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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

517 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 94
Gots: 58 | 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: 517 | Reviews: 234
Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
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 +4.5%
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 -24.8%
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 -24.8%
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 -4%
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 -23.3%
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 -5%
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 -1%
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 +17.5%
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 -35.3%
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 +8.3%
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 -8.5%
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 -31.1%
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 -8.3%
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 +0.3%

pretty darn good

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Photo of 3ricks
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Photo of reebtaerG
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -9.8%
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.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. pint poured on tap at the brewery; unknown brewing/bottling date; drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - yellow-orange coloration; initial frothy white head settles into a subtle glass lacing; medium alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - some moderate citrus and pine aroma; distinct malt character - toasty, bready, doughy; some mild alcohol notes as well

T: 15/20 - moderate bitterness up front that opens up for a balanced hop and malt battle - some grapefruit, pine and resiny characters - with some malt character and alcohols; the malt character continues to develop in the middle of the mouth; finishes generally dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - light-to-moderate body, moderate carbonation, some alcohol presence but not fullness

O: 8/10 - don't think that this is a 90+ beer but it's a solid IPA for those who like balance in their IPAs; for $5/pint at the brewery, the price point is right too

TOTAL - 38/50

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, copper-gold coloring with a bright, white halo of bubbly head. Nose of pine pitch, caramel backbone, and subtle grapefruit notes. Flavors are toasted forward, with resinous hops, dank, and a blast of tropical fruit. The aftertaste is more bitter and resinous, with hints of tropical fruit. Light bodied and smooth, with a bitter, tropical fruit linger on a smooth finish. Good brew.

Photo of tillmac62
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/15/13. Pours a medium amber against a golden hue. Average head and lacing. Nice nose of balanced pine and citrus hops. Almost medium body with good carbonation. The taste is artfully balanced of hops against a light malt background. As the nose, the flavor profile is pine hop followed by grapefruit citrus. A nice bitterness, but this brew focuses on hop flavor. Clean finish with a lingering grapefruit flavor and slight bitterness. Hats Off to my brewing brethren on the SC coast and the guys at Greenville Beer Exchange that recommend this. This is an art of using hops and is better than SN Celebration in a side by side.

Photo of bum732
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to james582!

S: Raw, resiny, fresh hop aroma, some grapefruit candy.

L: Murky, yellowish brown, creamy whit head that dissipates.

T: Clean, hop laden maltiness up front. Candy like hop flavor. A very fresh hop flavor into a medium low, slightly spicy bitterness. A cracker-like maltiness in the background. Prominent herbalness as it warms, leafy almost.

M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation.

Really interesting hop combo, cascade and Mt. Hood. Never had anything quite like it. Could use a bit more carbonation, but a very unique IPA.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cw577enfield for the bottle. Bottled 6/14/2013. (He sent it at 3 weeks old. The additional age is my fault.)

Appearance: Hazed, obviously unfiltered, burnt orange/amber. Small off-white collar with faint wisps of head. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Slightly toasted malt with some solid caramel and biscuit notes. Hops are decidedly heavy on ruby red grapefruit and orange peel with some dank elements in the back. A touch of vague tropical flavors in the back. Juicy Fruit. Overall fruity sweetness with some pine oil. Mango and a touch of alcohol. Slight herbal/floral component.

Taste: Restrained bitterness builds a little over the course of the beer. Pronounced hits of grapefruit flesh and rind with some mango and orange influence. Even pushes a bit of pineapple. Malts carry a toasted biscuity sweetness coupled with a solid caramel malt sweetness. Some caramelization as well. Some backing almost mint with a soft flora/herbal edge. Ends up nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth up front with a slight creaminess. Gives way a slightly dry finish with a moderate carbonation. Medium body overall.

Overall: Better than Thomas Kinkade, but not Monet.

Throw this in a 6-pack smaller format bottle (or better yet a 4-pack of 16oz cans), and I'm sold. A great drinking IPA with everything you could expect from the style. Not abrasive or aggressive, but bitter enough to not be messing around. Nicely balanced with a solid overall drinkability.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Hazy copper. Almost no head, but the glass was wet. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Nondescript hop aroma. Slight citrus. Equally strong malt backing. Hint of sweetness.

Taste - Hops up front, again a blend of flavors. Citrus most prominent, but otherwise indiscernable. Malty. Not too strong, but some sweetness. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Easiest to drink of the hoppy varieties I had today. Medium body. Smooth.

Overall - I can see why this is year round. Everyman IPA. Not specific in any category, but good all around.

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.