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RATINGS: 829   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004 does not count
what i like to call a "hops masturbation session." ridiculously hoppy in flavor, yet still drinkable. like eating a barrel of barley with an acre of pine trees with a few sliced lemons on top. stunning without being annoying cuz theres a solid malty body underneath this nonsense. i drank a pint while reading a kurt vonnegut book at the bar of the toronado on a ridiculously busy monday night when the bartender was pissed and some portugese winery intern hit on me . what a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9705) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2005
This amber ale is about as flavorful as a beer can be. Very malty and hoppy, yet balanced and creamy. The alcohol is not real noticeable, but it hits you toward the bottom of the glass. This is a great brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmcinerny (17) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2007
On tap at Oggis Mission Viejo. Everything you would expect from a California Imperial IPA. Tons of hops up front offset by a terrific malt finish. I did not notice the high alcohol until it was time to leave. Very good beer. Next time I would try to get it in a snifter and only have a half.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Very Well Done!!! Now is the time for all good men to sample great beers. Not justly satisfying the parched tongue, but justly imbibing the taste and aroma and the escence of a nice beer

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
22 oz bottle. Copper/white head. Hops, citrus, pine aromas. Extravagant & in your face use of hops. Balanced and intricate flavors with small malt. Citrus. Bitter but not too offensive. Flavor stays with you.Could drink all night long but 9.4% says you wont be doing too much else.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
22oz. Bottle. Pours a honey orange color with a thin white head. Nose is heavily floral with pineapple, grapefruit and orange blossoms. It screams hop flavor with every other aspect of the beer subdued and in the background. Tends toward the sweet side with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderately thin which allows the hops to stand out. Some sweet caramel malt flavors can be picked out from the hop onslaught. Finish leaves a resinous coating on the tongue. Aptly named and one of my favorite double IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. The hazy gold-orange brew boasts everlasting sudsy foam and lingerie lace. A hedonists cornucopia of grapefruit and tangelo, Kaffir lime, mango and peach, and fresh cigar scents welcome me, ushering a mouthwatering flavor melange of cookiedough malt and juicy, tropical fruity hops with hints of mint, quinine and pine. The palate is malty yet not sweet nor caramelly... a medium viscosity, it feels sugary, but also creamy and fluffy, and tacky with hops resins; fabulously tactile without being thick or chewy. The finish features a smoky bitterness and bracing citrus pith aftertaste. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a dark orange to amber color with a fat white head and a lot of lacing. Nose of strong pine, citrus, on top of caramel malt, Medium bodied with a very smooth yet sticky mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavor and a dry bitter finish. Wonderful tasting beer and hides the high alcohol content very well..

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Poured from tap into a large snifter. Light but deep reddish/amber with a thick white head that gives way to thick lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste matches, but definitely heavy on the pine. Very dry finish that lasts for awhile, giving way to slight sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (3187) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2016
355ml bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced full flavoured bitter and sweet taste. Tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, malts, some alcohol and spices. Great brew.


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