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RATINGS: 830   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle from Craig. Thick, dirty orange/amber color with no head. Tha aroma was straight fruity hops with sweet malts mixed in. the taste was the same with lip smackin finish.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2004
On tap at toronados: Pours a little light for the style with a big billowy head and some lacing. Seriously hoppy nose with some alcohol, but hops hops and more hops. Oh My God! This is the most bitter beer I have ever tried and if you look at my ratings I have tried some really hoppy beers. Never becomes astringent either. I really like it. So what if its one dimensional. Through it all the balance is very far to the hops and it is an experience that all hopheads should enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (1002) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Pours clear and golden with a bright white head. Aroma had a nice hop base, with a little sweetness and some piney notes. Flavor to match with an underlying maltiness to balance things out. Not overly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottled version, clean and clear brass color with some thin lace and an even head that dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma is composed mainly of pine resin, butterscotch, caramel, toasted wheat bread and grapefruit. Dry hopping is substantially evident here. Good depth to the malt character with citrus notes. Syrupy caramel malt comes in a little too strong and competes with the bitterness too much. Warming alcohol nearly overwhelms the palate but the hops rounds out a good bitter stain on the tongue. Could be more balanced. Enjoyable though as an impy.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (994) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
300th rating! Pours a clear golden with long lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is tons of toffee malt with caramel and licorice, slightly dank with dark fruit. Very rich, heavy, syrupy aroma. Not what Im used to in a West Coast DIPA, but enjoyable nonetheless. Taste is sticky sweet up front with a cotton candy vibe, then some hops cut in with a juicy pine that dries out into a good aftertaste. Really dry finish. Overall this is rich and enjoyable, but much different than Im used to for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hop haze orange color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is of fairly hoppy with grapefruit, pine and some caramel and biscuity malty notes. Flavor doesnt have the juicy taste the name indicates, though it is fairly hoppy. I get some grapefruit, orange zest, fresh pine, a tea leave like quality, along with some caramel and biscuity malts. The body is medium with a powdery dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid West Coast DIPA, though I would have liked more bitterness and that fresh hop juice note as the name indicates. But maybe my bottle wasnt too fresh.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours a hot orange amber color, frothy white head. Pungent hop aromatics of apricot, peach, and citron. The flavor the whole way through was a palate blasting fruity hop experience. As it warmed, malt notes peeks through occasionally. In the finish, an alcohol heat becomes rather noticable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Tasty stuff....great floral and citrus notes on the nose....same on the mouth......expected more hops but still excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Bomber. Poured a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is very hoppy with a very complex blend of hops. Some pineapple and citrus present. Taste is similar with more big hops, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit. Some caramel also backing this one up nicely. Mouth is sticky and finish is bitter. A very nice IIPA.


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