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RATINGS: 684   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.


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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. The hazy gold-orange brew boasts everlasting sudsy foam and lingerie lace. A hedonist’s cornucopia of grapefruit and tangelo, Kaffir lime, mango and peach, and fresh cigar scents welcome me, ushering a mouthwatering flavor melange of cookiedough malt and juicy, tropical fruity hops with hints of mint, quinine and pine. The palate is malty yet not sweet nor caramelly... a medium viscosity, it feels sugary, but also creamy and fluffy, and tacky with hops resins; fabulously tactile without being thick or chewy. The finish features a smoky bitterness and bracing citrus pith aftertaste. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a dark orange to amber color with a fat white head and a lot of lacing. Nose of strong pine, citrus, on top of caramel malt, Medium bodied with a very smooth yet sticky mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavor and a dry bitter finish. Wonderful tasting beer and hides the high alcohol content very well..

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO (1156) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Poured from tap into a large snifter. Light but deep reddish/amber with a thick white head that gives way to thick lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste matches, but definitely heavy on the pine. Very dry finish that lasts for awhile, giving way to slight sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lweiberg (108) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Had this on tap at Najas Place in Redondo Beach. This ripped my fucking face off. I had to go home and drink a Bud Light because my palate was so fucked. I loved it!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Tasted on draft @ Mission Valley location. Floral hop aroma with strong hop bite. Very smooth with good balance of fruity, floral, and citrus present.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5582) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours a bright orange with lively carbonation. Aroma is heavy on the citrus and is extremely hoppy. Flavor explodes with a massive amount of sticky, hoppy goodness and a good deal of alcohol. I’m not sure if this bottle is fresher than several of the recent reviews, but this is a hop monster that delivers on the promise its name implies. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Clear dark yellow, wan frothy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, seemingly some Columbus here. Very pungent and woody. Very balanced flavor, somewhat doughy and subdued on the malt side, with plenty of earthy, slowly building woody and piney hop notes. Softly malty, assertively bitter finish. Wonderfully put together.


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