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RATINGS: 747   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1999) - 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 (3002) - 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 (4028) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew, small head. Aroma of caramel, over ripe fruit, a little citrus and alcohol. Taste is caramel malt - surprised at how sweet - with a fruity hops expression towards the end of the swallow. A little resin emerges towards the end. Stays sweet through the end. I was expecting a hop bomb but this was restrained and rather malty. Bought a single and find no date on the bottle - maybe this one was past its prime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heyden (82) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2015
Good hops notes and taste, the main thing that comes through is the alcohol. Tough to make a beer that strong, good job

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1115) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 18/4/2015. Pours a cloudy apricot with a small head. The nose features caramel malt, some fruity hops and honey. In the mouth, you get a big caramel malt backbone, mandarin, peach, apricot, honey, grapefruit and a hint of pepper. The hops are big, sticky and resiny. The palate is creamy and the carbonation soft. On first sip, I wasn’t entirely sold, but as it warmed, the complexity and balance became increasingly evident. Very nice indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2015
Amber in the glass with an offwhite head. Aroma is mild, some light floral hoppiness. Flavor is dominated by caramel maltiness and a pronounced pithy bitterness. Not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mitchh200 (7) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
Aroma of floral notes and citrus. Darker red color. The liquid was clear. There was minimal foam. Heavy bitter taste. Full bodied beer. Thick texture. Soft carbonation. Has a bitter finish. Overall a decent dipa

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (306) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
Like sticking your nose deep into flower. That floral sweetness grabs you early. It has same effect on tongue before the drier finish. A sipper. 9.7%. 2.72std drks. 355ml. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trith1 (53) - - MAR 20, 2015
I was hoping to have my head blown off by this: 5 different hops used, and transfer from sweetness to bitter on the finish, a whopping alcohol content, but all in all... I'm not fussed. It's a good beer, definitely well made, but its just lacking a certain something. I'm going to have to try the straight IPA and see if they hit there mark.


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