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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (420) - CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a murky orange amber with a short off-white head diminishing to a thin skim and patchy lacing. Nose is caramel malt, pine and citrus hoppiness. Taste is caramel malt followed by pine resin and mango. Mouth feel is medium-bodied with low carbonation and a slippery, buttery texture. Too sweet for my taste - a DIPA (especially one called Hop Juice!) should be dominated by hops, not malt - yet I find that malt dominates in both the nose and the taste. No date code on the bottle, but I wonder if this one is past its prime?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2493) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
5/29/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Hazy amber color with a white head. Sweet malty aromas, almost like a barley wine. Caramel, malt, citrus and hop flavors with a boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (665) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours orange with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and toasted malts. Taste is the same with boozy sugar finish and a bitter bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mindwarp (91) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle poured into a DFH Ale IPA glass--Pours a cloudy gold with a big thick head. Has a citrusy aroma Has a dry taste with a slight bitter after taste. There doesn’t seem to much favor, just a thick dryness. It makes for an easy boring drink. I think the alcohol taste is actually what I’m tasting and not the bitterness. Probably a good beer if you just want to get drunk but there are a lot better IPA’s to enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (189) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12oz bottle from Harrika’s Brew Haus. Orange pour, hazy clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. Good but spotty lacing. Sweet orange aroma (not a fan) some booze and some malt as the beer warms. Sweet orange hop up front with more of a pineapple finish. Not my favorite DIPA by an means.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3849) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2014
12 oz. on tap at Alewife. Clear orange-golden with a ring of cream. Nose is orange caramel, mango, toast, and some resin. Tastes of pineapple, caramel, resin, grapefruit zest and toasted pecan. Medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and an excellent balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (169) - USA - APR 27, 2014
Hop Juice was complex. Started out bright, sweet, malty citrus and morphed into bitter. Very aromatic and almost chocolaty without the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (898) - California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a burnt orange color with a white head. Hop, citrus, biscuit, pine and malt aroma. Resinous hop, citrus, pine, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and average carbonation. Moderate bitterness with a citrus hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdelap (1) - Jacksonville, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
There is no better double IPA out there. Subtle then commanding. Good hops throughout and doubky on the back end. Brilliant!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1094) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
An awesome gift from Satan himself! Smuggled from Sin City. Pours a hazy glowing orange with a decent khaki head that settles quickly to a ting and leaves some fine, splotchy lace. Nose involves deep pine forest, mango, grapefruit, brown sugar, some spicy high-alpha stuff, and Jimi Hendrix’s wah-pedal. Pretty sweet, but also very bitter. Medium to full bodied, very oily, softer action, somewhat grainy, actually crisp despite its size, with a long bittersweet finish. Pretty damn tasty, lots of good stuff in this one. Definitely a breakfast beer.


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