grunx (367) - - APR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Equilibri perfecte entre dolçor i amargor. Espuma i color atractiu. Molt aromàtica. Cervesa altament recomanable pels fanàtics del llúpol.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on-tap at Cato’s) pint is a very pretty, clear amber with a thin white head that holds well and leaves good lace.
very full nose is a combination of sticky-sweet maltiness and citrus-zest hops. smells a bit like a bigfoot.
tastes a bit like a bigfoot, too. lots of sweet sweet malt flavor shoved up against a lot of tart, citric hoppiness, and a big IBU finish.
this beer kind of fell apart for me. I felt like I was drinking a much bigger, heavier beer. (is that 8% right?). kind of like the anti-Pliny the Elder, which is a biggish beer that drinks smaller than it is.
uhclem (354) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear amber pour with a decent head. Nose was mild for a IIPA, mostly light citrus and grass. The alcohol came barreling through at the first (and subsequent) sips. Medium hops bitterness, which was a bit of a disappointment after reading the blurb - I expected more. Normally, the less malt I taste, the better, but the malt overtones worked here. Dialing back on the alcohol (or at least hiding it better) would be an improvement. The finish was complex, but did not last long. Serve with a hearty steak or spicy Asian dishes.
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Clear golden color. Flavor was semi sweet and apple/grapefruit tasting. Hoppy as hell, alcohol was noticable. This was one of the many I had that night and one of my lesser liked.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes kind of like a stronger Pure Hoppiness. Could use more malt and could be thicker but has a nice oily mouthfeel.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m a big fan of IPAs and Left Coast, but just don’t care for this beer.
It’s very one-note - just hops and nothing else.
Slightly cloudy pour. Aroma is lots of pine, a little citrus. Flavor is an over-poweringly resin. Very dry finish.
beer-yum (325) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Superb hoppy beer. Was excellent from the tap and went down like a treat. Only drawback is its strength - too strong to have too many!
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Left Coast Brewing
Hop Juice Double IPA 22oz. 9.4ABV
Pours medium orange with a slightly hazy appearance. Small white head that dissipates quickly. Little to no lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, honey and fresh cut granny smith apples, more hops. Tastes delicious. Flavor of hops and it lingers on the back of the tongue and throat with some herbal notes. Finishes with a slight alcohol burn
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer pours a light straw. Aroma is virtually non-existant, and a tad malty, which is a bit odd for a double IPA. A thin head retains well and laces down the glass. Flavor profile is strong, bitter hops. Lots of pine - strong malt backbone, but not overly sweet. Hop flavor lasts through initial sip to the mid part of your tongue and even through the finish. This is not a smooth drinker. It’s a good double IPA, but not one I’d necessarily seek out.