Left Coast “Hop Juice” Double IPA: Lodi BevMo! got some new stuff in. I’ve seen Left Coast before, but I’ve never had any of their beer before so I picked this and their Voodoo stout up and chose to wait on their Asylum tripel for my next visit. This IPA is pretty tasty. It has a pretty sweet nose with caramel malts with hoppy citrus, grapefruit and maybe a hint of pine notes. This flavor profile is an odd sensation. It has the maltiness of an East Coast IPA like 90-Minute, but still maintains that hop bitterness to it like the West Coast IPA it is. It surprisingly doesn’t make for a perfectly balanced IPA, but rather consisting of two equally opposing ingredients that happen to compliment each other well. You get the caramel malt sweetness up front immediately followed by hop bitterness falling mid to back palate. It’s definitely one of the more palatable, maltier IPAs I’ve had.