckering bitterness comes through. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, Light toasted malt. Some alcohol. Resiny. Chewy. Almost everything I look for in an IIPA. Not as good as Pliny, but damn good! Re-rated after it warmed. Deducted 1 point overall because it is a little hot in terms of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2008
On tap at Oggi’s Scottsdale. Clear darker yellow/light amber color with creamy white head. Decent lacing on the glass. Great hops in this one with a citrus and grapefruit aroma. Clean and crisp finish with a huge hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2535) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Small white head that thins out quickly with a smidgen of spotty lace. Hazy, orange color. Nose of citrus and crystal malts, mostly subdued. Medium bodied, lightly oily with sub par carbonation. Crystal malts up front with notes of teabag, light citrus and some breadyness. Fairly dry finish, some mint notes. Hmmmmmm, where,s the hops not to mention the juice?? An old bottle? was expecting a bit more from this one. Bomber acquired from SDbruboy, thanks Cliff!

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