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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Draft at Stuffed Sandwich.Copper colored brew with a thick off white head. Hop juice is an appropriate name. Aroma and flavor is just tongue numbing hop assault. Good balance between the grapefruity and piney hops. But there is no real maltiness noticeable. If your an absolute hop fiend this ones for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2005
Tap @ OíBrienís. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
On tap at Carmel Country Road. This batch was 7.99% listed. Orange with minimal lace. Strong with heavy malt, good mouthfeel. Every hop they can find and put together here, cascade, warrior, amerillo, etc. etc. And dry-hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1751) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Hand Bottle from growler. Big thanks to cbkschubert for sending me this one. Pours a cloudy orange body with nice head. Aroma is of citrus, tropical hops, big maltiness. Flavor is very hoppy, heavy citrus - grapefruit tones, big sweet malty backbone. Nicely done but the syrupy hoppness may be a bit overdone for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/30/2005
Mode: Firkin
Source: Nijaís

hazy dark yellow, whispy white head, slightly tart malt aroma, thin body, bitter hop flavor, only a hit of sweetness, old cask funk, a letdown
-------- /> Date: 12/03/2005
Source: Brewfest
Score: i+ to ii+
Words: Draft
Words: Strong Ale Fest

hazy dark yellow, thin white head, sweet citrus aroma, big body, lots of citrus hop flavor on a sweet carmel malt base, nice even bitter finish, excellent balance, another me too double IPA but very well done,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (763) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22 oz bomber, no freshness date. ABV on my sample is listed @ 9.4%

Hazy orange, thin head, no retention, not much in the way of lace.

Aroma is scorched caramel, earthy hops, some citrus.

Flavor is sweet caramel up front with a grapefruit pith finish.

Alcohol is a bit hot going down.

Balanced for the most part, does get a little sticky as it warms, and the hops get a little muddled, but itís not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Courtesy boboski. Clear yellow with a dense billowy white head. Heavily resinous aroma - lots of pine, pineapple, and some alcohol, but all combines well. Aggressive hop and alcohol upon first taste, but a nice lemon-citrus hop character emerges. Long aggressive finish. Well done. Second sample (courtesy SoLan) proved to be quite a bit solventy and abrasive. Knocked it down a point on flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (770) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2007
22 oz bottle from Plaza Liquors. Pours a clear copper color with fluffy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is nice and fruity and spicy. Tingles the tongue with itís high hop presence. Flavor is slightly sweet yet nice dry finish. Herbal hops and bitter hops. Nice 2 ipa. Pretty standard with many of the other. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Amber in color, large foamy off-white head, good retention, nice lacing, light carbonation.   Citrus, pine, and hop oriented nose.   Smells quite nice.   Does smell a little rough, or green tho.   In other words, very zesty.   Aside from the strong hop/citrus rind presense, I am getting spikes of earth and grains.   Lingering citrus rind.   A little puckering, to which I would say this could use more malt backing.   A little lopsided as far as I am concerned.   Fairly full bodied, mouthfeel is moderate.   I am pretty peculiar about my IIPAs, and this one does need a touch more sweetness, and a bit more malt.   Just not syrupy enough for my tastes.   While it hits the mark on bitterness, its a bit raw and rough without a touch of sweetness and a good malt backing.   Enjoyable, but too one sided.   Thanks Larry for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2008
22 oz bomber from PHX last fall. Pours a pretty orange/shiny copper with a persistent thin head that laces the glass nicely. Good carbonation brings forth its sweet resiny perfume. Flavor has a nice balance of hops and bready malt, probably more malt than Iíve had recently in a double IPA. Some alcohol warmth is noticable but not objectionable. <P> The missing link for me was the expected hoppiness in flavor and aroma; there is plenty of hop bitterness. There is some nondeScript hop flavor present, but not what I would expect given the name. Ruination is far better according to my taste buds. Still, this is a good beer.

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