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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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378 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%


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

(Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Bottled on 8/25/11.

Pours a hazy light orange with a 2 inch puffy white head that settles to a small cap. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is primarily of herbal and citrus zest hops and maybe some citrus fruits. Taste is of grapefruit/citrus fruits, citrus zest, and some slight malt flavors. A medium level of bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip. This beer has a crisp and somewhat dry mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good IPA with a nice hop kick in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 02:55:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22ounce bottle with a date of 3/18/2008. Consumed on 07/07/2008.

I was lucky enough to pick this one up right from the source several months back and have enjoyed it a couple of times since. I felt last night it really needed a proper review, so I busted out the glassware and went at it right. Served initially right out of the fridge, but allowed to warm up to room temp over time and poured into a nice pint glass.

The pour was very nice. A rich, and hazy amber tone came out of the bottle and splashed down into the glass. Nice carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass gave way to a full two inches of foam across the top. Very nice retention as this one did not really let down at all, and even still left copious amounts of side glass lace all over the place. Sticky would be a good word for the look of this one. The aroma was very well balanced. Resin like pine notes coming across first and then changing over into a mix of sugary malts and a biscuit like middle. The flavor though was a little bit more focused on the hops. Perfect balance here with a rich, thick feel and a wonderful sense of completeness in the profile. Nice use of pine hops and a fresh grass like flavors. Smooth with a coating texture that really made the flavor stick to your mouth and did not let you forget what the taste was like. I was shocked by how good this was the first time I had tried it. Alcohol was completely buried and it was utterly smooth as silk. I could have drank this one for days, it was the perfect balance and ideal session ale for me from the very first taste.

Overall to say that I was impressed with this would be doing it an injustice. This was easily one of the best IPA's I have had, and to know it was coming from a good local brewer just makes it all the better. I would have no issue with having this one on tap in my house everyday of the week! I would seek this out if you come through town, it is definitely worth it!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 10:29:48 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with an impressive head that displays a lot of stickage

Smell: Fresh squeezed tangerine, mango and some pith

Taste: After a brief interlude with the cracker, the citrus and pith take off and lay down a streak of red grapefruit and mango flavors; after the swallow, the pithy bitterness builds assertively through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Certainly the best bottled IPA I have tasted in the southeast

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 22:49:45 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice IPA that shows no frills or gimicks, just plain and simple, a quintessential American delight.

A solid look of medium copper, froathy foamstance of white foam with great retention and lacing. Mild haze from dry hops. The look certainly fits the bill.

Aromas are dominated by citrus hops. Graham cracker maltiness offers a bit of a bready-sweet aroma that doesn't quite approach caramels. Alcohol and a estery mix of citrus and ethynol give some intrigue.

Flavors closely mimic the aromas: Dominated by grapefruit and orange zest, the hops take the foreground while light caramel maltiness buffers the hops and gives a sweeter and breadier taste. Hop bitterness does more than just balance the beer by showcasing the resiny a-acids that make these beers so great. light nail polish remover taste emits from the alcohols and becomes also quite bitter in the finish.

Froathy and medium bodied up front, while the malts still make a presence. But from mid palate on, the beer is all about hop bitterness and an increasing dry crispness. Finishes airy and light; kinda evaporative with only a memory of malt sweetness left on the lips.

Hop Art is what IPA's should be: A showcase for hops but with supporting malts that don't bring attention to themselves. Thanks Mikesgrove!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 03:15:23 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a snifter. Appearance is a nice orange color that is slightly cloudy. Nose is loaded with citrus hops. A good dose of orange. The taste scales back a bit on the hops with the flavor not quite leading to the strong profile that was in the nose. Feel is nice with a good level of bitterness. Overall, nice hop flavor and bitterness and a really great nose.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 03:20:08 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dark copper body with an inch and a half of foamy, lightly yellow head.

Smell: Fragrant aroma smelling of caramel malts, though for the most part it's a floral, fruity plenty of grilled pineapple rings and juicy tangerine rinds.

Taste: Pale and caramel malts with a light, sugary sweetness. Hop flavors of tangerines, pineapples, and even a bit of pine needle extract with a moderate amount of caustic, citric hop bitterness. Still though, the beer finishes bittersweet. Only a touch of alcohol comes through.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Overall coating mouthfeel.

Drinkability: It's good! With plenty of sweet maltiness and punchy, bitter hops HopArt walks a very fine line between IPA and Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 01:54:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 7/28/10, served in an imperial pint glass. Amber, mild haze, white head of medium bubbles, heavily carbonated and moderate lacing. Looks good for an IPA.

Sweet citrus hops aroma, could use a little more volume but it smells good.

Beer is quite bitter with a nice forward hoppiness to it. Strong citrus fruit characters and a bright beer. Carbonation is nice in the mouth and the overall experience is good. Drinkability is nice as well. I'd have it again but ultimately its a second tier IPA overall. Comparable to local IPAs for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 01:50:14 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this interesting looking IPA as an extra from kkipple the great trader.

A: A large 2 finger fluffy head rises up and shows no signs of even starting to fade. This thing just wants to hang out and enjoy the tasty beverage as much as me. It's actually kinda eerie. Well... after waiting a bit it starts to fade and leaves a heavy lacing on the glass. Meanwhile the color is a hazy golden wheat to orange tangerine color.

N: I could smell this from a couple feet away as soon as I popped the top. Very aggressive hop aroma. Lots of chewy earthy hops, combined with tons of spicy hops, citrus, orange peel, fresh musty wet hop, and all the good stuff (not very piny though). Some tangerine and fresh orange, slight malty sweetness.

T: Mmmhmmm, just as I suspected... hoppy! Very juicy too, like fresh squeezed hop juice. Lots of fresh musty wet hops, spicy hops, tons of citrus again. Theres a little grapefruit, some tangerine, orange, and even a slight pine. Chewy hops behind all that somehow. It's pretty bright. A pretty solid bitterness that doesn't get overwhelming and seems to increase as it goes. But that's not all, sip now and it'll give me a free light malty sweet base. A slightly thick malty sweet base that could be confused with alcohol, but it's only 7.7% so the alcohol bite never comes.

M: Medium body, heavier than expected. Tons of carbonation with all that.

F: Dries off quite a bit, accentuated with the heavy hops. Speaking of which, yep, lots on the finish too. More earthy and musty fresh hops, tons of citrus and spicy hops. The bitterness really ravages the mouth, and won't go away. This time some real pine comes through too, like chewing on fresh hoppy pine tree, the kind that keeps your car fresh, and smelling like delicious hops. Hmmm, I think I just got an idea for a patent... brb...

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 01:23:02 | More by jlindros
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy orange hurd brown with a creme head. Nose is a mild malty caramel thing. Flavor leans toward earthy hops with a citric spike and on the end is a nutty kind of after tone. Feel has a mildly sharp carbonation. Liquid is a bit thicker. An easy drinking IPA. I'll have no problem drinking 64 ounces of this one.

Thanks to raverjames for the hookup.

Serving type: growler

11-24-2008 01:40:05 | More by RblWthACoz
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a one inch head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, orange, floral hops, and some fruitiness comes through to the nose.

Taate: follows the nose as caramel, floral hops, orange, grapefruit, pear, and a nice bitterness create a well balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a mild dry finish.

Overall: this is a very easy to drink beer - nicely refreshing too. Well worth seeking this one out.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:37:05 | More by Gavage
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always like finding IPAs in the 7-8% ABV range. There's a bit more kick than your average IPA, but it's not too thick or syrupy like many DIPA's. Call it my hoppy sweet spot.

The hops character was a rich mix of apricot and spicy citrus rind. The beer was fruity, but not over-the-top tropical punch like a couple IPAs I've tried. The bready, mild caramel malt backbone stands up, but just provides balance and doesn't cut into the hops. The body isn't too thick either, to really slow you down. Give this a try if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 23:22:22 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, had on 3/6/10 at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a murky, pale golden color. Little head and carbonation evident.

s - A srong pine hop smell is the first thing that really jumps out at you. After that there are also traces of sweet fruits. Nice mix.

t - Taste is also very full of hops and is very bitter. Lots of pine. Not getting as much of the fruit taste in from the smell, but not bad.

m - Medium body with little carbonation.

d - Overall I thought this was an ok IPA; not bad but nothing amazing. I thought the smell was much more balanced than the the taste, and that the piney hops and bitterness dominated the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 22:03:12 | More by mdfb79
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this in a recent trade with raverjames. Thanks a lot man!

Pours a cloudy golden orange/peach color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger yellowish foam head. Very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap that coats the glass with sheets of chunky soapy lacing.

Earthy floral hop aroma with lots of sweet citrus notes. Plenty of dank oily hops with hints of grapefruit, mango and lemon peel. Subtle earthy pine character and light malts.

Chewy resinous full body with lots of earthy dry hops and sweet citrus flavor. This beer is amazingly fresh with lots of luscious dank oily hops as well as both dry pine and sweet citrus notes. Lots of mango, grapefruit and lemon peel character with a ton of dry bitterness and dry earthy pine needle. Slight alcohol presence toward the end of the swallow that lingers into the dry finish. Nice biscuit/graham cracker malt backbone provides some balance but doesn't detract from the glorious hop flavor at all. I loved this beer and wished that I had better access to it. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 06:11:36 | More by corby112
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It came with a small, off-tan head both because it was trying to overcome the chilled glass into which it had been poured and also because the server filled it right to the rim. The color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose was decently hoppy with a citrus/Cascade scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a solid hop bite on the tongue. Finish was dry, hoppy, but still seemed to be wanting for hops.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2008 01:10:47 | More by woodychandler
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. There is a bottling of 1/17/10 on the bottle, so I'm psyched to be getting into this one fresh. By the way, I love the label art for this one. It's some of the best that I've seen in a while.

Pours a beautiful clear coppery amber, with several stiff foamy fingers of slightly off-white foamy head. Nice rich and frothy retention to this, with a great flareup that leaves thick clumps of patchy lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fresh, floral, and a little peppery smelling, with a rich blast of sharp resins and herbal character that sticks in the nose. Extra notes of citrus and malt add a touch of sweet balancing tang to the nose.

The taste literally DRIPS with hop character. Resins, oils, and spice. The flavor here is just so fresh and bright tasting, packing a LOT of hop flavor without coming off as overly harsh or bitter. Green citrus and malt gives this a silky sweetness across the back before spice and bitter grapefruit takes holds of the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sleek and oily feel to it that is VERY easy in the mouth. I'm not getting any warmth at all here for a 8% beer and I'm really digging the mellow creaminess that pulls up the back of this as you swallow. Both greatly help take the drinkibility of this up a notch.

Wow, this is one that I've been wanting to try for a while now (especially after having had their awesome Boy King DIPA) and this did not disappoint in any way. The hop profile on this was, dare I say, almost Pliny-esque with the way that it pushed the fresh and delicious aspects of the hops to the forefront without making the drinker deal with a heavy amount of bitterness that you usually find with hop bombs of this magnitude. Packed with flavor, well balanced, and insanely drinkable, this was some fantastic stuff. One of the better American IPAs out there IMHO. Freshness seems key with this one and I can't wait to seek this out on draft next time I'm down in the Charleston area.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 14:05:41 | More by Kegatron
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in March 2008, a big thanks to Grub for sharing this 650ml bomber, whose label has the Warhol-esque serially reproduced, bright coloured silkscreens of hops... "art" you say?

A peachy white head that leaves no lace. Lovely toasted orange colour but its murkiness makes this an awfully dreary looking beer. Normally this kind of appearance might come across as unappetizing, but the HopArt is strangely tantalizing...

If you close your eyes and smell, you enter a magical South Carolina forest. This is a forest where the trees have hops for leaves and ooze hop juice from their bark. A hot sun toasts the malty ground beneath them. Eventually, it rains citrus. This forest is awesome!

The taste has chewy malts and notes of toffee and wafer. The aroma smells like fruit, but the flavours taste like rinds. Acidic notes of dried orange peel and the last scoops of grapefruit from the bottom of the skin. Flavours disappear but the bitterness lingers.

This beer seems to find itself in a trough, a kind of beer purgatory. At 7.7% this isn't quite IPA nor is it DIPA. The beer has elements of both but neither seem to shine through, and if anything, they work against one another.

It is very hoppy - but not quite to DIPA scale. It is somewhat quenching - but the alcohol and bitterness prevent this from being sessionable... While other brewers have blurred the boundaries of these two styles and succeeded, I don't think Coast quite has with this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 22:18:09 | More by biegaman
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to grub for sharing this rare bottle.

Pours a cloudy amber, thin off white head forms, drops to a thin ring with a lot of lace spots on the glass. Smell is nice, floral and grapefruit, pine, some caramel, spicy tropical fruit, alcohol, not bad. Taste is similar, neat tropical fruit hopping, grapefruit, honey/caramel malty middle, wheat, citrus and orange peel, some spicy bitterness, decent balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, quite bitter, some warmth. Not bad but kind of in the middle of the IPA/DIPA spectrum and could have been better if it stuck to one end or the other. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 21:17:42 | More by Viggo
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

HopArt IPA
COAST Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.70 %

Pours a light orange color. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. A rather enticing hoppy aroma. In the taste, mild resinous hop character with faint pine, sage, and citrus notes. Light caramel flavor from the malts and a bit bready. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Drinks very easily and a very sessionable IPA. Hides the 7.7% very well, this could be dangerous if it was always on hand.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 14:45:36 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from mikesgroove. Thanks!
Bottled 03/08/11, sampled 04/06/11.
Hazy orange with an inch of beige foam. Tons of clumpy lacing, great head retention. Intense hop aroma, zesty grapefruit, citrus pith, spicy hops, a bit of pine and caramel, floral. The flavour was full of hops, citrusy notes again with a bit of pine, plus strong bitterness. The hop character was a little rough around the edges, but the fruity and floral qualities were bright and clear. Mild malt sweetness, some caramel and biscuit. There was a little alcohol warmth and flavour in the finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation, a little coarse, fairly dry. Pretty enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 01:11:29 | More by DrJay
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glid02

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on-tap at Charleston Beer Works in Charleston, SC.

Pours a very cloudy light copper color with a one-finger white head that dissipates into a wispy layer of bubbles on top. Lacing is very sticky.

The biggest smell is the bitterness. There are also some sweet malt and citrus aromas.

Tastes great. Solid hop flavors, very robust citrus and bitter notes throughout. The backbone of the beer is the sweet maltiness. Everything works together very well.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a solid thickness, and the carbonation is just right. Slides down very smoothly.

This is a very drinkable beer. Nothing is too overpowering, and as the bitter flavor increases throughout the sip it gets better and better.

Overall I was very happy while drinking this beer. Done very well, and seeing the 7.7% ABV surprised me, I would not have guessed it was that high. Definitely worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2008 17:15:26 | More by glid02
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange golden with a somewhat slight, swirly head, and scant lacing. Smells floral and fruity with apricot, mango, and citrus notes. Tastes similar. Very fruity with an explosion of tropical fruit and citrus backed by some sweet malt. Quite smooth in the mouth, almost silky. I actually prefer the bottled version- the draft seems to bring out more of the sweet notes- perhaps just a tad too much of them. Still, a solid beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2010 15:08:11 | More by Georgiabeer
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. Bottled March 28 2013.

A gorgeous crystal clear dark copper amber body, with a little bit of dark color character. A big middle column of tiny carbonation, capped with a nice tan evenly pinhead bubbled three finger head that settles to a thick crown and cap. Aggressive and impressive.

Nose is a bit muted. Pine and spruce airy, but not large, hints of earth also but with not much dank quality. Not much sweet malt or caramel, or backbone to this either, but pleasant.

A real juicy palate on first sip. Palate has a hidden thickness and big resiny coating in the mouth. Hop angle comes mostly in aftertaste of pine and spruce, with hints of lots of oily grapefruit. Citrus and juice tropics on first seem to fill the palate but dissolve and disappear very quickly. Some faint biscuit aroma really wants to come out in the swallow but is quite burried also.

Overall though it has such easy drinking ability, and maybe not the most memorable IPA but quite tasty and one I would easily drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 02:42:14 | More by smakawhat
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this!

Poured into CCB Snifter

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. Color is a very appealing peach orange. Very hazed.

Aroma: A lot of sweet fruits. Mandarins, peaches, and tangerines. Big floral hop profile. Very minimal hop presence. I like this.

Taste: Big floral hop profile with hop resin going on. Lots of sweet fruits again. Mangoes and mandarins. Again, little malts showing. It reminds me a big of CCB Humidor jai alai.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but not over the top. A bit creamy as well. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends relatively clean.

Overall, a very solid IPA. A bit bigger than most single IPAs. Fairly drinkable as well. I don't know much on the background of this beer, but it was great getting to try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 23:42:00 | More by mothman
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dirtylou

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, a surprise in a box from blackie. my first COAST offering

bottled 11.26.09

appearance: cool label - poured into my tyranena pint, lighter body - hazy straw-yellow, foamy white crest with light retention

smell: definitely aggressively hopped, citrus peel, grapefruit bitterness

taste: nice ipa - prickly hops, resinous pine, bitter white grapefruit, caramel malts behind the scenes but this one is definitely a hop bomb. pulpy and enjoyable - a little rough around the edges but uper echelon

mouthfeel: strong bitterness, slick and oily

drinkability: good

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 00:32:30 | More by dirtylou
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Spaten Mug. The brew poured golden amber with a one finger white head. The aroma of this brew was overwhelmed by hops and was difficult to pick up any other aromas. The taste was pretty bitter as would be expected with an IPA, with a potently crisp bitter aftertaste upon swallowing. It had a medium body with moderate carbonation. There was slight lacing throughout. Overall this was a nice bitter and crisp IPA, but not one of my favorites as the flavor of the hops were a little overwhelming and probably masked quite a few of the other flavors. While I say this, it is still worth a try for an IPA-lover as you will most likely appreciate the crisp bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 17:41:07 | More by thagr81us
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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.