Left Coast Hop Juice Double IPA
From Left Coast Brewing – Here at Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves on being one of the first breweries to pioneer a Double IPA style beer. In 2003, we brewed our first Double IPA, and haven’t looked back since. This hop monster uses Premium American 2- Row and a touch of light crystal malt to create a solid malt foundation. The recipe calls for hops to be used in every step of the brewing process; in the mash, in a hop back, in the fermenter, and in the bright tanks. We use hop extract, hop pellets and hop flowers, hence the name Hop Juice. Hop Juice spends more than 4 weeks dry hopping in the fermenter and the bright beer tank. It is approximately 9.4% abv and has massive IBUs. Hop usage is over 4lbs per barrel. Hopeheads, step up to the plate!
Left Coast Brewing – Hop Juice Double IPA – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet – 9.4% abv
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/4 inch layer of white foamy head.
Aroma: Big grapefruit and orange up front, with a subtle whiff of pine.
Taste: Pine, grapefruit, brown sugar, orange, spicy and sweet malt holding all those hops together.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, juicy and medium bodied.
Overall: Excellent. A remarkable Double IPA with a big nose and big bitterness.