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RATINGS: 840   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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4.2
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-03, bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Amber color, medium head. The hoppy aroma is excellent, perfumy, fruity and resiny. The body has a medium structure, the mouthfeel lingers between the dry side and the sweet; good toffee flavor, with a sweet nut edge and pleasant spicy touch (black pepper); strong hopping, partially resiny and lightly fruity. The final is hoppy and it shows a sharp pepper character too. Solid.

2009-06-16, draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Amber color, shining; small head. It has a very nice hop aroma, fruity and resiny. Solid body, with very good, sweet, round caramel and toffee flavor; very strong hopping, scraping the tongue, but leaving behind good piney resins and more orange fruitness than most beers; for what is worth, it can also fall in the category of American Strong Ales for its sweet caramel and toffee flavor. Powerful and excellent.

2.2
Koelschtrinker (20395) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Viskoser und sehr süßer Hopfenantrunk, in dem der Hopfen kurz blumig, dann aber sehr rau und keinesfalls ausgewogen. Der Eindruck bleibt im Mittelteil bestehen, hier steigt der Hopfen sogar noch, eine starke Bitterkeit folgt ihr. Langer trockener und übertrieben blumiger Hopfenabgang mit kurzem alkoholischen Brennen. Zu krass und gleichzeitig disharmonisch für mich. 11/6/5/7/12/6

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19490) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle split at Endo’s house, cheers to Jed, 24/05/13. Clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, pine, bitter orange, bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises caramel malt, hops, grapefruit, orange pith, grass, citrus fruits, pine bite. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, agressive hop bitterness in the finish. Best DIPA of a day touring smaller brewers where it goes to show it ain’t easy to knock out a decent beer of this genre!

3.8
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Hazy amber beer with a nice hed. Hoppy and milky aroma, grassy and with tropical fruits. Hoppy flavor, metal and perfume, some tropical fruits.

4.1
saxo (18299) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle from H.J. Hansen. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, caramel, hops and malt. Nice bitter finish.

4.1
mcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Hopfest, pours a golden orange with a white head. Aroma of resinous hops, sweet caramel and some candied sugar. Flavour is very buttery with piney hops - not much else. Lots of depth to the hops in this one. Extremely enjoyable.

3.9
chrisv10 (17422) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden/amber with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, hops, citrus, pine, little caramel, bitter, fruit, floral and a little grass.

3.6
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle, 22oz. A slightly unclear beer, dark orange beer with a small, off-white head. Fruity nose with loads of pine cones, lemon peel and resins. A bit sugary maybe. Malty sweet base that should be more evident. Resins, fruits, lemon peel and fruityness too. Full-bodied and nicely bitter. Lasting finish. A wonderful beer, but it’s sort of one-tracked. Too warming too I think. But it’s nice and repeatable. 110301

3.6
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Sweet tropical fruit and caramel malt up front. Nice grapefruit, some pine, and a touch of peach. Lightly floral, too. Somewhat sweet flavor, but plenty of hops. Good grapefruit, peach, pineapple, and pine. Light to moderate bitterness, some floral hops, and caramel.

3.9
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle @ J.C.G. Pours unclear orange with a creamy lasting white head and lacings. Freshly hopped nose. Pine, orange and a bit of buiscuit. Smooth and sticky palate. Taste is very hoppy, spruce, juice and pine. Lasting bitterness. A bit boozy. Nice.


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