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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1761) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bomber from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours orangish with a foamy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has oranges, grapefruit and caramel with some pine. Taste is of sweet fruits, bitter citrus, loads of pine and spicy florals, and a nice solid caramel malt base. Sticky with quite a bit of depth and hints of alcohol. Finishes long and sweetly bitter. This is yummy!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy to transparent bronzed color with a slim fingerís worth of white foaminess that dissipated immediately leaving clingy messy lacing. The smell had some herbal to floral sweetness rolling over a caramel maltiness. The taste copied the smell staying sweet throughout . Barely any bitterness showed any presence. Slight caramel aftertaste and a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed decent for the style and for me. The herbal quality puncuates the palate to create a decent smoothness. Overall, if the bitterness was brought up on this one...yeah, could be way better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2196) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy light orange with small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is herbal hips and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Strong hopps and pine flavored in this beer. Pours orange with a cream colored thick head. Smells like hopps and grain. Bottle pour at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (337) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Malty cereal aroma. Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Not real hoppy flavor, mostly bread and cereal malt flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Malt dominant from sniff to slurp - the Michael Jordan of sweet digestive biscuit malt too - hops there in abundance but cowering under their malt master whips - I prefer hops on top so Iíve marked this down accordingly but my boozing buddy absolutely raved about the malt and obviously this suits his malt mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (647) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2015
This thing tastes filthy. I really like it. It pours a murky gold color, there isnít much head, and the foam fades quickly. Mild, sweet citrus in the nose, not much else. The flavor really brings the complexity. That citrus hits up front, then dense, warm malt. The finish is a musky, strong hop overload. Vegetable and grass notes dominate. 9.7% ABV is apparent. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1844) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Tap. Orange color with white head. Aroma is sweet malt and rind. Taste is very swet, sticky citrus. Lots of malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. This is a nice biting IPA with serious hop wallop and a little more viscosity and sweetness than I am used to.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3244) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Draft at Oggis. Pours opaque amber gold with a fizzy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like creamy caramel, smooth booze, smooth citrus hops, toasted nutty malt, and grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, grapefruit, and nutty malt.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4301) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 100515. Vibrant golden orange colour with a level layer of foam. Pine needles and floral citrus hop aromas, with some passionfruit thrown in. Flavour smacks you in the mouth and leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Big bold beer.


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