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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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
glennmastrange (2828) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beaver (1774) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2010
The pour is a clear, orangey color with an average, off-white, pillowy, foamy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is interesting for the style with some dusty yeast, perfumey hops, lychee fruit, some resins, and grass in there. The flavor is similar but saved by the pleasant bitterness; lychee fruit, perfume, resins, some sweet caramel, and a moderately high resiny bitterness. The palate is thin for a 9.4% with a less than medium body, lively, slightly warm, and thin but still velvety. The finish is warm, spicy, resinous, and some lychee still lingering. Certainly not typical of what I am used to in IIPAs with perfume notes and citrus notes coming off as lychee fruits. The bitterness is nice and balanced by the slight malt backbone but ultimately the thin palate and poor appearance just contribute to the lackluster beer. LC just started shipping their brews to Fort Collins and so far, I have not been impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (3138) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Had this beer at the Raley Field Brewfest on draft and in a bottle... Great logo and draft handle, probably better than the beer itself... The color is an almost hazy orange with a delicious herbal hop aroma... Flavor is not very malty, definitely a west coast ipa in that the showcase is the hops, not much sweetness at all.... Flavor has a nice bitterness throughout, great palate... Very nice west coast ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
amber/copper pour with thin head. nice fresh hop and citrus aroma. full body. fresh hops, caramel. warming. moderate sweetness and bitterness. a bit sugary in finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Based on the other reviews, and my own expectations, I may have gotten an old bottle of this. Ordered from Half-Time Beverage with great anticipation. I was expecting something like Ruination or Pliny or Hog Heaven. Instead, it poured transparent amber with almost zero head (first odd sign). Aroma lacked any pine and citrus, and was largely caramel malt. It smelled flat for a IIPA, heck, even for an IPA. Given all the hype on the label, this was pure disappointment for this hophead. Mostly malt and some cantaloupe with faint hops. Something akin to Great Divide Hercules, but less hops. If I ever manage to acquire another bottle (or even better if on drafty when on vacation in July) I will re-rate this in case it was just a bad bottle. But this was nowhere near what it was labeled to be.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
A hoplovers brew for sure. the hops is almost disproportionate to the other flavors in the beer. citrus is dripping from this creation. I love IPA so I was into this beer but most folks want a little more balance. You will be done after a pint wanting a different flavor but it is a treat for once in a while type thing. Im not going to pretend to describe earthy dirt and a hint of moss that that is all horse shit. this beer is a love hate type thing . If you are new to craft beer and want to see what hops tastes like........ buy this .

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kptron (18) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2010
22 oz bottle. Medicinal, fresh bready aroma - hard to place. Golden mahogany, with generous head. Beyond bitter, almost subverting the flavor profile entirely. Pungent with a medium sweetness. Medium body with an oily texture. Unique in its class, tastes like Im eating hops off the vine!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to mar. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a small white head. The smell is pine, hops, citrus, caramel, and sweet. The taste is caramel, pine, hops, and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Poured orange amber, citrus and piney hops, citrus peal, caramel malts, little stone fruits, slightly bready, bitter finish, lots of lingering resin.


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