Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hop Juice by Left Coast Brewing

22oz bomber poured into a typical pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange/copper color with a finger of head and very little lacing.

Nose is piney, carmally malts. 5 hop varieties, but it's difficult to tell which ones.

Taste is pretty malty (over malty imho), a little bitter. Not near enough hop to call itself a double ipa. Bottle touts 'massive' IBU's (hard to believe) and 9.7% abv.

Reading the name 'Hop Juice', I'd expect it to slap me in the face with hops. This really didn't do it for me. On a scale of 1 - 10, I'd give it a 5.