HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 95
Gots: 68 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

Walking a fine line of sweet malt and assertive hop character. A hop presence so enticing it truly is a work of art.
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Ratings: 545 | Reviews: 240
Photo of KYGunner
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The can I poured from was less than a month old so it surprised me that the hops were less than "assertive." A lightly bitter and oily resin herbal hoppiness with a sweet malty center. Drinks a little boozy but slides down easy.

Photo of BIN29
2.66/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Little over a month old in a 16oz can from a trade.

L: Murky orange with small nice head.
S: No hops aroma at all. Light biscuity, hint of Munich malt I guess because it sort of reminds me of an amber lager.
T: Malty, weird, sweet.
F: Really easy drinking with light mouthfeel.
O: Below average ipa. Nothing special about this at all. Made me appreciate good pas more. I've been drinking a lot of good IPAS lately that I thought for a minute it must've been really easy to make a good ipa.

Photo of ZRT
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Canned 24 days ago, so might be past its prime.
L-opaque light brown almost tannin in color
S-dank maltish, sweet
T- strong over malted sweetness, lacking any formal hop character.
F- strong lingering malty taste that sticks on the tounge.
O-one and done, not an IPA that I will ever drink again.

Photo of aderousseau
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Overwhelming CO2 -- especially out of the can. Hard to get to hops with so much gas presence, soda like. Light body with noticable malt. Wanted to love with the beautiful 16 oz vessel. One and done for me.

Photo of Webbydag1
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light in overall taste but it definitely packs some serious hops.

Photo of drpimento
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very well crafted, easy drinking, American IPA. Nothing special about it except perhaps, its being so quaff-able.

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange color with a 1/2inch head. Smell is of citrus hops. Taste is hoppy and bitter up front, some tropical fruits, malts, a touch of resin. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

Photo of mothmanscott
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, medium amber producing 2+ fingers of beige, foamy, moderately lasting head that leaves wispy streaks & blotches of lace. Aroma is richly sweet caramel malt backed by hints of pineapple & other tropical fruit, melon & grapefruit. Taste is also rich & sweet but more balanced than the nose with sweet caramel malts balanced with a tropical fruit, melon, cigar cedar wood & grapefruit hoppiness. Finishes on the sweet side but becomes increasingly bitter in the aftertaste is a balanced hoppy/malt bittersweet that gravitates toward unbalanced bitterness & slight astringency. Low alcohol presence in the nose, but becoming moderate in the mouth in the latter half of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, dry but sweet & juicy with a mild prickle & slight drawing nature on the front half, especially the sides, of the tongue.

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The description 'a malty ipa' is spot on. Personally not my favorite, but definitely unique amongst the citrus style ipas so popular today.

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at the brewery. Not much going on here. Bland all the way around.

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gets my #1 vote as best label design. :).
(Note: the label shown in photo is not the most current design)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Darrell. Orange body, mild haze, quarter inch of off-white cap. Oranges, hops, grain. Grainy with mild alcohol heat. Medium bodied with some sticky resinous hops. Eh...

Photo of GlassOfHops
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Something off with this batch? Pour created a crazy saison-like head, a very murky dark orange, smelled and tasted a little funky. Okay, but not very happy with the pickup.

Canned 12/18/2014

Photo of steveheady
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Too bitter for me. Not well balanced

Photo of ZorroZ
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is, indeed, very much a work of art. It has a nice, hoppy punch, but not the kind that whacks you over the head with bitterness and intensity. Oddly enough, the hops taste almost sweet in this IPA. Well done.

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.58/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Some sort of off flavor. I love IPAs, but I just don't like this one.

Photo of rajendra82
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Andy Warhol inspired label on the can, but instead of Marilyn Monroe faces, it's a bunch of hop cones. The beer pours out cloudy, amber, and forms a craggy head. The smell is quite an intense mix of juicy fruits like grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, and melon. The taste is also more of the dank, resinous hops, which are tropical in character, but have a little lower bitterness. There is a hit of big spice and earthy herbs in the finish.Body is quite dense, and the alcohol is not attempted to be hidden much. I picked up a four pack of this during a visit to Charleston. I hope they expand distribution to Atlanta area soon, because my first impression of this offering is quite good.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too yeasty for me being an IPA. Kinda tasty like a Belgian/IPA?

Photo of Dwoodard71
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is quite good

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This review may not be giving this beer justice as I believe it may have been an older bottle. Then again there was no date stamp so there was no way to tell, definitely less hop forward than expected.

Photo of kruky
4/5  rDev +0.5%

pretty darn good

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Fruity, a little bit bitter, crisp and really easy drinking.

Photo of 3ricks
4.22/5  rDev +6%

Well balanced IPA, prefer it on tap compared to bottle.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured bomber dated 7/17/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Dark orange pour with a frothy 1 finger off-white head. Very excellent lacing.

S-Aroma of pine, wet grass, and grapefruit rind.

T-Nice hop flavor with pine, wet grass, and grapefruit rind.

M-Mouthfeel is well balance nice carbonation with a long lasting bitterness.

O-Overall a very nice IPA, my first time having Coast won't be my last. Nice beer.

Photo of curasowa
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, golden-orange color with one finger of head that fades slowly with thick lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, floral hops, some grassy earthyness, a little pine

Taste: Just a flash of creamy malt sweetness, then a rush of strong, piney bitterness. Some sweetness reappears on the the back end, but that trails off in the lingering, bitter finish. There is a definite green hop, slightly harsh quality to the finish which boarders on unpleasant.

The Rest: A decent IPA lacking in the balance department. Not enough else going on to balance out the massive hop bill. Drinkablity suffers a bit from the harsh finish as well.

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.