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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 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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Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - AUG 8, 2010
22 Oz. Pours a clear copper-amber with big white head that leaves intricate lacing. I would say lightly carbonated but for a beer of its caliber it looks to be just perfect. Aroma is lighter than expected but very solid citrus, piney, and resinous notes maybe the slightest malt notes. Taste is very bitter but way more balanced than I was anticipating bringing out the bitterness in a very elegant way yet sweetness is definitely not a main player. Finish is not overpowering but actually quite crisp and refreshing. Intialy ends very quickly but then leaves a long lasting bitterness that almost seems to build rather than subside. An excellent hop elixir and an excellent beer! Want more!

3.9
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2010
bottle. Pours a clear peach orange color with white head. Aroma of hop syrup, resiny. Taste is thick resiny hops, some bitter floral notes, full bodied, light fruit tones. Warming sensation. Good.

4
Atom (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22oz bottle pours amber/golden with nice bubbly head. Aroma is nice pleasant balance of pine and citrus. Taste is an excellent balance of candy coated citrus rounded with a thick texture followed by not so overpowering pine flavor. Very enjoyable.

4.3
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.

3.4
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours an earthy brown with a white/brown head. Nose is bitter hops with some pine. Nice toasted malt start. Full body. Moves to a disappointing hop finish. Very bitter with little appreciable layers. Overwhelms the taste buds with underwhelming taste.

3.2
uhclem (430) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Nice clear amber pour with a decent head. Nose was mild for a IIPA, mostly light citrus and grass. The alcohol came barreling through at the first (and subsequent) sips. Medium hops bitterness, which was a bit of a disappointment after reading the blurb - I expected more. Normally, the less malt I taste, the better, but the malt overtones worked here. Dialing back on the alcohol (or at least hiding it better) would be an improvement. The finish was complex, but did not last long. Serve with a hearty steak or spicy Asian dishes.

3.9
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
bottle pours dark orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is citrus and grapefruit hop notes with light hay and grass. Flavor is rich pale malts, lots of hay and a nicely balanced hop finish. Lots of citrus in the finish, lingers for a while.

3.9
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Don’t get the hate surrounding this one. It’s a double IPA people, it isn’t going to be gentle. This one I found to taste like it should be the missing legend between Dogfish Head’s 90 and 120 minute IPAs. I would have guessed this one at 11%. Hoppy hoppy hoppy, and the hops come from an overly luxurious silky medium-full body that dresses the palate in pure citrus and pine. Both equivalent in assertiveness, this beer shows up to do business in bulk. Great beer, and one reminiscent of DFH IPAs, which is a compliment of the 3rd kind.

3.8
glennmastrange (2899) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of caramel, flowers and herbs, light broth for the yeast, with background notes of fresh cut fruit and cardboard. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is is hazy orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily and has a soft carbonation. Aside for the slightly off note (perhaps from an old bottle) this is a pretty good DIPA. The sediments did add a crappy aspect to this beer, so leave em in the bottle.

2.7
Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a smallish bubbly white head the goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts and tropical fruits and some floral hops and some stinkiness.

The flavor is some sweet malts followed by an almost minty hoppiness that is combined with tropical fruits. The result is kind of strange. It has quite a bit of bitterness that lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, this was much better when I had it on tap at Falling Rock. On tap it was more of a solid traditional DIPA with no mint and tropical fruits.


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