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HopArt IPA | COAST Brewing Company

very good
245 Reviews
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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Walking a fine line of sweet malt and assertive hop character. A hop presence so enticing it truly is a work of art.

Added by MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

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Photo of Omnium
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > Tulip Pint

A - Clear orange gold with a thick foamy two finger head, medium lacing.
S - Nice aroma, lots of grapefruit, floral notes, tangerine, big resinous hop notes, caramel malt.
T - Fairly balanced, caramelt and bread malt are pretty predominant then you get some big bitter citrus and pine, light floral notes, orange juice, some grape.
M - Kinda chewy, lingering bitterness, a little more intense than your average IPA.
O - Aroma is good, but it doesnt match up in flavor.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Medium orange pour with a half cm of fine foam. Aroma includes pine and some tropical fruit. The flavor is deeply dank with a crisp finish. This is a really pleasant pint.

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Photo of mntlover
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy murky darker amber color with a big fluffy cream colored head that falls slow and leaves some good gobs of lace.

Aroma is nice and fruity soft mango, sweet pineapple, and touches of sweet malts. Smell is nice hoppy but not overly bitter smelling.

Taste is like the nose but more starts dank fruity, moves to light tobacco almost vegetable notes . Finish fairly bitter hop resins coating the mouth. A nice deep dank IPA just like the color.

Mouthfeel is only medium smooth carbonation makes for easy drinking.

Overall an enjoyable IPA that I would probably buy on occasion if it was available locally.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

orange amber colored, white head. nice huge hop aroma - citrus flavors. great hop flavor, and only moderate bitterness. good mouthfeel - a little sticky.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tallboy can into a snifter.

3.0 A: Murky copper plum color. Not quite one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average, especially for the style and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Mix of a few different hop components - pine and grapefruit, nondescript spiciness, orange with a touch of lemon zest, and floral. Mild bready yeastiness with honey and caramel notes. Despite the complexity, it's not as vibrant as I'd like.

3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. The bready yeastiness is pretty strong and distracting at times. Caramel and a slight toastiness. The hops are primarily piney with grapefruit. The other components listed in the smell are there as well, but all pretty subdued.

3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess but it is rather chewy due to the yeastiness.

3.5 D: It's not bad, but I prefer cleaner, less yeasty IPAs as a general rule.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the smell along with notes of caramel malts and hints of grapefruit hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of piney hops and caramel malts along with notes of grapefruit hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Wilphaite
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can date 6/3/15!

Look: Orange and hazy

Smell: Yum! this could be REALLY good!

Taste: Quick alcohol up front, soon over-taken by a robust IPA that delivers the goods with balanced hoppiness that goes on and on with luxurious splendor... Oh, and a mellow bitterness that ascends from the palate to the olfactory allowing further rumination is so desired.

Feel: Don't care, taste is in my sweet spot and i like it. If pushed, I'd say "smooth"... If shoved, I'd say "silky" on a sip, "velvety" on a mouth-full, and "velour" on a hasty gulp (which you can do, cuz it's a big can!)

Overall: The first Coastal offering I tried was a Carne Fire (meh...no defining character) The HopArt however, is worlds away a superlative brew for me (taste, character, boldness). Which, I guess attracts me to that style. Right now, If I can't find an Enjoy By, or Shane's Big DIPA, or a Pliney, or a Hercules, then hopefully, a HopArt will be available. Then again the HopArt may be my first choice!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

HopArt was a very good IPA offering from Coast Brewing. The beer poured a hazy copper with white head that left some lacing. The scent and taste had good pine and citrus notes. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall.....quite nice.

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Photo of CotterEU
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The malts are well balance with a nice citrus zest hop bitterness. Undertones of mango are present to begin and after a bit, some pine notes finish it out. A superb IPA. Well balanced and unique.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Acquired as an extra in a trade with Briana, thanks!

Pours a hazy Amber body with a big white head that reduces slowly to leave some nice chunky retention and lacing.

Aromas are bready, biscuity, slightly floral but muted, a subtle caramel malt aroma dominates though with some faded hops in there.

On the tongue is caramel mixed with a light piney hop flavor, floral notes, finished by a light bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, not too smooth.

Overall mediocre. Maybe it wasn't fresh, but I'm not sure because there's no canned on date.

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

Can-date 8/5/15. Pours a hazy orange-amber with off white head

Nose: light floral and fruity nose, slight malt

Taste: tasty complex hop profile- peach, cherry, citrus. solid dose of wseet malt, that laces the whole palate. nice piney throughout the finish

Feel: sweet, bitter, malty, medium bodied, bitter finish

Really enjoy this, very good when its fresh. great balance, fairly big on malt but it compliments the complex, unique, and indeed artful hop profile nicley

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly dark Amber. A shade or two darker than most IPAs, but within the realm of appropriate. The thick head stands tall with an orange tinted off white color. Mildly hazy beer, but again appropriately so.

Smells of pine and tropical fruit. Hint of caramel and general maltiness as well, but very much hop forward. The taste is similar. Initial fruity taste and scent give way to a balancing malt flavor. Finishes with an assertive and piney hop bitterness, but refrains from becoming a stringently bitter. Lingering flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively medium carbonation level.

The malt backbone provides a nice backdrop for the hops without distracting from the hop focus. Well brewed and cleanly fermented. Lacks the hop explosiveness or complexity of the best of the style.

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Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed amber with a pinky of eggshell colored head above average head retention &lacing

S: Woody hops & mango

T: Grapefruit, a little bit of pine, some mango & breadyness up front , a little caramel & pear as well. A little bit of grassiness & mango as this warms, dryness as well. Finishes with pear, mango, & a touch of woody hops, some caramel

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation, nice balance

Drinks easy, very solid, well worth a go

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy orange color, with some head, slight lacing on the glass. Nice citrus notes and taste. Not overly piney or hopey. Very unusual for an IPA. I don;t normally like IPA because of the overly piney and hopey taste, but due to the lack of on this one....easily the best IPA I've ever had. In fact, only IPA I would gladly purchase again.

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Photo of macher0
3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From can to tulip.

A. Dull copper color, with a frothy egg shell head that slowly retreats to a spotty film. Moderate effervescence. Very poor clarity, almost cloudy.

S. Unlike some IPAs, I get notes of honey, bread, and malts right off the bat. The nose is a little boozey and the hop profile does not jump out. After looking around i notice some resin as it warms. This is shaping up to be a curious beer.

T. As with the nose, this very bready and malty. More of a Kolsch or even a pilsner, than an IPA. This is a sweet IPA and the hop profile is not well defined.

O. Not smooth or crisp. Moderate carbonation and full to moderate/full body.

M. I was under impressed by this ale. I do not like Kolschs and this could pass for one. Very much a German malt presence. The lack of hop profile led me to my rating. I was visiting Charleston and the beer guy suggested this. I'm glad I got the try, but will not recommend this IPA.

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Photo of shehateme
3.09/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I guess I'm a little picky about my IPAs or maybe I'm just spoiled from living in the north east but I knew as soon as I poured it in a glass I wasn't going to like it . Just as expected its just not the type of ipa that I enjoy .....the hops are muted and its heavy on malt ...not a bad beer just not for me

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Photo of KYGunner
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of BIN29
2.66/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

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Photo of ZRT
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of aderousseau
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
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...

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Photo of GlassOfHops
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
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

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Photo of ZorroZ
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
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