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RATINGS: 718   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2011
This is an interesting DIPA. It has a nice aroma and pours without much of a head and is a cloudy but pretty orange color. Initially the flavor is very malty but then a huge grapefruit note kicks in and lingers. Ultimately this is a top notch effort from Left Coast.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aidzy (13) - - OCT 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Pours a golden straw colour, not much carbonation. An inch of head, dark yellow in colour. Aroma of sweet caramel and cookie dough with some earthy piney notes at the back. Taste is super sweet, butterscotch and caramel, turning bitter quite quickly. An easy drinking 9.7%, though a bit too sweet for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (350) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Hazy bubbly amber gold with a yellow white head of about a finger. Wet lacing fades to a rim and coating. Aroma is orange and mango citrus and candy. Taste is follow with jamminess and some grapefruit pine hop bitterness to close. Well-balanced. Sweet upfront and bitter aftertaste. Excellent DIPAS that hides its 9.7% well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7156) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle in the Greenville Beer Exchange tasting event in Greenville, NC.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. Strong malty aroma with bitterish dark hops in the aroma. The flavour is strong piney, resiny and even fruity hops, strong bitterness and even stronger malty sweetness with alcohol notes. 9.7% is there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2481) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Small bottle. Golden amber with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, some pine and herbs, light caramel and cookies. Very sweet light toffee but bitterness kicks in almost straight away. More than grapefruit than pine, oranges and hints of tropical fruit.. Dries out enough to keep it drinkable and not so sweet that hops aromatics are occluded. They stick around awhile. Alcohol sticks out a little at the end too. Not especially memorable but pleasant enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5608) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a decent balance between hops and malts; piney, grapefruit citrus hops with toasted bread and sweet caramel malts. There is a good amount of sweetness, but just enough hop character to make this good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJack (41) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle pour clear copper, thin white head with decent lacing. Moderate aroma is sweet floral. Flavor is malty sweet with floral hop oils, mostly masking high gravity. Finish is smooth, not overly bitter. Pretty solid DIPA :) ---Rated whilst imbibing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3401) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose with some caramel notes. Flavors of orange and butterscotch. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Clear golden orange color. Ring of bubbly white head. Dots of lace. Toasty spicy caramel malt aroma up front, some piney spicy hop. Grapefruit, citrus. Moderate plus sweet taste, moderate bitter. OK double IPA... Decent hop, but a lot of sweet malt that kind of overshadows the hop. Bigger sweet malt, over top of the decent hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (39) - Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Happy but sweet. This beer reminds me of a lighter version of dogfish head 120. The alcohol percentage is definitely lower than the 120 but the taste more than makes up for it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop and earthy malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a solid beer.


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