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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 2Ė 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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4.3
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Tasted on draft @ Mission Valley location. Floral hop aroma with strong hop bite. Very smooth with good balance of fruity, floral, and citrus present.

4.5
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 On tap @Toronado... WOW! Nice copper color. Aroma is hops pine and citrus. Over the top hop flavor with a good malt presence. An outstanding beer!

3.7
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 6, 2005
GABF 05- Pours a slightly hazy yellow, small white head. Aroma is big west coast hops, grapefruit, a hint of spice as well. Flavor is like a pine forrest with grapefruit juice raining down.

4.5
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 5, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours to a slightly hazy orange color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is fragrant with zesty citrus and piney hop aromas. The palate is firm, with good pale, and caramel malts, paired with zesty/tangy hop flavors of grapefruit and lemon. This beer finishes with more good pale and caramel malt sweetness up front, the ends with a zesty piney/citrus hop bite that lingers. Wow. I found this beer to be an outstanding example of a double IPA. Tons of hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness, with a good malty base to stand up to the hop assault. This is hop juice, in a very good way. A perfect aperitif beer, and a nice beer to sip and relax with as a hop coctail, after a long hard day at work.

4
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Very nice Imperial. Pours a dark bronze with a slight head. Aroma is hops, pine tar, and perfume. Taste is very smooth, but with a strong hop flavor. Citrus-sweet finish.

3.9
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
On tap. Cloudy orange with a thin head and tons of lacing. Nose is oranges, pine, hops. Crisp hop attack, dry slow finish. Yumm!

4
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 smackiní finish.

3.9
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Left Coast Hop Juice is a golden ale thatís cloudy to the point of being opaque. I can see a fair amount of bubbles floating up; enough to keep the head from collapsing. Itís a frothy, bubbly, yellowish off white head that leaves lacing thatís 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! Itís 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, itís quite bitter but itís 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. Thatís not to say that the image on the bottle of the hop sliced open to reveal citrus segments isnít clever. There is a slight hint of diacetyl but I have to think about it to detect it. Thereís nothing subtle here. A bunch of booze and a bunch of hops and itís hard to go wrong. This seems like what Ithaca Flower Power wants to be when it grows up.

3.8
Ericular (1016) - 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 Iím 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 Iím used to for this style.

3.8
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2004
On tap at toronadoís: 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 itís one dimensional. Through it all the balance is very far to the hops and it is an experience that all hopheads should enjoy.


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