HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by marvin213:
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A murky orange like a forming dawn sits with suds slipping down the sides of the glass. It's a beautiful IPA. Heady hops drip on the lacy sides. Kudos for the HopArt HopArt sticker! The only thing boring is the bottle cap.
Smells balanced, about which I'm uncertain because I yearn for more hop. It smells good an organic--there's a 'naturalness' to the nose and the taste. It's like perfectly balanced! It's odd. The taste is definitive (east coast) IPA: smooth assertive malt with leafy, earthy hop cones to it. This is a well-crafted beer.
Do I consider it in context of East Side IPAs or all IPAs? The category reads "American IPA" so I side with only the good side of great. Like other vegetation, there's factors within that west coast climate that provide its products an unfair advantage. Minus any sense of citrus, the beer feels good.
HopArt's a pretty awesome beer, and Coast is a pretty awesome brewery. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2011 21:27:53 | More by marvin213
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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
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