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RATINGS: 725   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 2Ė 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2005
(bottle, Great US Beer Tasting in Genoa) Hoppy and almost herbaceous aroma, in the mouth the hops are enormous but also quite smooth, the intense bitterness becomes fruity and even almost sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
On tap: Appeared to look a ordinary gold color but with a thick and pleasant topping of head. Flavor was dominated with pure hops. Intensely bittering with a little bit of sweetness also. Aroma was hoppy and floral with signs of grapefruit and pine. I had no idea this was an imperial double IPA when i was drinking it, but now i see why it was so bold and strong.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Finally in a bottle and itís 9.4%. 22ozzie sampled 8-6-2007. Robo Hop strikes again. Wow! Hop city. Pours a beautiful golden apricott color w/ a full, creamy froth. Head retention is good and leaves a thick downy lacing. Aroma is XXXtremely hopped up w/ fresh grapefruit. Good alignment for the sinuses. Full nectar w/ creamy residual effers. Massive malts are striken down by ROBO HOP. All taste buds are destroyed and laid to waste w/ the hop acid spewed forth by Robo Hop. These malts must have been on the run for some time to finally endure such an excruciating death. The finish is bittered xxxtremely leaving slought off organ matter to deal with. Bye bye malty backbone hello charred palate. This has to be one of the most hoppiest brews Iíve ever had and itís so well balanced I could drink a few of them.******************************* *2.9* On tap. This brew is way over-rated. It doesnít drink like a classic IIPA at all. It does pour golden and has a nice semi creamy froth the reduces to a fine dusty canopy w/ nice lacing. Iíll give ya that. The aroma is sweet citrus rind and malt. Iíll give you that but this is where it stops. The nectar on this brew is weak yeilding only a medium nectar componant. The flavors are big on grapefruit and it does behold some pretty snappy hops but the malt componant is not dense enough to carry it to classic. The finish has a cracker like texture to it, like biting down on a saltine (w/o the salt), kinda crunchy and very partch rendering. Agian, the malt should kick in here to balance it out but it is nonexistant. It also has a lifeless effer factor. Very mellow on the effers. This brew is under cooked. Iíd prolly be happier w/ 16 ozzies of grapefruit juice w/ 100mls of Grey Goose dropped in it. I was really looking forward to this brew after all the hype. Needless to say I was let down.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 5, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours to a slightly hazy orange color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is fragrant with zesty citrus and piney hop aromas. The palate is firm, with good pale, and caramel malts, paired with zesty/tangy hop flavors of grapefruit and lemon. This beer finishes with more good pale and caramel malt sweetness up front, the ends with a zesty piney/citrus hop bite that lingers. Wow. I found this beer to be an outstanding example of a double IPA. Tons of hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness, with a good malty base to stand up to the hop assault. This is hop juice, in a very good way. A perfect aperitif beer, and a nice beer to sip and relax with as a hop coctail, after a long hard day at work.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Color is a light piney copper. Very persistent head. Impressive appearance. Aroma is hoppy floral and very appealing. Taste is smooth. A little alcohol, some strong hops, a little malt. A definite hop-centric beer that delivers with good quality. Iíll be sipping in Hop and Juice for awhile. Laid back.

4.4
   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

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
22 oz bottle. Copper/white head. Hops, citrus, pine aromas. Extravagant & in your face use of hops. Balanced and intricate flavors with small malt. Citrus. Bitter but not too offensive. Flavor stays with you.Could drink all night long but 9.4% says you wont be doing too much else.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
22oz. Bottle. Pours a honey orange color with a thin white head. Nose is heavily floral with pineapple, grapefruit and orange blossoms. It screams hop flavor with every other aspect of the beer subdued and in the background. Tends toward the sweet side with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderately thin which allows the hops to stand out. Some sweet caramel malt flavors can be picked out from the hop onslaught. Finish leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Aptly named and one of my favorite double IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lweiberg (117) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Lovely imperial IPA, and very representative of the style. Loved the barnyard, cheese, basement aromas and resin grass hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (161) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Poured from the bottle of a four pack into a pint glass. Pours a super non-see thru mystic orange which slowly turns almost white at the top and bottom. Its like an orange color palate. I was kinda blown back by the hops on the first chug but within 5 minutes iíd finished the first bottle. Itís hard to believe this beer is 9.7% except my ears are ringing after 2 of them. This is a winner all the way around!!


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