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RATINGS: 828   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. This beer left plenty of lacing on the side of the glass as it went. Aroma was dominated by hops. Flavor was grass, pine, and lots of hops. Aftertaste was bitter. I like it bitter though. Great looking and tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Very packed with hops. They are pretty good, aftertaste is a bit on the harsh lingering variety. The aroma is nice and the appearance is typical of a dark IPA. Overall I liked this brew however it didnt meet my expectations for its title.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. The head was yellowish and reduced relatively quickly to a lasting film. The aroma was caramel sandwiched between pine and citrus fruit. Medium bodied and on the sweet side. The sweetness was actually most pronounced at the end. Only mild bitterness up front, likely mitigated somewhat by the sugars. Tart orange juice, pine, cherry, and caramel flavors. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
(22oz. bottle). Pours copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma is boozy, burnt caramel, resin and a little medicine-y. Moderate bitterness and accompanying sweetness. The maltiness throws off the balance for me. It a little oily and fizzy on the tongue. The bitter finish is quite long. Not my favorite, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3634) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle-man, this was not one of the best DIPAs i have had for sure-pours deep copper hue with a small slightly off-white soapy head with some lacing. somewhat oxidized citrus nose-sweet tangerine dominates with some aged malt. piney and sweet malt flavors dominate with a little pine but long sweet finish. not the most complex of this style for sure. really nothing special, but glad i got to try it-this beer had huge hype about 5 yrs ago but this shows that it was nothing. apple flavors in the finish show that this maybe infected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and peach. Flavour is sweet malt, light alcohol, citrus and peach. Bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Left Coast Hop Juice is a golden ale thats cloudy to the point of being opaque. I can see a fair amount of bubbles floating up; enough to keep the head from collapsing. Its a frothy, bubbly, yellowish off white head that leaves lacing thats going to be a challenge to wash off the glass. It has a nice, big, hoppy aroma. It smells a little sweet. It seems citrusy, floral and grassy. Yum, sweet hop syrup! Its pretty full bodied and very smooth. The finish is just a bit sticky. The sweetness from the aroma is much more subdued in the flavor. There is a major black pepper flavor going on to help remind me of the ABV. Yeah, its quite bitter but its balanced out. The event sequence of the taste is unexpected. The alcohol taste comes up front and then the sweetness follows right along with the bitterness. Overall, the hop flavor comes off as more floral than citrusy. Thats not to say that the image on the bottle of the hop sliced open to reveal citrus segments isnt clever. There is a slight hint of diacetyl but I have to think about it to detect it. Theres nothing subtle here. A bunch of booze and a bunch of hops and its hard to go wrong. This seems like what Ithaca Flower Power wants to be when it grows up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle from City Beer. Surprised to have found this, actually. Fruity hop aroma that smells like orange juice and grapefruit juice. Just an insane grapefruit citrus hop aroma. The name hop juice is well-justified. Copper color with a fluffy head that fades away rather quickly. Malt sweetness provides some balance, but heavily weighted towards the hop profile. Very resinous. Nice citrus/grapefruit hop flavor. Very nice bittering hop that provides a lasting citrus hop taste. Smooth and creamy resinous texture. The beer is a little "hot" i.e. it provides a somewhat assertive alcohol warmth. Something is not completely right here. I am getting this annoying malt flavor that is fucking with the harmony of the beer. I cant exactly pinpoint whats the matter with the malt flavor, but something is not to my liking. Still, this beer is quite delicious; those hops are stunning.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2106) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle, home. Surprisingly good DIPA. This beer pours a medium amber with a smallish white head. The aroma is quite good, a mix of a variety of hop flavors - mostly floral and citric. Theres a touch of caramel malt, but this is clearly a hop ride from the outset. The flavor is pretty much all big chewy hops. I guess its dry, but its hard to taste much beyond the hops. If thats not your cup of hop tea, then you wont like this beer much. There was a definite paint thinner note when the beer was colder, but it fades to further hoppiness as it warmed up. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, but thems the breaks with hop juice. Super hoppy DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/4 inch layer of white foamy head. Aroma: Big grapefruit and orange up front, with a subtle whiff of pine. Taste: Pine, grapefruit, brown sugar, orange, spicy and sweet malt holding all those hops together. Mouthfeel: Sticky, juicy and medium bodied. Overall: Excellent. A remarkable Double IPA with a big nose and big bitterness.


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