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Monday, March 21, 2016

Tap Handle #584: Left Coast - Hop Juice Double IPA

Tap size:  12"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

Back in profile #261 I posted about Left Coast's original Hop Juice tap. This updated version is superior in every way - color, design and detail. There is a giant hop at the top of the tap that has cracked open and is leaking "hop juice". The words "Hop Juice", "Double IPA", and "Left Coast" are prominently featured on the front in raised letters. Wheat stalks and more hops are placed on a small platform around the base, and additional "Hop Juice" raised lettering appears down each side. The back is flat. Stylistically the shaft of the tap shares some similarities with the Left Coast Asylum tap. The overall look is so colorful and beautiful that it is very impressive. This tap is very hard to find - I've only seen two others - and it seems that the original Hop Juice tap with the frog on top is far more common.

For more about Left Coast, see this post. For more about Hop Juice, see this post.

Click through to see more photos of this deliciously messy tap...

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