Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing, California
Big on citrus and hops aroma, this is a classic West Coast IPA, but doubled up on intensity.
Clocking in slightly under 10% ABV, this big bottle was a hefty hopper, but quite enjoyable from start to finish.
Nothing made it stand out as unique – aroma, taste and look were all quite common. Slightly murky, light orange in appearance it had a very clingy head when poured. Even after sitting for a long time, the head still hung around.
The amount of pine and bitterness in this beer matches well with the powerful aroma, so you know before your first sip that this is going to be a solid beer.
As the hopping frog on the bottle indicates, it is intensely hoppy, having been dry-hopped for two weeks. In total five kinds of hops help create this artwork of beer that is a great example of what the double IPA style had traditionally tasted like.